When Mexico was hit by tragic earthquakes in 2017, the media showed sensationalist footage of buildings collapsing over and over, then the cameras left. Sadly, the same thing seems to be happening with coverage of the Popocatépetl volcano eruptions.
Bidding farewell to the American century
It’s becoming clearer by the day that America is an empire in terminal decline, yet the myths of American exceptionalism persist.
A false arrest upended one West Virginia man’s life. Years later, he is trying to heal.
After Caleb Dial was falsely arrested in 2021, a Ring doorbell camera ultimately exonerated him. Now, after settling a lawsuit with the city police department, he is just trying to heal.
Three years later, George Floyd’s family members are still fighting for justice
Philonise and Keeta, brother and sister-in-law to George Floyd, say their memories of a deeply beloved and loving man taken too soon continue to fuel their fight for police accountability and racial justice.
East Palestine, 100 Days Later
Months after an explosive Norfolk Southern train derailment changed their lives and communities forever, residents of East Palestine, Ohio, and the surrounding area feel “numb,” lied to, and abandoned… and they’re running out of drinkable water.
‘For us, extractivism is lethal’: The ongoing colonial violence of resource extraction in Latin America
Even leftist governments in Latin America have failed to rein in the environmentally destructive excesses of the resource extraction economy. Indigenous and environmental activists from Ecuador to Bolivia say it’s only going to get worse.
Socialists want to crack down on Israeli war crimes
A law proposed by New York socialist legislators would prohibit charitable organizations in New York from funding Israel’s illegal settlements — and pick a fight with the powerful pro-Israel organizations that regularly try to destroy progressive candidates.
How one organization is training formerly incarcerated leaders to fight mass incarceration
JustLeadershipUSA sees the answer to mass incarceration among the 5.5 million people affected by the system of mass punishment today.
‘Chilling’: rights advocates blast FBI for abusing surveillance tool 278,000+ times
“The FBI’s systematic misuse of these resources proves that it (and the rest of the federal government) simply can’t be trusted to wield this sort of power,” said one campaigner. “Let 702 die.”
NY state lawmakers seeking changes on housing bill after complaints from advocates
Public housing advocates in New York say the latest reforms don’t go far enough.