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  • What Former NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s Column Omitted About Racist Broken Windows Policing 03 Jun 2019 23:16 Black Star News Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton still trying to defend bigoted "Broken Windows" policing... On Sunday, former New York City Commissioner Bill Bratton wrote an op-ed expressing frustration that the racially-applied “Broken Windows” policing …
  • Cave heroes win Australians of the Year 25 Jan 2019 18:44 News.com.au Every year, Australia celebrates those who work towards improving our country. Across fields ranging from science to community welfare, those nominated for Australian of the Year have inspired a nation through their achievements. Craig Challen and Richard …
  • Rochester 10 26 Dec 2018 06:45 City Newspaper Who makes Rochester Rochester? The people who are most often in the public eye are the elected officials, corporate leaders, university presidents and researchers, and entertainment figures. But thousands of Rochesterians make equally important …
  • Frances Kellor and the Birth of Multiculturalism 19 Oct 2018 00:55 Q-Notes Online by Victoria A. Brownworth, LGBT History Project Few topics in American politics under President Trump elicit more controversy than immigration. The same was true in early 20th century America when waves of immigrants flooded Ellis Island, causing fears …
  • Same city, different opportunities: Study maps life outcomes for children from Chicago neighborhoods 16 Oct 2018 14:11 Chicago Tribune America is known as the land of opportunity. But new research suggests that the American Dream is much harder to reach for some kids and that wide differences exist even for those who grow up in neighborhoods mere miles apart. Researchers from Harvard …
  • Charlottesville focuses on healing as Unite the Right heads to Washington 13 Aug 2018 16:48 NBCNews Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Residents, protesters and others gathered in this Virginia city on Sunday to mark the anniversary of tumultuous …
  • One year ago, a right-wing march in Charlottesville ended in violence 12 Aug 2018 07:28 euronews Last year's tumultuous clashes in Charlottesville gripped the nation and became a flash point in a renewed discussion about the state of race relations in America. White nationalists and anti-fascist counter-protesters clashed violently, and video …
  • "Feeling Race" and Other Crucial Issues: Join Thousands of Sociologists Aug. 11-14 in Philadelphia 12 Jul 2018 22:59 Newswise Contact: Naomi Paiss, Communications Director, at (202) 247-9859, npaiss@asanet.org, or (202) 440-0875 (cell); Johanna Olexy, Senior Communications Associate, at (202) 247-9873, communications@asanet.org, or (202) 251-6251 (cell). Newswise — July 11, 2018, …
  • Trump Is Still The Same Man Who Wanted The Central Park Five Executed 20 Jun 2018 09:45 Politics Daily Impulsive and emotional reactions are Donald J. Trump’s trademark ― even more so than displaying his name in big gold letters on luxury buildings. These traits helped Trump win the presidential election, and they continue to harm innocent people every day. …
  • Finding Her Voice 16 Nov 2017 08:15 City Weekly Long before she picketed at Weber State University, before she took the LDS Church to court, before a masked gunman threatened her life, before she was shackled by ICE agents and a lifetime before she sang opera to sublimate her anxiety, Victoria Sethunya …

Critical Criminology

Crime Theory

  • The Promise and Pitfalls of Universal Background Checks 14 Aug 2019 14:08 Yahoo News Much as we did after Sandy Hook, we find ourselves debating background checks in the wake of killings that would not have been prevented by one. More than 60,000 Americans died by gun homicide between 2013 and 2017, but our attention is drawn only to the …
  • Stetson professor fact-checks Trump on video games-violence link 07 Aug 2019 12:19 Daytona Beach News Journal Through his research over 15 years, Stetson University psychology professor Chris Ferguson finds no link between violence, and video games. On Monday, President Donald Trump referenced "gruesome and grisly video games" in addressing last weekend…
  • The GOP has openly become the party of racism, white supremacy, and nationalism 04 Aug 2019 17:53 Daily Kos The reporting is that Trump only attacked Rep. Elijah Cummings because he had issued a subpoena for his daughter Ivanka’s emails, since she and husband (and Trump adviser) Jared Kushner have been both been using a private Trump email server while working …
  • Trump made 61 false claims last week 23 Jul 2019 17:37 CNN.com Why do this? Because facts matter. Whatever voters think of the President, they should know when he is deceiving them -- and they should know the truth that is being obscured by the deception.Every week, we'll give you a weekly tally of the previous …
  • University of Warwick: Can the EU develop a truly comprehensive anti-corruption policy? 23 Jul 2019 09:38 Science|Business A new book by Dr Andi Hoxhaj from the University of Warwick School of Law offers fresh insights into EU anti-corruption policy with a particular focus on the EU Anti-Corruption Report of 2014, and argues that recent changes in approach may put the EU’s …
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week 20 Jul 2019 12:23 Washington Times WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn’t make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. The episode roiled …
  • ‘Technological Feat’ Of Research On Old Tissue Serves Up Evidence HIV Started Infecting Humans In Early 1900s 16 Jul 2019 19:25 kaiserhealthnews.org Scientists at the University of Arizona examined a tissue sample that dates back to the 1960s, the oldest sample of HIV to date, and concluded the virus jumped from primates earlier than expected. The researchers tested 1,652 pathology samples and found …
  • Suspending Chris Williamson - The Fury And The Fakery 08 Jul 2019 04:34 Scoop See the original on Media Lens June 26, the Labour Party lifted the suspension of pro-Corbyn MP Chris Williamson, triggering a maximum effort propaganda blitz designed to reverse the decision. Williamson had been suspended on February 27, after footage …
  • Is failure an option? – The canary in the coal mine 03 Jul 2019 09:10 Amandala “I kno I dah nuttiin but ah wah betta fi mi daata.” — Young male Belizean (name withheld), June 2019. Getting into my barber’s chair is always a priority. The “trim” is usually accompanied by spirited conversations with other barbers and clients. The …
  • To What Extent Can Natural Disasters Be Considered State Crimes 29 Jun 2019 09:37 New Zealand News Geographers and criminologists seem to be in agreement that climatic and geophysical hazards in themselves[1] are not the direct causation of death or injury.[2] Indeed, it is the state, through negligent practices or deviant actions[3], which can …

Black Lives Matter

  • Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan To Reduce Mass Incarceration And Violence 21 Aug 2019 02:38 Politics Daily MINNEAPOLIS ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren just unveiled multiple policies on criminal justice reform specifically aimed at reducing mass incarceration while putting more resources toward community-driven initiatives.  The Massachusetts Democrat’s plan, released …
  • Activists Voice Anger Over Police Shooting of Homeless Man 21 Aug 2019 01:23 NBC Los Angeles A group of activists voiced anger during Tuesday's Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners meeting over the non-fatal shooting of a homeless man who officers said was acting aggressive and wielding a glass bottle and later a wooden plank. About 6 p.m …
  • When corporate interests hijack government, beware claims about "public interest" 21 Aug 2019 00:42 Rabble This blog is part two of a series looking at corporate interference in democracy and quashing of public protest. Read the first part here. We're seeing a number of questionable actions coming from different arms of government under the guise of " …
  • Why the 2020 Criminal Justice Debate Is Completely Different 20 Aug 2019 22:57 International Herald Tribune Marijuana would be decriminalized, mass incarceration would be reversed and the death penalty would be eliminated as part of sweeping changes that leading Democratic presidential candidates have proposed to make to the criminal justice system, which has …
  • “I Believe In Love & Honesty:” Jidenna Declares He’s “Looking For Wifey” 20 Aug 2019 21:08 MadameNoire Source: Frazer Harrison / Getty If you thought all men had declared love and romantic relationships passé, allow Jidenna to give you a little hope this Tuesday afternoon. The 34-year-old rapper is living up to the title of his debut hit “Classic Man,” …
  • New York Cop Sacked Over Choking Death Of Black Man 20 Aug 2019 20:05 St. Lucia Times NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A US police officer was sacked Monday for putting a black man in a banned chokehold just before his death five years ago in a case that fuelled nationwide protests. New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill told reporters …
  • ‘I can’t breathe’ US cop fired 20 Aug 2019 19:54 Daily Star A US police offer was sacked Monday for putting a black man in a banned chokehold just before he died five years ago in a case that fueled “Black Lives Matter” protests. Daniel Pantaleo was fired with immediate effect over the death of 43-year-old Eric …
  • Adidas and Pharrell's Latest Collab Is for Her 20 Aug 2019 19:17 Papermag Following the recent release of their SolarHu Greyscale pack, Pharrell Williams and adidas Originals are back with yet another installment in their long-running series, and this time it's aimed at female empowerment. The new campaign, titled "Now …
  • Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder 20 Aug 2019 18:44 Science & Technology As someone who studies the impact of misinformation on society, I often wish the young entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley who enabled communication at speed had been forced to run a 9/11 scenario with their technologies before they deployed them …
  • NYPD fires officer five years after Eric Garner’s death 20 Aug 2019 16:59 Taipei Times After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying gasps of “I can’t breathe†gave voice to a national …

Gender and Crime

  • OP-ED: Defy injustice – and invoke the courage to dance with your fear 01 Aug 2019 20:40 News This is an edited version of the Inaugural Lecture on Insubordinate Leadership hosted by UCT’s KJP Leadership Institute and the Poverty and Inequality Institute. This inaugural lecture honours our insubordinate ancestors – the 20,000 women of 1956 who …
  • Why Rapists Must Get Capital Purnishment – Bunmi Dipo-Salami 15 Jul 2019 15:44 Nigerian Current Bunmi Dipo-Salami is the Executive Director, BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights a fledgling human rights organisation in the vanguard of fighting the rights of women and girl child. In this interview, the woman activist, worried and alarmed by the seemingly …
  • The misogynists might finally learn to behave if their actions are outlawed | Catherine Bennett 14 Jul 2019 06:31 News A n exceptionally abundant glut of sexual harassment news may have overshadowed a significant victory for students at Warwick University, which, thanks to its administration’s complacency over sexist abuse, has come to occupy a prominent place in the …
  • Eve Ensler on Donald Trump, rape culture and the "unreckoned history" of America 11 Jul 2019 13:11 Salon Rape culture is both a noun and a verb. Rape culture is a society and environment in which rape and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls are made to seem normal. This is done through language and the images circulated by the media and …
  • Reuben Abati: Rape and the Senior Pastor of COZA 06 Jul 2019 08:09 Y Naija COZA is the acronym of a church in Abuja, Nigeria, known as the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. It is one of those Pentecostal churches that dot every street of Nigeria where the Pastors claim to have a direct phone line to God, and are majorly regarded by …
  • Prisons: As always, the 'lock 'em up' lobby will prevail 02 Jul 2019 22:09 Age Geoffrey Galbraith, Beechworth Take a broad approach to reduce prison numbers It would seem there are four components to reducing recidivism (45per cent nationally). One, prevention: reducing the risk factors includes attention to education, poverty …
  • Rape and the Senior Pastor of COZA 02 Jul 2019 01:21 This Day TUESDAY WITH REUBEN ABATI COZA is the acronym of a church in Abuja, Nigeria, known as the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. It is one of those Pentecostal churches that dot every street of Nigeria where the Pastors claim to have a direct phone line to God, …
  • 10 Things We Learned About 2020 From the Democratic Debates 28 Jun 2019 15:36 Yahoo News Over two nights in Miami, the top 20 Democratic contenders squared off in the first major tussle of the 2020 presidential campaign, debating everything from health care policy and immigration to climate solutions and geopolitical challenges. Here are 10 of …
  • Rudy was Trump, and Trump is Rudy: How NYC in the Central Park Five years shaped history 23 Jun 2019 18:38 Salon Running on a platform of overt racial division and culture-war politics — and aggressively demonizing the most vulnerable members of society — a white male Republican wins a hotly disputed election, in defiance of all conventional wisdom and a rapidly …
  • Returning from the Land of Jihad: The Fate of Women Associated with Boko Haram 21 Jun 2019 18:32 Nigerian Voice Women are streaming home from Boko Haram’s domain in north-eastern Nigeria, some having escaped captivity and others having left jihadist husbands behind. The state should safeguard these women from abuse, so that they stay in government-held areas and …

Prison Privatization

  • Inmates: Problems persist in Michigan prison kitchens 16 Aug 2019 19:32 Metro Times Michigan’s experiment with privatized food service came to its overdue conclusion this year when the Michigan Department of Corrections ended its contract with food service giant Trinity and rehired union staff to run the kitchen. Some of the most dramatic …
  • Judge will hear prisoners’ appeals after US attorney’s office in Kan. found in contempt 15 Aug 2019 22:35 KVGB By CHRIS HAXEL , Kansas News Service A federal judge is holding the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas in contempt in connection with a burgeoning scandal involving recordings of confidential conversations between criminal defendants and their attorneys at a …
  • Eddie Ellis: Prison Reform Visionary 06 Aug 2019 01:44 Our Time Press We interviewed the late Eddie Ellis at his 125th Street office in Harlem in 1997. At the time, Mr. Ellis was President of the Community Justice Center, Inc., an anti-crime research, education, and advocacy organization.  Before he passed on July 24, 2014, …
  • Private prisons play a constructive role 04 Aug 2019 06:20 Gaston Gazette The profitability of private corrections companies can be seen as a symptom of broken local, state and federal corrections systems across the United States, which spent decades placing too many people in jail for too long periods of time. While some recent …
  • Privatization is part of the problem 04 Aug 2019 06:20 Gaston Gazette On the 2020 presidential campaign trail, calls for criminal justice reform have become a consistent talking point, and for good reason. The United States incarcerates more people than any country on Earth. Ending mass incarceration is a rallying cry of …
  • Pro-Con debate: Private prisons have important role to play 26 Jul 2019 20:36 www.recordnet.com The profitability of private corrections companies can be seen as a symptom of broken local, state and federal corrections systems across the United States, which spent decades placing too many people in jail for too long periods of time. While some recent …
  • Pro-Con debate: Private prisons are one part of the problem 26 Jul 2019 20:36 www.recordnet.com On the 2020 presidential campaign trail, calls for criminal justice reform have become a consistent talking point and for good reason. The United States incarcerates more people than any country on earth. Ending mass incarceration is a rallying cry of …
  • What to Know About Private Prisons Amid the U.S. Border Crisis 17 Jul 2019 06:58 The Washington Post By Nic Querolo | Bloomberg July 17 at 2:47 AM Private prisons are the $4 billion industry at the intersection of debates in the U.S. over illegal immigration and governmental approaches to drug violations. Prison corporations now are being targeted for …
  • Don’t Penalize Private Prisons for Scourge of Mass Incarceration 12 Jul 2019 12:55 New York Observer There’s little evidence that prisoners are even worse off in private prisons versus their government-run counterparts. John Moore/Getty Images At the end of July, 20 Democratic presidential hopefuls will once again jockey to prove their progressive …
  • Paul Krugman drops the mic on Trump and his pals for profiting from the atrocities he creates 09 Jul 2019 14:41 Raw Story In an uncompromising column for the New York Times, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman accused Donald Trump and his enablers of personally profiting from the “atrocities” that are the end result of the president’s own policies. Posing the question, …

Prison Abolition

  • You Have the Right to Be Brilliant: Dr. Angela Davis 20 Aug 2019 19:18 Papermag All Introductions by: Know Your Rights Camp members Miabelle Bocicault, Dr. Ameer Hasan Loggins, Dr. Christopher Petrella Dr. Angela Davis' brilliance is politics in motion. Active in the struggle for Black liberation for over 50 years, Dr. Davis has …
  • Kashmir turned into giant prison camp: Arundhati Roy 15 Aug 2019 21:28 The Express Tribune Suppor­t for India's positi­on fleeti­ng among top public­ations in Englis­h-speaki­ng world KARACHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reasoning for his attack on Kashmir’s constitutional status may have fed right into his Hindu nationalist base, …
  • A modest proposal for the abolition of slavery in America in the 21st century 15 Aug 2019 19:48 San Francisco Bay View by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson, Minister of Defense, New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Written in 2006*) – “Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued …
  • The 15 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: August 15-28 14 Aug 2019 22:24 AltWeeklies.com Wed Aug 21: 11th Annual Pink Party Planned Parenthood THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 Setting the Table: A Better Tomorrow for Portland’s Youth Every month, local news website Bridgeliner brings together community leaders for panel discussions and conversations around …
  • The American Boycott’s Abolitionist Roots 14 Aug 2019 21:18 The Nation Lucretia Mott painted by Joseph Kyle in 1842. (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Alan Valentine) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Thank you for signing up. For more from The …
  • Bail and the bigger picture in Dane County 09 Aug 2019 03:16 WORT The fight against mass incarceration is a fight to fundamentally challenge the assumptions that drive our systems of policing, jails, and prisons in America. It’s also a fight against the practice of cash bail, and there are several groups in Madison who …
  • Yara Shahidi: ‘I’ll put my career on the line to talk politics’ 04 Aug 2019 12:12 The Guardian When Yara Shahidi was a little girl, she ran out of history books to read at school. This was before she had starred opposite Eddie Murphy or Angelina Jolie, before her sitcom roles, when her show business career was limited to a few commercials and …
  • Silence Speaking Volumes: Artists Confront the Culture of Incarceration 01 Aug 2019 19:50 International Herald Tribune Two men sit across the table in a barren visiting room. One is straight-backed and impassive, the other slumped and absent. A third man comes in, raises the slouching one up, places the pair’s hands into a clasp and angles their heads so they look at each …
  • Harvard Students Are Demanding More Than Divestment From Prison Profiteers 26 Jul 2019 20:30 The Nation Graduating students call on Harvard to divest from prisons in May 2019. (Reuters / Brian Snyder) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest …
  • The critical, overlooked history of WA's prison abolition movement 12 Jul 2019 12:00 Crosscut Isolated and embattled, abolitionists nonetheless carried on. Throughout the closing decades of the 20th century, abolitionists and their allies remained focused on protecting human rights for incarcerated people, particularly those already marginalized by …

Corporate Crime

White Collar Crime

  • White House aides claim Scaramucci accused a female official of sleeping with a more senior man 20 Aug 2019 23:58 Charleston Daily Mail Republican officials are taking a cue from President Donald Trump and unloading on Anthony Scaramucci – with aides anonymously blasting his professional conduct with female colleagues during his brief 11-day stint at the White House. And the White House is …
  • Jamaica's youngest detective to target white-collar criminals 20 Aug 2019 13:05 Jamaica Observer More than 220 Jamaicans have been awarded Chevening Scholarships since it was first introduced in 1983. Chevening is the United Kingdom Government's global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the opportunity to study in the UK. This year, …
  • Long Island Concerts & Events August 19-22 19 Aug 2019 21:57 Long Island Press SANGRIA FOR LIFE This charity dinner will include an open bar and live music with 50 percent of all proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Sangria 71, 1095 Jericho Tpke., Commack, jdrf.org $100. 6 p.m. Aug. 19. WINNIE-THE-POOH Join …
  • St. Paul’s most competitive council race is focused on crime, development — and bringing a new approach to city hall 19 Aug 2019 19:05 MinnPost Once upon a time on St. Paul’s East Side, an abandoned railroad line surrounded by junkyards and mounds of asphalt covered what is now a busy commercial corridor, Phalen Boulevard. Few businesses could keep their doors open east of Hwy. 61 and most …
  • A $100,000 bribe got teen a UCLA soccer scholarship without even playing 19 Aug 2019 12:23 Los Angeles Times On paper, the high school senior from British Columbia was a promising soccer player. So much so that UCLA admitted the teenager last fall as an athletic recruit and even awarded him a scholarship. The teen, however, didn’t play soccer — and his admission …
  • He pulled a $5.6 million fraud, then booked a $90,000 charter jet out of the country 18 Aug 2019 17:18 Yahoo! Voices A Miami fraudster who suckered victims out of $5.6 million and got snagged by the FBI just before skedaddling to Dubai has been sentenced to more time in federal prison. Jorge Garrido, 45, was sentenced to five years, 10 months on Aug. 7 after pleading …
  • NAB soul-searching 18 Aug 2019 16:26 Pakistan Today It needs to do things differently The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) needs to take account of itself a little more deeply than it did during a meeting on Saturday presided over by NAB Chairman Mr Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, to review the overall …
  • Number of NAB inquiries has doubled in a year 18 Aug 2019 07:29 The Express Tribune Chairm­an says accoun­tabili­ty watchd­og propos­es 10-month period for dispos­al of cases PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Javed Iqbal has said it is the top priority of the accountability watchdog to bring white …
  • Brad Pitt lived real life Fight Club when director 'told him to punch co-stars' 17 Aug 2019 20:47 Mirror Brad Pitt was once asked to punch fellow cast members in the face so he would get to know them better. The actor, who starred in 1999 movie Fight Club, said the unnamed director told the actors: “You never learn about someone until you punch him in the …
  • Fraud plagues disaster relief efforts 17 Aug 2019 08:04 SF Gate PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — As the scale and frequency of major disasters escalate, millions of dollars in federal, state and insurance payments intended for recovery efforts are being stolen by fraudsters taking advantage of chaos and the pipeline of aid …

State Crime

  • PETITION: Cap Coast locals are fed up with juvenile crime 21 Aug 2019 02:59 Morning Bulletin FRUSTRATED with repeat crime by juvenile offenders on the Capricorn Coast, traders and residents are now calling on State Government to bring more police officers to the region and increase penalties for repeat offenders. Cedar Park News owner Lisa White …
  • Surf Life Saving boss arrested over alleged $2.7m fraud 21 Aug 2019 02:49 Daily Examiner   Former Surf Life Saving NSW boss Matthew Hanks has been arrested this morning by police investigating a $2.7 million fraud. it will be alleged Hanks, 50, stole the money while he was general manager of the charity and used the money to fund a luxury …
  • Video released in search for man who targeted, killed retired administrator on Cal State Fullerton campus 21 Aug 2019 02:24 KATE @FPDPIO/Twitter(FULLERTON, Calif.) — Police released surveillance video Tuesday in the search for a man wanted for targeting and killing a retired administrator on California State University Fullerton’s campus. Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57, was found in …
  • Defendant charged in Bloomington mosque bombing challenges hate-crime law as unconstitutional 21 Aug 2019 02:16 Star Tribune A federal magistrate judge managing the prosecution of a man suspected of firebombing a Bloomington mosque in 2017 is weighing a constitutional challenge to the laws under which the suspect was charged. Reynaldo Aligada Jr. and Shannon Elkins initiated the …
  • State Crime Commission listens to gun control advocates, opponents 21 Aug 2019 02:01 WTVR Please enable Javascript to watch this video RICHMOND, Va. -- After two days and nearly a dozen hours of testimony from experts and the public, the Virginia Crime Commission is promising to continue studying gun violence policy proposals in Virginia …
  • To Prevent Childhood Trauma In Baltimore, Rep. Cummings Says City And State Must Work Together 21 Aug 2019 00:47 WYPR   City and state officials convened in Baltimore on Tuesday to discuss ways to prevent and treat childhood trauma, which affects more than half of the city’s children. At a forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. John …
  • A Former Faculty Member Was Stabbed to Death on the Cal State Fullerton Campus 21 Aug 2019 00:00 Los Angeles The first day of the academic year got off to a horrific start in Orange County A former Cal State Fullerton administrator was stabbed to death in a parking lot on the school’s campus by an unknown suspect this morning. Although today was the official …
  • Public, Interest Groups Weigh In On Guns At Crime Commission 20 Aug 2019 23:47 WVTF Virginia’s State Crime Commission heard hours of public testimony Tuesday, all on gun violence. Many of the comments fell along expected lines, but there is one emerging point of consensus.  Mallory Noe-Payne reports Extreme Risk Protection Orders, also …
  • Testimony to terror sponsored by state 20 Aug 2019 23:06 Daily Star The dreadful memories of captivity still send shudder down his spine. Police tortured Joj Mia in custody to make him confess to a crime he did not commit.  He now tries hard to forget the terrifying ordeal but those memories still haunt him. “My days in …
  • Malheur County officials ask for investigation into local paper 20 Aug 2019 22:55 KOIN The county sheriff has not yet decided whether to act on this request by: KOIN 6 News Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2019 / 09:45 AM PDT / Updated: Aug 20, 2019 / 09:47 AM PDT Malheur County Sheriff patrol car. (MalheurCo.org) PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — …

Environmental Crime

  • Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship 15 Jul 2019 04:29 Washington Times WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to “go back” to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship …
  • The Koch Brothers and the Tar-Sands 09 Jul 2019 01:50 Canadian Dimension John McMurtry   Canadian Business, Canadian Politics   July 8, 2019 Big Lies and Ecocide in Canada As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few people joining the dots. For example, no media has been reporting that China’s growing dispute with …
  • Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret 17 Jun 2019 06:55 The Guardian What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin? According to promotional materials from America’s plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transformed into something new. linker This is not the experience …
  • Ghana marks World Environment Day. 07 Jun 2019 05:55 Ghanaian Times Instituted by the United Nations (UN) in 1974, it is celebrated on June 5every year to promote awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It has, thus become the UN’s flagship platform for campaigning on emerging environmental issues from …
  • Mines & Energy Minister Rallies Liberian to Take Pragmatic Steps in Tackling Air Pollution - Front Page Africa 07 Jun 2019 05:18 Liberian Times Liberia’s Environmental Protection Agency celebrates 2019 World Environment Day with colorful activities that commence with a grand march and culminated with an indoor program attended by cross-section of stakeholders including policymakers and students …
  • Can we arm the nation without harming our own? 24 May 2019 13:26 National Catholic Reporter Dust rising from demolition work can be seen at the old Kansas City Plant site in south Kansas City, Missouri, pictured May 16, 2019. (NCR photo/Toni-Ann Ortiz) Editor's note: As the government invests in the modernization of the U.S. nuclear …
  • Revealed: 1.6m Americans live near the most polluting incinerators in the US 21 May 2019 12:23 The Guardian A total of 1.6 million Americans live next to the most polluting incinerators in the country, with lower-income and minority communities exposed to the vast majority of pollution coming from these waste-burning plants. The burning of household and …
  • How a lawyer, a lobbyist and a legislator waged war on an... 24 Apr 2019 18:06 SF Gate Keisha Brown sits outside her home in Birmingham, Ala. Brown has respiratory problems that she attributes to the level of pollution in her area. Keisha Brown sits outside her home in Birmingham, Ala. Brown has respiratory problems that she attributes to …
  • The betrayal: How a lawyer, a lobbyist and a legislator waged war on an Alabama Superfund cleanup 24 Apr 2019 15:41 The Washington Post BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In autumn of 2013, a senior executive from a powerful coal company and a lawyer from one of the state’s most influential firms hashed out a strategy for avoiding a serious — and expensive — problem. The Environmental Protection Agency …
  • The future of all life: Indigenous sovereignty and the Fukushima nuclear disaster 06 Mar 2019 00:40 San Francisco Bay View by Harun Minhaj In 2011, an unprecedented series of die-offs began to strike dead hundreds of millions of sea creatures in the northern Pacific Ocean. As one sailor who frequently travels the Pacific remarked in October of 2013: “I’ve done a lot of miles …

Critical Theory

  • How whites became pariahs in academia 13 Aug 2019 09:11 The American Thinker Likely you've never heard of Noel Ignatiev, yet he's been influential in much of what is going on in culture and politics today.  A left-wing Jewish American author and historian, Ignatiev has been one of the main voices in helping shape and direct …
  • Socialism and Democratic World Law Will Promote the Self-Act 30 Jul 2019 21:23 OpEdNews Socialism and Democratic World Law Will Promote the Self-Actualization of Everyone Professor Glen T. Martin is the President of the World Constitution and Parliament Association, which is the organization that drafted the Earth Constitution, which is an …
  • The Dilemma of Vladimir Lenin 02 Jul 2019 03:44 Op Ed News From Truthdig Chris Hedges gave this talk Friday at Left Forum in New York City. Vladimir Lenin has two legacies. One is the brilliant revolutionary tactician. The second is Lenin the New Czar. He was, ironically, Russia's most fervent champion of the …
  • Mohler takes issue with resolution on Critical Race Theory 25 Jun 2019 23:22 Pathway EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is an excerpt from the June 14th edition of The Briefing podcast by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Mohler. BIRMINGHAM – This year the convention adopted several resolutions, but the most controversial in …
  • Interview Sara Salem 24 Jun 2019 19:09 Africa News Sara Salem is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the London School of Economics. Sara's research interests include political sociology, postcolonial studies, Marxist theory, feminist theory, and global histories of empire and imperialism. She is …
  • The evolution of a resolution 21 Jun 2019 18:01 One News Now A controversial resolution passed in the closing moments of last week's annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention continues to roil discussion among members of America's largest Protestant denomination. Some are taking issue with the way it …
  • Pastor: Identity politics, Marxism basis of So. Baptist resolution 17 Jun 2019 16:01 One News Now The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution last week that one pastor says alludes to a Marxist ideology as a complement to biblical solutions to racism and other cultural ills. Last Wednesday, "Resolution #9 – On Critical Race Theory and …
  • 'Mayor Pete' is Gramsci's perfect socialist vehicle for cultural destruction 21 May 2019 13:10 The American Thinker In a significant way, "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg is the embodiment of his father Joseph — and, by extension, Antonio Gramsci. Buttigieg Senior was a professor of critical theory and the relationship between culture and politics at Notre Dame …
  • Paul Mason: The manifesto of a Marxist snowflake 07 May 2019 04:22 Irish Times Paul Mason is a snowflake and proud of it. Not just that but a Marxist, antifascist snowflake. “As a journalist I have always been trained to speak and write in clear, Anglo-Saxon, concrete words,” he declares in his broad Lancashire accent. “The allure of …
  • In Brazil, a Hostility to Academe 06 May 2019 07:47 Inside Higher Ed First, they announced they were considering withdrawing funding from sociology and philosophy programs. Writing on Twitter a week ago Friday, Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro said, “the goal is to focus on areas that will have immediate return …