No Need To Wait For Pandemics: The Public Health Case For Criminal Justice Reform

By Peter Wagner and Emily Widra, Prisonpolicy.org -

The United States incarcerates a greater share of its population than any other nation in the world, so it is urgent that policymakers think about how a viral pandemic would impact people in [...]

Michiganians Demand Earned Credits For Prisoners At Criminal Justice Reform Town Hall

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi.org -

Like many states across the country, Michigan has reached a critical point in the status of its Corrections Department and citizens are fed up. The Department’s failures expand across the [...]

Julian Assange ‘Blocked From Seeing Evidence’ Over Extradition To US

By Lizzie Dearden, Independent. -

Julian Assange has been blocked from seeing evidence in his extradition case as he battles against being sent to the US, a court has heard. Lawyers representing the WikiLeaks founder told a [...]

Catalan Separatist Leaders Get Up To 15 Years In Jail

By Joan Faus, Reuters. -

Madrid - Spain’s Supreme Court plans to convict and sentence Catalan separatist leaders to a maximum of 15 years in prison over a 2017 bid for independence, a judicial source said on [...]

Lula Avoids Prosecutor’s Trap

By Eric Nepomuceno, Resumen English. -

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has refused any relaxation in the nature of his imprisonment until his innocence is recognized. He declared this in a handwritten letter in [...]

Advocates Protest For Julian Assange Outside Belmarsh Prison

By Laura Tiernan, WSWS. -

A large crowd rallied outside Belmarsh Prison in London on Saturday as jailed WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange received the Gavin MacFadyen Award 2019—the only journalism prize given by [...]

Politicians Agree: ‘Any White Cop Can Kill A Black Man’

By Don Fitz, Popular Resistance. -

In 2017 my article, “Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time,” told how St. Louis cop Jason Stockley killed a 24-year-old black man, Anthony Lamar Smith.  Though Stockley claimed he had [...]

Lula Is Innocent. Free Him Now.

By Tony Burke, Jacobin Magazine. -

The revelations uncovered about the case against former Brazilian president Lula da Silva, jailed in April last year, vindicate a year of campaigning for his freedom. But this isn’t just about [...]

Brazilian Lawyers Demand Investigation Into Judge’s Behavior And The Release Of Lula

By Cristiane Sampaio, Resumen Latin America. -

The story released last Sunday by The Intercept Brazil about the Operation Lava Jato (or Car Wash) resulted in collateral effects at different levels in Brazil, including the legal field. Four [...]

Groups Challenge New Felony Protest Law

By Steve Hardy, The Advocate. -

Louisiana - Environmentalists and activists arrested for protesting around the Bayou Bridge pipeline have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law [...]

Extinction Rebellion ‘Must Address Safety And Security Concerns’

By Chris Saltmarsh, The Ecologist. -

Legal advice group Green and Black Cross (GBC) has taken the unprecedented step of making a public statement raising a series of legal and security concerns around Extinction Rebellion [...]

Mueller Report Takes ‘Russian Meddling’ For Granted

By RT, The Duran. -

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s ‘Russiagate’ report has cleared Donald Trump of ‘collusion’ charges but maintains that Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential election. Yet concrete evidence [...]

Another African Convicted In Another Racist, Chauvinist Western Court

By Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. -

Last week a jury in Boston Federal Court convicted Rwandan asylum seeker Jean Leonard Teganya of fraud and perjury for lying on his immigration papers about his involvement in the 1994 Rwandan [...]

ICC Refuses To Investigate Crimes In Afghanistan, U.S. Torture

By Center for Constitutional Rights. -

April 12, 2019, Paris, The Hague, New York – In what human rights groups call an appalling decision, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II decided not to grant the Prosecutor’s request to open an [...]

Taken: Police Departments Make Millions By Seizing Property

By Anna Lee, Nathaniel Cary and Mike Ellis, The Greenville News. -

When a man barged into Isiah Kinloch’s apartment and broke a bottle over his head, the North Charleston resident called 911. After cops arrived on that day in 2015, they searched the injured [...]