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  • 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 …
  • New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis? 21 Sep 2017 05:46 Yahoo News For the past four nights in St. Louis, peaceful daytime protests over the acquittal of a former police officer charged with the fatal shooting of a black motorist in 2011 have degenerated into violent clashes with police, resulting in more than 100 …
  • New publication on race and ethnicity in America 15 Feb 2017 12:00 Phys.org Patterns and trends in racial and ethnic inequality over recent decades is the focus of a new publication published by John Iceland, professor and department head of sociology and criminology and Population Research Institute associate at Penn State. In …
  • The violence in Great Britain after the Brexit vote might hold lessons for America 11 Jan 2017 01:18 Business Insider Brexit supporters form a counter demonstration as Pro-Europe demonstrators protest during a "March for Europe" against the Brexit vote result earlier in the year, in London, Britain Thomson Reuters A divisive vote, with jobs and immigrants the …
  • An Ocean Apart, But United in Concerns About Hate Crimes 10 Jan 2017 07:55 ProPublica Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Supreme Court during a hearing to determine whether Parliament’s consent is required before the country can leave the European Union, on Dec. 6, 2016, in London, England (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A divisive vote, …
  • The Legal and Financial Reasons Why Police Stop and Shoot People like Philando Castile 10 Jul 2016 17:23 The Huffington Post There are many reasons why police stop and shoot people like Philando Castile. And it is not so much about good cop versus bad cop or individual racism. One can point to individual, institutional, or societal racism. There is racial and urban …
  • Canadian police struggle to maintain reputation under unprecedented scrutiny 22 Aug 2015 02:46 Calgary Herald On a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised $250 million to fund more frontline police officers. If elected, he said, he would put the money towards the recruitment of 2,500 of them across the country. But if Mulcair …
  • Canadian police struggle... 21 Aug 2015 18:11 Leader Post On a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised $250 million to fund more frontline police officers. If elected, he said, he would put the money towards the recruitment of 2,500 of them across the country. But if Mulcair …
  • Canadian police struggle to maintain reputation under unprecedented scrutiny and demands for new approach 21 Aug 2015 14:17 Montreal Gazette On a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised $250 million to fund more frontline police officers. If elected, he said, he would put the money towards the recruitment of 2,500 of them across the country. But if Mulcair …
  • "Broken Windows," Broken Lives and the Ruse of "Public Order" Policing 17 Jul 2015 15:48 truthout Authors note: As we approach the one year anniversary of Eric Garner's death, New York City reached a settlement with his family, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve a wrongful-death claim. The settlement is the latest in a long series of civil …

Critical Criminology

  • 30 Under 30 to be honored June 20 in 19th annual award ceremony 20 Jun 2018 18:03 Windy City Times June 20, Polo Cafe, 3322 S. Morgan St. Reception: 5:30pm. Program: 6-7:30pm. Admission: Free Windy City Times is proud to welcome co-sponsors AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Chicago House, Center on Halsted, Howard Brown Health and Polo Catering. Grayson …
  • Pros and cons of electronic tagging of sex offenders 18 Jun 2018 00:34 Irish Times The Government has approved draft legislation, which will provide for the electronic tagging of sex offenders after they have been released from prison. The specifics of the proposed legislation have yet to be published but it has been indicated that …
  • NFL Anthem Protest Policy and Faux  Patriotism 13 Jun 2018 20:30 Westside Gazette Laura Finley and Matthew Johnson NFL Anthem Protest Policy and Faux  Patriotism By Laura Finley and Matthew Johnson      Like many, we are fundamentally opposed to the NFL’s new policy requiring players who are on the field to stand for the national …
  • How to stop gun violence in Toronto 10 Jun 2018 02:34 The Star On Tuesday night a man in his 40s was pronounced dead after a shooting in a residential area of Etobicoke. Alarmingly, this type of tragic event is no longer rare in Toronto. In fact, the man was the 18th person to be shot to death this year in 176 …
  • Mugging by moped, a new rising trend in Britain crime waves 07 Jun 2018 04:11 Montreal Gazette Moped muggers are causing a crime wave in Britain. There has been an explosion — particularly in London — of masked men on scooters committing crimes such as bag snatching, cellphone robberies, store break-ins, and even acid throwing. Figures from the …
  • UCA hires Jeremy Gillam as lobbyist 07 Jun 2018 03:12 Arkansas Times The University of Central Arkansas, to nobody's surprise, has hired House Speaker Jeremy Gillam as its $130,000-a-year lobbyist, effective next week, and he'll quit the House to take the job. I say no surprise because I asked Gillam and UCA early …
  • Mugging by moped, a new rising trend in Britain 06 Jun 2018 23:06 National Post Moped muggers are causing a crime wave in Britain. There has been an explosion — particularly in London — of masked men on scooters committing crimes such as bag snatching, cellphone robberies, store break-ins, and even acid throwing. Figures from the …
  • Moped muggers are causing a crime wave in Britain 06 Jun 2018 22:36 Edmonton Journal Moped muggers are causing a crime wave in Britain. There has been an explosion — particularly in London — of masked men on scooters committing crimes such as bag snatching, cellphone robberies, store break-ins, and even acid throwing. Figures from the …
  • The Nuiances of How to Conclude an Essay 05 Jun 2018 15:04 Lorian Whether you can find really no additional specifics you neglected to mention, now’s an excellent moment to include them. A pause ahead of your preview announcement will assist your audience to remember its finer things. More than merely rating your self, …
  • We can improve school safety by identifying kids with severe antisocial behavior and offering help 31 May 2018 18:26 The Dallas News Gov. Greg Abbott was at Dallas ISD headquarters this week to deliver 40 recommendations to improve school safety in the wake of the recent Santa Fe shooting. While his plan stopped short of the kinds of gun control policies implemented by Florida Gov. …

Crime Theory

  • Social News 14/6 (Hourly Updated) 14 Jun 2018 10:42 Vietnam Net Australia continues support to Vietnamese alumni Australian Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Mr Craig Chittick with Australia Awards alumni who have recently returned to Vietnam. Photo: Embassy of Australia The Australian Embassy has recently held a ceremony to …
  • First Edition: June 12, 2018 12 Jun 2018 10:46 kaiserhealthnews.org Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations. Kaiser Health News: The ‘Perfect Storm’: Redirecting Family Planning Funds Could Undercut STD Fight  A Trump administration effort to shift family planning funding toward groups that …
  • Armed conflicts in Sahara and Sahel endangering wildlife in the region 04 May 2018 10:24 Phys.org Hunting of wild gazelles in the Sahara. Credit: UGR An international study involving researchers from the University of Granada has established that the escalation of armed conflicts in the Sahara-Sahel region is leading to a dramatic population decline …
  • Prosecutorial objection to bringing a parole system to Illinois 30 Apr 2018 03:36 San Francisco Bay View by Joseph Dole Introduction by Stateville Correctional Center Debate Coach Katrina Burlet On March 21, the Stateville Correctional Center Debate Team, hosted a public debate about bringing a parole system back to Illinois – one of two states which …
  • What Fresh Hell?: The Church of Trump edition 28 Apr 2018 19:11 Raw Story Donald Trump and male members of the Saudi royal family place their hands on a glowing orb (Photo: Twitter.com) Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, …
  • Many results in microeconomics are shaky 26 Apr 2018 20:37 Economist MICROECONOMISTS are wrong about specific things, Yoram Bauman, an economist and comedian, likes to say, whereas macroeconomists are wrong in general. Macroeconomists have borne the brunt of public criticism over the past decade, a period marked by …
  • Political crimes of the United Kingdom exposed by Russian diplomat 25 Apr 2018 15:28 San Francisco Bay View Excerpts from remarks by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova delivered April 19, 2018 – see The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for her full remarks Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova makes these …
  • Progressive Democrats in California are shielding police from scrutiny 22 Apr 2018 03:53 Daily Democrat Cops have a lot of pull in the California Capitol, and over the decades, that’s added up to this startling reality: The Golden State now goes further than many states in terms of protecting police from public scrutiny. It’s a stark contrast to the state’s …
  • Gentrify or die: inside a university's controversial plan for Baltimore 18 Apr 2018 12:14 The Guardian The minivan is passing through a scene that typifies urban decay, Baltimore-style: blocks of modest rowhouses, where some dwellings are inhabited, others are boarded up or abandoned to the elements, and some blocks are entirely vacant, studded with empty …
  • Gentrify or die 18 Apr 2018 12:04 The Guardian The minivan is passing through a scene that typifies urban decay, Baltimore-style: blocks of modest rowhouses, where some dwellings are inhabited, others are boarded up or abandoned to the elements, and some blocks are entirely vacant, studded with empty …

Black Lives Matter

  • Why we need the Michigan Poor People’s Campaign 20 Jun 2018 22:51 Metro Times The rally sponsored by the Michigan Poor People's Campaign outside Cobo Center last week aimed at taking the moral higher ground in the fight against the financial and political web of poverty. "Jesus was a poor man," the Rev. William Barber …
  • Culture Clash Continues to Break Down Walls with Bordertown Now 20 Jun 2018 22:02 LA Weekly “On the border of sanity and injustice,” Culture Clash takes the stage once again with Bordertown Now. Twenty years ago, the trio of Culture Clash (Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Sigüenza) brought us to Bordertown, a presentation filled with …
  • Discussions about Trenton's crime should include ideas to end poverty: L.A. Parker 20 Jun 2018 21:30 Trentonian (Trenton) Honesty remains a successful policy for most issues, so, let’s talk about the Art All Night mass shooting and why this event receives saturated news coverage. Caucasian people finally received a taste of violence, many experiencing fear, terror and …
  • Guest: Aggies for Israel — choosing love over hate 20 Jun 2018 21:27 California Aggie AFI addresses the hateful rhetoric surrounding their organization and members On March 5, we stood and watched in horror as the place we call home was defamed. That day we had a tabling campaign called “Choose Love,” where we distributed shirts with “love …
  • Trailblazing Pride party Blockorama turns 20 20 Jun 2018 20:49 Now BLOCKORAMA 20 with SWV, TIKA, HOUSE OF MONROE, MICHELLE ROSS, COCO LA CRÈME, JAMES BALEY, DJS BLACKCAT & JOJO FLORES, DJ TAMIKA and others at Wellesley Stage (15 Wellesley East) on Sunday (June 24). Noon to 11 pm. Free. pridetoronto.com. This summer …
  • Did Methodists Bring Church Charges Against Jeff Sessions? 20 Jun 2018 20:41 Snopes In June 2018, members of the United Methodist Church brought church charges, including child abuse, against Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In the summer of 2018, the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy implemented by the administration of President …
  • ‘An Ongoing Battle’: Readers on Pride Month and L.G.B.T. Rights 20 Jun 2018 18:59 International Herald Tribune As members of the L.G.B.T.Q. community celebrate Pride Month and reflect on the milestones of the rights movement, we asked readers what pride means to them and what should come next. We heard from hundreds of readers around the country, many with their …
  • Trump’s family-separation policy faces international condemnation from Pope Francis, Theresa May and others 20 Jun 2018 18:24 The Washington Post VATICAN CITY — President Trump’s immigration policies drew growing international condemnation Wednesday from allies and religious leaders, including Pope Francis, who took aim on moral grounds at the administration’s practice of separating migrant …
  • 'Is God Is' to open Mixed Blood season; Made Here: 'Avenues' launch party 20 Jun 2018 18:20 MinnPost Provocative, up-to-the-minute and in your face, Mixed Blood Theatre’s 42nd season wants to shake things up. It has a theme: “Transforming the Impossible to the Probable.” Topics to be covered include #MeToo, automation, Black Lives Matter, abortion, …
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Apology -- Too Little, 20 Jun 2018 18:14 Black Star News Rahm Emanuel This week with growing calls for his recall Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel finally apologized for the killing of Laquan McDonald who was murdered in cold blood by police Officer Jason Van Dyke in October, 2014. The mayor’s belated mea culpa is …

Gender and Crime

  • Violence against women (I & II) 19 Jun 2018 01:12 Politics Web Jade Tess Wiener says that education, both institutional and cultural, needs to become a priority VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - PART I: CASE STUDIES AND LEGAL MECHANISMS 18 June 2018 Recent months have shown an increase in sexually violent crimes against women …
  • Violence against women 18 Jun 2018 18:32 Politics Web Jade Tess Wiener writes education, both institutional and cultural, needs to become a priority in order to combat the scourge of violence VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - PART I: CASE STUDIES AND LEGAL MECHANISMS 18 June 2018 Recent months have shown an increase …
  • Nazir Afzal’s Diary: the Manchester bombing was an attack on women and girls 23 May 2018 22:46 New Statesman In the week of the anniversary of the atrocity at the Manchester Arena – a place my kids and I have visited many times – and the beginning of the Grenfell Inquiry, we should remember who it is that keeps us safe, who runs towards every disaster while most …
  • Let this be the moment of reckoning Australia needs 08 May 2018 07:04 The Sydney Morning Herald The next day, Saxon presented to the Northern Sydney Sexual Assault Service where the examining doctor discovered a number of “painful grazes” around the entrance to her anus. Across town, Lazarus was texting a friend. “I honestly have zero recollection …
  • 'Let this be our moment of reckoning' 08 May 2018 03:25 The Sydney Morning Herald The next day, Saxon presented to the Northern Sydney Sexual Assault Service where the examining doctor discovered a number of “painful grazes” around the entrance to her anus. Across town, Lazarus was texting a friend. “I honestly have zero recollection …
  • How can we rid our future of harassment? 12 Apr 2018 09:34 Las Vegas Sun Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, producer Harvey Weinstein participates in the “War and Peace” panel at the A&E 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Co., effective …
  • Special report: Sexual harassment in workplaces in Pakistan 20 Mar 2018 04:44 The Dawn By Razeshta Sethna, Tooba Masood and Ramsha Jahangir Sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination in Pakistan’s workplaces, including universities, are pervasive, mostly unreported and ignored by senior managers, a Dawn survey of 300 women found. In …
  • Special report: Sexual harassment in the Pakistani workplace 20 Mar 2018 02:42 The Dawn By Razeshta Sethna, Tooba Masood and Ramsha Jahangir Sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination in Pakistan’s workplaces, including universities, are pervasive, mostly unreported and ignored by senior managers, a Dawn survey of 300 women found. In …
  • Special report: Sexual harassment in Pakistan 20 Mar 2018 02:28 The Dawn By Razeshta Sethna, Tooba Masood and Ramsha Jahangir Sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination in Pakistan’s workplaces, including universities, are pervasive, mostly unreported and ignored by senior managers, a Dawn survey of 300 women found. In …
  • Ordinary Women Rise Up Against Patriarchal Practices in India and Make a Difference 09 Mar 2018 10:42 Sputnik International New Delhi (Sputnik) — She woke up the first morning after her marriage only to be abandoned by her husband and to be chastised and punished by her community’s self-styled court of elders. Sangeeta (name changed to protect her identity) had failed the …

Prison Privatization

  • 2018 budget speech in full 14 Jun 2018 19:12 Nation By NATION REPORTER More by this Author BUDGET STATEMENT FY 2018/19 Creating Jobs, Transforming Lives and Sharing Prosperity Mr Speaker, it is my honour to present to this august House the FY 2018/19 Budget Statement. I make this Statement in …
  • The 2018 budget speech in full 14 Jun 2018 15:37 Business Daily Thursday, June 14, 2018 17:41 By BD REPORTER Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich reads the 2017/2018 budget speech at Parliament on March 30, 2017. FILE PHOTO | NMG  BUDGET STATEMENT FY 2018/19 Creating Jobs, Transforming Lives and Sharing …
  • Florida's Democratic Candidates for Governor Promise to Refuse Private-Prison Money 12 Jun 2018 20:32 Miami New Times The GEO Group, the second-largest private-prison operator in America, is headquartered in Boca Raton and loves greasing the Florida political system. GEO is one of the most powerful political donors in the state. You'd be hard-pressed to find a …
  • Activists Target Another FAU Scholar 12 Jun 2018 15:21 American Free Press Florida Atlantic University professor Dr. Marshall DeRosa is being harassed over his politically incorrect Southern scholarship and prison outreach efforts as part of the left’s perpetual attacks on the Koch brothers. By S. T. Patrick Since March, Dr. …
  • Democratic candidates for Florida governor find common ground in 3rd debate 12 Jun 2018 04:04 Daytona Beach News Journal Two days after they took out the knives in Tampa Bay, the four top Democrats running for governor avoided the slightest flare-up during a cordial, two-hour debate Monday evening in Miramar. The candidates were united on nearly all fronts, including their …
  • Democratic candidates find common ground in debate 12 Jun 2018 03:26 Gainesville Sun TALLAHASSEE — Two days after they took out the knives in Tampa Bay, the four top Democrats running for governor avoided the slightest flare-up during a cordial, two-hour debate Monday evening in Miramar. The candidates were united on nearly all fronts, …
  • Why It Matters That Phoenix Is Suing the Trump Administration 31 May 2018 22:52 The Nation Protesters march through downtown Phoenix in support of immigrants rights on May 1, 2017. (AP Photo / Matt York) When the Trump administration proposed adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census back in March, more than two dozen states …
  • Malloy, Fasano engage in war of words over Republicans’ new budget proposal 03 May 2018 18:48 Fairfield County Business Journal Gov. MalloyAre Republicans “living in a land of make-believe” when it comes to their new budget proposal, unveiled on Wednesday, as Gov. Dannel Malloy alleges? Or is Malloy “more concerned with attacking Republicans than fixing the mess he created,” as …
  • Florida corrections agency cuts rehabilitation programs to fill budget hole 02 May 2018 22:46 Orlando Weekly Blaming the Legislature for not fully funding the state prison system, Florida corrections officials are slashing substance-abuse services, transitional housing and re-entry programs —- services and programs launched to keep inmates from returning to life …
  • Corrections agency cuts programs to fill budget hole 02 May 2018 04:03 WJXT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Blaming the Legislature for not fully funding the state prison system, Florida corrections officials are slashing substance-abuse services, transitional housing and re-entry programs --- services and programs launched to keep inmates …

Prison Abolition

Corporate Crime

White Collar Crime

  • How the White House totally botched the family separation fight 20 Jun 2018 19:43 CNN Regardless of how we got to this point -- a decision by the Trump administration to put in place a "zero-tolerance" policy regarding people trying to enter the country illegally -- the images (and the audio) demanded action. Tearing kids away …
  • Analysis: How the White House totally botched the family separation fight 20 Jun 2018 19:32 Mace and Crown Regardless of how we got to this point -- a decision by the Trump administration to put in place a "zero-tolerance" policy regarding people trying to enter the country illegally -- the images (and the audio) demanded action. Tearing kids away …
  • How the White House totally botched the family separation fight 20 Jun 2018 18:51 KITV Honolulu's Channel 4 Analysis by Chris Cillizza CNN Editor-at-large (CNN) -- From the moment images of children being separated from their parents bubbled up in the national consciousness late last week, it became abundantly clear that something had to be done, and quickly. …
  • Channel24.co.za | Sarah Paulson: Ocean's 8 is a fantasy 20 Jun 2018 07:47 Channel Entertainment Cape Town - It’s been more than 10 years since an Ocean-led crew has conned their way to millions of dollars.   Now a new gang is banding together to carry out the ultimate heist.   But this time, it’s Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) masterminding the plan, …
  • 'Essentially summer camps': how the right is defending family separations 19 Jun 2018 19:51 The Guardian On Monday, the conservative news site Drudge Report filled its famous, all-caps lead story slot with the headline “BORDER BATTLE: USA TAKING IN 250 KIDS PER DAY”. Next to the story was a photo of young children holding guns, implying that the children …
  • 'Essentially summer camps' 19 Jun 2018 19:49 The Guardian On Monday, the conservative news site Drudge Report filled its famous, all-caps lead story slot with the headline “BORDER BATTLE: USA TAKING IN 250 KIDS PER DAY”. Next to the story was a photo of young children holding guns, implying that the children …
  • ‘Ocean’s 8’ film review: On familiar territory 19 Jun 2018 14:15 Gulf News A stellar cast doesn’t help this gender-swapped sequel that tries hard to ape Steven Soderbergh’s much-loved original Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven remake is a hard movie to live up to. Its starry charm was backed by a breezy and deceptively dense …
  • Observer archive: teddy boys and teddy girls, 19 June 1955 17 Jun 2018 07:09 The Guardian Once more crime and the clasp-knife have brought the teddyboy before the public eye in the worst light. Hooligan he may be, but criminal rarely, and a series of bloody incidents has focused the public’s view on too narrow an aspect of an interesting …
  • Manufacturing Genocidal Consent 16 Jun 2018 23:29 Black Star News [Global: Africa Commentary] What might not be apparent to readers of a recent article in The New York Times, under the by-line of Howard French, is that both Howard French and Mahmood Mamdani, whose book he reviews, suffer from similar afflictions. On …
  • Roger and Julian Lin are at center of Taiwan Civil Government fraud allegations 16 Jun 2018 18:22 Op Ed News Roger and Julian Lin, leaders of Taiwan Civil Government, are accused of heading a financial scam based on political ideology. The married couple are currently being held separately in solitary confinement, without visitors and without bail in a Taiwan …

State Crime

Environmental Crime

  • Fracking: Could it happen in Harrogate district? 03 Nov 2017 19:26 Harrogate Advertiser Fracking has been approved, so far, in only three places in the UK, but one of those is in North Yorkshire, 40 miles away in Ryedale, writes Graham Chalmers. And that is unlikely to be the end of the story. A small group of major companies plan to drill …
  • Evidence of spills found at toxic waste site during Harvey flooding, report says 19 Sep 2017 22:21 The Star PASADENA, TEXAS—The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show …
  • Spotlight on green news & views: Hurricane Irma spins northward; Big Oil beats CA on drilling 10 Sep 2017 00:47 Daily Kos CRITTERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS Great Blue Lobelia PHScott writes—The Daily Bucket: Fall Wildflowers in the Virginia Highlands: “Yellow Wingstem — this was flowering everywhere I went — sunny or shady, roadsides or hedgerows, in town or out in the hills.  …
  • Environmental pollution is a serious crime 01 Jun 2017 15:10 Newcastle Herald Justice Tim Moore, the death of cows and why environmental crimes matter. THERE were no alarms or warnings at Dyno Nobel’s Warkworth explosives manufacturing site in January and February, 2015 when toxic waste flowed into a neighbouring farm dam where up …
  • America's Toxic Prisons: The Environmental Injustices of Mass Incarceration 01 Jun 2017 14:48 truthout Keith Cole is the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit challenging conditions at Wallace Pack Unit in Navasota, Texas. Prisoners there are exposed to unbearable heat and for years were left drinking arsenic-contaminated water. (Photo: Michael Stravato …
  • "Superman Is Not Coming": Erin Brockovich on the Future of Water 27 Apr 2017 16:39 truthout Erin Brockovich speaks at the 2016 Arizona Ultimate Women's Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, October 9, 2016. (Photo: Gage Skidmore) Come take a ride on America's toxic water slide: First stop: Flint, Michigan, where two …
  • EPA’s Scott Pruitt: The Great Disruptor 02 Mar 2017 00:06 Alternet Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr CC On January 17, 2017, a congressional hearing to confirm Scott Pruitt, …
  • Did the EPA Prosecute and Jail a Mississippi Lab Owner Because of Her Activism? 03 Dec 2016 16:20 truthout Tennie White, convicted of "faking laboratory testing results and lying to federal investigators" in 2013, stands in front of her Jackson, Mississippi home. (Photo: Nicole Craine for The Intercept) On a muggy Thursday morning in June, I drove …
  • Unsafe at Any Dose? Diagnosing Chemical Safety Failures, From DDT to BPA 21 May 2016 14:49 truthout A BPA free sign at a Babies "R" Us in Commack, New York, March 10, 2009. At long last chemical manufacturers have begun removing the endocrine-disrupting plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) from products they sell. (Photo: Maxine Hicks / The New York …
  • DeHart: New shop for diamonds 19 Apr 2016 19:14 BCLocalNews.com Anita Siemens of Anita’s Diamonds by Design and GIA graduate gemologist, Michelle Urbanovitch have opened and are co-sharing a new shop downtown in the Towne Centre Mall. Anita has been in the jewelry business for over 25 years, coming from a long line of …

Critical Theory

  • On the bi-Centenary of Karl Marx’s birth (I) 17 Jun 2018 20:17 Sunday Standard This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx.  Born on 5th May 1818, in the city of Trier in the German Province of the Rhineland, Marx was undoubtedly one of the greatest thinkers of all time.  A man of profound convictions, …
  • Sartre’s Muddled Views On Jews And Israel 24 May 2018 14:13 Jewish Press Photo Credit: Jewish Press Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) – whose work has strongly influenced sociology, critical theory, and literary studies – was a playwright, novelist, political activist, and literary critic best known as a key figure in …
  • Variations on a Theme of ‘The Revolution Betrayed’ 07 May 2018 06:32 Antiwar The anniversary of Karl Marx’s birthday 200 years ago has gifted us with dozens of polemics, both pro and con, debating the theoretical prognostications and real world consequences of the ideology that bears his name. I won’t add to this genre except to …
  • It's time to normalize Karl Marx 04 May 2018 11:29 The Week Magazine Sign Up for Our free email newsletters Happy birthday to Karl Marx, who was born 200 years ago on May 5. He was the most astute and influential critic of capitalism in history — and also the most misunderstood. It is long since time that Marx re-joined …
  • The Biggest May Events 02 May 2018 02:57 Stranger In Seattle, there are lots of ways to go out and enjoy the increasingly warmer weather that May offers, all of which you can find on our Things To Do calendar. But, to make sure you don't miss out on the biggest ones, we've compiled 150 major arts …
  • Your Complete Guide to May 2018 Events in Seattle 02 May 2018 00:16 AltWeeklies.com In Seattle, there are lots of ways to go out and enjoy the increasingly warmer weather that May offers, all of which you can find on our Things To Do calendar. But, to make sure you don't miss out on the biggest ones, we've compiled 150 major arts …
  • Racism, 'White Violence,' and the Left 01 May 2018 09:11 The American Thinker So how, exactly, does that work? The statement also disregards the fact that violence has occurred in every culture at every time since the beginning of the human race.  (In the 1960s and beyond, left-wing anthropologists tried to deny this by citing …
  • U’s Economics Department: Marxist or Diverse? 17 Apr 2018 00:05 Daily Utah Chronicle The University of Utah’s economics department has been labeled a center of Marxist thought since it began its leftward trajectory following a move toward academic freedom in the early 20th century. State institutions, including the Church of Jesus Christ …
  • In Marx’s Republic 05 Apr 2018 06:22 The Nation Most Popular Yet this response, however reasonable, can also be misleading, for it implies that the place to look for Marx’s politics is in his vision for a postcapitalist society. For obvious reasons, Marx’s notoriously brief and scattered writings on …
  • Marx at the Movies 28 Feb 2018 20:52 Canadian Dimension Louis Proyect   Reviews   February 28, 2018 The Young Karl Marx Raoul Peck Diaphana Films, 2017 Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx opened on Friday, February 23 at the Metrograph in N.Y. and the Laemmle Royal in L.A. It is the story of how the youthful Marx …