“It’s increasingly hard for workers to be able to prove discrimination based on race, gender, and sexual orientation.” — Evelyn Rangel Medina, Executive Director, ROC-The Bay
Human Rights: watch-listen
Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe this phenomenon; … Continue reading
Celebrities, politicians and activists, ranging from Bernie Sanders to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, are asking President Obama to grant clemency to a man who was part of a militant group that fought for Puerto Rican independence.
Ezra Klein, editor-in-chief of Vox, explains the difference between what poor Americans and Republicans hate about Obamacare.
On February 10, 2015, Suzanne Barakat’s brother Deah, her sister-in-law Yusor and Yusor’s sister Razan were murdered by their neighbor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The perpetrator’s story, that he killed them over a traffic dispute, went unquestioned by the … Continue reading
According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flack and the common enemy.
If you had to guess, how much of your life is determined by the color of your skin, your heritage, or your cultural background? Francys Johnson explores the evolution of race relations in America and particularly the south. He challenges … Continue reading
An interview with Nelson Mandela by ITN’s Brian Widlake in 1961. Mandela speaks about the vote, fundamental rights, and state violence.
States across the U.S. have reported teacher shortages. AJ+ spoke with some teachers who are still working in the classroom about what’s wrong with public education.
Trump signed an executive order Friday afternoon that bans all immigrants and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US for 90 days, and opens the door to more country-based bans in future. It also bans all refugee … Continue reading
“Ai Weiwei has spent his career creating art with a direct social and political message. His photos, sculptures and installations highlight issues like Chinese censorship and corruption. Jeffrey Brown reports on Ai’s artistic career and “According to What?,” an exhibition … Continue reading
A new documentary called Visions of Abolition, by UCR Professor Setsu Shigematsu explores the racist aspect of the prison system and the alternatives that could be imagined to our current system of retributive justice. Visions of Abolition features Angela Davis, … Continue reading
From the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC.
Chris Hedges discusses building successful non-violent mass movements with Bill Ayers, author of “Demand the Impossible.” Ayers reflects on his experience as one of the co-founders of the Weather Underground, a communist revolutionary group from the late 1960s that was … Continue reading
This small Italian town is welcoming immigrants to revitalize the community which was home to less than 2,000 people and had become virtually a ghost town.