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Criminology

  • 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 …
  • 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, …

Critical Criminology

Crime Theory

  • Spotlight on green news & views: Climate report says act now or else; weaker radiation limits 14 Oct 2018 07:33 Daily Kos CRITTERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS The Monolithforesterbob writes—I have not posted a diary of any kind in three months. When I’m on the go 8 to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, there is not much time for outside activities. Y’all know that I’m still alive and …
  • The expanding universe of synthetic drugs 11 Oct 2018 19:05 Economist INSIDE a brightly lit shop in Amsterdam half a dozen people inspect the wares. Alongside the bongs, vibrators and heart-shaped key rings in its glass displays are rows of small silver packets emblazoned with names such as “Herbal Speed”, “Trip E” and “ …
  • Busting the myths of the death penalty 11 Oct 2018 13:52 Phys.org Credit: CC0 Public Domain October 10 is World Day against Death Penalty. Indonesia is one of the few remaining countries that still implements capital punishment. Despite many rejections from various circles, the Indonesian government still believes the …
  • The finance curse: how the outsized power of the City of London makes Britain poorer 05 Oct 2018 12:26 Observer In the 1990s, I was a correspondent for Reuters and the Financial Times in Angola, a country rich with oil and diamonds that was being torn apart by a murderous civil war. Every western visitor asked me a version of the same question: how could the …
  • The finance curse 05 Oct 2018 10:37 The Guardian In the 1990s, I was a correspondent for Reuters and the Financial Times in Angola, a country rich with oil and diamonds that was being torn apart by a murderous civil war. Every western visitor asked me a version of the same question: how could the …
  • We Don’t Know How Many LGBTQ Youth Are in N.C.’s Juvenile Justice System. That’s a Problem. 27 Sep 2018 16:43 Independent Weekly North Carolina is one of just three states, along with Alaska and Oklahoma, that don't explicitly protect LGBTQ youth in their juvenile justice systems from discrimination, according to the advocacy organization Lambda Legal. Now, a year after a …
  • The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far 20 Sep 2018 18:47 International Herald Tribune On an October afternoon before the 2016 election, a huge banner was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge in New York City: Vladimir V. Putin against a Russian-flag background, and the unlikely word “Peacemaker” below. It was a daredevil happy birthday to …
  • The plot to subvert the US presidential election: Unraveling the Russia story so far 20 Sep 2018 14:57 Indian Express By: New York Times | New York | Updated: September 20, 2018 7:59:56 pm President Donald Trump meets with President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. (The New York Times photo) By Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti On an October afternoon before the …
  • There’s overwhelming evidence that the criminal-justice system is racist. Here’s the proof. 18 Sep 2018 13:23 The Washington Post A couple years ago, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) gave a powerful speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Scott talked about how he had been repeatedly pulled over by police officers who seemed to be suspicious of a black man driving a nice car. He added that a …
  • The Conversation — A sampling 14 Sep 2018 15:38 Sunbury News The Conversation Thousands of mental health professionals agree with Woodward and the New York Times op-ed author: Trump is dangerous September 6, 2018 Author Bandy X. Lee Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University Disclosure …

Black Lives Matter

  • Donald Trump Condemns The Hate His Hate Prom 18 Oct 2018 15:31 Black Star News Now Trump discovers there's hate in America. Photo: Gage Skidmore-Flickr The hate-and-fear-mongerer-in-Chief is suddenly "outraged" by the bigotry and violence he helped to foment. In the aftermath of the terrorist acts by White Nationalists …
  • Former cop says Black Lives Matter is 'helpful' to conversation on race, police violence 18 Oct 2018 14:49 The Hill Former law enforcement officer Matthew Horace said in an interview that aired Thursday on "Rising" that the Black Lives Matter movement has been helpful in the conversation about race and police violence.  Horace said he believes the movement …
  • Oct. 19 – Oct. 25 18 Oct 2018 14:26 Sierra Madre Weekly In addition to all the food, there will also be strolling magicians and a photo booth. – Courtesy photo / Facebook, @ATasteOfOldTownMonrovia EDITOR’S PICK Taste of Old Town Monrovia in Old Town Monrovia, Oct. 21 from 5 – 8 p.m. (Myrtle Avenue between …
  • The Fulfillment Fund Raises 1.4 Million to Bo 18 Oct 2018 13:04 Black Star News Photo: Fullfilment Fund Alumni and Stars Gala Speaker Niona White Photo credit: Alex J. Berliner Jovana Smith, both Black, female and from a low-income community, recalls wearing headphones to block out the sounds of her South Central Los Angeles …
  • ‘Justice for Josiah’ event addresses murder of Humboldt State student 18 Oct 2018 11:06 49er On April 15, 2017, David Josiah Lawson, an African-American criminology major at Humboldt State University was murdered following an altercation with a group of white locals who accused him of stealing a cell phone. After being stabbed and pepper sprayed …
  • Anthony Mackie breaks down the "amazing story" of 'The Hate U Give' and why he "wanted" to be in the film 18 Oct 2018 10:44 WRTA ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — Ahead of its release on Friday, Anthony Mackie is breaking down The Hate U Give and it’s “amazing story.” “[The film is] about this young lady who witnesses her boyfriend, best friend, being murdered by the police,” …
  • Student Senate hears updates on BLM flag, approves RSO 18 Oct 2018 08:42 Daily Eastern News The Student Senate received updates on the petition to have a Black Lives Matter flag on campus and plans to place the new panther statue in an alternative location Wednesday night. Senators also approved a new registered student organization, and the new …
  • National Poetry Slam champs SlamCharlotte at home base for monthly slam 18 Oct 2018 06:54 Charlotte Observer Description: Team sports and poetry may seem mutually exclusive, but that’s definitely not the case for SlamCharlotte, the city’s award winning poetry slam group, who picked up the National Poetry Slam Championship in Chicago in August. Team sports and …
  • Investigators: Yard Signs May Have Motivated Minneapolis Arson 18 Oct 2018 06:44 WCCO MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities are investigating a fire Monday in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood of Minneapolis that they suspect was intentionally set. Fire crews responded at about 6 a.m. to the 600 block of 6th St. SE to a fire that started on the …
  • Cancer survivors share their story in a bid to save lives 18 Oct 2018 06:42 Press and Journal Two prostate cancer survivors in the Highlands have shared their personal stories to encourage others to act on health concerns. Colin Thompson, 61, from Fortrose on the Black Isle, and Stephen Bird, 67, from Ardgay in Sutherland, have been able to …

Gender and Crime

  • Raging "Male Passions," Roe vs. Wad 06 Oct 2018 16:26 Black Star News Kavanaugh and Trump may see eye-to-eye for a reason. Photo--Flickr. The Republican Party, the self-appointed champions of “family values,” are about to place a probable sexual assault perp on the Supreme Court, with the full support of Republican voters— …
  • Why Heidi Heitkamp’s ‘No’ Vote Matters 05 Oct 2018 05:42 New York Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. On Thursday, North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp announced she will vote no on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. This was a surprise. Heitkamp, who has said little about …
  • This Is How White Male Privilege Is Destroying America 04 Oct 2018 18:15 Alter Net In a sociology textbook yet to be written there will be a chapter on white male privilege. The spectacle of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination will be one of that textbook's primary case studies. There are numerous credible allegations …
  • The Brett Kavanaugh case: This is how white male privilege is destroying America 04 Oct 2018 11:44 Salon In a sociology textbook yet to be written there will be a chapter on white male privilege. The spectacle of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination will be one of that textbook's primary case studies. There are numerous credible allegations …
  • On the EDge: When victims are shamed into silence 03 Oct 2018 03:36 St. George Utah Composite image, St. George News OPINION — I can understand why Republican senators have been so strong in supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. These are rich, old, white men of privilege. Their wealth and power …
  • Minnesota Senate candidate slams probe of Rep. Keith Ellison; are Democrats using delaying tactics against Kavanaugh? 02 Oct 2018 19:58 FOX News This is a rush transcript from "Tucker Carlson Tonight," October 1, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. TUCKER CARLSON, HOST: Good evening and welcome to "Tucker Carlson Tonight." We have got some pretty …
  • Who leaked Christine Blasey Ford's letter? Democrats' new attack: Kavanaugh's 'temperament' 01 Oct 2018 20:36 FOX News This is a rush transcript from "Tucker Carlson Tonight," September 28, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. TUCKER CARLSON, HOST: Good evening and welcome to "Tucker Carlson Tonight." This is the 10th day in …
  • Without Our Consent 01 Oct 2018 11:52 New Statesman “You’re out of order! You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order! …You, you sonofabitch, you! You’re supposed to stand for something! You’re supposed to protect people!” - Arthur Kirkland, “And Justice For All” (1979) There are moments when the …
  • Kavanaugh hearing puts misogyny on trial 29 Sep 2018 22:27 Rabble Last Thursday, September 27, Americans saw the enraged face of white male privilege, at the Senate hearings to confirm Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). By turns scowling and sneering …
  • Everyone Lost at the Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings 28 Sep 2018 18:30 New York Yesterday was a spectacle I hope we do not have to experience again. We watched two human beings, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, exposed in the rawest possible fashion to the entire world, over the gravest of accusations, with no definitive …

Prison Privatization

Prison Abolition

  • Rethinking Prison, From the Inside Out 17 Oct 2018 04:07 The Nation The hands of an inmate in a jail cell in Madison, Wisconsin. (AP Photo / Morry Gash) 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 issue. In …
  • Moroccan Coalition Calls for Abolition of Death Penalty 09 Oct 2018 18:04 Morocco World News Rabat- The Moroccan Coalition Against the Death Penalty has called for a demonstration in front of Parliament to demand the abolition of the death sentence.   To bring awareness to its campaign, the coalition organized a press conference alongside the …
  • In San Jose, the National Prison Strike is going down! 06 Oct 2018 03:18 San Francisco Bay View by Nube Brown Supporting the National Prison Strike in San Jose on Aug. 21, opening day of the strike, abolitionists marched from Plaza de Cesar Chavez to San Jose City Hall. This prisoner-led strike is not only about their list of 10 demands; it’s a …
  • Keeping the spirit of the Prison Labor Strike alive 04 Oct 2018 11:44 Salon In 2005, when I was in Lompoc US Penitentiary, prison authorities sent me a slip telling me they had returned a book a publisher had sent me because it included a chapter entitled “How to Organize a Strike.” They deemed this as inappropriate reading …
  • Comrade Malik: Racism in the US is a symptom of capitalism 03 Oct 2018 03:50 San Francisco Bay View by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Peace and blessings, sister and brothers! Well, October is here and it is most certainly time for a few October surprises! Amani Sawari, spokesperson for Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, proclaims a demand, first coined by Comrade …
  • News Briefs 09.21.18 22 Sep 2018 07:28 Q-Notes Online Road Tour Transilient will hit the road for its 2018 touring season on Oct. 8 and is teaming up with the It Gets Better project to highlight individuals along the way. The tour is being underwritten with grants from LUSH cosmetics and the Trans Justice …
  • Tresther’s Tru-pinions: The 2018 Prison Strike and Prison Abolition 14 Sep 2018 08:04 Scarlet and Black By Esther Hwang hwangest@grinnell.edu The 2018 national prison strike, from Aug. 21 to Sept. 9, was an important continuation of our society’s progress towards prison abolition. Organizers across 17 prisons held work strikes, hunger strikes, sit-ins and …
  • Prison System Tries to Erase Transgender People By Ignoring Needs - Activist 14 Sep 2018 02:49 Sputnik International On August 21, inmates in 17 prisons across the US began a three-week-long strike to demand changes to prison conditions, including access to rehabilitation programs, wages for their labor, the restoration of voting rights and an end to death by  …
  • SGA leaders ‘set a tone’ of student activism for the year to come 11 Sep 2018 06:50 Daily Collegian Leaders of the Student Government Association launched Student Power Week on Monday outside the Fine Arts Center, providing a platform for various University of Massachusetts groups to voice their goals and missions regarding student activism for the …
  • Break the Cycle of Forced Prison Labor 06 Sep 2018 09:13 Memphis Flyer In high school, I remember being tested on my ability to recite the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Our recitation was basically a two- to six-word summary of each amendment that we memorized from Quizlet flashcards, because who can bother with …

Corporate Crime

White Collar Crime

  • Edmond man pleads guilty in fake cancer scheme 18 Oct 2018 04:04 KAUT Please enable Javascript to watch this video OKLAHOMA CITY - An Edmond man who was charged in an elaborate fake cancer scheme has pleaded guilty and paid restitution to his victims. Al Reynolds was arrested and charged in April of 2017. Detectives with …
  • 3 Traders Charged, 2 Agree to Plead Guilty, in Connection with More Than $60 Million Commodities Fraud, Spoofing Conspiracy 17 Oct 2018 13:58 E News Park Forest Houston, TX-(ENEWSPF)- Three former commodities traders of a New York-based financial services firm (Trading Firm A) were charged October 11 for their alleged participation in an over $60 million commodities fraud and spoofing conspiracy that was …
  • Govt likely to make changes in NAB law: report 17 Oct 2018 09:27 Pakistan Today by Monitoring Report , (Last Updated 4 hours ago) Law Minister Farogh Nasim’s committee has asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), law and interior ministries and the other concerned authorities to submit proposals in order to improve the …
  • Govt reviews draconian NAB law 17 Oct 2018 09:02 The News International Govt reviews draconian NAB law ISLAMABAD: A committee under law minister Farogh Nasim has sought proposals from NAB, law and interior ministries and other concerned about the changes required in the NAB law to improve the accountability system, which has …
  • One year on, Panama Papers journalist's murder still a mystery 14 Oct 2018 12:05 The Express Tribune Daphne Caruan­a Galizi­a was killed in a car-bomb explos­ion after she publis­hed a report about white collar crimes­ PHOTO: REUTERS VALETTA, MALTA: A year after a car bomb killed Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, those who …
  • U.S. Department Of Justice: Three Traders Charged, And Two Agree To Plead Guilty, In Connection With Over $60 Million Commodities Fraud And Spoofing Conspiracy 12 Oct 2018 22:10 Mondovisione Three former commodities traders of a New York-based financial services firm (“Trading Firm A”) were charged yesterday for their alleged participation in an over $60 million commodities fraud and spoofing conspiracy that was perpetrated through the U.S. …
  • 2018 Elections: Bexar County District Attorney 12 Oct 2018 18:56 KSTX Bexar County voters will elect a new district attorney when they go to the polls Nov. 6. The county’s next top prosecutor will either be Republican Tylden Shaeffer or Democrat Joe Gonzales. TPR's Camille Phillips on the Bexar County District Attorney …
  • Yonkers attorney suspended for 3 years for mishandling funds 12 Oct 2018 16:28 Fairfield County Business Journal An attorney from Yonkers has been suspended from the practice of law for three years for mishandling client funds. A panel of five justices on the state’s Second Appellate Court ruled on Oct. 10 that Osvaldo J. Gonzalez’s “admitted misconduct” warranted …
  • White collar crimes will continue to happen unless there is fear of law 12 Oct 2018 14:05 The Hindu Business Line Indians have no fear of law and of the consequences to them of breaking it. The investigative agencies are slow, and succumb to a variety of influences (including political influence to protect crony capitalists) and weaken their investigative process …
  • Patisserie Valerie owner warns of collapse without... 11 Oct 2018 17:05 Charleston Daily Mail By Reuters Published: 08:57 EDT, 11 October 2018 | Updated: 11:52 EDT, 11 October 2018 By Ben Martin LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The owner of Britain's Patisserie Valerie café chain warned on Thursday that it is in danger of collapse if it cannot …

State Crime

  • Crime Drops In Maine Overall, But Rapes And Homicides Increase 18 Oct 2018 14:51 Maine Public Broadcasting Network Crime in Maine decreased in 2017, the sixth year in a row that the state has seen reductions in crime overall.  That includes incidents of domestic violence, which fell by 10.6 percent. But incidents of rape and other violent crimes increased …
  • Maine crime decreased 8 percent in 2017 18 Oct 2018 14:27 Seacoastonline.com The Maine Department of Public Safety announced Thursday that crime across the state decreased by 8.2 percent in 2017, the sixth consecutive year that number has dropped. But despite the decline, rapes, simple assaults, motor vehicle thefts and homicides …
  • Rajasthan launches e-FIR for stolen vehicles 18 Oct 2018 14:00 Can India News Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Director General of Police O.P. Galhotra on Thursday inaugurated an online e-FIR system for stolen vehicles at police headquarters. The DGP said people can get eFIR (online complaint) lodged. This facility has been provided …
  • Bossier Parish Teacher Arrested for Possible Sex Crime 18 Oct 2018 13:14 KEEL Aubrey Norcross, a teacher at Benton Elementary School, has been arrested for video voyeurism. While details about the investigation are scarce, Norcross was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon and is being held at Bossier Max on a $200 thousand bond. …
  • Overall crime down year-over-year in Maine; incidents of rape, homicide increase 18 Oct 2018 12:35 Wmtw.com AUGUSTA, Maine — Crime statistics released Thursday by the Maine Department of Public Safety show a decrease in overall crime between 2017 and 2016, but an increase in the number of rapes and homicides. Overall crime was down about 8 percent in 2017 from …
  • Candidate forum highlights competitive state Senate race 18 Oct 2018 11:30 Paulding Neighbor VININGS — Just hours after nearly 1,300 Cobb residents cast their ballots on the first day of early voting, the two candidates for state Senate District 6 were vying for more votes in Vinings. And those who attended Monday night’s candidate forum, hosted …
  • Rights group: Insulting the Turkish president shouldn't be a crime 18 Oct 2018 10:27 Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Human Rights Watch (HRW) argues that Turkey increasingly doesn't tolerate freedom of expression, noting the recent prosecutions of four youth for traditional political satire during their college graduations.  “‘Insulting the …
  • From Trump’s protector to enemy: Michael Cohen’s extraordinary transformation 18 Oct 2018 10:26 KBZK Bozeman News Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime protector and former attorney, now wants to be the man to take down the President. In a matter of months, Cohen has gone through an extraordinary transformation: from a self-proclaimed “fixer” eager to do whatever it …
  • Khashoggi’s Killing Isn’t a Blunder. It’s a Crime. 18 Oct 2018 10:22 International Herald Tribune Saudi Arabia’s apparent torture, murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi has been met in some quarters with more lamentation than outrage. Here — so the argument goes — was the most reformist government in the kingdom’s history; and then it did this …
  • State goes after Rapulana for R48K tax bill 18 Oct 2018 09:26 News Actor Rapulana Seiphemo, probably best known for his role as Tau Mogale in the soapie Generations: The Legacy, appeared briefly at the Johannesburg Commercial Crime Court on Thursday morning on tax evasion charges. The State has accused Seiphemo of …

Environmental Crime

  • Spotlight on green news & views: Climate report says act now or else; weaker radiation limits 14 Oct 2018 07:33 Daily Kos CRITTERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS The Monolithforesterbob writes—I have not posted a diary of any kind in three months. When I’m on the go 8 to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, there is not much time for outside activities. Y’all know that I’m still alive and …
  • Spotlight on green news & views: Women climatologists catch sexist flak; judge okays Flint trial 26 Aug 2018 06:25 Daily Kos CRITTERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS Milly Watt writes—The Daily Bucket - Dry Summer at Hurricane Ridge: “On August 7, Mr Watt (aka grnchile) and I finally got up to Hurricane Ridge to inventory wildflowers along the Hurricane Hill trail. This is part of a …
  • 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 …

Critical Theory

  • A manifesto of dissent 08 Oct 2018 12:04 The Hindu Dissent today is one of the most critical acts of democracy. There is an element of critical risk, and yet it is presented like a slice of drawing room behaviour. One almost senses that the next coffee table book shall be on dissent and its sheer …
  • The Whirlwind Is Already Here 05 Oct 2018 11:23 The American Thinker In Judge Brett Kavanaugh's defense before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he charged the Democratic senators on the committee with sowing "the wind for decades to come[, and] the whole country will reap the whirlwind." The whirlwind is …
  • How the decline of the working class made Labour a party of the bourgeois left 22 Sep 2018 05:41 New Statesman The future of British politics will be about the nation state of England, the union of our four nations, and their democratic and economic renewal. It will be about the renascence of the everyday life of work and family. Yet the problem for the left is …
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helen Zille in Stellenbosch: A Tale of Three Misreadings 06 Sep 2018 11:34 Daily Maverick File Photo: Students march with a banner during a protest at South Africa's Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, in this picture taken September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings Helen Zille’s argument in a recent article (“From the Inside: A …
  • Why Dalit leaders cross over to the BJP 31 Aug 2018 05:04 Rediff 'The BJP stems from the RSS that craves, notwithstanding its myriad camouflages, to re-establish their supremacist regime.' 'They believe in everything that India had in its ancient 'Vedic' past, including the caste system.' IMAGE: …
  • 'Major part of the grand Marxist agenda': B.C. teacher seeks religious exemption from union dues 30 Aug 2018 09:10 Montreal Gazette A British Columbia teacher, who applied for a religious exemption from his union, saying membership and paying dues is “irreconcilable with my faith,” has lost an application for appeal of a labour relations board decision, where he argued trade unions …
  • A B.C. teacher tried to get a religious exemption from paying dues because unions are 'a major part of the grand Marxist agenda' 29 Aug 2018 23:13 National Post A British Columbia teacher, who applied for a religious exemption from his union, saying membership and paying dues is “irreconcilable with my faith,” has lost an application for appeal of a labour relations board decision, where he argued trade unions …
  • A B.C. teacher tried to get a religious exemption from paying dues because unions are ... 29 Aug 2018 15:00 Edmonton Journal A British Columbia teacher, who applied for a religious exemption from his union, saying membership and paying dues is “irreconcilable with my faith,” has lost an application for appeal of a labour relations board decision, where he argued trade unions …
  • B.C. teacher who fears 'Marxist' union must remain a member, ... 29 Aug 2018 13:50 Calgary Herald A British Columbia teacher, who applied for a religious exemption from his union, saying membership and paying dues is “irreconcilable with my faith,” has lost an application for appeal of a labour relations board decision, where he argued trade unions …
  • B.C. teacher who fears 'Marxist' union must remain a member, labour board says 28 Aug 2018 23:58 National Post A British Columbia teacher, who applied for a religious exemption from his union, saying membership and paying dues is “irreconcilable with my faith,” has lost before the labour relations board — again — after arguing trade unions are “a major part of the …