We begin our discussion with the assassination of 38-year-old Rio city council member and human rights activist Marielle Franco, who was killed last week. Franco, who was a black lesbian, was known for her fierce criticism of police killings … Continue reading
Human Rights: watch-listen
In this searching talk, Adam Foss, a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, makes his case for a reformed justice system that replaces wrath with opportunity, changing people’s lives for the better instead of ruining them.
Moazzam Begg Meets His Former Guantanamo Bay Guard
Between 1977 and 2007, the population of U.S women prisoners grew by 800% with an annual growth rate doubling that of men over many years. The vast majority of incarcerated and criminalized women (trans and non-trans) have previous histories of … Continue reading
DemocracyNow.org – In a rare live interview, Mumia Abu-Jamal called into Democracy Now! as the new film, “Long Distance Revolutionary,” about his life premiered in New York City. After 29 years on death row, he is now being held in … Continue reading
“I think a journalist’s role is to contextualize, to report, to try and be factual, to use stories to illustrate the human condition. I also would add to that–though many people will stop there– it’s to be progressive. Progressive, meaning … Continue reading
A crowd of activists toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday, just two days after the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. As the crowd shouted “We are the revolution,” a college student named Takiyah Thompson … Continue reading
“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, … Continue reading
“Due to the shortcomings of efforts to create socialism in the twentieth century, the notion of socialism has been discredited in many quarters. […] Nevertheless, it is important for progressive people to come to terms with the historical discrepancies between … Continue reading
“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
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