Maya is Truthout’s editor-in-chief and the author of “Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better.” Maya serves on the Board of Advisors at Waging Nonviolence The United States has the highest imprisonment rate … Continue reading
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Thabo Mbeki speaks on illicit financial flows from Africa
Economist Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance for Greece, says you can be in politics today but not be in power — because real power now belongs to those who control the economy. He believes that the mega-rich and … Continue reading
Repost From C-Span | Book TV Bill Ayers talks about his book Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto, in which he presents his thoughts on contemporary political and social issues.
Repost from The Current The aftermath of the massacre at a gay club in Orlando, Fla., by a Muslim man has some Muslims in the LGBTQ community fearing targeted homophobia and Islamophobia. “I’ve been feeling this unbearable grief and rage,” … Continue reading
By Odette Yousef | WEBZ News “After Sunday, I was standing with one foot in this new camp of LGBTQ, and in this other camp of being Muslim,” she said, “and underneath my feet was just quicksand, and it was … Continue reading
Dr. Leana Wen is an Emergency Medicine Physician of Patient-Centered Research at George Washington University. In this talk, Dr. Wen warns that the current dystopia of healthcare in China may be the future of healthcare in the United States.
Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Ben Wang’s BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy—the prisoner, the immigrant, the … Continue reading
In a Women’s History Month special, Democracy Now! speaks with author, activist and scholar Angela Davis, professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her latest book is titled “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations … Continue reading
It’s been 77 years since civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” which illuminates the horrors of lynchings during the Jim Crow era. Now, as we approach the one year mark of Michael … Continue reading
The neoliberal cities are distinctly marked with the state’s withdrawal from public services and the marketization of every social space of existence. How do these characteristics factor in the modern political life? Find out in this video.
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
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