Category: Police & Prisons

Daniel Marans: Eric Garner’s Daughter Hails Bernie Sanders’ Activism In Powerful New Campaign Ad

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ latest ad stars civil rights activist Erica Garner, whose father was put in a police chokehold in 2014 and died

Chelsea Manning: Prison keeps us isolated. But sometimes, sisterhood can bring us together

I had never spent any real time with another transgender woman before I was incarcerated. At the loneliest time in my life, her friendship meant everything

Leah Todd: After 40 Years, It’s Long Past Time to Free Leonard Peltier

Peltier’s 1977 conviction was fraught with misconduct, including suppression of potentially exculpatory evidence

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Leonard Peltier: My 40 Years in Prison

Looking back on the 40 years of efforts on my behalf, I am overwhelmed and humbled

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Russell Mokhiber: Clarence Ditlow Wants VW, Takata and GM Execs Jailed for Corporate Crime

The Center for Auto Safety’s Clarence Ditlow wants executives at VW, Takata and General Motors jailed for corporate crime.

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Preeti Kaur: Child Neglect, Abuse, and Torture in the UK?

Shocking footage at a youth custody center in England highlights the growing decay of detention facilities in the U.K.

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Marina Sitrin: Black Lives Matter Interrupts Business as Usual

It is a movement that interrupts business as usual, and our collective preconceived ideas of what it means to build a movement and be a society in movement

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Bill Berkowitz: Police Killing People of Color

Just as police violence is epidemic, so is the cover up of such violence. It took more than a year for a video to surface showing how Chicago police brutally murdered African-American 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, shooting him 16 times

Martin Espada: On Struggles Past & Present

Interview on the struggles and injustices up to the present day, including the police killings of unarmed African Americans and the spate of U.S. mass shootings

Kevin Blowe: The rise of militarised policing

The Network for Police Monitoring says the police are acting more like an army of occupation

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