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The ‘Solutions’ to the Orlando Shooting that will Only Make Things Worse

As with many tragedies, a host of politicians are now trying to exploit the mass murder in Orlando to push all sorts of proposals that would have done little or nothing to stop the attack either, but could have a huge affect on our rights. [...]

The ‘Solutions’ to the Orlando Shooting that will Only Make Things Worse 2016-11-29T17:36:57+00:00

Harriet Tubman and the Monetization of Black History

There's a strange irony in printing the image of someone who spent her life on the run because she was worth money onto money itself, as a supposed honor. This hasn't stopped the US Treasury Department from announcing a change replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet [...]

Harriet Tubman and the Monetization of Black History 2016-11-29T17:36:57+00:00

Media Misses the Mark—Vote Theft at Core of Flint’s Problems

For Immediate Release Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:15 PM DETROIT, Michigan - Three significant mainstream media outlets recently published editorials that acknowledge that emergency managers appointed by Governor Snyder clearly made the ill-fated decisions that resulted in the poisoning of Flint’s water supply [...]

Media Misses the Mark—Vote Theft at Core of Flint’s Problems 2016-11-29T17:36:58+00:00

Will the Left Bridge Urban-Rural Divide?

By Thomas J. Scott | Originally Published at TruthOut. January 21, 2016 00:00 | Photographic Credit;: Rural Vermont via Shutterstock Hidden from most public opinion polls and political issue analyses of the upcoming 2016 election is the increasing fragmentation of the US electorate. US politics operates on [...]

Will the Left Bridge Urban-Rural Divide? 2016-11-29T17:36:59+00:00

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations Overlook his Critiques of Capitalism and Militarism

America’s celebrations of Martin Luther King Jr. typically focus on his civil rights activism: the nonviolent actions that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The last few years of King’s life, by contrast, are generally overlooked. [...]

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations Overlook his Critiques of Capitalism and Militarism 2016-11-29T17:36:59+00:00

Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence

Gun violence in the United States has produced a culture soaked in blood - a culture that threatens everyone and extends from accidental deaths, suicides and domestic violence to mass shootings. In late December, a woman in St. Cloud, Florida, fatally shot her own daughter [...]

Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence 2016-11-29T17:36:59+00:00

Until White America looks at Tamir Rice and Sees Their Own Children, There Will Be No Racial Justice in the U.S.

In South Carolina, 1944, George Stinney, a 14-year-old black child was so small that he was forced to sit on a pile of books in order to be “properly” electrocuted for supposedly killing two white girls. Stinney would be exonerated 70 years after his execution. [...]

Until White America looks at Tamir Rice and Sees Their Own Children, There Will Be No Racial Justice in the U.S. 2016-11-29T17:36:59+00:00

We Don’t Need Justice For Freddie Gray’s Death to Know Police Apathy is Deadly

Even for black law enforcement officers, it can often be hard to see through the societal gaze and be sympathetic toward the public they serve By Jason Nichols | Originally Published at the Guardian and Observer. December 17, 2015 10:45 EST | Photographic Credit; If Baltimore explodes [...]

We Don’t Need Justice For Freddie Gray’s Death to Know Police Apathy is Deadly 2016-11-29T17:37:00+00:00

Income Inequality Happens by Design

Income Inequality Happens by Design. We can't fix it by tweaking capitalism By Steven W Thrasher | Originally Published at The Guardian and Observer. December 5, 2015 | Photographic Credit; It is not as if the rich are a little more equal. Photograph: Gary Calton for the [...]

Income Inequality Happens by Design 2016-11-29T17:37:00+00:00