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  • What Former NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s Column Omitted About Racist Broken Windows Policing 03 Jun 2019 23:16 Black Star News Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton still trying to defend bigoted "Broken Windows" policing... On Sunday, former New York City Commissioner Bill Bratton wrote an op-ed expressing frustration that the racially-applied “Broken Windows” policing …
  • Cave heroes win Australians of the Year 25 Jan 2019 18:44 News.com.au Every year, Australia celebrates those who work towards improving our country. Across fields ranging from science to community welfare, those nominated for Australian of the Year have inspired a nation through their achievements. Craig Challen and Richard …
  • Rochester 10 26 Dec 2018 06:45 City Newspaper Who makes Rochester Rochester? The people who are most often in the public eye are the elected officials, corporate leaders, university presidents and researchers, and entertainment figures. But thousands of Rochesterians make equally important …
  • 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 …

Critical Criminology

  • Nationwide Study on Teen 'Sexting' Has Good News, Bad News 18 Jul 2019 05:38 Newswise Newswise — The good news is that adolescent “sexting” is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines. The bad news is that it also has not decreased despite preventive efforts by educators and others. Most commonly, the term sexting has been …
  • How much should juries rely on expert testimony? 16 Jul 2019 13:11 The Washington Post This is the second of a six-part online symposium on the use of forensics in the criminal justice system. You can read the introduction and part one here. You can read the full biographies of the panel here. Question 2 Many different fields of forensics …
  • Economic Downturns and State Violence: A Conversation with Andres Antillano 12 Jul 2019 17:11 Venezuela Analysis Andres Antillano is a social psychologist and professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, where he holds the Criminology Chair. He investigates violence and the conditions that favor it, examining these issues from a class perspective. …
  • TalkbackTuesday 10 Jul 2019 08:15 Jamaica Gleaner #TalkbackTuesday: In just over 18 months, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced five states of public emergency. The most recent was declared on Sunday for the St Andrew South Police Division. Do you think this is an effective approach to crime …
  • Trinidad filled with gang members but no prosecutions 07 Jul 2019 15:21 Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) More than a year af­ter the An­ti Gang Act 2018 was pro­claimed in­to law, not a sin­gle gang­ster has been con­vict­ed al­though po­lice have charged sev­er­al peo­ple. It was a prob­lem laid bare by Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary …
  • Report: 2,484 gang members in Trinidad and Tobago 07 Jul 2019 15:11 St. Lucia News Online (TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — More than a year af­ter the An­ti Gang Act 2018 was pro­claimed in­to law, not a sin­gle gang­ster has been con­vict­ed al­though po­lice have charged sev­er­al peo­ple. It was a prob­lem laid bare by Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary …
  • Gail Hadfield Grainger: now will the police who shot my boyfriend face justice? 06 Jul 2019 14:13 The Observer In the seven years since her partner was shot dead by a police officer, painter and decorator Gail Hadfield Grainger has gained three A-levels and a law degree. A desire for justice drives the 36-year-old, who studied while caring for two children and her …
  • To What Extent Can Natural Disasters Be Considered State Crimes 29 Jun 2019 09:37 New Zealand News Geographers and criminologists seem to be in agreement that climatic and geophysical hazards in themselves[1] are not the direct causation of death or injury.[2] Indeed, it is the state, through negligent practices or deviant actions[3], which can …
  • A Murder on the Rappahannock River 27 Jun 2019 20:56 Washingtonian The sun was just beginning to fade when David Riley pulled up to the little house off Route 354. The Virginia State Police detective got out of his unmarked Ford Fairmont and took in the setting of the mystery that had brought him here—a low-slung home …
  • A word with Ivana Zdeljar, president of the Criminology Student Association 25 Jun 2019 22:22 Peak By: Criminology Student Association, Staff Writer Fast Facts Name: Ivana Zdeljar  Pronouns: She / her / hers Departmental affiliation: Fourth-year criminology student Hobbies: Zdeljar enjoys trying out new places to eat as an avid foodie, singing …

Crime Theory

  • ‘Technological Feat’ Of Research On Old Tissue Serves Up Evidence HIV Started Infecting Humans In Early 1900s 16 Jul 2019 19:25 kaiserhealthnews.org Scientists at the University of Arizona examined a tissue sample that dates back to the 1960s, the oldest sample of HIV to date, and concluded the virus jumped from primates earlier than expected. The researchers tested 1,652 pathology samples and found …
  • Suspending Chris Williamson - The Fury And The Fakery 08 Jul 2019 04:34 Scoop See the original on Media Lens June 26, the Labour Party lifted the suspension of pro-Corbyn MP Chris Williamson, triggering a maximum effort propaganda blitz designed to reverse the decision. Williamson had been suspended on February 27, after footage …
  • Is failure an option? – The canary in the coal mine 03 Jul 2019 09:10 Amandala “I kno I dah nuttiin but ah wah betta fi mi daata.” — Young male Belizean (name withheld), June 2019. Getting into my barber’s chair is always a priority. The “trim” is usually accompanied by spirited conversations with other barbers and clients. The …
  • To What Extent Can Natural Disasters Be Considered State Crimes 29 Jun 2019 09:37 New Zealand News Geographers and criminologists seem to be in agreement that climatic and geophysical hazards in themselves[1] are not the direct causation of death or injury.[2] Indeed, it is the state, through negligent practices or deviant actions[3], which can …
  • NRATV is now finished -- but here are the bigotry, lies, and hatred that the NRA tolerated for years 26 Jun 2019 20:51 Media Matters For America NRATV: Spread hatred, bigotry, sexism and misinformation Served as an authoritarian defense and propaganda operation for President Trump Launched inflammatory attacks on progressives Used violent and unhinged rhetoric when talking about the press Smeared …
  • Majority of people return lost wallets here's the psychology and which countries are the most honest 20 Jun 2019 20:51 MENAFN (MENAFN - The Conversation) Honesty is one of the traits we value most in others. We often assume it is a rather rare quality, making it important for us to find out who we can actually trust in this selfish world. But according to new research, there' …
  • Are your tinned tomatoes picked by slave labour? 20 Jun 2019 05:31 Guardian Weekly On 6 August last year, 14 immigrant farmhands in Foggia, on the ankle of the Italian boot, were coming home from a 12-hour shift picking tomatoes in 40C heat. The minibus carrying them was registered in Bulgaria; the driver didn’t have a licence or …
  • Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle With the Feds 18 Jun 2019 10:54 Investing.com In Michael Lacey’s younger and more vulnerable years, his father gave him this advice: “Whenever someone pokes a finger in your chest, you grab that finger and you break it off at the knuckle.” Lacey grew up in the 1950s as a bright, bookish boy. His …
  • What if our opioid crisis is really about isolation? 12 Jun 2019 13:43 Colorado Springs Independent When Brittany Pettersen was 6 years old, her mother slipped on a skateboard and injured her back. Stacy Pettersen was prescribed opioids for her pain. Scarred from an abusive childhood, still living with an abusive, alcoholic husband, Stacy was a perfect …
  • Countering the threat to religious freedom and of religious extremism 12 Jun 2019 11:39 National Secular Society Countering extremism requires a whole-society response to uphold and promote democratic norms and principles and encourage debate and dialogue, says the lead commissioner for countering extremism Sara Khan. A healthy democracy requires a healthy and …

Black Lives Matter

Gender and Crime

  • Why Rapists Must Get Capital Purnishment – Bunmi Dipo-Salami 15 Jul 2019 15:44 Nigerian Current Bunmi Dipo-Salami is the Executive Director, BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights a fledgling human rights organisation in the vanguard of fighting the rights of women and girl child. In this interview, the woman activist, worried and alarmed by the seemingly …
  • The misogynists might finally learn to behave if their actions are outlawed | Catherine Bennett 14 Jul 2019 06:31 News A n exceptionally abundant glut of sexual harassment news may have overshadowed a significant victory for students at Warwick University, which, thanks to its administration’s complacency over sexist abuse, has come to occupy a prominent place in the …
  • Eve Ensler on Donald Trump, rape culture and the "unreckoned history" of America 11 Jul 2019 13:11 Salon Rape culture is both a noun and a verb. Rape culture is a society and environment in which rape and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls are made to seem normal. This is done through language and the images circulated by the media and …
  • Reuben Abati: Rape and the Senior Pastor of COZA 06 Jul 2019 08:09 Y Naija COZA is the acronym of a church in Abuja, Nigeria, known as the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. It is one of those Pentecostal churches that dot every street of Nigeria where the Pastors claim to have a direct phone line to God, and are majorly regarded by …
  • Prisons: As always, the 'lock 'em up' lobby will prevail 02 Jul 2019 22:09 Age Geoffrey Galbraith, Beechworth Take a broad approach to reduce prison numbers It would seem there are four components to reducing recidivism (45per cent nationally). One, prevention: reducing the risk factors includes attention to education, poverty …
  • Rape and the Senior Pastor of COZA 02 Jul 2019 01:21 This Day TUESDAY WITH REUBEN ABATI COZA is the acronym of a church in Abuja, Nigeria, known as the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. It is one of those Pentecostal churches that dot every street of Nigeria where the Pastors claim to have a direct phone line to God, …
  • 10 Things We Learned About 2020 From the Democratic Debates 28 Jun 2019 15:36 Yahoo News Over two nights in Miami, the top 20 Democratic contenders squared off in the first major tussle of the 2020 presidential campaign, debating everything from health care policy and immigration to climate solutions and geopolitical challenges. Here are 10 of …
  • Rudy was Trump, and Trump is Rudy: How NYC in the Central Park Five years shaped history 23 Jun 2019 18:38 Salon Running on a platform of overt racial division and culture-war politics — and aggressively demonizing the most vulnerable members of society — a white male Republican wins a hotly disputed election, in defiance of all conventional wisdom and a rapidly …
  • Returning from the Land of Jihad: The Fate of Women Associated with Boko Haram 21 Jun 2019 18:32 Nigerian Voice Women are streaming home from Boko Haram’s domain in north-eastern Nigeria, some having escaped captivity and others having left jihadist husbands behind. The state should safeguard these women from abuse, so that they stay in government-held areas and …
  • Bollywood’s blinders when it comes to caste 06 Jun 2019 22:22 livemint.com New Delhi: Early last week, India’s Twitterverse was witness to an intriguing phenomenon. Indians were openly talking about aukat (status) and caste, a topic that is ever-present in the country but almost never publicly discussed. The immediate trigger was …

Prison Privatization

Prison Abolition

  • The critical, overlooked history of WA's prison abolition movement 12 Jul 2019 12:00 Crosscut Isolated and embattled, abolitionists nonetheless carried on. Throughout the closing decades of the 20th century, abolitionists and their allies remained focused on protecting human rights for incarcerated people, particularly those already marginalized by …
  • Rock Camp Charleston gives girls and trans youth a chance to write and perform original music on stage 12 Jul 2019 02:21 Charleston City Paper Rock Camp Charleston hopes to strike a chord with campers and audiences at their ninth annual Camp Showcase event on July 20 at the Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston. The Camp Showcase is a yearly event where students play original songs with …
  • BET founder says Democrats are going too far left to beat Trump, but some politicos say he’s out of touch 09 Jul 2019 20:49 The Washington Post Few demographic groups are more faithful to the Democratic Party than black Americans. But one of the first black billionaires is suggesting that the party has moved so far to the left, it risks alienating them. While Robert Johnson played a significant …
  • Franklin Bynum Is a Texas Judge Who Wants to Abolish Prisons 02 Jul 2019 11:08 The Nation Franklin Bynum, center. (franklinforjudge.org) Franklin Bynum is a judge. Sometimes, he even wears the black robes associated with the job. But the title and the robes don’t begin to tell his story. What distinguishes Bynum, a 37-year-old democratic …
  • Cops Out Of Dyke March! 24 Jun 2019 02:25 Indybay Join us at Dyke March to send the message that cops -- the state's front line enforcers of racism, homophobia, transphobia and more -- are not welcome! We'll be meeting on the steps of Mission High, across from the Dolores Park tennis courts, at 4: …
  • Mike Gravel's progressive, anti-war presidential campaign is being run by three teens on social media 23 Jun 2019 14:46 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer AP Photo/Jim Cole Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel's long-shot 2020 presidential campaign is being managed entirely on the Internet primarily by three teenagers and former high school classmates from Westchester, New York.  David Oks, Henry Williams, and …
  • Tiffany Cabán Wants to Transform What It Means To Be a DA 13 Jun 2019 17:00 The Nation Tiffany Cabán is campaigning to become Queens's next district attorney. 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. As a public defender …
  • Should inmates be allowed to vote? Yes: It would reform America's outdated prison policies 10 Jun 2019 00:13 Duluth News Tribune Today more than 6 million citizens are still disqualified from voting as a result of their incarceration. This new suffrage movement has arisen because more and more Americans have come to realize our democracy is flawed due to draconian practices that …
  • Allowing prisoners to vote would reform America’s outdated prison policies 31 May 2019 02:15 San Francisco Bay View by Amani Sawari Since the U.S. was established, there has never been a time in history where all its citizens could vote. At first, only property-owning white men 21 and over could vote. In 1868 the right to vote was white men who were 21 and older. It …
  • Unpaid prison labor continues to power Florida 27 May 2019 02:55 Gainesville Sun Florida is one of only a handful of states that use unpaid inmate labor. All of them are Southern and have disproportionately black prison populations. In the spring of 1923, nearly a hundred witnesses testified to the horrific conditions at the state’s …

Corporate Crime

  • Afghan war atonement film, Friday 18 Jul 2019 05:21 Echo A special screening of Jirga will be held Friday July 19 from 7pm at Palace Cinemas, and will be followed by Q&A with director Benjamin Gilmour. Gilmour, who is a former paramedic, says, ‘Shortly before I flew to Pakistan and then Afghanistan to shoot …
  • The Catholic rebels resisting the Philippines’ deadly war on drugs 18 Jul 2019 05:14 The Guardian One of the most famous victims – and a rare survivor – of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs is a 30-year-old pedicab driver named Francisco Santiago Jr. In September 2016, while cycling through central Manila, Santiago was abducted by a …
  • Elle Noir AKA Chris Cochrane is unapologetically herself 18 Jul 2019 05:03 The Coast Educator, drag queen, aesthetician, actor, consultant: Halifax's 2019 Pride ambassador commands the spotlight everywhere she goes. Now in her 14th year as a performer, Chris Cochrane—Halifamous for her drag persona Elle Noir—is finding balance and …
  • New NNPC appointments raise fresh controversy 18 Jul 2019 04:37 Hallmark By UCHE CHRIS Recent appointments at Nigeria’s oil behemoth, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has again sparked off the old controversy about the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to the unity and collective existence of the …
  • US Democrats Decry Trump’s ‘White Supremacist’ Agenda, But Serve ‘Same Corporate Masters’ 18 Jul 2019 01:57 Sputnik International Opinion 03:35 18.07.2019Get short URL With only four Republicans and one independent voting in favor of a Tuesday House of Representatives resolution condemning US President Donald Trump for his comments about four Democratic congresswomen, Republicans …
  • Liberty Counsel head claims “Q” in LGBTQ refers to pedophiles 18 Jul 2019 01:37 Metro Weekly Mat Staver – Photo: Gage Skidmore. The head of one of the chief legal organizations challenging LGBTQ rights in America is claiming that the “Q” in the LGBTQ movement refers to people who are sexually attracted to underage individuals, and want to legalize …
  • Police search for three men supposedly trying to abduct women 17 Jul 2019 23:54 Radio Jamaica The St. Andrew North Police are searching for three suspects who have been attempting to abduct women in the Corporate Area.   Crime Chief for Area 5 Police Headquarters, Superintendent Derrick Champagnie, says the cops have reacted to a social media post …
  • Information security in era of fake news 17 Jul 2019 23:30 Nation By SIMON K. CHERUTICH More by this Author In my professional life, I have come to appreciate the fact that information is crucial to any organisation. It’s however surprising that most organisations assume their information systems are secure. It pains me …
  • GOP businesswoman challenges Ocasio-Cortez: “There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC” 17 Jul 2019 21:13 Salon A Republican businesswoman who immigrated from Jamaica as a child has announced plans to run against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in 2020. "There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC. And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on …
  • Blockpass and ComplyAdvantage Collaborate 17 Jul 2019 20:58 Scoop HONG KONG, July 17, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Blockpass has revealed its latest partner in AML/CFT solution provider, ComplyAdvantage. Both companies are focussed on providing the most comprehensive and simple measures that will see compliance with …

White Collar Crime

  • NAB effective enforcement strategy yielding positive dividends 18 Jul 2019 03:13 The News International NAB effective enforcement strategy yielding positive dividends The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was established in November 16, 1999. NAB has its Headquarters in Islamabad, while it has eight regional offices, in Karachi, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Lahore …
  • Top Cop signals intention to replace SOCU Head 17 Jul 2019 21:21 I News Guyana Police Commissioner Leslie James has signaled the administration’s intention to replace Sydney James as the Head of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). Sydney James “Later on, today we will be giving an update on the replacement of the Head of SOCU,” …
  • Pearson Review: This Spin-Off Is Definitely Not Suits 2.0 17 Jul 2019 02:32 MPNNow Harvey Specter's (Gabriel Macht) most iconic scene from the Suits pilot is when he explains that he loves to live life at a more reckless pace than everyone else. For the next six seasons of that show, Jessica Pearson's (Gina Torres) main role was …
  • White identity politics drives President Donald Trump, and the Republican Party under him 16 Jul 2019 22:28 The New Zeland Herald With a tweeted attack on four minority congresswomen this week, President Donald Trump made clear that his reelection campaign will feature the same explosive mix of white grievance and anti-immigrant nativism that helped elect him. Trump's combustible …
  • Richard Carter, Bullet Farmer in Mad Max: Fury Road, Dies at 65 16 Jul 2019 17:06 Movie Web Australian actor and voiceover artist Vale Richard Carter, known professionally as Richard Carter, has passed away at the age of 65. While the exact cause of death hasn't been specified, Carter had reportedly been battling a "brief illness" …
  • Manitoba Election 2019 Promise Tracker: Where do the parties stand on the major issues? 16 Jul 2019 12:48 CKND Manitobans are heading to the polls for a late summer election on Tuesday, Sept. 10. If you’re undecided on who to vote for, Global News Winnipeg has you covered. From health care and education to infrastructure and the meth crisis, we’re keeping track of …
  • Law professor discusses Acosta plea deal and Epstein charges 16 Jul 2019 07:54 Stanford Charges were filed against Jeffrey Epstein on Monday, July 15, accusing the wealthy financier, who has links to powerful people including current and former presidents,  of sex trafficking and other crimes. These new charges come a decade after similar …
  • Republicans represent almost none of the places most immigrants live 16 Jul 2019 04:34 KBZK Bozeman News President Donald Trump’s openly racist and xenophobic attacks on four Democratic House women of color, like his threatened immigration enforcement raids in major cities and the sweeping proposed new restrictions on asylum seekers that he announced Monday, …
  • Shah Rukh firm’s Betaal among 5 new original series on Netflix 15 Jul 2019 20:09 livemint.com MUMBAI: US streaming service Netflix has announced five new Hindi-language original series for India, in an aggressive push for the domestic market. The five series, to be developed in collaboration with companies such as Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies …
  • Why renters are drawn to this famous and fast-changing London suburb 15 Jul 2019 16:20 Evening Standard Over the past 500 years Wembley has evolved from a tiny rural hamlet to an affluent mill village to the heart of British football. The original Wembley Stadium hosted its first FA Cup Final back in 1923. Wembley Stadium also has quite a track record in …

State Crime

  • Gun Dealers, Rifle Association Sue To Block New State Requirements 18 Jul 2019 03:53 WUIS A group of gun dealers is suing the state of Illinois to block new regulations on their businesses. Brian Mackey reports. Eight gun shops, joined by the Illinois State Rifle Association, say a new law requiring state certification will put a lot of them …
  • Baltimore police teaming with feds to fight crime 18 Jul 2019 02:55 The Washington Post July 17 at 6:32 PM BALTIMORE — City police are teaming up with state and federal agencies for a three-year program to fight violent crime, gangs and the drug trade. Tuesday marked the city’s first session in the National Public Safety Partnership, a …
  • Jump in POCSO cases registered in Malappuram dist 18 Jul 2019 02:39 The New Indian Express Express News Service KOZHIKODE: There has been a rise in the number of cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in Malappuram district, with opinion divided on whether this reflects a vigilant child protection …
  • In El Chapo’s home state, Mexicans bemoan his punishment far from home 18 Jul 2019 02:16 News CULIACAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is never going back home to Sinaloa. A view of the "Saint Jesus Malverde" chapel in Culiacan, in Mexico's state of Sinaloa, Mexico July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante The Mexican …
  • Ann Coulter: When the MSM Say Someone Is in Prison for a Minor Drug Crime, They're Always  Lying 18 Jul 2019 00:52 Breitbart Over the weekend, NBC News investigative reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell appeared on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC” to tell the story of Bill Underwood, loving parent and prison mentor, who has already spent nearly 30 years in prison for a nonviolent drug crime. Caldwell …
  • Man who was released from jail after stabbing his wife to death jailed for identical crime 18 Jul 2019 00:37 The New Zeland Herald A man who served decades in prison for stabbing his wife 14 times in front of her daughter was convicted on Wednesday (US time) in a nearly identical crime — stabbing a woman at least 11 times while her twin children watched. Albert Flick, 77, who was …
  • Sanwo-Olu insists state’ll prosecute Ijegun vandals 18 Jul 2019 00:17 Punch Newspapers Oluwatobi Akindele The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the state government has not reneged on its vow to work with the security agencies to bring perpetrators of the Ijegun pipeline fire to justice. No fewer than 10 people died …
  • PM willing to seek broader consultations on solving crime 17 Jul 2019 23:56 Radio Jamaica   Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that on Thursday he will hold consultations with stakeholders involved in the Social Partnership talks to see whether a special meeting should be held to discuss solutions to Jamaica's crime problems. The …
  • Stanford University investigating possible hate crime after a NOOSE is found on campus 17 Jul 2019 23:25 Charleston Daily Mail 'It is a symbol of violence directed against African American peoples': Stanford University is investigating possible hate crime after a NOOSE is found hanging near a student residence A noose was found suspended from a tree outside a student …
  • Man, 62, who sent 'letters threatening to shoot minorities' faces hate crime and weapons charges 17 Jul 2019 23:19 Charleston Daily Mail California man, 62, faces hate crime and weapons charges after sending 'letters threatening to shoot minorities moving into the neighborhood and property managers bringing them in' Richard Vincent Orcutt, 67, was charged with hate crime and weapons …

Environmental Crime

  • Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship 15 Jul 2019 04:29 Washington Times WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to “go back” to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship …
  • The Koch Brothers and the Tar-Sands 09 Jul 2019 01:50 Canadian Dimension John McMurtry   Canadian Business, Canadian Politics   July 8, 2019 Big Lies and Ecocide in Canada As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few people joining the dots. For example, no media has been reporting that China’s growing dispute with …
  • Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret 17 Jun 2019 06:55 The Guardian What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin? According to promotional materials from America’s plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transformed into something new. linker This is not the experience …
  • Ghana marks World Environment Day. 07 Jun 2019 05:55 Ghanaian Times Instituted by the United Nations (UN) in 1974, it is celebrated on June 5every year to promote awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It has, thus become the UN’s flagship platform for campaigning on emerging environmental issues from …
  • Mines & Energy Minister Rallies Liberian to Take Pragmatic Steps in Tackling Air Pollution - Front Page Africa 07 Jun 2019 05:18 Liberian Times Liberia’s Environmental Protection Agency celebrates 2019 World Environment Day with colorful activities that commence with a grand march and culminated with an indoor program attended by cross-section of stakeholders including policymakers and students …
  • Can we arm the nation without harming our own? 24 May 2019 13:26 National Catholic Reporter Dust rising from demolition work can be seen at the old Kansas City Plant site in south Kansas City, Missouri, pictured May 16, 2019. (NCR photo/Toni-Ann Ortiz) Editor's note: As the government invests in the modernization of the U.S. nuclear …
  • Revealed: 1.6m Americans live near the most polluting incinerators in the US 21 May 2019 12:23 The Guardian A total of 1.6 million Americans live next to the most polluting incinerators in the country, with lower-income and minority communities exposed to the vast majority of pollution coming from these waste-burning plants. The burning of household and …
  • How a lawyer, a lobbyist and a legislator waged war on an... 24 Apr 2019 18:06 SF Gate Keisha Brown sits outside her home in Birmingham, Ala. Brown has respiratory problems that she attributes to the level of pollution in her area. Keisha Brown sits outside her home in Birmingham, Ala. Brown has respiratory problems that she attributes to …
  • The betrayal: How a lawyer, a lobbyist and a legislator waged war on an Alabama Superfund cleanup 24 Apr 2019 15:41 The Washington Post BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In autumn of 2013, a senior executive from a powerful coal company and a lawyer from one of the state’s most influential firms hashed out a strategy for avoiding a serious — and expensive — problem. The Environmental Protection Agency …
  • The future of all life: Indigenous sovereignty and the Fukushima nuclear disaster 06 Mar 2019 00:40 San Francisco Bay View by Harun Minhaj In 2011, an unprecedented series of die-offs began to strike dead hundreds of millions of sea creatures in the northern Pacific Ocean. As one sailor who frequently travels the Pacific remarked in October of 2013: “I’ve done a lot of miles …

Critical Theory

  • The Dilemma of Vladimir Lenin 02 Jul 2019 03:44 Op Ed News From Truthdig Chris Hedges gave this talk Friday at Left Forum in New York City. Vladimir Lenin has two legacies. One is the brilliant revolutionary tactician. The second is Lenin the New Czar. He was, ironically, Russia's most fervent champion of the …
  • Mohler takes issue with resolution on Critical Race Theory 25 Jun 2019 23:22 Pathway EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is an excerpt from the June 14th edition of The Briefing podcast by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Mohler. BIRMINGHAM – This year the convention adopted several resolutions, but the most controversial in …
  • Interview Sara Salem 24 Jun 2019 19:09 Africa News Sara Salem is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the London School of Economics. Sara's research interests include political sociology, postcolonial studies, Marxist theory, feminist theory, and global histories of empire and imperialism. She is …
  • The evolution of a resolution 21 Jun 2019 18:01 One News Now A controversial resolution passed in the closing moments of last week's annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention continues to roil discussion among members of America's largest Protestant denomination. Some are taking issue with the way it …
  • Pastor: Identity politics, Marxism basis of So. Baptist resolution 17 Jun 2019 16:01 One News Now The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution last week that one pastor says alludes to a Marxist ideology as a complement to biblical solutions to racism and other cultural ills. Last Wednesday, "Resolution #9 – On Critical Race Theory and …
  • 'Mayor Pete' is Gramsci's perfect socialist vehicle for cultural destruction 21 May 2019 13:10 The American Thinker In a significant way, "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg is the embodiment of his father Joseph — and, by extension, Antonio Gramsci. Buttigieg Senior was a professor of critical theory and the relationship between culture and politics at Notre Dame …
  • Paul Mason: The manifesto of a Marxist snowflake 07 May 2019 04:22 Irish Times Paul Mason is a snowflake and proud of it. Not just that but a Marxist, antifascist snowflake. “As a journalist I have always been trained to speak and write in clear, Anglo-Saxon, concrete words,” he declares in his broad Lancashire accent. “The allure of …
  • In Brazil, a Hostility to Academe 06 May 2019 07:47 Inside Higher Ed First, they announced they were considering withdrawing funding from sociology and philosophy programs. Writing on Twitter a week ago Friday, Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro said, “the goal is to focus on areas that will have immediate return …
  • Chronicling the Age of Hobsbawm: A Q&A With Historian Richard Evans 02 May 2019 03:37 The Nation (Courtesy of Oxford University Press) 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. For many years, Eric Hobsbawm (1917–2012) was the world’s …
  • How Labor Will Impose the Queer Revolution - 29 Apr 2019 02:04 Sydneyanglicans.net In December 2018, the ALP voted on the national platform they will take to the federal election. Among a suite of policies to advance the cause of LGBT rights, it included a statement of strong opposition to the deplorable practice of “conversion therapy”. …