California has instituted a series of wide-ranging, significant mass incarceration and prison reform initiatives, serving as a model for others to emulate.
BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, WaPo’s Margaret Sullivan, The Empire Files’ Abby Martin, and other writers and editors from across the media spectrum weigh in on the current state of journalism and fulfilling its critical mission.
A new wave of progressive prosecutors hopes to reform the criminal ‘injustice’ system & dismantle mass incarceration by sweeping the midterm elections.
FBI’s COINTELPRO secretly targeted civil rights leaders, anti-war groups and more, for destruction. Its spirit and tactics are alive and well, and being deployed today against similar causes.
Mohammed Alobahy and his wife Amal are but one family of countless torn apart by President Trump’s self-professed Muslim Ban—which could be a death sentence.
Six million Americans are literally barred from participating in the most basic function of democracy: voting. Why? The name’s Crow. Jim Crow.
All around the United States, peaceful protesters are being met with armed resistance from local authorities and restrictive anti-protest laws criminalizing Americans’ constitutionally protected right to assemble and speak out.
Fifty years after the landmark Kerner Commission Report warned America was moving toward two ‘separate and unequal’ societies divided by race, a recently published update discovers things have only gotten even worse… Yet there is still hope.
The U.S. incarcerates more children than just about any other industrialized nation. And just like adult prisons, its black kids that are imprisoned at a disproportionate rate.
Obama waged his “War on Whistleblowers.” Trump unflinchingly attacks the media, daily. There’s also been arrests of reporters. How “free” is the free press?
Obama and Bush said Guantanamo Bay needs to close. Trump wants to keep it open. This is the story of a prison that has become known as a legal “Black Hole.”
More than 400,000 people toil in U.S. jails annually because they can’t pay bail. So why in the “Land of the Free” does freedom come at a debilitating cost?
MLK, Jr. once referred to “riots” as the “language of the unheard.” The reasons for such rebellions are myriad: political, social & cultural.
Since 9/11, the U.S. government & mainstream media have impressed the dangers of radical Islamic extremism, largely ignoring domestic right-wing extremism.
LISTEN: The executive branch effectively wields all war-making power—an unprecedented coup that provokes little outrage from a war-exhausted nation.