Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

John Feffer: The Dictator and the Nihilist

Whistleblowers and protesters play a key role in ensuring accountability. But ultimately, democratic systems should be built to ensure institutional accountability

John Pilger: Chelsea Manning Locked Down Again

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning is a rare examples of a 21st century truth teller who has been jailed once again for standing up for what she believes

Liliana Segura: Fighting the Death Penalty

How a Former Death Row Prisoner and a Murder Victim’s Daughter Joined Together To Fight the Death Penalty

Joe Emersberger: Assange’s ‘Conspiracy’ to Expose War Crimes Has Already Been Punished

The law should have protected Manning from punishment, the same way it protects somebody who uses violence in justifiable self-defense or in defense of others

Binoy Kampmark: Shredding Asylum: the Arrest of Julian Assange

Who better to blame than a man in confinement, whose communications had been restricted, whose health was failing?

George Monbiot: The destruction of the Earth is a crime

Those who destroy the living world should be charged with the international crime of ecocide

Trevor Aaronson: Terrorism’s Double Standard

Violent Far-Right Extremists Are Rarely Prosecuted as Terrorists

Marjorie Cohn: Daniel Ellsberg Calls Chelsea Manning “an American Hero”

Two years after being released from prison where she had served seven years for exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, Chelsea Manning was jailed once again for refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. “I will not comply with this, or any other grand jury,” Read more…

Danielle Sered: Until We Reckon

Mass Incarceration, Violence & the Radical Possibilities of Restorative Justice

Kathy Kelly: Judging U.S. War Crimes

Chelsea Manning’s principled and courageous actions provide guidance for us to control our fears. We must seek an end to war crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq and other areas where the U.S. terrifies and kills civilians

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