Ferguson, USA

[col. writ. 3/5/15] © 2015 Mumia Abu-Jamal With breathless news reports, the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Pattern and Practice Study paints a damning picture of a long, cruel and bitter train of maltreatment, mass profiling, police targeting and brutality against Black people in the Missouri town of Ferguson. What may be even worse, however, is…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership

by Sheila Goldner The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a US-led global alliance that will give free reign to multi-national corporations to pillage raw materials and labor of  developing countries without restrictions by governments, trample rights of workers and communities, boost corporate power, and ruin the environment. Today, there are 12 countries in the TPP:  the…

Song For The Worker Woman

© 2015 by Antonieta Villamil It is happening right now in my heart, in my mind, on a city street of any country; but I need to take that the revolution is not here because conformity is sitting its big potato ass on a couch of misled-me tales and we, the outraged 99% have to…

Beyond the ACA (Affordable Healthcare Act)

BEYOND THE ACA: Health for More Today, And Medicare For All Tomorrow By Georgia Brewer, AllCare Alliance The Immigrant Rights and Healthcare Equality movements are joining forces for a Leadership Conference on Health for All and a Lobby Day to support both SB4 (Lara), the Health for All Act, and universal, publicly funded Medicare for…

The Economics of Mass Incarceration

By Alex Krehbiel One would think that the sharp rise in incarceration rates, which began in the 1970ís and 1980ís and hasnít tapered off, was a result of increasing crime. While there’s statistical evidence in the 1980ís that showed a correlation between rising rate of crime and rising rates of incarceration, that changed in the…

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