Sarah Macaraeg and Alison Flowers, Truthout: An exclusive Truthout investigation – released today on a day of national protest against police brutality – reveals that the City of Chicago fails to recognize, let alone sanction, police guilty of repeated episodes of violence, including the shooting deaths of unarmed civilians.
David Krieger, Truthout: The people of the world should stand with the tiny Marshall Islands in their courageous nuclear zero lawsuits, which aim to hold the nine nuclear-armed nations accountable to the terms of the 1968 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty for the safety of the planet.
Jeff Abbott, Truthout: The disappearance of 43 college students, abducted by police and organized crime from the Mexican state of Guerrero for their political activism, is a particularly disturbing example of the resurgence of a terror tactic used during Latin America’s dirty wars.
Michael Winship, Moyers & Company: Some corporations dipping their toes into new modes of campaign funding have been rebuffed by hostile consumer and stockholder reaction. But corporate giant Chevron has no such qualms about negative public feedback.
Pam Bailey, Truthout: Nearly 64 percent of Palestinians in Gaza are age 25 or younger. Since the latest conflict with Israel, some 85 percent are striving to leave, but have been unable. Here are the stories of three young people.
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Trying alleged terrorists in civilian courts doesn’t just bring justice to their victims; it also sends a message to the rest of the world that the United States won’t sacrifice its core values in the fight against terrorism.
Sharon Lerner, The Nation: For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals – and even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable.
Sam Pizzigati, OtherWords: With middle-class net worth crumbling, the Forbes 400 grow wealthier than ever. But they haven’t just made monstrously large fortunes. They’ve made a monstrously large mess.
Kate Aronoff, Waging Nonviolence: After the School District of Philadelphia unceremoniously cut its ties with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, students went on strike in defense of teacher benefits, which they say are now at risk.
P.L. Thomas, Truthout: Widespread public legitimacy has been granted to advocates of the idea that there are “appropriate” ways that adults can hit children. We must reject our tolerance for adults hitting children, whether in our homes or in our schools.
Sarah Streat and Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association: US consumers spend millions on clothing, but synthetic fibers and non-organic cottons take their toll on the environment and come from genetically modified – even toxic – cotton plants.