Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tag: justice

The empire’s new clothes

But here’s the truth of our moment: the larger picture of American (in)justice has become far more damning than any case could be.

Anti-abortionists played the long game, and they are winning

The U.S. is sliding toward a grim future where abortion is criminalized with little support for families. This “new normal” is disproportionately impacting low-income people of color.

Former correctional sergeant sentenced to prison for assaulting inmates

"Corrections officers are expected to safeguard the civil rights of prisoners. These officers ignored their duties and must be held to account for their actions.”

5 Pittsburgh cops fired after fatal arrest involving stun gun

None of the terminated officers currently face any criminal charges for causing the death of Jim Rogers after tasing him at least eight times.

What is public health justice, and how do we fight for...

It’s about spreading awareness of the disparities and the inequalities created by unequal distributions of money, power, and resources within the public health sector and fighting for those most impacted by demanding policy changes.

Federal correctional officers plead guilty to bribery and smuggling charges

Each is currently scheduled to be sentenced on May 17, and each faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

We are militarism’s hostages

There is a danger that our world, with all the beauty and value that it contains, will be destroyed by this cynical game for power and money, in which civilians are militarism's hostages.

Independent review released after police fracture elderly woman’s arm

According to the assessment, staffing shortages at the police department are leading to fatigue and frustration, while the quality of law enforcement has declined due to policies pushing officers to increase the number of arrests and citations.

Trump-appointed judge sides with cops who brutalized DAPL protesters

A decision that critics have characterized as a tacit endorsement of the violent repression of climate justice advocates.

It’s time for corporations to get off the sidelines on social...

It’s both good ethics and good business to support the rights of Black Americans and women when they are under assault.

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Democrats remain the bulwark against losing what freedoms remain—like it or not!

If not Democrats, flawed or not, then who defies the menace of reaction, advances America, and even confronts climate change with serious, systemic reforms?

Media ignore criticism of DHS’s new ‘disinformation’ board—unless it’s from the right

The board’s stated mission would be to address “disinformation spread by foreign states such as Russia, China and Iran,” as well as “transnational criminal organizations and human-smuggling organizations.”

It’s not enough to resist—we have to build, too

So I want you to commit today: Double your efforts in the struggles you are involved in. Join that campaign you’ve been thinking about joining. Show that real solidarity.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time. 

The US nuked two cities in WWII and has threatened to use them often...

The threats have indeed been made, and they could potentially be more than bluffs.