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Connecticut may soon be the first state in the nation to make calls from prison free for incarcerated people and their families, following on the heels of New York City, which became the first city to do so last year. Decades of research have shown that keeping in touch with loved ones while incarcerated greatly improves […]

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Rhode Island, Have You Called 911 for a Medical Emergency? Talk to Us.

March 20, 2019           |                                       

Somebody collapses — in a restaurant, public park, sports stadium or even right at home. Sudden cardiac arrest strikes seemingly at random, and when it comes to survival, seconds matter. Last year, EMS agencies in Rhode Island responded to nearly 1,200 people experiencing cardiac arrest, according to the state Department of Health. Currently, about one […]

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“Think of how many lives and families were ruined” Autoworkers react to new UAW corruption charges By Marcus Day 19 March 2019 On Monday, federal prosecutors in Detroit charged former United Auto Workers Vice President Norwood Jewell with conspiring to violate the Labor Management Relations Act in connection with the sprawling investigation into the bribing […]

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U.S. Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Condemn Kremlin For Nemtsov Killing

March 13, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers have passed a measure that sharply criticizes Vladimir Putin for what it says is the Kremlin’s involvement in the killing of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov and the targeting of other political opponents. The House of Representatives passed the nonbinding resolution 416-1 on March 12. “This resolution condemns the Kremlin’s systematic targeting […]

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U.S. Congressmember Andriano Espaillat (D-NY 13th) calls for free and fair elections in Venezuela and critiques the double standard of U.S. policy, which calls for democracy in Venezuela yet is in bed with anti-democratic right wing governments in Central America – with Paul Jay The post U.S. Rep. Opposes Military Intervention in Venezuela and Recognition […]

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Illinois Prison Phone Rates Are Lowest Following Grassroots Activism

February 24, 2019           |                                       

“There were a lot of times my sons tried calling me,” recalled Annette Taylor, who regularly receives calls from her two sons in prison, “but there was no money on the account.” Those were some of the “hardest calls,” she said. “I would worry something was wrong.” Families of those incarcerated have long complained about […]

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Imagine Pleading Guilty Because You Can’t Afford to Call Your Lawyer

February 17, 2019           |                                       

Imagine Pleading Guilty Because You Can’t Afford to Call Your Lawyer North American Expats Contribute to Inequality in Latin America Trump’s Broken Promises to the Land of “American Carnage” Capitol Police Slammed for Physical Attacks on Reporters Amazon HQ2: Why New Yorkers Were Right to Be Skeptical Teacher Strikes Are Rattling Washington Imagine paying $20.12 […]

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Reader: Are you someone who is angry in an inchoate way at the Trump administration as an institution but who would prefer to focus your anger like a laser beam on specific individuals? We here at The Baffler are here to help! As a wise man once told my father while trying to sell him […]

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Chinese Deradicalization Camps: Education Or Persecution?

January 11, 2019           |                                       

China has given foreign journalists a tour of what it calls “vocational education training centers” in the western province of Xinjiang. The tour comes amid continuing reports of mass detentions and persecutions of Uyghur, ethnic Kazakh, and other ethnic populations in the province.

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Reader: Are you someone who is angry in an inchoate way at the Trump administration as an institution but who would prefer to focus your anger like a laser beam on specific individuals? We here at The Baffler are here to help! As a wise man once told my father while trying to sell him […]

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New Yemen Peace Talks To Be Held For First Time In Two Years

December 6, 2018           |                                       

The United Nations is for the first time in two years convening a new round of peace talks in an effort to bring an end to the devastating war in Yemen. Special envoy Martin Griffiths will host the meeting involving the warring parties in Sweden, beginning December 6. The United Nations has organized several rounds […]

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