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Criminology

  • 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

Crime Theory

  • Here is the primary factor experts claim leads America to be plagued with a high number of mass shootings 19 May 2018 15:45 Raw Story People embrace during a vigil in Orlando for the mass shooting victims at the Pulse nightclub (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski) Canadians are reputed to be polite. But that isn’t a very compelling argument for why the lone wolves there are less inclined …
  • Here's the #1 Factor Experts Say Accounts for High Number of Mass Shootings in the US 19 May 2018 07:17 Alternet Canadians are reputed to be polite. But that isn’t a very compelling argument for why the lone wolves there are less inclined to engage in the kind of mass shooting that occurred in Orlando. All three pathologies that appeared to be in play at the …
  • 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

Gender and Crime

  • 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 …
  • #MeToo movement forcing change in South Korea 21 May 2018 01:30 Irish Times When K-Pop star Son Naeun appeared on Instagram holding her mobile phone case with the slogan “Girls can do anything”, the Apink singer was subjected to a horrendous wave of abuse from internet trolls, and accused of “promoting feminism”. Feminism is …
  • 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 …
  • Missing Shulamith and the Dialectic of #MeToo 22 Feb 2018 23:11 Canadian Dimension Martha Sonnenberg   Culture   February 22, 2018 Photo by Mihai Surdu I was 24 years old in 1970, when I read Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex, a year younger than she was when she wrote the book. The book catapulted me from the limitations of …

Prison Privatization

  • Tucson Draws the Line on Prison Privatization 19 May 2018 15:17 truthout (Source: Pixabay) On Tuesday, May 8, Tucson, Arizona, passed a long-overdue resolution banning the privatization of its jails and detention centers. One more time, with emphasis: A city near the Mexican border in a state that's home to some of the …
  • 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 …
  • Rotten and Rat-Infested: The Appalling Food and Health Care Conditions Facing US Prisoners 29 Apr 2018 16:25 truthout Prisoners line up at the canteen for lunch. Beaufort House, a skill development unit for enhanced prisoners. Part of HMP/YOI Portland, a resettlement prison with a capacity for 530 prisoners. Dorset, United Kingdom. (Photo: In Pictures Ltd. / …
  • Prison food service back on gov’s plate 23 Apr 2018 05:36 Alpena News Online Gov. Rick Snyder never wanted to go there in the first place but instead of digging in to oppose it he relented to his “legislative partners” and signed legislation to privatize the food service in the state prison system. And then the fun began. Too bad …
  • Stop SF Privatization At Potrero Hill Health Center & Defend Health Worker Cheryl Thornton 22 Apr 2018 15:25 Indybay Community and labor advocates rallied against the attacks on San Francisco Potrero Hill health center and racist employment practices including the retaliation and removal of SEIU 1021 healthcare workers Cheryl ThorntonCommunity and labor advocates …
  • Escapes, Riots and Beatings. But States Can’t Seem to Ditch Private Prisons. 10 Apr 2018 09:08 International Herald Tribune Private prison companies can be found at every level of government, housing 9 percent of the nation’s prisoners. They emerged in the 1980s, when the number of inmates was quickly outstripping capacity, and they have an outsize influence in certain states, …
  • Beware of Big Philanthropy’s New Enthusiasm for Criminal Justice Reform 16 Mar 2018 15:37 The Nation Charles Koch, founder of the Charles Koch Institute. (AP Photo / Topeka Capital-Journal, Mike Burley) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. The Koch brothers are known for campaigning to free corporations from …
  • The New Slavery's Boost: Private Prison 28 Feb 2018 09:08 Black Star News Cover of Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow" The great Russian novelist, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, in “The House of the Dead,” 1862, wrote: "The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” Twenty-four hours …

Prison Abolition

Corporate Crime

  • George Conway’s Tweets Raise West Wing Eyebrows 24 May 2018 09:16 Politico George Conway’s Manhattan law firm sits near the corner of Sixth Avenue and 52nd Street, just three blocks from Trump Tower. During the 2016 election, when he still supported Donald Trump, the corporate litigator would sometimes walk over to the campaign …
  • The trouble with charitable billionaires 24 May 2018 06:51 Observer In February 2017, Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in the headlines for his charitable activities. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, founded by the tech billionaire and his wife, Priscilla Chan, handed out over $3m in grants to aid the housing …
  • Improved financial regulation deters misconduct, study finds 24 May 2018 06:45 Phys.org Improved regulation has deterred a greater amount of financial misconduct in the UK since the global financial crisis, according to new research published today by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Since the crisis of 2007, there has been increased …
  • Documents link Klyuev to FBME accounts of Altem and Zibar 24 May 2018 06:10 Cyprus Mail By Stelios Orphanides Dmitry Klyuev, the sanctioned Russian bank owner considered by the US as the mastermind of a tax fraud uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky, had indeed banked with FBME Bank, despite what its former owners claimed. The former owners of FBME …
  • Jury awards $1.3 billion against security company after guard rapes teen 24 May 2018 04:42 Australian Broadcasting Corporation Updated May 24, 2018 14:02:00 A jury in the United States has told a security company to pay $US1 billion ($1.3 billion) after its employee, a guard at an apartment complex, was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl. Key points: Former security guard …
  • CV fraud: How inflated is your resume? 24 May 2018 04:41 Sydney Morning Herald The digital economy and growth in the “Gig Economy”, where staff are hired on a project basis, implies people being hired and fired faster than ever. That means more CV and reference checks – a skill that is lagging despite the regulatory focus in banking …
  • Charges laid after cash and drugs seized in Tweed Heads 24 May 2018 03:46 Echo Police have charged a man after allegedly seizing drugs and cash during a vehicle stop near Tweed Heads last night. About 9.20pm (Wednesday, 23 May), officers from Tweed Byron Police District stopped an Audi A4 travelling on Leisure Drive, Banora Point, …
  • How Trump’s Obsession With China Could Turn America into Japan 24 May 2018 02:16 Politico Donald Trump’s plan to make the American economy great again is deceptively simple: wrestle jobs, market share and indeed the future back from China. But what if the U.S. president, in the process, morphs America into Japan? Three decades ago, Trump the …
  • How entrepreneurs should respond to a notice from the income tax department 24 May 2018 02:13 Economic Times By Sudheer Pareek Most of us manage to get through our days without ever having to deal with the Income-Tax Department. Sometimes the small business that you are running may not be that lucky. So what do you do when the long arm of the tax department …
  • What to do when you receive a notice from the tax department 24 May 2018 02:11 Economic Times By Sudheer Pareek Most of us manage to get through our days without ever having to deal with the Income-Tax Department. Sometimes the small business that you are running may not be that lucky. So what do you do when the long arm of the tax department …

White Collar Crime

  • White collar crime expert explains how Trump’s ‘Spygate’ is a typical ‘con’ from ‘a longtime con artist’ 24 May 2018 00:00 Raw Story White collar crime expert Jennifer Taub explained to CNN on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s so-called “Spygate” conspiracy theory is a like a typical scam conducted by a “con artist.” “The president of the United States has just elevated a …
  • Christensen outraged by claims made on flyer 23 May 2018 23:15 Sunshine Coast Daily DAWSON MP George Christensen was one of the strongest voices in parliament in favour of establishing the Royal Commission into banking, even threatening to cross the floor and 'go rogue' if his government didn't support it. So when a flyer …
  • Thuma Mina: A spirit of self-conviction that brought colonial apartheid to its knees 21 May 2018 20:55 Daily Maverick Cyril Ramaphosa has launched the Thuma Mina campaign to fast-track service delivery and to cover lost revolutionary ground. All ANC members should embrace it. The day was 16 February 2018 at dusk, coming after a great deal of a ambivalence that had …
  • Matt Nippert: Putting NZ journalism in the global loop 21 May 2018 04:45 Scoop From Mediawatch, 9:08 am on 20 May 2018 Colin Peacock - mediawatch@radionz.co.nz & @MediawatchNZ The reporter who won the big prize at last week’s Voyager Media Awards says the biggest stories in the world these days are often cracked by reporters …
  • Editorial: Him Too 18 May 2018 22:39 Port Washington News Eric Schneiderman resigned amid abuse allegations. (Photo source: Wikimedia)Surprise, surprise: Yet another man who professes to be a champion for equal rights and a fighter in the #MeToo movement is nothing more than a hypocritical sleazebag abuser of …
  • ‘Waste of Time’: Mueller Probe Is ‘Substitution of Litigation for Politics’ 18 May 2018 20:01 RIA Novosti Opinion 02:53 18.05.2018(updated 16:20 18.05.2018) Get short URL Today marks the one-year anniversary of US special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged ties between US President Donald Trump and Russia. Commemorating the day, Trump …
  • A Cosmetic Change? The Malaysian Elections 2018 18 May 2018 20:00 RIA Novosti Pivot to Asia 11:02 18.05.2018(updated 12:31 18.05.2018) Get short URL For the first time since gaining independence in 1957 from the British, the ruling party in this South East Asian country of 31 million people was voted out of power. The elections …
  • ‘Substitution of Litigation for Politics’: Russiagate the Last Resort of ‘Clintonite Democratic Party’ 18 May 2018 17:11 Sputnik International Opinion 02:53 18.05.2018(updated 16:20 18.05.2018) Get short URL Today marks the one-year anniversary of US special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged ties between US President Donald Trump and Russia. Commemorating the day, Trump …
  • Meet the Class of 2018: An Overview of Commencement 18 May 2018 14:33 Newswise Newswise — On Saturday, May 19, 1,945 students will receive degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological research university in the United States, beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV) stadium on …
  • Manafort's ex-son-in-law pleads guilty, cooperating with feds 18 May 2018 04:19 NBCNews Rachel Maddow reviews the unusual financial entanglements of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and reports breaking news that Jeffrey Yohai, Manafort's former son-in-law with some overlapping business interests has pleaded guilty and …

State Crime

  • FBI called in after body of teen girl found in drain 24 May 2018 08:54 The New Zealand Herald The FBI has been helping police in Little Rock piece together clues in the case of a missing teenage girl whose remains were found in a local park on Tuesday. Coroners confirmed on Wednesday (US time) that the remains are those of Ebby Steppach, who first …
  • Weinstein faces new sex crime probe in US federal court 24 May 2018 07:26 Digital Spy The following article contains allegations of sexual misconduct that some readers may find distressing. Harvey Weinstein is facing a fresh sex crime investigation in the US. Federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York are pursuing …
  • Why should hitting a cop be a federal crime? 24 May 2018 07:24 NYPOST Last week, the House of Representatives — by a margin of more than 10 to 1 — approved a completely gratuitous, blatantly unconstitutional bill that would make assaulting a police officer a federal crime. The lopsided vote was a bipartisan portrait in …
  • Mexican mafia ran jail crime like an 'illegal government,' L.A. authorities say 24 May 2018 07:00 CTV News LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles jails are run by the county sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wielded the power in the underworld behind bars. Authorities say they diminished the influence of the organization made up of leaders from various Latino gangs. …
  • Mexican Mafia run jail crime like an 'illegal government' 24 May 2018 06:47 The Fresno Bee The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wields the power in the underworld behind bars. The organization made up of leaders from various Latino gangs operated like an illegal government, collecting "taxes" on …
  • Remains found in drainage pipe ID’d as teen who vanished over 2 years ago 24 May 2018 06:11 NYPOST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Human remains discovered in a drainage pipe at a Little Rock park were identified as those of a teenager who was last seen in the area before disappearing two and a half years ago, authorities said Wednesday. Little Rock Police …
  • Child porn a growing problem, AG's Cyber Crime Unit fighting back 24 May 2018 05:50 Wafb.com BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Any parent will tell you that raising children in the digital age means a whole new list of potential dangers. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice told Congress that “the expansion of the Internet has led to an explosion in …
  • Wide-ranging talk previews Thursday’s State of the City Address 24 May 2018 05:07 www.recordnet.com Wes Bowers Record Staff Writer @WBowersTSR STOCKTON — On the eve of the annual State of the City Address, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs hosted an event that he described as a “talk show to hear from other members of the community who make everything I’m …
  • Former state trooper questions handling of DelTondo murder investigation 24 May 2018 05:00 WTAE Pittsburgh CENTER TWP., Pa. — He spent 21 years as a Pennsylvania State Police trooper. He lives about 7 minutes from where Rachael DelTondo was shot 10 times and died in front of her parents' home in Aliquippa. Wayne Kress followed the investigation into …
  • Indian River violent crime highest in 10 years 24 May 2018 04:37 The Tribune People can call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers to leave anonymous tips. Wochit INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Violent crime was on the rise in the county in 2017, reaching the highest level in 10 years, statistics released Tuesday show. There were 3,341 reports of …

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

  • The Plague of 'Theory' in Educational Discourse 18 May 2018 17:06 The American Thinker There is an old pedagogical joke that has been making the rounds for years: those who can do.  Those who can't teach.  The joke has been supplemented by a tailgater: those who can't teach teach teachers.  One might add: those who can't teach …
  • 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 …
  • Marx and the end of orientalism 11 Feb 2018 01:18 The News International Marx and the end of orientalism In ‘Marx and the End of Orientalism’, Bryan S Turner has critically explored the inherent theoretical flaws of both the traditional sociological approach and the Hegelian/Marxist approach. This book is relevant to the …

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