In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news: A controversial security deposit bill, Amazon donates what Bezos makes in four seconds to a local community garden, and a Prince George’s County mayor calls out the governor.
PAR has three positive updates on cases we’ve recently covered. We update the case of an Ohio cab driver who was tasered while waiting for a customer, a Texas resident arrested for drugs found in a car he just purchased from a police auction, and the activist grandmother who faced two years in prison for allegedly using a counterfeit $100 bill.
We will soon know the results of the historic Amazon union election in Bessemer, Alabama. Whatever the outcome, though, workers and organizers have already achieved a remarkable feat by breaking the grip of anti-unionism in the South.
This week, @thatonequeen joins the professors for a conversation about love—love of self, love of community, and love of one’s fellow humans—and all of the obstacles that arise in the process of giving or receiving this love when a person doesn’t fit within certain “norms.”
The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war on Yemen has entered its seventh year. Jaisal Noor speaks to Iman Saleh, who has been on a hunger strike since March 29 to highlight U.S. complicity in the conflict.
Slavery never ended in the United States, it just got absorbed into the prison system under the 13th Amendment. This horrifying “loophole” has enabled multinational corporations to exploit prison slave labor for profit.
Higher education was already suffering from decades of corporatization and public disinvestment, then COVID-19 hit. We talk to professor and local union president Aaron Major about what the pandemic will mean for the future of higher ed and its workers.
As the pandemic hammers the world of higher education, graduate student-workers are fighting for their livelihoods; then, we examine the continuing relevance of forgotten 19th-century political struggles in the U.S.
After last week’s mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, we were told (like we’re always told), that it is “disrespectful” to “politicize” this tragedy. But what can be more respectful than working to ensure that this never happens again?
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: COVID-19 numbers continue to rise but Maryland stays open, the winding and confusing road to police accountability, the latest on paraphernalia decriminalization, and more.