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Criminology

  • Frances Kellor and the Birth of Multiculturalism 19 Oct 2018 00:55 Q-Notes Online by Victoria A. Brownworth, LGBT History Project Few topics in American politics under President Trump elicit more controversy than immigration. The same was true in early 20th century America when waves of immigrants flooded Ellis Island, causing fears …
  • Same city, different opportunities: Study maps life outcomes for children from Chicago neighborhoods 16 Oct 2018 14:11 Chicago Tribune America is known as the land of opportunity. But new research suggests that the American Dream is much harder to reach for some kids and that wide differences exist even for those who grow up in neighborhoods mere miles apart. Researchers from Harvard …
  • Charlottesville focuses on healing as Unite the Right heads to Washington 13 Aug 2018 16:48 NBCNews Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Residents, protesters and others gathered in this Virginia city on Sunday to mark the anniversary of tumultuous …
  • One year ago, a right-wing march in Charlottesville ended in violence 12 Aug 2018 07:28 euronews Last year's tumultuous clashes in Charlottesville gripped the nation and became a flash point in a renewed discussion about the state of race relations in America. White nationalists and anti-fascist counter-protesters clashed violently, and video …
  • "Feeling Race" and Other Crucial Issues: Join Thousands of Sociologists Aug. 11-14 in Philadelphia 12 Jul 2018 22:59 Newswise Contact: Naomi Paiss, Communications Director, at (202) 247-9859, npaiss@asanet.org, or (202) 440-0875 (cell); Johanna Olexy, Senior Communications Associate, at (202) 247-9873, communications@asanet.org, or (202) 251-6251 (cell). Newswise — July 11, 2018, …
  • Trump Is Still The Same Man Who Wanted The Central Park Five Executed 20 Jun 2018 09:45 Politics Daily Impulsive and emotional reactions are Donald J. Trump’s trademark ― even more so than displaying his name in big gold letters on luxury buildings. These traits helped Trump win the presidential election, and they continue to harm innocent people every day. …
  • Finding Her Voice 16 Nov 2017 08:15 City Weekly Long before she picketed at Weber State University, before she took the LDS Church to court, before a masked gunman threatened her life, before she was shackled by ICE agents and a lifetime before she sang opera to sublimate her anxiety, Victoria Sethunya …
  • 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 arrests …
  • 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 …

Critical Criminology

  • Cigarette use by Arizona youth on the decline as e-cigarette use surges 10 Dec 2018 01:15 Tucson.com Cigarette smoking by Arizona youth is on the decline, but the number of middle- and high-school students using e-cigarettes has increased at an alarming rate over the past two years, according to a newly released report. The Arizona Criminal Justice …
  • 'She was my baby,' says distraught father of American woman slain in Costa Rica 06 Dec 2018 00:18 Yahoo! Voices 'She was my baby,' says distraught father of American woman slain in Costa Rica originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Carlos Caicedo stared through tears at photos of his smiling daughter, Carla Stefaniak, that he keeps on his cellphone. The …
  • American woman's murder in Costa Rica may have been sexually-motivated: Officials 05 Dec 2018 23:24 Yahoo! Voices American woman's murder in Costa Rica may have been sexually-motivated: Officials originally appeared on abcnews.go.com An American woman was stabbed to death in Costa Rica in what investigators suspect was a sexually-motivated attack, officials said …
  • Hostel security guard arrested after American woman's body found in Costa Rica 05 Dec 2018 08:05 Yahoo! Voices Hostel security guard arrested after American woman's body found in Costa Rica originally appeared on abcnews.go.com A security guard at the hostel where an American woman was staying during her last night in Costa Rica has been arrested in connection …
  • Mauricio Macri hosts G-20 in Argentina amid crises, skepticism 30 Nov 2018 11:21 Washington Times BUENOS AIRES — For President Mauricio Macri, this weekend’s Group of 20 summit was supposed to showcase a confident, booming Argentina, re-energized by his pro-market policies that put the country’s longtime economic and political dysfunction in the …
  • Macri’s G-20 summit showcase in Argentina now mired in social unrest 30 Nov 2018 01:34 Washington Times BUENOS AIRES — For President Mauricio Macri, this weekend’s Group of 20 summit was supposed to showcase a confident, booming Argentina, re-energized by his pro-market policies that put the country’s longtime economic and political dysfunction in the …
  • This Former Cop Wants to Build Trust Between Communities and Police 30 Nov 2018 00:04 Westside Story Newspaper Fulbright Scholar Roberto Rivera looks to Jamaica as a model of restorative justice By Tess Eyrich Roberto “Bobby” Rivera (EMPIRE NEWS NETWORK (ENN)—- RIVERSIDE, CA—- Roberto “Bobby” Rivera spent 20 years as a police officer in Southern California before a …
  • Mauricio Macri hosts G-20 in Argentina amid crises, skepticism 29 Nov 2018 23:11 Washington Times BUENOS AIRES — For President Mauricio Macri, this weekend’s Group of 20 summit was supposed to showcase a confident, booming Argentina, re-energized by his pro-market policies that put the country’s longtime economic and political dysfunction in the …
  • CCR: Not the American Rock Band 26 Nov 2018 22:37 Capilano Courier More than just a resume booster, the co-curricular record is a way to make your time at school more meaningful Freya Wasteneys, Features Editor Tucked away at the back of the Library building is the office of Cyndi Banks, CapU’s associate vice president …
  • Will Borderline shooting define Thousand Oaks? 25 Nov 2018 16:57 Ventura County Star Hundreds attended the somber ceremony at the Fred Kavli Theater in downtown Thousand Oaks, less than 24 hours after the massacre. MIKE HARRIS/THE STAR Thousand Oaks City Council member Al Adam says the city isn’t going to let the Borderline mass …

Crime Theory

  • Despite YouTube's efforts, it's still a 'vortex' of hate 11 Dec 2018 02:33 SF Gate Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google LLC, arrives to the White House for a meeting in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google LLC, arrives to the White House for a meeting in Washington, D.C …
  • Hateful conspiracies thrive on YouTube, despite pledge to clean up ‘problematic’ videos 11 Dec 2018 02:32 The Washington Post A year after YouTube’s chief executive promised to curb “problematic” videos, it continues to harbor and even recommend hateful, conspiratorial videos, allowing racists, anti-Semites and proponents of other extremist views to use the platform as an online …
  • Auckland Prison: An inmate's view from inside Paremoremo 10 Dec 2018 23:46 Wairarapa News This story was originally published by North & South and is republished with permission. Daniel Luff is an inmate at Auckland Prison serving a life sentence with 17 years non-parole for the 2002 murder of Detective Constable Duncan Taylor and the …
  • Shootings are contagious: Prosecutors study King County gun violence from a public-health angle 10 Dec 2018 14:14 Seattle Times Since early 2017, the three-member Criminal Strategies Unit in the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has collected data on shootings investigated by eight police departments and hopes to expand the project to include data from all police …
  • San Francisco police policy leads to decrease in crime, UC Berkeley study finds 07 Dec 2018 05:29 Daily Californian The San Francisco Police Department’s recent decision to reassign dozens of officers to foot patrol has led to a significant drop in assaults and thefts, a UC Berkeley study has found. The study, conducted by researchers at the UC Berkeley Goldman School …
  • OP-ED: One of the biggest drivers of rhino extinction is social inequality 03 Dec 2018 23:13 Daily Maverick Two endangered White Rhino are seen together at the Joburg Zoo in Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 January 2018. The Joburg Zoo is an 55-hectare (140-acre) zoo established in 1904 and houses about 2000 animals of 320 species. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK A …
  • Colgate welcomes new faculty members 26 Nov 2018 17:01 Colgate University This fall, Colgate welcomed 43 new professors in more than 25 different departments, athletics, and the university libraries. Colgate’s newest educators represent a mix of Colgate alumni, visiting professors from across the country, and new assistant …
  • No One Wants to Talk About How Completely We Were Lied to 16 Nov 2018 17:05 ExtremeTech This is an op-ed and represents the opinion of the author. Two days ago, the New York Times published a comprehensive story on the degree to which Facebook fought all attempts to investigate its role in spreading Russian hoaxes and lies, both as it …
  • Kurt Salzinger, 89, noted Hofstra professor, dies after fall on subway platform 13 Nov 2018 02:22 Newsday Kurt Salzinger, a longtime Hofstra University professor who fled Nazi persecution in Europe as a boy and devoted his life to the study of human behavior, has died from injuries suffered in a fall on a New York City subway platform. He was 89. His …
  • How the GOP Gave Up on Porn 11 Nov 2018 19:02 Politico The Year Was 1976. Republicans were reeling from Watergate. Christian conservatives were defecting to the Democratic Party. And Jerry Falwell, the Virginia preacher with a booming Baptist congregation and a popular radio show, decided he could no longer …

Black Lives Matter

Gender and Crime

  • Raging "Male Passions," Roe vs. Wad 29 Nov 2018 16:55 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— …
  • A sociologist explains how Christmas became a battlefield and how white men lost the American Dream. 26 Nov 2018 13:24 Raw Story The war on Christmas is a myth. Yet so many Republicans, Donald Trump voters and other conservatives are apparently obsessed with it. Why is this? Today’s conservative movement is masterful in its ability to use emotional appeals to manipulate its public …
  • Is the so-called 'War on Christmas' really a proxy war for white supremacy? 26 Nov 2018 09:45 Alter Net The war on Christmas is a myth. Yet so many Republicans, Donald Trump voters and other conservatives are apparently obsessed with it. Why is this? Today's conservative movement is masterful in its ability to use emotional appeals to manipulate its …
  • Special Report: Cuba’s Open Secret—A complex color bias rooted in colonialism continues to disadvantage those there with dark skin 09 Nov 2018 17:54 New Pittsburgh Courier HAVANA—On a typical balmy September afternoon, pedestrians make their way along narrow streets in the heart of the capital. As a tall, lanky man saunters past Academia De Belleza, the little girl hoisted on his shoulders gazes at posters spanning the …
  • OPINION: White boys will be white boys 06 Nov 2018 00:19 Lumberjack By Alex Harris on November 5, 2018 There is a saying uttered over and over again in response to when those who do harm or commit a crime are affluent and privileged enough to never deal with the consequences: “boys will be boys.” It is stated in many …
  • Raging "Male Passions," Roe vs. Wad 04 Nov 2018 01:52 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— …
  • Insight: Should the wealthy be a law unto themselves? 29 Oct 2018 05:08 Scotsman The battle to save Philip Green’s reputation is lost but the argument over Non Disclosure Agreements will continue to rage, writes Dani Garavelli Some people might wonder if Sir Philip Green had any reputation left to defend. This, after all, is the man …
  • A mother of a son's middle path in the #MeToo era 21 Oct 2018 15:23 Chicago Tribune "Mom." My 25-year-old son looked up from his phone. "Have you seen this Aziz Ansari story?" It was a Sunday morning on a holiday weekend, which meant pancakes instead of headlines, a rare chance to spend the day untethered to the news. …
  • Raging "Male Passions," Roe vs. Wade, And Judge Kavanaugh 19 Oct 2018 00:27 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— …
  • 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— …

Prison Privatization

Prison Abolition

  • Proposed Oklahoma bill would criminalize abortion, punishable by life in prison 03 Dec 2018 23:23 KMBC OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma lawmaker has proposed a new bill that would ban abortion and allow women who undergo the procedure to be sentenced to life in prison. Republican Sen. Joseph Silk, from Broken Bow, filed Senate Bill 13 on Thursday, which would …
  • Outside support grows as prison resistance continues with ongoing strikes and prisoner-led initiatives 30 Nov 2018 09:02 San Francisco Bay View by Amani Sawari The extensive participation in the National Prison Strike in Florida, both inside the prisons and outside, must have been a major contributor to the historic victory of the initiative led by former prisoners to give the right to vote to 1.4 …
  • Wrongly Convicted 27 Nov 2018 16:52 McGill Daily Poet El Jones gave the Culture Shock’s keynote address about the state of prisons in Canada on November 15 as part of McGill’s 13th annual Culture Shock. Every year, QPIRG organizes a series of events that highlights the voices of marginalized communities. …
  • No gallows for Camp Street Prison – Ramjattan 19 Nov 2018 06:36 Guyana Chronicle MINISTER of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan says that he has no intention of rebuilding the former Camp Street Prison gallows — unused for over 20 years—at the new Georgetown prison holding facility. The revelation comes as a group of experts, organised …
  • Bahraini courts give prison sentences to over dozen anti-regime activists 18 Nov 2018 16:55 Iran Daily On Sunday, Bahraini judiciary officials sentenced 13 defendants to five years in jail each after finding them guilty of “deliberately setting fire to a police patrol car and holding unlawful gatherings in the northern village of Abu Saiba,”  the Arabic- …
  • Malaysia says no 'U-turn' in death penalty abolition 16 Nov 2018 12:31 Al Jazeera Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - As a lawyer, Liew Vui Keong helped one of his clients appeal successfully against a death sentence. Now, as Malaysia's minister in charge of law, he is working to get the death penalty abolished in its entirety. The legislation …
  • DPM: Abolition of death sentence needs careful study 14 Nov 2018 17:51 The Borneo Post KUALA LUMPUR: The proposal to abolish the mandatory death sentence must be studied from all aspects as it is a complex issue, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Dr Wan Azizah who is also Women, Family and Community Development …
  • Abolition of death sentence needs careful study: Wan Azizah 14 Nov 2018 11:23 Sun KUALA LUMPUR: The proposal to abolish the mandatory death sentence must be studied from all aspects as it is a complex issue, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Wan Azizah who is also Women, Family and Community Development …
  • The abolition of journalism 10 Nov 2018 16:27 world.wng.org C.S. Lewis famously dismissed the journalism of his day. “I never read the papers. Why does anyone?” he wrote. “They’re nearly all lies, and one has to wade thru’ such reams of verbiage and ‘write up’ to find out even what they’re saying.” The notion, he …
  • UK scientists risk prison to urge action 31 Oct 2018 07:52 ClimateNewsNetwork A group of British scientists and their supporters is willing to risk a prison term to press governments to tackle climate change and environmental crisis. LONDON, 31 October, 2018 − A growing number of British academics, writers and activists say they are …

Corporate Crime

  • How the US Creates ‘Sh*thole’ Countries – Book Review 11 Dec 2018 15:26 Palestine Chronicle 'How the US Creates Sh*thole Countries' by Cynthia McKinney. (Photo: Book cover) By Jim Miles (How the US Creates “Sh*thole” Countries.  Cynthia McKinney Ed. Clarity Press, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, 2018.) Whether you consider yourself already well …
  • Conservatives Are Right to Write Off Big Cities 11 Dec 2018 14:06 New York City to Conservatism: Drop Dead. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images The modern conservative movement cherishes America’s cities — as generators of wealth for its patrons to hoard, and reservoirs of non-white criminality for its media outlets to …
  • Customers 'disgusted' by credit repair tactics 11 Dec 2018 13:01 ABC Updated December 11, 2018 13:20:48 Unlicensed finance companies that offer to fix your bad credit rating or manage your debt will face a senate inquiry this week, amid claims they have been charging exorbitant fees for little or no service. Key points: …
  • 8 tiny towns that are home to Fortune 500 companies 11 Dec 2018 12:08 MarketWatch When you think of Fortune 500 companies and where they’re based, you probably picture major cities like Silicon Valley, New York City and Seattle. However, many heavy-hitting companies don’t call those large metropolises home. Instead, these …
  • Tokyo court rejects Carlos Ghosn’s complaint about his month-long detention 11 Dec 2018 12:03 KBZK Bozeman News A Japanese court has rejected a complaint filed by former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn over a decision to extend his three-week detention by another 10 days. Tokyo prosecutors on Monday indicted Ghosn, 64, on accusations he under-reported his income in …
  • There’s a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – or Spider-Woman or Spider-Ham – for everyone 11 Dec 2018 10:41 News Observer It's a familiar origin story: A teenager gets bitten by a radioactive spider, gains enhanced spider-related abilities and becomes a costumed crime fighter. But "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" offers a new take on this well-trod formula by …
  • Ajimobi seeks state police 11 Dec 2018 10:12 News Diary Online Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has called for the establishment of state police to curb crime in the country. Ajimobi made the call at the inauguration of the Oyo State Safe City Control Centre aimed at improving the security network in the state. “ …
  • Carlos Ghosn is challenging his month-long detention in Japan 11 Dec 2018 09:26 KBZK Bozeman News Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has filed a complaint after his three-week detention by Japanese authorities was extended by another 10 days. Tokyo prosecutors on Monday indicted Ghosn, 64, on accusations he under-reported his income in Nissan …
  • Businessman Peter Gregg found guilty of falsifying records 11 Dec 2018 08:46 WA Today The finding represents a fall from grace for the corporate dealmaker who was serving as chief executive of ASX-listed Primary Health when The Age and Sydney Morning Herald revealed the ASIC interest in his time as chief financial officer at Leighton …
  • Former exec faces jail for cooking the books at one of Australia's biggest construction firms 11 Dec 2018 07:43 ABC.net.au Updated December 11, 2018 18:33:29 The former chief financial officer of construction giant Leighton Holdings, Peter Gregg, has been found guilty of falsifying the company's accounts. Key points: Peter Gregg faces a maximum of four years in jail and…

White Collar Crime

  • Abbreviated pundit roundup: GOP dismisses allegations against Trump 11 Dec 2018 14:03 Daily Kos Here’s Catherine Rampell’s perfect summary at The Washington Post: For a party that claims to be “tough on crime,” Republicans seem pretty confused by what it means to hold criminals to account. Particularly when it comes to white-collar crimes, or really …
  • The rise and fall of Carlos Ghosn 11 Dec 2018 07:57 The Dawn Carlos Ghosn, one of the most well-known names in the global automobile industry, was indicted by Japanese prosecutors for understating his pay yesterday (December 10, 2018), along with former Nissan director Greg Kelly. While the case against Ghosn had …
  • Moss asks Beaufort Co. school board for $35K to hire big-name lawyer in his FBI probe 11 Dec 2018 05:55 Beaufort Gazette Former Beaufort County Schools superintendent Jeff Moss, under investigation by the FBI for financial transactions made during his five-year tenure, has asked the district for $35,000 to hire a former U.S. Attorney known for representing high-profile …
  • Is the GOP the law and order party? Not so much. 11 Dec 2018 01:52 The Washington Post For a party that claims to be “tough on crime,” Republicans seem pretty confused by what it means to hold criminals to account. Particularly when it comes to white-collar crimes, or really any crimes committed by rich people. On Friday, for instance, Rep. …
  • Good Morning, News: John Kelly's Over It, Brexit Vote Delayed, and Escaped Felon Shot in NE Starbucks 10 Dec 2018 17:14 AltWeeklies.com Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things to Do in Portland today. Girl, bye. Drew Angerer / Getty Images See Ya Never: Both Donald Trump's and Mike Pence's chiefs of staff—John Kelly and Nick …
  • KT edit: Time's up for Mallya, he must pay for his crimes 10 Dec 2018 16:32 Khaleej Times The former liquor baron has been at pains to explain that he never stole the money. The long arm of the law has finally caught up with India's billionaire fugitive Vijay Mallya. It took two years and a long legal process which may still continue if the …
  • Trump’s latest rage-tweets expose the depth of his own corruption 10 Dec 2018 15:30 The Washington Post The news contained in the fusillade of new legal filings relating to President Trump can be summed up this way: Federal prosecutors are now alleging that Trump personally directed a criminal conspiracy that helped get him elected, and have plainly signaled …
  • Six Things to Know about the Legislature Scandal (in Opinion) 10 Dec 2018 10:57 Tyee Congratulations if you’ve mostly skipped the flood of news reports on the legislature scandal. It’s been entertaining, if you’re the kind of person who stops to look at car crashes. But despite all the noise, we know very little. Here’s the Quick Notes …
  • Reforms for progress 10 Dec 2018 02:54 The Dawn THE current mood in Pakistan reflects a fractured society. Will our political leadership remain mired in confrontation? Are we reaping the harvest of hate unleashed by vendetta, bigotry, and falsehood? These questions must be answered because zeitgeist …
  • Japan expands visa program amid labor shortage 09 Dec 2018 09:52 NWA Online TOKYO -- Japanese lawmakers early Saturday approved government-proposed legislation allowing hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders. The contentious legislation passed only months …

State Crime

  • Vin Diesel to produce new crime drama 11 Dec 2018 18:12 KBOI 2 (WENN)- Nicki Minaj has hit back after fans criticized her new boyfriend for his past criminal record. The "Anaconda" star hit headlines on Sunday after sharing an Instagram photo of herself and Kenny Petty from her 36th birthday celebrations in …
  • McNamara: No ‘crime problem’ in Cavendish 11 Dec 2018 17:54 Chester Telegraph By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC There is no “crime problem” in Cavendish, said Town Manager Brendan McNamara at last night’s meeting of the town’s Select Board. “The article (in The Eagle Times) did not portray Cavendish accurately,” he …
  • Piling on Racism Accusations to Take Down a Conservative State Legislator 11 Dec 2018 17:52 Texas Insider By Rachel Alexander The left has a bad habit of labeling conservatives racist merely for being politically incorrect. Whereas when someone on the left actually is racist, they get a free pass. Hillary Clinton recently joked about how a woman interviewing …
  • Nigerian Police say it's not a crime to have sex in the car 11 Dec 2018 16:41 Pulse news The Nigeria Police Force has clarified that it's not against the law for citizens to have sex in the car as long certain conditions are met. A couple having sex in a car parked in an isolated part of a neighborhood in Lagos State were recently …
  • Dixie State student who is a Hollywood historian to appear on Turner Classic Movies 11 Dec 2018 16:27 St. George Utah Stock image, St. George News ST. GEORGE — A Dixie State University student who is an expert on old Hollywood actresses has been invited to appear on Turner Classic Movies to discuss the 1933 film “She Done Him Wrong” starring Mae West and Cary Grant. April …
  • Hague Prosecutor: Croatian Govt ‘Blocking’ War Crime Cases 11 Dec 2018 16:13 BalkanInsight.com Serge Brammertz, chief prosecutor at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, said in his report to the UN Security Council in New York on Monday that the Croatian government’s actions have resulted the blocking of a large and growing number of …
  • Blog: Why the Epic Store (in its current state) isn't good for anyone 11 Dec 2018 14:38 Gamasutra The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company.   Indie devs like myself have always likened to be the …
  • Man charged in 13-year-old girl's 'horrific' kidnapping, murder connected through DNA, officials say 11 Dec 2018 13:55 WYFF LUMBERTON, N.C. — The man facing charges in the kidnapping and murder of a 13-year-old girl in Lumberton, North Carolina was nabbed by a connection made through DNA, investigators said Monday. Michael Ray McLellan, 34, stood quietly in a Robeson County …
  • Court sentences 14-year-old to three years in prison for rape 11 Dec 2018 13:34 Nation An Upper Area Court I, Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Tuesday, sentenced a 14-year-old boy to three years in prison for raping a four-year-old girl. The judge, Lawal Suleiman, sentenced the teenager without an option to pay fine. Suleiman held that the punishment …
  • Man charged in 13-year-old girl's kidnapping, murder appeares in court 11 Dec 2018 13:30 WYFF LUMBERTON, N.C. — The man facing charges in the kidnapping and murder of a 13-year-old girl in Lumberton, North Carolina appeared in court Monday, the FBI said. Michael Ray McLellan, 34, stood quietly in an orange jumpsuit with a bulletproof vest, days …

Environmental Crime

  • You asked, we answered: Who pays to clean up Tonawanda Coke? 19 Nov 2018 02:26 Buffalo News Buffalo News environment reporter T.J. Pignataro has been involved in reporting on Tonawanda Coke for the past several years and recently investigated where the biggest toxic problems are located at the company's River Road site. More stories are on …
  • 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 …
  • 55 Ways Donald Trump Structurally Changed America in 2017 22 Dec 2017 02:15 New York The GOP tax bill will mark the Trump administration’s first major legislative achievement. It’s likely to jolt the economy more than any one political event since Trump’s election, if not since the Affordable Care Act was passed, and it may well bring …
  • 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 up …
  • How diverse are Colorado newspaper newsrooms? Well… 28 Oct 2017 02:31 Colorado Independent Results are in from the latest American Society of News Editors survey on diversity in newsrooms. This year the group partnered with Google News Lab for an interactive approach. You can search for a newsroom that responded to the survey and see how it …
  • 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 …

Critical Theory

  • “The Once and Future Worker” is Romney loyalist, Oren Cass’s labor theory of value 02 Dec 2018 06:39 Salon At the center of Marx’s critique of capitalism is a labor theory of value. Namely, the notion that treating labor as a commodity to buy and sell alienates workers from the act of production, causing feelings of powerlessness, isolation, and self- …
  • Will Xi Jinping's China survive? - Rediff.com India News 29 Nov 2018 12:39 Shanghai News 'Is Xi's China stable?' 'No one can say whether the regime will fall all at once or if its leaders are devising a new solid and competitive -- anything but democratic -- model.' A fascinating excerpt from Francois Bougon's Inside …
  • Will Xi Jinping's China survive? 28 Nov 2018 07:43 Rediff 'Is Xi's China stable?' 'No one can say whether the regime will fall all at once or if its leaders are devising a new solid and competitive -- anything but democratic -- model.' A fascinating excerpt from Francois Bougon's Inside …
  • What Would Gramsci and Said Do? A Socialist Perspective on BDS 20 Nov 2018 15:09 Palestine Chronicle Antonio Gramsci (L) and Edward Said. (Photos: File) By Rod Such The prominent Palestinian intellectual Edward Said, author of Orientalism and The Question of Palestine, admired the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci for his views on cultural hegemony. What …
  • What Does It Even Meme? 05 Nov 2018 20:37 Capilano Courier Your favourite medium for online humour is more political than you think  Ana Maria Caicedo, Community Relations Manager Kyle Papilla, Illustrator When was the last time you stood at CapU’s recycling stations agonizing over where your garbage belongs? Do …
  • Ian Svenonius Doing His Own Thing: Profile 01 Nov 2018 09:02 River Cities Reader Ian Svenonius, long associated with the Washington DC music scene, is slated to perform Tuesday, 10/30, at 8PM at Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL). He has been making music since the late Eighties, and recording it since 1990. If there is any …
  • How the market abandoned morality 01 Nov 2018 07:52 New Statesman Like the lifelong sinner who makes a deathbed conversion, it was always likely that supporters of neoliberal globalisation would rediscover ethics towards the end. Having devastated communities through indifference, and coercively imposed commercial …
  • 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 its …

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