Category: Repression

Olivia Rose Walton: From Immunity to Impunity

Erdoğan’s government is laying the legal groundwork to arrest Kurds and other dissidents in parliament

Peter Bohmer: A Year Later: The Struggle for Justice Continues

A year ago, two young black men, Andre Thompson and Bryon Chaplin were shot by white police officer, Ryan Donald Snowden laughs off CIA’s ‘mistaken’ destruction of secret torture report

“When the CIA destroys something, it’s never a mistake”

Matthew Harwood: Power Loves the Dark

Police Nationwide Are Secretly Exploiting Intrusive Technologies With the Feds’ Complicity

Toby Hill: Rural Paraguayans Fight for Land Amid Corruption, Poverty and Violence

For 14 years, Juan Aveiro broadcast Radio Mandu’arã to a cluster of communities in a remote corner of eastern Paraguay. He and his team of volunteer journalists worked from a makeshift studio painted pink. On one wall, a mural depicts Paraguayan peasant farmers or campesinos with their fists in the air, behind a banner proclaiming Read more…

Stephen Zunes: Turkey’s Creeping Authoritarianism: Is the Resistance Enough?

The forces of reaction are gaining strength in Turkey, but so is the democratic resistance

Roberto Savio: Fear Is not a Good Counsellor

The main support base for Donald Trump comes from people that feel that they have been left behind by the system and have fears for the future

Alice Speri: How the High Cost of Justice Pushes the Poor into Prison

A national survey published by the National Center for Access to Justice this week found that people in poverty have virtually no access to civil aid attorneys

Danica Jorden: Women and Children First: Homeland Security Targets “Family Units” for Deportation in May and June

The agency is sending ICE) agents out on a second wave of raids against immigrants, this time with the specific aim of apprehending and imprisoning Central American women and their children

Vijay Prashad: Despair and Unrest

The statistics explain the anger. Seven women are killed every day in Mexico. Over the past three decades, over 45,000 women have been killed

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