Supporters Attempt To Visit Chelsea Manning

By Mark Hand, DC Media Group. -

Sheriff’s deputies in Alexandria, Va., refused to allow supporters of Chelsea Manning, the government whistleblower who spent seven years in prison, to visit her in jail on Saturday, a day after [...]

Breakthrough For Mumia Abu-Jamal And All Victims Of The Injustice System

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The case of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was framed with the murder of a police officer, has had some important breakthroughs in the last month including allowing him appeal rights and the finding of six [...]

Another Christmas On Death Row (Updated)

By Robert Scheer and Kevin Cooper, Truthdig -

For the past 33 Christmas holidays, Cooper has inhabited an 11-by-4 ½-foot cell in California’s San Quentin State Prison, the last eight waiting for Brown to grant him a new hearing and advanced [...]

San Francisco Erases $32 Million In Criminal Fees For 21,000 People

By Joe McCarthy, Globalcitizen.org -

Everything from finding a job to renting an apartment can be challenging when a criminal record is disclosed. As a result, formerly incarcerated people often struggle to get back on their feet [...]

Lack Of Trust Hinders Reporting Of LGBTQ Crimes

By Emma Keith, Katie Gagliano and News 21 staff, The Center for Public Integrity. -

San Francisco - Violent crimes and other hate incidents against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans are consistently not reported and prosecuted because of chronic distrust between [...]

Sessions Versus Winner: It’s Just The Beginning

By John Kiriakou, Reader Supported News. -

Reality Winner, the former NSA contract employee who allegedly provided a classified document to two journalists at The Intercept, agreed on Tuesday to change her plea to “guilty” and to accept a [...]

Outraged By Kids In Cages? Look At Our Entire Juvenile Justice System.

By Cara H. Drinan, Huffingtonpost.com -

Last week, the nation witnessed an abrupt reversal from the White House. After claiming for days that he did not have the authority to address the family separation crisis at the border, [...]

Death Row Saved My Life

By Christopher Young, Law at the Margins. -

Christopher Young is on death row at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas, listed in 2013 as one of America’s 10 worst prisons. He has an execution date of July 17, 2018. Young, 34, was [...]

Resistance Is Necessary To Overcome The Climate Crisis

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

The science is clear that we must no longer build new fossil fuel infrastructure and we must invest in clean sources of energy, yet oil and gas companies continue to receive permits to build more [...]

Vichy Journalism On Steroids

By Jon Jeter, MintPress News. -

In the decade since he stepped onto the national stage, Barack Obama has inspired a coterie of black writers like Coates who have largely foregone reportage and robust interrogation for a kind of [...]

Jeff Session’s Assault On Mariujuana Legalization

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

Jeff Sessions, head of the Department of Justice, reversed the "Cole Memo" that allowed states to pursue marijuana legalization without fear of the federal government stepping in and prosecuting [...]

How Uncle Sam Launders Marijuana Money

By Ellen Brown, Truthdig. -

Thirty states and the District of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. The herb has been shown to have significant therapeutic value for a wide range of medical [...]

41 Hearts Beating In Guantanamo

By Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. About thirty people gathered in [...]

‘The Justice System In Its Current Form Destroys Families’

By Staff, www.blog.generationopportunity.org -

By Staff of Generation Opportunity - A year ago, Weldon Angelos was released from prison after serving nearly 13 years of a 55-year sentence. Today, he’s leading the movement for criminal justice [...]

TN Counties Sue Opioid Makers Using Local “Crack Tax” Law

By Zero Hedge, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Zero Hedge for Mintpress News. As the death toll in some of the hardest-hit areas of the country skyrockets – in some cases forcing county coroners to build larger freezers to store the bodies [...]

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