28 Jan 2016

Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide Is Aided By Friends In High Places

The U.S. States supports Myanmar, despite atrocities against its Muslim minority, in hopes of accessing its oil and putting increased pressure on China.

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27 Jan 2016

VIDEO: Empires & Justice In The Middle East With Viggo Mortensen

The empire continues to crumble, but like most empires, if not all of them, when they go down they don’t go down gracefully. – Viggo Mortensen

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Tower 5 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (RLEvans on Flickr)
21 Jan 2016

Are We There Yet? The Promise, Perils and Politics of Penal Reform

The reach of the carceral state is truly breathtaking, extending well beyond the estimated 2.2 million people sitting in jail or prison today in America.

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21 Jan 2016

Clemency Is Not Enough: Thousands Still Imprisoned For Nonviolent Marijuana Crimes

About 44 percent of federal marijuana inmates had no or very minimal criminal histories prior to their conviction, and over a third are over the age of 40.

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20 Jan 2016

MLK Now: Condola Rashad Reads Shirley Chisholm’s Presidential Campaign Announcement

“Thirty-six years ago, U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm became the first woman and the first black person to seek a major party’s presidential nomination.”

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19 Jan 2016

MLK Now: Chris Rock Reads James Baldwin’s “My Dungeon Shook”

Ryan Coogler, of Blackout for Human Rights, invited Chris Rock and other Hollywood artists to Harlem’s Riverside Church to celebrate Martin Luther King Day.

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16 Jan 2016

Daniel Ellsberg: Without Nuclear Threats, We Could Have Avoided Vietnam War

In order to maintain American empire, Americans are lied to “All the time. Every hour of the day,” according to the ‘“Pentagon Papers” whistleblower.

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14 Jan 2016

VIDEO: Who Profits From The Nonprofit Industrial Complex?

‘Tis better to give than to receive — but who are you giving to and who’s receiving? Activist Anna Kaminski and Act Out! dive into the non-profit industry.

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13 Jan 2016

LISTEN: Antony Loewenstein On Rapaciousness Of ‘Disaster Capitalism’

In “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe,” Antony Loewenstein explains how multinational corporations profit from human suffering.

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12 Jan 2016

Shunned by the West, 10,000 Refugees Seek Asylum In Hong Kong

“People tend to forget that nobody chooses to be a refugee …’ Amid Hong Kong’s luxury, asylum seekers struggle to survive.

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