25 Nov 2015

VIDEO: Fighting The School To Prison Pipeline With Food And Land Justice

Jalal Sabur & Raymond Figueroa are using fresh food to rebalance the scale and dig up the school to prison pipeline. Plus: Food access in South Bronx.

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25 Nov 2015

Over 1,000 People Killed By Police Since The Beginning Of 2015

Just 34 police officers have been shot during the same time period, and one criminal justice blogger called 2015 “the second safest year for police ever.”

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24 Nov 2015

23 States Now Offer Form Of Legal Marijuana; 58% of Americans Support Legalization

While Colorado receives the lion’s share of attention for legalizing marijuana, the legal landscape is shifting toward permissive laws nationwide.

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23 Nov 2015

VIDEO: Why The #BlackOnCampus Movement Matters

In just 3 minutes, Eleanor Goldfield of Act Out! explains why #BlackOnCampus is at the heart of a new activist awakening on American college campuses.

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20 Nov 2015

Hamid Khan: The Surveillance-Industrial Complex In Everyday Life (VIDEO)

When Los Angeles recently pledged to spend more on homelessness, did you think that meant spending more on police? With Laura Flanders and Hamid Khan.

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18 Nov 2015

Living With The Death Of My Father

My dad died a year ago, and I feel compelled to write some thoughts about the past year and reflect on handling personal tragedy. But there is also something else from my life I want to share. Over the past months, I have straddled two worlds—with one foot in the

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Sign at the entrance to Rikers Island (satanslaundromat on Flickr)
14 Nov 2015

LISTEN: Mary Buser’s “Lockdown On Rikers” Chat

A conversation between Brian Sonenstein and Mary E. Buser, author of “Lockdown on Rikers” about solitary confinement and mental health on NYC’s jail island.

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13 Nov 2015

Over $1 Trillion Spent Since Nixon Began The War On Drugs

Despite increasing state-level legalization, someone in the U.S. is arrested for marijuana possession about once every minute.

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11 Nov 2015

‘Israel Has Declared War On Palestinian Children’ (VIDEO)

Israeli peace activist Miko Peled explains what media coverage misses about the recent uptick of violence in Jerusalem and the occupation of Palestine.

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10 Nov 2015

Casa De Paz’s Sarah Jackson Helps Immigrants Regain Hope After Detention (VIDEO)

“Life in the detention center is very hopeless. You re in one room, your dorm, 24/7. You eat there, sleep there, there’s no access to going outside.”

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