Category: Police & Prisons

Paul Street: And Then Came Sharpton: Helping Keep Blacks in Their Place

The Black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, a predominantly Black St. Louis suburb, were injured and insulted in at least eight key ways this summer

Danny Schechter: Some Fines, No Jail Sentences

The Obama Administration’s Response To The Frauds Behind The Global Financial Crisis

Peter Dreier: Emmett Till, Michael Brown and the Ongoing Struggle for Racial Justice

The crusade for racial justice is multifaceted and has a broad agenda

Nicole Flatow: Private Prison Stocks Soar As Companies Cash In On Incarcerated Immigrants

Share prices for two of the largest private prison firms have spiked sharply since an influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border was reported this summer

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Who ignores the real crimes?

African Americans have a rich history of directing their collective anger at inequality and injustice toward institutions that maintain the status quo

Vijay Prashad: Police as Occupying Army

It is impossible to know how many people such as Michael Brown and Kajieme Powell the police kill each year

Marina Sitrin: The United States is not a Democracy: From Wall Street to Detroit and Ferguson

There is not one form of perfect democracy, but there are for sure many forms that are much more participatory and liberating than the one we have now

Victoria Law: Women were the Ambulance, the Caretakers and the Providers

Women behind bars do their damnedest to help those who need care

Dave Zirin: On the Little League World Series, Jackie Robinson West and Michael Brown

If only the real Jackie Robinson were alive today, he would undoubtedly say that there is nothing post-racial about a world where two black people are killed on average by police every week

Michael Albert: Ferguson – State or People’s Power

Perhaps the ongoing struggle in Ferguson will augment street demonstrations with a kind of grassroots gathering, assessment, and then policy advocacy

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