Centering transgender prisoners can motivate reform within an abolitionist vision. But so-called solidarity has been used to legitimize incarceration, too.
Prisoners and their supporters in the US, UK, and the Caribbean requested the UN intervene in the humanitarian crisis inside South Carolina prisons.
Columbia Riverkeeper claims Northwest Innovation Works sought billions to build a fracked gas-to-methanol refinery in violation of federal law.
The State of Tennessee is in the midst of a health care crisis, where its residents are struggling with debt, bankruptcies, and a lack of access to health care, while suffering from some of the highest rates in the United States of preventable illnesses.
“It’s a definitive shift in the entire landscape, not just in Chicago, but throughout the U.S., away from privatization, school closures, charter schools, and the kind of Koch Brother funding of private schools instead of public schools, a threat we’ve been fending off for the last 30 years,” said Jackson Potter, a union bargaining member and high school teacher in Chicago.
Kevin Gosztola looked back at the history between the CIA and WikiLeaks, and the agency’s long-held view of the dissident media organization as a “non-state hostile intelligence service.”
A homophobic, transphobic culture persists at Minnesota’s Shakopee prison after successful organizing against a no-touch policy and for trans men to receive hormones.
Michael Sainato reports on equal employment opportunity complaints that workers filed against Verizon alleging the company engages in racial discrimination.
Activists in New York organized “rolling picket” and targeted financiers of for-profit prisons, like CoreCivic and GEO Group, that hold detained immigrants.
CIA’s Office of Public Affairs (OPA) staff met with director Michael Bay and successfully leaned on him to make changes to his Benghazi movie, “13 Hours.”