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  • Former Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson still has a vision for the cityMaxine L. Bryant  April 22, 2024 11:34 am Savannah Now - Georgia Maxine L. Bryant An African proverb says, “When an elder dies, a library burns to the ground.” This saying speaks to the vast knowledge retained in the minds of seasoned contributors to society. With that being the case, it is prudent to glean as much …
  • Black History Month: WHIO celebrates all who have pushed our nation forward February 13, 2024 9:52 pm WHIO TV - Ohio Every February, Black History Month gives us the opportunity to learn about the rich and, oftentimes, forgotten pieces of American history. Black Americans helped build this country physically, culturally, diplomatically, and philosophically. They have …
  • Public Practice and the Origins of Sociology: New Thoughts on an Old Issue January 30, 2024 1:28 pm Contexts by Marcus A. Brooks | January 30, 2024 As sociology faculty nationwide counted down the days to winter break, heated debate again erupted on Academic Twitter (ahem, X). The point of contention? Praxis-oriented, justice-focused sociology. The debate was …
  • Identifying and Treating Incarcerated Women Experiencing Substance Use Disorders: A Review November 13, 2023 4:33 am Dove Medical Press Introduction Rates of substance use in the United States (US) continue to rise, with the number of individuals endosing past month illicit substance use increasing from approximately 27 million in 2015 to more than 37 million in 2020.1 Nationally …
  • Celia Donert: Invention of the Trickster October 25, 2023 4:26 pm London Review of Books In August​ 1992, violent riots in the former East German port city of Rostock culminated in arson attacks on a tower block housing Roma and Vietnamese asylum seekers. Neo-Nazis threw Molotov cocktails while local residents looked on. The surrounding estate …
  • Pregnancy and childbirth should not be deadly for Black women in CT July 6, 2023 4:16 am The Connecticut Mirror Tori Bowie, the former fastest woman in the world and three-time Olympic medalist, tragically died at age 32. Recent news revealed that her death was due to complications from childbirth while being eight months pregnant. The Associate Medical Examiner …
  • Book Review: Gender, Race, Identity & Batman in Gotham City Living June 22, 2023 3:30 pm The Geek Anthropologist By Alissa Whitmore McCrystal, Erica. 2021. Gotham City Living: The social dynamics in the Batman comics and media. New York: Bloomsbury. Erica McCrystal’s ambitious Gotham City Living: The Social Dynamics in the Batman Comics and Media (2021) aims to trace …
  • FactChecking Ron DeSantis’ Presidential Announcement May 26, 2023 9:39 am FactCheck.org Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made his presidential candidacy official on May 24, first with a glitch-delayed livestream on Twitter Spaces, followed by an interview on Fox News. Making his pitch for the Republican nomination, DeSantis leaned heavily into his …
  • ‘The sexism was so blatant, as if officers felt irreproachable’: my year on the streets with the Met police May 6, 2023 9:15 am The Guardian Putting on a police uniform for the first time is a peculiar experience. It feels like fancy dress, like a joke taken too far. Boots, trousers, shirt, necktie, kit belt, stab vest, hat – and a face hidden somewhere in the middle of it all, lost among the …
  • DeSantis vs. diversity: Blacklists have universities playing defense as Republicans attack March 19, 2023 4:13 pm The Rockdale Citizen - Georgia MIAMI — When she visited Florida Polytechnic University with a group of girls from her middle school class last month, Sarah imagined herself in college learning how to use the beakers and Bunsen burners she saw while touring the chemistry lab. As a sixth …

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  • Culture Wars of God, Gays, Gates, and Guns Attest to Fears of Invasion May 8, 2024 3:09 pm The Good Men Project - California   Within the patriarchal, Christian, white supremacist overarching structure that has perennially held power in the United States since colonial times, the issues that hold the highest sway among dominant group members, even more than “it’s the economy …
  • Donald Trump fuels the culture war by stoking panic over the 4 G’s: God, Gays, Gates, & Guns April 28, 2024 6:54 pm LGBTQ Nation - California Within the patriarchal, Christian, white supremacist structure that has perennially held power in the United States since colonial times, the issues that hold the highest sway among dominant group members in the 2024 election – even more than “it’s the …
  • No country for children: The not-so-hidden horrors of child sexual abuse in Pakistan April 24, 2024 6:43 am Dawn Are religious institutions shielding predators? Delve into the harrowing truth of systemic child abuse in Pakistan, where clerical influence of madrassa-backed maulvis and misguided donor efforts perpetuate a cycle of silence and impunity. Recent reports …
  • Addressing misogyny must include addressing trans activism April 23, 2024 3:06 am The Critic Is being “eye-fucked on the escalator” a hate crime? Asking for Paris Lees. As a trans woman, Lees would be protected by the misogyny law proposed by Scotland’s first minister. But would that be validating for Lees or a total turn-off? It’s all so …
  • Bruce Lehrmann defamation verdict LIVE: Judge finds Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins and was 'hellbent' on having sex with her at Parliament House April 14, 2024 11:50 pm Daily Mail LIVE By Charlotte Karp For Daily Mail Australia Published: 19:02 EDT, 14 April 2024 | Updated: 00:14 EDT, 15 April 2024 Advertisement   Follow Daily Mail Australia's live coverage of Bruce Lehrmann's defamation case against Network Ten and Lisa …
  • The Limits Of MeToo In Italy April 12, 2024 5:54 pm Worldcrunch Updated April 12, 2024 at 4:10 p.m.* -Analysis- For a few fleeting hours, it seemed the MeToo movement might finally break out of the shadows in Italy: the internet was buzzing early last year after the La Repubblica daily had published the testimonies of …
  • Youngkin amendment would end state funding for fetal anomaly abortions April 9, 2024 8:05 pm The News & Advance - Virginia DAVE RESS and CHARLOTTE RENE WOODS Richmond Times-Dispatch Near the bottom of his list of 242 amendments to the General Assembly budget, Gov. Glenn Youngkin, an abortion opponent, included a short sentence that would end state funding of abortions for …
  • Kerala High Court Monthly Digest: March 2024 [Citations: 146-210] April 1, 2024 12:18 pm Live Law Ahammedkutty Bran v Sukumaran 2024 LiveLaw (Ker) 146  B. v State of Kerala 2024 LiveLaw (Ker) 147  Manuja Mythri v Advocate T K Ajan 2024 LiveLaw (Ker) 148  Dr.Navaneeth K.Unni v State Represented By Public Prosecutor 2024 LiveLaw (Ker) 149  State of …
  • A Conservative Thought Experiment on a Liberal College Campus March 20, 2024 1:54 pm Boston Magazine Longform Last fall semester, professor Eitan Hersh and a class of undergrads embarked on a mission to understand conservative thought. Here's what happened. Hersh jots down a few notes on the blackboard for his American Conservatism course at Tufts …
  • Resilience in robes: Women’s triumphs in legal practice March 8, 2024 9:54 am The Leaflet On International Women’s Day, a look at the powerful trailblazers who have forged a path for women in the legal profession. — LOOKING around this Women’s Day, I attempted to pen down the celebrated symbols that women hold. The list goes long: We call this …

Prison Privatization

  • AdWatch: Gloves come off in guv’s race, with ad rapping Otter over prison scandal May 20, 2024 11:51 am The Spokesman-Review - Washington State The gloves have come off in Idaho’s governor’s race, with Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff launching a hard-hitting new ad faulting GOP Gov. Butch Otter’s handling of a scandal involving the state’s largest prison. You can read my full AdWatch story …
  • Abolish ICE! Fighting for Humanity over Profit in Immigration Policy May 20, 2024 11:51 am North American Congress on Latin America In its less than 20 years of existence, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has amassed an extensive and shocking record of human rights violations. The current administration’s anti-immigrant sentiment has radicalized the agency, emboldening it to …
  • Here are Steve Williams’ answers to our questions May 17, 2024 6:50 pm Mountain State Spotlight - West Virginia MSS: When you were  elected mayor Huntington in 2012, you inherited a city that was kind of teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Over your time in office, the city’s finances were largely turned around, essential services were preserved and the city’s …
  • Paraphysique de l'isonomie et du dressage May 16, 2024 8:40 am Chicago Indymedia - Illinois C'est le dressage Qui fait tous les carnages C'est l'éducation du dressage Le dressage de l'éducation A l'école, à l'usine, au bureau, au lycée Au stade, en prison, au piano, à l'université En voiture, en avion, en train, en …
  • Expansion of tourism facility in Bodrum protected area approved without environmental review May 16, 2024 7:46 am Bianet The Ministry of Environment, Urbanization, and Climate Change has decided that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is not required for the expansion of Cengiz Holding’s tourism accommodation facility in the protected area of Cennet Bay, located in …
  • Sam Bankman-Fried Is Not Entirely Wrong May 13, 2024 7:50 pm The American Prospect - Washington D.C. In February, the Steward hospital chain was at the lowest point of a decade-long downward spiral. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was threatening to shut down its Louisiana hospital over standards of care a Republican state rep described …
  • Tenth anniversary of the death of the 301 miners in the Soma disaster May 12, 2024 10:29 pm World Socialist Web Site Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Soma massacre, the worst mining disaster in Turkey's history. On May 13, 2014, 301 miners lost their lives in a fire caused by a methane gas explosion at a coal mine in Soma, Manisa, Turkey. The last decade has …
  • Ukraine’s High Anti-Corruption Court flexes muscles, arrests sitting minister May 11, 2024 7:32 pm Euromaidan Press Ukraine’s Agriculture Minister Mykola Solskyi was arrested on 26 April 2024 by the High Anti-Corruption Court, which ordered him to pay a $2 million bail. The minister, who resigned a day before and had his resignation accepted by parliament on 9 May, is …
  • The global health management challenges May 9, 2024 10:35 am Meer The healthcare industry has become a key area of economic activity. It is being rapidly privatized, with deeply negative results, except for the happy few at the top of the wealth pyramid. Free unfettered market can work best for your choice of shoes. But …
  • CoreCivic Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results May 8, 2024 8:15 pm EIN Presswire Higher Occupancy Propels Strong Quarterly Financial Performance Capital Strategy Highlights Include Significant Share Buyback and Debt Refinancing in Quarter BRENTWOOD, Tenn., May 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CoreCivic, Inc. (NYSE: CXW) (the Company) …

Prison Abolition

  • Our Immigrant Detention System Shows Why We Need Prison Abolition May 16, 2024 11:22 am Teen Vogue Abolition was more than just a vision. It helped us determine which reforms would further dismantle the system and which ones would only serve to fortify it. Once DWN adopted a detention abolition vision, our strategies and tactics became even sharper. Our …
  • Lezaic: The Death of Journalistic Integrity May 15, 2024 7:41 pm The Daily Utah Chronicle   I have officially spent over two years at the Daily Utah Chronicle, and it’s been a wild ride.   I got this position after I started standing back up from the lowest point in my life. I feel lucky to have found purpose and a space to express my thoughts …
  • Thai PM orders investigation after monarchy reform activist died in prison May 15, 2024 11:02 am Fox News Police seized ketamine hidden inside life-size Transformer robots in Thailand. A woman who was previously caught trying to ship meth hidden in a food processing machine was trying to send the robots to Taiwan. (Via Viral Press) Netiporn "Bung" …
  • Thai protester Netiporn Sanesangkhom (28) dies in prison during hunger strike urging reform of monarchy May 15, 2024 1:38 am Irish Independent Activist demanded abolition of law against defaming the royal family Netiporn Sanesangkhom (centre) poses with activists during a protest against Thailand’s government and calling for monarchy reform, in Bangkok last year. Photo: Reuters Today at 03:30 A …
  • Young Thai monarchy reform activist dies in prison following hunger strike May 14, 2024 9:46 pm ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) In short: Thai monarchy reform protester Netiporn "Bung" Sanesangkhom has died in prison. She died after undertaking a hunger strike while awaiting trial. She was accused of insulting Thailand's monarchy. A young activist in Thailand who went …
  • Thai activist dies in prison after months of hunger strike for monarchy reform May 14, 2024 3:00 pm Fox News Police seized ketamine hidden inside life-size Transformer robots in Thailand. A woman who was previously caught trying to ship meth hidden in a food processing machine was trying to send the robots to Taiwan. (Via Viral Press) Netiporn Sanesangkhom, a 28- …
  • Vermont is planning for a new women’s prison. Critics say it’s too big. May 14, 2024 10:01 am VTDigger - Vermont Owen Carpenter-Zehe is a reporter with Community News Service, part of the University of Vermont’s Reporting & Documentary Storytelling program. He wrote this story on assignment for Vermont Public.  On a recent morning in March, Tanya Gagne talked …
  • Gweru residents call for abolition of death penalty May 13, 2024 11:12 pm The Chronicle (Zimbabwe) Patrick Chitumba, [email protected] GWERU residents have called for the complete abolition of the death penalty as part of calls for justice reform.  At a public hearing on the Death Penalty Abolition Bill convened by the Joint Committee on Justice, Legal …
  • criminalizing May 13, 2024 8:13 pm South Florida Sun Sentinel The child welfare system is a powerful state policing apparatus that functions to regulate poor and working-class families. Dorothy Roberts ▪ Summer 2021 Illustration by Molly Crabapple This article is one in a series of arguments on the family …
  • Abolition of the Special Court, Grenell reveals the behind-the-scenes, how Vucic's "deal" with Thaci failed May 11, 2024 7:20 am SotNews The former American envoy for the dialogue between Belgrade and Prishtina, Richard Grenell, has revealed that the president of Serbia, Aleksandër Vu?i? and the former president of the USA and the so-called "Donald Trump of Kosovo" and Hashim …

Corporate Crime

  • RSA and Q Underwriting launch management liability cover May 20, 2024 10:16 am Continuity, Insurance & Risk Magazine RSA Insurance has partnered with Q Underwriting to develop a bespoke management liability product. With bespoke limits, the cover offers management protection, covering D&O, corporate liability, employment practice liability and employee crime. The …
  • Redner’s Markets using AI software to catch white-collar shoplifters May 20, 2024 10:07 am Reading Eagle - Pennsylvania On Feb. 9, Redner’s Markets Inc. loss prevention employee Ryan Christman saw a woman who appeared via surveillance video to be underscanning high-value items. Christman was familiar with the woman from footage he reviewed of previous thefts, all or most of …
  • Georgia Dreaming: Is Another Color Revolution About to Kick Off? May 20, 2024 9:51 am The Nation Ten years after the massive street protests that overthrew Ukraine’s president—and helped precipitate war with Russia—another former Soviet Republic teeters on the brink. Ad Policy Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis takes part in the …
  • AMD bags IEEE’s 2024 Corporate Innovation Award for pioneering chiplet design research May 20, 2024 9:36 am ITPro AMD is celebrating major industry recognition after being awarded the 2024 Corporate Innovation Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  The semiconductor giant was recognized for its development and deployment of chiplet …
  • Optiver partners with AMD to turbo charge data center modernization efforts May 20, 2024 9:36 am ITPro Optiver has partnered with AMD to make use of a range of high-performance compute engines to transform its data center infrastructure.  The market trading firm will use AMD EPYC processors, AMD Solarflare Ethernet adapters, AMD Virtex FPGAs, and AMD Alveo …
  • How Yale University Surveils Pro-Palestine Students May 20, 2024 9:15 am The Nation Documents reveal a pattern of targeted monitoring: administrator presence at rallies, police surveillance of social media, and coordination between campus, local, and state police. Ad Policy Campus police parked at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut …
  • Why American Women Should Want Their Own Harrison Butker May 20, 2024 8:52 am American Thinker Question: If you are female, would you prefer a Harrison Butker type as your life partner? Or would you prefer to share your life with a man-bun wearing, scraggly bearded, non-binary person complete with all the leftist jargon and chock-full feelings? …
  • Ex-Attorney-General’s BOST job sparks controversy May 20, 2024 8:35 am Herald Former Deputy Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, has been appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of Bulk Energy Storage and Transportation Limited Company (BOST) seven months before the end of the Akufo-Addo administration …
  • Diri Kicks Off Nigeria’s biggest grassroots football tourney  May 20, 2024 7:52 am The Nation (Nigeria) Our Reporter May 20, 2024 Season 6 of the Bayelsa State Governor’s Football Tournament, the Prosperity Cup , has kicked off in Yenagoa with over two hundred teams jostling for glory in 22 centres across the eight local Government Areas. Bayelsa State …
  • Powers of Parliament: Are Ugandans up against a monster they created? May 20, 2024 7:49 am The Daily Monitor Last week, the Ms Beti Kamya, the Inspector General of Government, revealed that she had opened investigations into claims that the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Anita Among, owned several properties in the United Kingdom (UK). “I have received the President’s …

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Critical Theory

  • The Anti-Colonial Marxism of Mahdi Amel May 18, 2024 9:17 pm Jacobin With rare exceptions, non-Western theorists of Marxism receive short intellectual shrift. When they register on the radar of ideological debates at all, such debates summarily present their work as proof of Marxism’s universalism rather than a means of …
  • Today's college students are being educated into imbecility May 16, 2024 11:38 pm The Washington Times OPINION: The upheaval happening on college campuses today is no accident. It is the fruition of a long-standing trend toward Marxist indoctrination in our universities. For decades, elite institutions such as Columbia, Harvard, Yale, MIT and Princeton have …
  • Critical Race Theory and Campus Antisemitism May 11, 2024 5:36 am The American Spectator The month of May has mercifully arrived. That means the end of the spring semester nationwide at our university asylums. It also means that the campus crazies are heading home to harangue their parents and hometowns with the crackpot theories they’ve …
  • Would Jesus preach “Critical Theory” today? May 10, 2024 6:08 pm Baptist Message - Louisiana By Ron F. Hale “My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism,” declared  Karl Marx (1818-1883). If only he could have heard and heeded the poetic words of James Weldon Johnson: “Young man – Young man – Your arm’s too short to box with God.” …
  • FTC Chairwoman Lina Khan Linked to Marxist Organization Supporting Columbia University Protesters May 5, 2024 4:11 am Breitbart Democrat FTC Chairwoman Lina Khan has ties to a Marxist organization, the Law and Political Economy (LPE) Project, which supported the pro-Palestinian protesters involved in the encampment at Columbia University. Khan, who is currently serving as the …
  • Belmont Club: The Woke God May 4, 2024 2:37 pm PJ Media - Virginia The writer James Lindsay said in a talk (here available on YouTube) before the European Parliament that 'Marx was not an economist. He was a theologian'. Lindsay, described in Wikipedia as a promoter of right-wing conspiracy theories, goes on to …
  • “The Trouble with Normal”: Reading 2 Canadian Bestsellers May 1, 2024 4:56 pm Psychiatric Times - New Jersey SECOND THOUGHTS Gabor Maté’s The Myth of Normal1 and Jordan Peterson’s Beyond Order2 Canada is the world’s second largest country by land mass and 37th by population of 40 million. For a smallish country, we punch above our weight in education and culture. …
  • For philosophy newbs: five thinkers to follow today. April 29, 2024 7:45 pm Literary Hub To paraphrase the novelist Sheila Heti, I’ve been spending a lot of time lately wondering: how should a person be? These are vexy times, on both global and local theaters. Big questions structure the day. Questions like, what is gender? What is speech? …
  • Why are Christians attracted to social justice? April 16, 2024 8:04 am The Christian Post - Washington, D.C. By Virgil Walker, Op-ed contributor Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Unsplash/Malu LakerEvangelical Christianity is evolving by championing causes and adopting language and tactics once exclusive to social justice — such as combating the marginalization of …
  • The Summers of Theory April 9, 2024 3:59 pm Boston Review The Summer of Theory: History of a Rebellion, 1960–1990 Philipp Felsch, translated by Tony Crawford Polity Press, $30 (cloth) The Long Summer of Theory directed by Irene von Alberti Filmgalerie 451 Not long ago and in certain small circles of academic life …