The Rule Of Law Must Finally Evolve Into The Rule Of Justice

By Alfred De Zayas, Counter Punch. -

Many politicians, academics, media pundits are wont of invoking the “rule of law”, a “rules-based international order”, “values diplomacy” etc.  But what do all these benevolent-sounding slogans [...]

Ugandans Escalate Movement Of ‘Radical Rudeness’ Following Violent Arrest Over Mean Tweet

By Phil Wilmot, Waging Nonviolence. -

“Men with guns are breaking my door. They say they’re policemen but are not in uniform. I’ve locked myself inside.” This was the final Facebook post by Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, 2021 winner of [...]

What I Got Wrong About Julian Assange

I wrote a piece for Australian online publisher Crikey just before Julian Assange’s extradition hearings resumed in September 2020 in which I regurgitated a slur that has done enormous harm to [...]

Three Men Convicted Of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery Sentenced To Life

By Janelle Griffith, NBC News. -

The three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced Friday to life in prison, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and [...]

New Legal Filing In Mumia’s Case

By Johanna Fernández, Workers World. -

The new evidence contained in the boxes is damning, and we need to expose it. It reveals a pattern of misconduct and abuse of authority by the prosecution, including bribery of the state’s two [...]

Prosecutor Sought Enbridge Funding To Prosecute Water Protectors

The Center for Protest Law & Litigation has obtained documents through our ongoing investigation showing that Jonathan Frieden, the lead prosecutor in Hubbard County, Minnesota, who is seeking to [...]

Why US Prisons Don’t Want Prisoners To Read

By Eddie Conway, The Real News Network. -

In a recent piece for Protean magazine entitled “The American Prison System’s War on Reading,” Alex Skopic writes, “Across the United States, the agencies responsible for mass imprisonment are [...]

Noise Demonstrations Held For The Incarcerated On New Year’s Eve

As people counted down to 2022, across multiple cities in the so-called US and Canada, people hit the streets to hold noise demonstrations outside of prisons, jails, juvenile halls, and detention [...]

NBC News Uses Ex-FBI Official Frank Figliuzzi To Urge Assange’s Extradition

By Glenn Greenwald, Substack. -

Two of the television outlets on which American liberals rely most for their news — NBC News and CNN — have spent the last six years hiring a virtual army of former CIA operatives, FBI officials, [...]

Why We Must Fight To Free Political Prisoners In 2022

By Ezra Brain, Left Voice. -

Newly elected Chilean president Gabriel Boric’s victory speech was interrupted by a chant that went through the crowd: “We’re not all here.” This has become a slogan for many of the last vestiges [...]

Governor Reduces Sentence Of Truck Driver To 10 Years

By Norisa Diaz, WSWS. -

Aguilera-Mederos, who was 23 years old at the time of the accident, was transporting lumber on Denver’s I-70 freeway when the brakes on his big rig truck failed on a downhill grade where he tried [...]

CN Rail Wins Right To Privately Prosecute Rail Blockade Participants

By Colin Dacre, Prince George Citizen. -

CN Rail has won the right to privately pursue criminal charges against three people who participated in a 2020 rail blockade in northern B.C., despite the fact that provincial prosecutors [...]

Documents Prove Tennessee County Disproportionately Jails Black Children

By Meribah Knight, Propublica. -

Tennessee’s Rutherford County, which has been widely criticized for its juvenile justice system, has been jailing Black children at a disproportionately high rate, according to newly obtained [...]

American Gulag: Inside The US’ Massive Prison System

By Lowkey, Mintpress News. -

For a supposedly developed, democratic nation, the United States locks up an extraordinary number of its citizens. Close to one quarter of the world’s prison population is in the United States. [...]

PEN America And The Betrayal Of Julian Assange

By Chris Hedges, Scheer Post. -

Nils Melzer, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, is one of the very few establishment figures to denounce the judicial lynching of Julian Assange. Melzer’s integrity and courage, for which he [...]