Topic: National

  • Some measure of justice in an injustice system?

    Two steps taken by the Justice Department are raising questions about the possibility of winning reforms to the U.S. prison system.

  • Aetna's sickening bottom line to the Feds

    The insurance giant said it will radically reduce participation in Obamacare--one month after its merger plans were blocked.

  • Why do the Seattle cops want a fortress?

    Hundreds came to a Seattle City Council meeting to demand that officials halt plans to build a multimillion-dollar police station.

  • Standing up at Standing Rock

    Native and environmental activists are protesting a pipeline project that would run right through the heart of Indian country.

  • If the risk is low, let them go

    The battle to get New York state to release aging prisoners took a tragic turn with the suicide of 70-year-old John MacKenzie.

  • Who goes to prison and who doesn't

    The 1 Percent needs a crude and violent system to maintain extreme inequality and contain protest and dissent.

  • Anger boils over in Milwaukee

    The death of yet another Black man at the hands of police, this time in Milwaukee, touched off nights of rebellious protests demanding justice.

  • Natural beauty or unnatural oppression?

    The 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service is a good occasion to consider the contradictions of "America's Best Idea."

  • Another execution in the streets of Chicago

    The Chicago Police Department has had blood on its hands for a long time, but they got even bloodier with the murder of Paul O'Neal in July.

  • They turned U.S. streets into a war zone

    In the "world's greatest democracy," police are increasingly indistinguishable from a heavily armed occupying army deployed by the Pentagon.

  • Freed from prison but still not free

    A new book tells the stories of four people who were wrongfully convicted and finally exonerated, but still suffer the consequences.

  • No sign of justice yet

    The dropping of charges against the cops who killed Freddie Gray begs the question: What will it take to hold police responsible?

  • Stop the stink in Endicott

    More than 80,000 gallons of highly toxic waste is going into the Susquehanna River near Endicott, New York, every day.

  • Exposing the NYPD's lies about Delrawn

    The media bought a New York cop's story that he killed Delrawn Small in self-defense, until a video showed that it was murder.

  • In defense of busing in Boston

    The contemporary consensus that busing Boston's students to desegregate the public schools was "misguided" is just wrong.

  • Racism, racists and racecraft

    To say that racial inequality is part and parcel of a system of economic inequality doesn't mean that racial inequality isn't real.

  • Calling for police accountability in Madison

    Activist groups rallied outside the Madison Police Union headquarters to take a stand against racism and police brutality.

  • We won't be preyed upon

    More than 400 people defied the state's scare tactics and joined a demonstration against racist police violence in Syracuse.

  • Cuentan más que nunca

    Las renovadas protestas contra el racismo y la violencia de la policía ofrecen una alternativa contra aquellos que nos piden ser "pacientes."

  • Blue is not beautiful

    The pro-police cry of "Blue Lives Matter" implies something its supporters don't intend: The cops act as a caste set apart--and above the law.

  • New Yorkers are denied the "right to know"

    New York City’s liberal leaders blocked a mild police reform bill that many advocates thought was too watered-down to begin with.

  • #Justice4Jerry on the march

    The police killing of Jai "Jerry" Williams in Asheville, North Carolina, is sparking outrage and bitter protest against unaccountable violence.

  • Putting the "blue wall of silence" on trial

    The victim of a hit-and-run in New York is aiming to put a chink in the shield that allows police to get away with crimes every day.

  • Yes, Philando was killed by racism

    Your recent article by Barbara and Karen Fields leaves far too much to interpretation and can lead in all the wrong directions.

  • What's hidden behind Obama's call for "unity"?

    Another shooting of police officers has put opponents of racism and police violence under new pressure to moderate their rhetoric and demands.