When law professor Andrea Armstrong and her students wanted data on inmates who had recently died in Louisiana prisons, they realized that such data didn’t exist. After conducting their own research, they were shocked by what they found.
World-renowned scholar and activist Robin DG Kelley discusses why we must continue dreaming of and fighting for a better world in the face of runaway capitalist pillage and climate catastrophe.
“It’s crucial to remember just how important Colin Powell was to selling the Iraq War, and how deliberately he used his public credibility to boost the lies that pushed us into the war. That is his biggest legacy.”
In this week’s news roundup, the city considers local control of its cops, Walters Art Museum workers continue their unionization efforts, Hogan’s “Refund the Police” canard, and more.
Voters in Berlin shocked the world in September by voting to approve a referendum to expropriate apartments held by giant corporate landlords. As housing becomes more unaffordable in cities around the world, can the Berlin example be replicated elsewhere?
The Black Panther Party was founded 55 years ago. Black Panther Party archivist Bill Jennings and Eddie Conway discuss the enduring legacy of the Panthers and how people are carrying on that legacy today.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has embraced COVID-19 conspiracy theories that obscure the real scandal of the pandemic: Wealthy countries continue to hoard vaccines and block the release of patents, all but guaranteeing astronomical profits for vaccine makers as the virus spreads.
While consumers are freaking out about disruptions in the global supply chain, last week’s outage at Facebook revealed the global population’s vulnerable dependence on a digital infrastructure system that is dominated by private companies.
Workers at Kellogg’s are proud to feed the country with the cereal they make, but they say that the company’s exploitative two-tier employment system keeps many of their coworkers from earning a fair wage.
“You might say workers have declared a national general strike until they get better pay and improved working conditions,” said former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.