Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

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John Pilger: Why the Rise of Fascism is Again the Issue

Like the fascism of the 1930s and 1940s, big lies are delivered with the precision of a metronome: thanks to an omnipresent, repetitive media and its virulent censorship by omission

Johann Hari: Portugal Cut Addiction Rates in Half by Connecting Drug Users With Communities Instead of Jailing Them

The rise of addiction is a symptom of a deeper sickness in the way we live–constantly directing our gaze towards the next shiny object we should buy, rather than the human beings all around us

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Russell Mokhiber: Duke Energy Pleads Guilty In Coal Ash Spill

Duke Energy will plead guilty to federal criminal charges in connection with last year’s coal ash spill in the Dan River as well as other unauthorized discharges. You wouldn’t have known about the guilty plea from reading America’s leading newspapers

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Richard Falk: ‘Lawfare’ and Liberation

Issues of law and ‘lawfare’ are recurrent features of foreign policy debates in the United States

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Jeremy Scahill: The Great SIM Heist

U.S. and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe

Carlton Reeves: Resurrecting the Nightmarish Specter of Lynchings in Mississippi

In his remarks from the bench, Reeves gave a unflinching account of the state’s violent past: “Mississippi has expressed its savagery in a number of ways throughout its history — slavery being the cruelest example, but a close second being Mississippi’s infatuation with lynchings.”

Mariame Kaba: ‘We Must Love Each Other:’ Lessons in Struggle and Justice from Chicago

In Chicago, many have used the energy and opening created by these ongoing protests to re-animate existing long-term anti-police violence campaigns

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Marjorie Cohn: Obama to Congress: Rubber-Stamp My Perpetual War

We cannot rely on Congress or the president to reverse the course of rampant US militarism. It is up to us to make our voices heard

Kara Z. Dellacioppa: Remembering the Watts Rebellion

Operation Chaos and the Infectious Logic of National Security

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Abby Martin: Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Free Information

Aaron Swartz sacrificed himself to better the world

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