Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: justice

‘Huge legal win’: Court stops police from blockading Line 3 protester...

"The Hubbard County sheriff has been served notice that his illegal campaign of militarized harassment and obstruction against our clients must end now."

‘Which side are you on?’: Poor People’s Campaign pressures US Senate...

“Democracy versus autocracy is the battle of our time,” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.

Chicago Alderman and her chief of staff indicted on bribery charges

Carrie Austin is now one of three sitting members of the City Council under federal indictment, along with Ed Burke and Patrick Daley Thompson.

Supreme Court blunts voting rights in Arizona—and potentially nationwide—in controversial ruling

The court’s decision further erodes the Voting Rights Act. Attention now shifts to Congress to see whether it will respond.

America cannot afford another lost decade for Black workers

As the country seeks to reinvent itself once again, it's time to place Black workers at the center of an economic recovery that works for everyone.

What does accountability look like without punishment?

If we commit to abolishing "death-making institutions" and instead build those that are life-giving, we might not be so married to revenge and punishment.

Changing the way the military handles sexual assault

Or how not to leave the fox guarding the henhouse.

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s spiritual advisor confronts DA Krasner and the FOP

An interview with Mark Lewis Taylor, founder of Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Video shows mentally ill man’s death in sheriff’s custody

“I don’t want any violence in my city. I want us to view this tape and I want us to learn what we don’t want happening here.”

In exclusive jailhouse letter, Capitol Riot defendant explains motives, remains boastful

“January 6th was nothing short of a satirical way to overthrow a government.”

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.