U.S. Politics

Climate Crisis: Keystone XL Supreme, Cap and Trade Takes Hit and California Geoengineering

Climate Crisis: Keystone XL Supreme, Cap and Trade Takes Hit and California Geoengineering

June 19, 2020

The Trump administration tries to push Keystone XL to the US Supreme Court, California’s appellate court rules on cap and trade, and California’s governor backs away—but not really—from solar radiation geoengineering.

Why Do American Police Keep Shooting People In The Back?

Why Do American Police Keep Shooting People In The Back?

June 19, 2020

Despite promises of reform, police are still killing. PAR examines the case of Rayshard Brooks, shot in the back twice as he fled police, and speaks with James McLynas, who says his lack of law enforcement experience makes him the perfect candidate for sheriff.

Tearing Down White Supremacist Monuments Isn't Empty Symbolism

Tearing Down White Supremacist Monuments Isn’t Empty Symbolism

June 18, 2020

The monuments represent more than just the people they honor. They symbolize the brutal legacy of white supremacy, racism, colonialism, and genocide we live with today.

Florida Wants To Reinstate A 'Poll Tax' For Ex-Felons

Florida Wants To Reinstate A ‘Poll Tax’ For Ex-Felons

June 17, 2020

The state’s appeal to require payment of court fees before voting access is restored would amount to a poll tax, says Phil Telfeyan.

Reimagining Public Safety In One Of America's Deadliest Cities

Reimagining Public Safety In One Of America’s Deadliest Cities

June 17, 2020

Mayoral Democratic primary winner Brandon Scott discusses calls to cut the Baltimore police budget to fund social programs, his approach to the drug war, and economic development in a city that’s long subsidized corporations at the expense of taxpayers.

Defund The Police Movement Gains Momentum As Police Killings Continue

Defund The Police Movement Gains Momentum As Police Killings Continue

June 16, 2020

Across the country, activists are demanding investments in social programs and education instead of militarized police.

Civil Rights Activist Annie Chambers Is Marching Again Against Police Brutality

Civil Rights Activist Annie Chambers Is Marching Again Against Police Brutality

June 16, 2020

Reverend Annie Chambers marched for civil rights throughout the 60s. Now she’s marching again with the movement demanding justice for George Floyd.

Climate Crisis: Trump's Regulatory Attack, DNC On Climate, California Fires, And Brazil COVID Chaos

Climate Crisis: Trump’s Regulatory Attack, DNC On Climate, California Fires, And Brazil COVID Chaos

June 16, 2020

Under the cover of COVID-19 and protests, Trump hacks away at bedrock environmental law. Plus, a Democratic Party committee lays out its climate platform, wildfires erupt in California, and climate chaos engulfs Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest.

Activists Paint 'Defund Police' In Front Of Baltimore City Hall

Activists Paint ‘Defund Police’ In Front Of Baltimore City Hall

June 15, 2020

Black Lives Matter activists are demanding Baltimore cut half its police budget to fund schools and violence prevention programs.

Voters wait in long lines, at times in the rain, at New Beginnings Full Gospel Church on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The lines were taking more than three and a half hours. This polling location opened at 7 a.m. with only one machine of the four available working and had two of the four working at 4:30 p.m. and were not providing provisional ballots.

Georgia’s Elections Were A Voter Suppression Horror Show

June 12, 2020

Georgia’s primary election could be a warning for what’s to come when Americans head to the polls in November.