19 Jan 2019

Beyond Prisons: Transformative Justice & Pod-Mapping

Beyond Prisons hosts Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein begin a conversation on transformative justice, exploring the concepts of “Pods” and “Pod-mapping.”

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18 Jan 2019

Laquan McDonald’s Family: Jason Van Dyke’s Sentence Reduces Laquan To ‘Second-Class Citizen’

Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to six years and eight months in state prison for second-degree murder. He killed a black 17 year-old named Laquan McDonald. It was the first time 

that a Chicago police officer was sentenced to prison for a shooting in

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17 Jan 2019

Trump Administration Backs Slow-Motion Right-Wing Coup In Venezuela

As slow-motion coup by right-wing opposition unfolds in Venezuela against President Maduro, President Donald Trump’s administration backs regime change.

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Barbed wire fence. Photo by BOP.gov
17 Jan 2019

House Subcommittee Report Highlights ‘Culture Of Fear And Retaliation’ In Federal Prisons

Senior officials in the Bureau of Prisons avoid consequences for misconduct by influencing investigations, encouraging a “culture of fear and retaliation.”

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16 Jan 2019

US Army Documents Reveal Massive Support For ‘Long Road Home’ Miniseries, Possible Fraud At Military’s Entertainment Liaison Office

National Geographic miniseries, “Long Road Home,” received extensive military support. Pentagon bent its rules for assistance, potentially committing fraud.

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14 Jan 2019

Tulsi Gabbard’s Presidential Campaign Likely To Challenge US Military Industrial-Complex

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii will run for president in 2020. She is outspoken against war and will likely make US foreign policy a major issue.

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Chicago skyline. Photo by Aaron Cynic.
14 Jan 2019

How Megaprojects Perpetuate Income Inequality Is A Major Issue For Next Chicago Mayor

Reforming or scrapping the TIF process is one small piece re-imagining a Chicago, where economic development is centered on the needs of neighborhoods.

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14 Jan 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Old Man’ By Stella Donnelly

*The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly recently released “Old Man”, the first single off her upcoming debut full-length album, “Beware of the Dogs,” available on March 8, 2019. In many ways, the song covers similar themes as “Boys Will Be Boys,” which

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Pigs in gestation crates. Photo by Farm Sanctuary.
10 Jan 2019

Iowa ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Aimed At Suppressing Journalism Against Agribusiness Is Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal court in Iowa ruled the state’s corporate-backed “ag-gag” law, which targets journalists and activists, is unconstitutional.

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Candice Crowder. Photo via Medina Orthwein LLP.
09 Jan 2019

Black Transgender Woman Who Survived Rape And Box Cutter Attack Sues California Prison Employees

Candice Crowder sues California prison employees after she was violently raped, placed in solitary confinement, and attacked with a box cutter.

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