For some of the most desperate among us, January has become very dark, indeed. Three years ago Monday, the president issued his original, odious, Muslim ban, a year ago Wednesday, the similarly cruel “Remain in Mexico” policy.
Tag: Race & Society
From December 2019, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees organized the first Global Refugee Forum. The Forum came exactly a year after the U.N. General Assembly affirmed the Global Compact on Refugees.
What will the upcoming year bring in world affairs? A presidential election looms in America; the wave of leaderless protests from Chile to Lebanon is rolling on; China’s rising belligerence is being felt on the streets of Hong Kong and more.
The 2019 annual report of the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) paints a picture of US capital punishment withering on the vine yet continuing to display shocking flaws and injustices.
Recent high-profile deaths of Indigenous people in police custody show a lack of meaningful progress despite over 25 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody says a Griffith University law professor.
A sold-out crowd at Rattlesticks Theater heard readings from the book “I Am Troy Davis,” which features the stories of dozens of people whose lives have been cruelly affected by the state and its racist criminal injustice system.
Fred Hampton, the official chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party and deputy chairman of the national BPP, was only 21 years old on Dec. 4, 1969, when he was brutally assassinated while sleeping in his bed.
Aboriginal women are the largest cohort of prisoners in Australia, despite making up only 2 percent of the population. Vicki Roach, activist and former prisoner said; “We are all demeaned and belittled by the way we treat people in prison”.