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Stand Your Ground, Unless You’re a Battered Woman

When victims defend themselves, they put themselves at risk of becoming doubly victimized—first by their abusers, then by the criminal justice system.

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After Considering the Clintons, Black Thinkers Like Bernie Sanders

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am mystified by robust black support for Bill and Hillary Clinton,” writes Steven Thrasher at The Guardian. (Pictured here, director Spike Lee.)

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE



After Considering the Clintons, Black Thinkers Like Bernie Sanders

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am mystified by robust black support for Bill and Hillary Clinton,” writes Steven Thrasher at The Guardian. (Pictured here, director Spike Lee.)

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders Surge Targets Nevada and South Carolina as Clinton Firewalls Show Cracks

The Clinton campaign “took [black voters] for granted and underestimated Bernie’s support. ... They’ve now discovered there are black folks ‘feeling the Bern.’ ”

Posted on Feb 14, 2016 READ MORE



Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Explains Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote

“It seems that we—black people—are her winning card,” writes Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow,” at The Nation. “And it seems we’re eager to get played. Again.”

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 READ MORE



Corporate Capitalism Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the Prison State

Only when corporate capitalism is demolished will the indiscriminate use of lethal police force and mass incarceration be reformed. And only then will we finally address white supremacy and racism. 

Posted on Jul 5, 2015 READ MORE


America’s Deadly Bias Against Trayvon Martin

Law professor Michelle Alexander told “Democracy Now!” on Wednesday that “the [Zimmerman mindset] that views black men and boys as a perpetual problem to be dealt with has infected our criminal justice system, infected our schools, has infected our politics in ways that have had disastrous consequences, birthing a prison system unprecedented in world history, and stripping millions of people of basic civil and human rights.”

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



Ryan Rogers

A Call to Action

The Obama administration has passed or made use of a host of laws to infringe our civil liberties, obliterate the balance of power, legitimize a military dictatorship, and control the dissemination of truth in the name of protecting its “secrets.” Soon we will have lost our freedom, not to some foreign nation that hates it, but to our own devices.

Posted on May 22, 2013 READ MORE



Incarceration—It’s Catching

Is the massive surge of imprisonment a contagious disease? Does the answer lie in the structure of our democracy? Two new books suggest so.

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 READ MORE



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Five Women Who Matter Most

The Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women is an obscenely wealthy international sisterhood of politicians, celebrities and billionaires. This is an alternative.

Posted on Oct 4, 2011 READ MORE


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