8 Powerful Moments From Ryan Coogler’s #JusticeForFlint Event

By Zeba Blay, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Zeba Blay for The Huffington Post - The most important star-studded event taking place Sunday night wasn't the Oscars -- it was director Ryan Coogler's #JusticeForFlint charity concert. The [...]

Criteria Of Negro Art

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By W.E.B. DuBois for Red Wedge Magazine - "Black Art Matters." If there were a way to sum up the thrust of this essay in one very brief sentence then that would be it. W.E.B. DuBois is one of [...]

Phony School Reform Wilts, A New Education Story Takes Root

By Jeff Bryant, www.progressive.org -

By Jeff Bryant for The Progressive - For years, our public schools have been burdened by a “reform” narrative that education is “failing,” and that only a regime of standardized testing and [...]

A Nation Too Stupid To Transform Itself With Its Immigrants?

By David Swanson, www.davidswanson.org -

By David Swanson for Let's Try Democracy - The millions of people in the United States who are denied equal rights because they are immigrants have vast stockpiles of wisdom and rich culture to [...]

Journalists Should Stand Up For Whistleblowers

By Timothy Karr, www.otherwords.org -

By Timothy Karr for Other Words - The Obama administration’s ongoing crusade against government whistleblowers — which culminated last year in the imprisonment of former CIA officer Jeffrey [...]

Unions: Direct Or Indirect Action

By Dennis Gravey, www.hamptoninstitution.org -

By Dennis Gravey for The Hampton Institute - It is very possible that in the next few years millions of American workers could win significant wage increases through minimum wage legislation, and [...]

What’s Really At Stake In The Apple Encryption Debate

By Julia Angwin, www.propublica.org -

By Julia Angwin for Pro Publica - The FBI’s much-discussed request to Apple can seem innocuous: Help us extract six weeks of encrypted data from the locked iPhone of Syed Farook, an employee of [...]

Climate Movement Prepares For Leap Into 2016

By Deirdre Fulton, www.commondreams.org -

By Deirdre Fulton for Common Dreams - With ambitious calls for a post-carbon future, respect for Indigenous rights, and economic justice for all, climate activists from across Canada and the [...]

EU Parliament Adopts Call for an Arms Embargo Against Saudi Arabia

By Sharmini Peries, www.therealnews.com -

By Sharmini Peries for The Real News - On Thursday the European parliament called on the European Union to impose an arms embargo against Saudi Arabia, saying that Britain, France, and the EU [...]

Protests After Police Shoot Teen Holding Broomstick

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By Staff of By Associated Press - This is the 17-year-old boy fighting for his life in a coma after Utah police shot him in the chest because he was brandishing a broomstick. Abdi Mohamed was [...]

Solidarity Networks As The Future Of Housing Justice

By Shane Burley, www.roarmag.org -

By Shane Burley for ROAR Magazine - For those without the means to even own a home, the crisis never had a clear beginning or end. In major cities across America, rents are responding to the [...]

Three Stabbed During Ku Klux Klan Rally

By Sebastian Murdock and Peter Andrew Hart, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Sebastian Murdock and Peter Andrew Hart for Huffington Post. Anaheim, CA - Three people were stabbed Saturday during a Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim, California, including one person who was [...]

Remembering Trayvon Martin: His Death Built A Movement

By Aprill O. Turner, www.campaignforyouthjustice.org -

By Aprill O. Turner for the Campaign for Youth Justice. The tragic death of Trayvon has set off a national conversation about racial profiling and the role race played in the death of this young [...]

Harm Reduction Drug Policies Gaining Momentum

By Sharda Sekaran, www.drugpolicy.org -

By Sharda Sekaran for Drug Policy Alliance. United States - It’s been a groundbreaking month in the national dialogue about opiate dependency and addiction. From halls of government to family [...]

US Ties To Saudi Kingdom Are Beheading Democracy

By Paul Gottinger, www.readersupportednews.org -

By Paul Gottinger for Reader Supported News. Saudi Arabia opened 2016 with a tragic, yet increasingly common event for the Kingdom, a mass execution. In the words of Amnesty International, [...]