Category Justice

Does this look like a crime to you? The Case of Veteran Mike Madden

The lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Madden’s case, arguing he’d gone to the airport to “publicly express his opinion on an issue… at the center of a national debate.”

Teaching ‘Les Misérables’ in Prison by Chris Hedges

The moral life, as Hugo pointed out, is not pragmatic or rational. It does not guarantee that we as distinct individuals survive. And yet, it permits us, by living for others, to become our best selves. It allows us a bittersweet happiness.

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, A Memo to the Publisher of the New York Times

On Seeing America’s Wars Whole: Six Questions for A.G. Sulzberger

Legalizing Tyranny by Chris Hedges

The law as an instrument of morality at the state and federal levels has been deformed into an instrument of racialized social control.

ICE Keeps Challenging Federal Courts’ Authority — And Losing.

In a recent span of 10 days, four courts issued decisions that could literally save lives.

For the Love of Liberation: Let’s Stop Belittling Others and Start Organizing

While the criticisms of what liberalism has tolerated that led us up to now certainly ring true, the way these criticisms are levied is often counterproductive. 

Trump and the GOP Fuel Fantasies of White Victimhood by Sonali Kolhatkar

To those who have been used to privilege all their lives, equality may feel like oppression.

Chris Hedges | The Return of American Race Laws

The central tenet of fascism is always that war cleanses society and that the “virtues” that war inculcates in its combatants and survivors provide a new moral vigor.

Diana Gebrial | The Inextricable Link Between Migration and Sweatshops

Whereas most industries have seen some technological advancement, the image of the garment sweatshop has seen little modification since its inception over a century ago.

Fear in the Age of Trump

Today I write from that place of fear, maybe tomorrow I will write of hope and resistance.

Kathy Kelly | White Silence Equals Violence: Awaiting A Verdict

Although found guilty, I’ll still act in accordance with my belief that we didn’t act criminally.

Bill Moyers | A Poignant Poem That Encapsulates 2016

Bill Moyers shares “Starting with Black,” which addresses the “urgent political and moral crisis” that we currently face. Bill Moyers. (photo: PBS) By Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers & Company  RSN  December 31, 2016 y friend Jim Haba, a fine poet in his own right, has done more than anyone I know to democratize the popularity […]

Pratap Chatterjee | Publish, Punish, and Pardon, Obama’s Last Chance

So, at this late date, what might a president frightened by his successor actually do…

Marie Braun | Iraq: Forgiving the Unforgivable

[Rasouli] wonders if U.S. citizens believe these wars, which could cost up to $6 trillion, were worth it.

ISIS in America: The Terror Trial That Shook Minnesota (Video)

An ISIS cell. An undercover FBI agent. A community torn apart.

Kill the Black Snake | No Pipeline

‘We are protectors, not protesters’

Sarah van Gelder | White People: Stop Saying We Need Dialogue

Her answer was clear: Stop killing us. Which raises a more difficult question: Who has the power to do that?

CCR takes Turkmen v. Ashcroft case to the Supreme Court

For over 14 years, CCR has insisted that no one is above the law, no matter how exalted their role.

Chris Hedges | The New Slave Revolt

These striking prisoners are far more effective, and far more threatening to the corporate state, than the outside multitudes entranced and manipulated by the Donald Trump andHillary Clinton Goon Show.