No link between the victim’s faith and the crime has been found, but a Muslim rights group is calling for a full investigation. (Pictured: Darwin Martinez Torres, arrested in the case.)
The author was recently released from prison after spending 30 years behind bars. In this seven-part series exclusive to Truthdig, he recounts his experience, starting with his early years.
In 1994, Alex Cywink learned that his younger sister’s body had been found in a park. Today, he and his siblings work not only on behalf of their sister, but for the more than 1,000 other indigenous women who are missing or have been murdered in Canada’s recent history.
Ten people died and seven were wounded this week in a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Ore. Such shootings are more than another tragic expression of unchecked violence in the United States; they are symptomatic of a society engulfed in fear, militarism, a survival-of-the-fittest ethos and a growing disdain for human life.
The 14-year-old boy who was murdered by two white men in rural Mississippi 60 years ago has become more than a symbol of the horrors of racism in America, more than a catalyst for the civil rights movement.
Special prosecutor Alberto Nisman's startling death last month left Argentina in turmoil. Sadly, that's not unusual.
Two people were killed Saturday amid an outpouring of public grief as police and protesters clashed after the overturning of a life sentence against former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak in the deaths of hundreds who called for his removal during the Arab Spring of 2011.
The Institute for Economics and Peace in the U.K. has released a report on terrorism in 2013, which it maintains was substantially up. Conceptually, I have to critique the study.
Only Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius knows exactly what happened on Feb. 14, 2013, at his home, when the South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, but murder has now been ruled out as the official explanation.