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Marilyn Mosby

What Is the Financial Cost to Society of Wrongful Convictions?

October 4, 2019

Baltimore’s State’s Attorney’s office houses a Conviction Integrity Unit that addresses wrongful convictions. Eddie Conway talked to Marilyn Mosby about their goals for the unit and to Walter Lomax and Michael Austin, both wrongfully convicted and exonerated, about their losses and how the justice system needs to change.

Federal Appeals Court Issues Mixed Decision on Net Neutrality

October 4, 2019

The DC Circuit Court issued a decision on net neutrality that partly favored the FCC’s effort to abolish net neutrality, but also supported state legislation. Matt Wood of Free Press analyzes what the decision means.

Donald Trump

Trump’s Anti-Immigration Policies Are a Deepening of Previous Admin Policies

October 4, 2019

Although Trump’s rhetoric on immigration is shocking, suggesting border patrol should shoot border crossing immigrants in the legs, his policies are an intensification of policies that began under Obama, not a dramatic departure, says Aviva Chomsky.

Why Do Black People Always Have to Forgive?

October 3, 2019

As Botham Jean’s brother makes headlines for “forgiving” Amber Guyger, Real News hosts Jacqueline Luqman and Lisa Snowden-McCray discuss what Christian forgiveness in the face of oppression means.

Police Chased Cyclist for Not Having a Reflector. He Ended up Dead

October 3, 2019

On this episode of the Police Accountability Report we review body cam footage showing Las Vegas police chasing Byron Lee Williams on his bike for not having a proper reflector. Police ignored pleas that he could not breathe and Williams died. Now police are facing questions.

Economic Update: Capitalism and Mental Health

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
October 3, 2019

This week: Updates on the ICE raid in Mississippi; global comparisons of gun violence; conservatives’ reactions to Democrats’ proposed wealth tax ideas; Prof. Wolff interviews Dr. Harriet Fraad on how capitalism is affecting mental health in the U.S.

The Many Ways Anti-Black Racism Contributes To Environmental Racism

October 3, 2019

Jacqueline Luqman talks with Prof. Willie Jamaal Wright and Eddie Conway about how the many facets of anti-Black racism contribute to environmental racism, and whether enough is being done to elevate this discussion in and for communities of color.

The Census Fails to Count 100 Million People as Living in Poverty

October 3, 2019

IPS Fellow Karen Dolan, who works with the Poor People’s Campaign, brings the reality of the depth of poverty in our country to light with her new study.

California’s New Climate Change Plan Uses World’s Forests as Collateral

October 2, 2019

California has endorsed the Tropical Forest Standard, a global plan linking forest preservation to carbon offset credits. It is opposed by environmental justice groups and Indigenous people.

Boris Johnson

Johnson’s Brexit Plan is ‘Political, Not Economic’

October 2, 2019

Britain’s left and right both face internal struggles over Brexit. The Labour Party ought to allow more internal debate for “Lexit,” says Prof. Costas Lapavitsas.