The Prison-Industrial Complex is a term used to describe the system of oppression that exploits bodies for capitalist gains. UnshackleNU calls for Northwestern University to cease its active participation and complacency in the oppressive enforcement of this vicious system. This … Continue reading
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In a revelatory testament of what it means to be black in America today, this timely new memoir solidifies Coates as one of today’s most important writers on the subject of race. Composed as letters to his teenage son, Coates … Continue reading
Decades ago, Vietnamese refugees made boat journeys just as dangerous as those facing Syrians today. This is their story.
The injured Colombian GM workers organized after developing disabling injuries on the job. They have been camped in front of the U.S.Embassy in Bogota, Colombia for nearly 4 years and have used a series of creative direct actions to bring … Continue reading
After more than 30 years with the Seattle Police Department, Jim Pugel knows first-hand that sending people to prison for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses doesn’t work. That’s why Pugel and his colleagues started a program that offers treatment instead of … Continue reading
Greece has always been a gateway for immigrants searching for what they assumed would be a better life in Europe. But many of those who’ve crossed illegally into Greece have found that they have traded one bad situation for another. … Continue reading
In the last three years, 720 women have disappeared in Ciudad Juarez in the war waged against drug trafficking. These figures exceed by far those recorded in the dark decade of the ’femicides’ in the city at the border between … Continue reading
“Seeking Protection is Not a Crime” is a 5.5’ X 12’ foot mural commissioned by the Queer Arts Festival, a three-week multi media art festival that began in 2010. Festival coordinators reached out to Rainbow Refugee – a grassroots organization … Continue reading
By Hadeel Assali The summer of 2014. Children were appearing en masse at the US/Mexico border, the news was abuzz about a passenger jet crash in the Ukraine, and once again, Gaza was under attack, filling many TV screens and … Continue reading
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93% of the world opium is produced in Afghanistan and, there were, in 2009, 1 500 000 drug users in the country. Furthermore, the pattern of drug use in Afghanistan has been changing from smoking to injecting. Kabul, the capital, … Continue reading
Aaron Huey’s effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people — appalling, and largely ignored — compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his … Continue reading
Documentary about the violence in Chicago a.k.a Chi raq
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex Africans seek asylum and refuge in South Africa, where the Constitution promises equal rights. Tolerance and acceptance, however, does not come easily. Find out how gay rights activism has helped challenge and overcome xenophobia … Continue reading
It’s About Human Rights There are 6,500 homeless people in San Francisco; 3,100 of them live on the street.