Topic: Injustice system

  • Our day of mourning

    The longtime Indigenous political prisoner reflects on his pride and sorrow as he sends solidarity to the struggle at Standing Rock.

  • She asked for help and wound up dead

    A young mother was shot to death on Muckleshoot tribal lands southeast of Seattle after a worried friend called police for help.

  • Marked for death by Trump when he was 15

    A member of the Central Park 5 talks about being the target of a witch hunt for a crime he didn't commit--something Donald Trump still won't admit.

  • The NYPD executed Deborah Danner

    A 66-year-old woman with schizophrenia is the latest victim of a police department and a health care system that put her last.

  • Calling out for prison justice

    Prisoners at the Merced County jail in California ended a hunger strike after officials agreed to consider several demands.

  • We made anti-racism the dress code in Seattle

    A Seattle teacher talks about how the Black Lives Matter at School Day came about--and the confidence and energy it will bring to future struggles.

  • Why are police the priority in Rahm's Chicago?

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to add 1,000 more police to the force--but more cops aren't a solution to the city's violence.

  • Alternatives to punishment

    Activists at a Seattle conference on transformative justice strategized about how to replace today's punitive "justice" system.

  • Oakland honor band's loud and proud message

    Members of an honor band from Oakland schools explain why they took a knee during a performance of the national anthem.

  • Taking the struggle forward in Columbus

    Ohio's capital city has seen an upsurge in the struggle for Black lives--and that's raising important questions for the movement.

  • What's next for the Queen City rebellion?

    Angry protests continued daily in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott mobilized thousands.

  • San Diego demands justice for Olango

    Protests against the police killing of Alfred Olango, an unarmed 38-year-old Black man, are continuing each day in San Diego.

  • Marching against New York's Abu Ghraib

    Hundreds of people, led by former prisoners, gathered to demand the closure of New York City's notorious jail Rikers Island.

  • Exploiting an epidemic

    A society that wants to stop drug addiction needs to deal with its root causes--not simply shame and punish drug users.

  • Cops, racism and cover-ups in Columbus

    The killing of 13-year-old Tyre King is part of a pattern of police abuse that goes on because there is no fear of consequences.

  • Charlotte erupts in protest after another killing

    Demonstrations and tear gas have filled the streets of North Carolina's largest city each night since the police murder of another Black man.

  • We blocked the bunker in Seattle

    Seattle activists won a victory when officials announced that they would postpone a plan to build a massive new police station.

  • Bill de Blasio can keep a secret...for the cops

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to keep secret the disciplinary records of officers who commit acts of police brutality.

  • Stop the abuse of unfree labor

    Several hundred people gathered in Oakland to march in solidarity with the nationwide strike by prisoners demanding their rights.

  • Another child killed by Ohio cops

    Police in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed a 13-year-old--and then proceeded to blame him and his family because he had a toy gun at the time.

  • On strike inside America's gulag

    Prisoners across the country are taking part in a national strike, withholding their work to protest terrible conditions, violence and forced labor.

  • What will end the barbarity?

    The Justice Department directive to stop using for-profit prisons is very limited, but it can open up opportunities to demand more.

  • What happened to the reforms in New York?

    Opponents of racism and police violence in New York are grappling with what it will take to win real reforms to the justice system.

  • 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.

  • 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.