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Design for Justice: Disabled Hackers are Leading the Way

July 16, 2019           |                                       

Can technology advance society if it doesn’t include all of society? This week, we talk to three disability justice activists who have ideas about how tech can ensure design, technology, and art are accessible and equitable. Not just ideas, they’re doing it… and they are sparking a movement. Featured Guests: Laurel Lawson, CTO, CyCore Systems […]

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Why Tiffany Cabán? Queens DA candidate explains why she’s running

June 23, 2019           |                                       

“Every day in court was a constant reminder that our justice system is the single most powerful driver of the continued oppression of our Black and brown, low-income, immigrant, LGBTQIA+ communities,” says Tiffany Cabán, who is running for district attorney in Queens with the support of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, amongst others. Cabán is running on a […]

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Ava DuVernay on the Central Park Five: The criminal justice system is structurally racist

June 8, 2019           |                                       

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, whose new Netflix mini-series “When They See Us” explores the infamous 1989 Central Park Jogger case, says it’s not difficult to see how five innocent boys were convicted for a rape they did not commit. “The system’s not broken; the system was built this way,” she says. #DemocracyNow Democracy Now! is an […]

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Bosnians Protests Against Corruption In Judiciary After 'Bribe' Video

May 29, 2019           |                                       

SARAJEVO — Hundreds of people have staged a protest in Sarajevo after a video emerged purportedly showing the head of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s top judicial body negotiating a bribe. The demonstrators in the Bosnian capital on May 29 called for the resignation of Milan Tegeltija, the head of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council (HJPC), which appoints, […]

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US court orders Chelsea Manning to remain in prison By Niles Niemuth 23 April 2019 Whistleblower Chelsea Manning remains in jail after a federal appeals court Monday rejected her request to be released on bail and upheld a contempt order against her for refusing to testify before a grand jury impaneled to bring fabricated charges […]

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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Philadelphia on Dec. 19, 2018. Photo: Matt Rourke/AP Mumia Abu-Jamal’s long struggle for freedom and justice gained crucial ground this week. The former Black Panther, activist, and journalist will get a new hearing to appeal his conviction for the […]

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The White House on April 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Dear House Democrats, You told us to be patient. You told us to be cautious. You told us to wait for Robert Mueller. Well, the time for waiting is over. And the moment for impeachment hearings has arrived. Forget the mendacious […]

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WASHINGTON — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. The report said that in June 2017, Trump directed White […]

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Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights – and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 April and in preparation of 11 April – the storming by UK police of the […]

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It may seem far-off, but we can already see, amid the clamour for climate action, support for dangerous distractions such as -national justice and equity dimensions. They correctly frame equity as non-negotiable and as the key to climate ambition rather than an obstacle. This is exactly the kind of attitude that the world urgently needs […]

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Chicago made history on Wednesday by becoming the largest U.S. city to commit to 100 percent renewable energy before the middle of the century. It is, in the summation of Kyra Woods, Chicago organizer with the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 Action Campaign, “a monumental achievement.” According to the Sierra Club, the city council unanimously […]

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Now the propaganda crusade has been initiated to defame the AG, writes James Howard Kunstler. By James Howard Kunstler Clusterfuck Nation Having disgraced themselves with full immersion in the barren Russia-gate “narrative,” the Resistance is now tripling down on Russia-gate’s successor gambit: obstruction of justice where there was no crime in the first place. What […]

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Criminal Justice Legislation Will Force New York Prosecutors to Disclose More Evidence, Sooner

April 8, 2019           |                                       

The New York state legislature has passed a reform package aimed at increasing fairness in the criminal justice system. The new law requires prosecutors to share evidence against criminal defendants within 15 days of arraignment, a major shift for a state that previously had no such deadlines and maintained a notably restrictive approach toward disclosure. […]

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