Culture War In The Classroom

By Leo Casey, Dissent Magazine -

The American right’s latest culture war offensive is an all-out assault on “critical race theory” (CRT). Like other right-wing campaigns, the attack on CRT is taking place on two fronts—one [...]

How A Proposed Secrecy Law Would Recast Journalism As Spying

By Duncan Campbell and Duncan Campbell, The Guardian. -

Nearly 50 years ago one of us was arrested under the Official Secrets Act for working on a story for Time Out magazine, where the other one of us was the news editor. This led to the so-called [...]

Lawsuit Filed By Indigenous Water Protectors Against Sheriff

By The Center for Protest Law and Litigation. -

Indigenous environmental protectors opposing the expansion of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, Tara Houska and Winona LaDuke, represented by the Center for Protest Law and Litigation, a project of the [...]

Oregon Bill Bans Police From Lying To Youth During Interrogations

By Innocence Project. -

Portland, OR –  On Wednesday, Governor Kate Brown signed legislation into law prohibiting law enforcement officers from using deception while interrogating people under the age of 18. The law [...]

Organizers Calling To Close Loophole That Enables Prison Slavery

By Tamar Sarai Davis, Port Side -

While the 13th Amendment abolished chattel slavery, an often ignored clause still allows for slavery and involuntary servitude as “punishment for a crime.” This “slavery clause” is now the target [...]

NYT Ignores Two-Year House Arrest Of Lawyer Who Took On Big Oil

By James Baratta, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting -

Steven R. Donziger—the human rights attorney who in 2011 won a $9.5 billion legal victory in Ecuador over the Chevron Corporation for the dumping of roughly 16 billion gallons of toxic waste in [...]

Supreme Court Allows Gavin Grimm’s Victory To Stand

Washington — The Supreme Court today declined to hear Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, allowing lower court decisions in support of transgender students to stand. The U.S. District [...]

Key Witness In Assange Case Admits To Lies In Indictment

By Bjartmar Oddur Þeyr Alexandersson and Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson, Stundin. -

A major witness in the United States’ Department of Justice case against Julian Assange has admitted to fabricating key accusations in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. The witness, [...]

Honoring The Movement To End Discrimination Against LGBTQ People

By Scott McCoy, Southern Poverty Law Center. -

June is Pride Month – a time set aside to honor the Stonewall uprising, which launched the movement to end discriminatory laws against LGBTQ people – and to remember the many important cultural [...]

Nonviolent Protest Over Voting Rights Ends With Arrests In DC

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams. -

Activists with the national Poor People's Campaign were arrested Wednesday after blocking a street in front of the Hart Senate building in Washington, D.C. to demand passage of the For the People [...]

Class Action Alleging RCMP Abuse Of Indigenous People In Northern Canada

By The Canadian Press, Peace Arch News. -

A lawsuit alleging RCMP systematically brutalized Indigenous people in Northern Canada can proceed as a class action despite objections from the government, Federal Court ruled on [...]

Community Control Of Public Safety: A Transitional Program For Power

By Netfa Freeman, Black Agenda Report. -

That Community Control Over Police campaigns (CCOP) are essentially neocolonialism is a rather wild claim that avowed abolitionist activists, like Dubian Ade applies to the articulation of CCOP [...]

Over 100 Anti-Protest Bills Have Been Introduced Since George Floyd Rebellion

By Ella Fassler, Truthout. -

This June, a dangerously low-flying helicopter operated by the Department of Homeland Security descended on the largest civil disobedience action yet against the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota. In [...]

Switzerland Adopts Draconian Police Law

By Marianne Arens, World Socialist Website. -

The new anti-terror law adopted by Switzerland last weekend is one of the harshest police laws in all of Europe. Its adoption in a referendum highlights the urgency of building a genuine workers’ [...]

Activists Push For Charges To Be Dropped Against Demonstrators For Black Lives

By Ella Fassler, Truthout. -

At a press conference last month, members of the coalition stood in front of Travis County District Court in Austin with banners highlighting her case and calling for the dropping of charges [...]