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A New Form of Slavery? Meet Incarcerated Firefighters Battling California’s Wildfires for $1 an...

Wildfires with the hidden men and women on the front lines of the state’s ever-growing fire season: prisoner firefighters. Of the 13,000 firefighters battling blazes across the state, more than 2,500...

These 4 charts describe police violence in America

Protests over the death of George Floyd entered their seventh day on Monday as cities across the country imposed curfews and deployed police in riot gear to control demonstrators. Floyd, a black...

Key Congressional Chairman Sends Marijuana Email To NORML Activists

The chairman of the influential House Judiciary Committee authored a message to NORML's email list on Monday—a notable signal of how the cannabis legalization movement has entered the mainstream corridors of...

FBI Says It Will Investigate Breonna Taylor Shooting Death as Police Chief Announces Retirement

The FBI had announced last week that they have opened an investigation into the death of emergency medical worker Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed in her home by police officers...
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Standoff in South Dakota: Cheyenne River Sioux Refuse Governor’s Demand to Remove COVID Checkpoints

There’s a standoff brewing in South Dakota, where two Native American Indian tribes are defying orders by Governor Kristi Noem to remove COVID-19 checkpoints from their territories. The Cheyenne River Sioux and...

GUIDELINES FOR SAFE PROTESTING

We know that many of our members, comrades, and allies feel compelled to join the rebellions and protests springing up across the country right now, in response to the ongoing police...

The Weaponization of Data: Cambridge Analytica, Information Warfare & the 2016 Election of Trump

  We continue our conversation with the directors of “The Great Hack,” Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer, as well as former Cambridge Analytica employee Brittany Kaiser and propaganda researcher Emma Briant, about...

Cuomo calls NYPD commissioner to apologize for criticism of cops’ handling of looting

Call it a mea Cuomo. Gov. Cuomo called the NYPD’s top cop to apologize for saying police officers “were ineffective” in tamping down widespread looting during protests over the death of George...

California cannabis arrests down 27%, but racial disparities increase

The number of felony marijuana arrests in California continued to decline in 2019 in the age of legalization, but another trend remained unchanged: those arrests fell disproportionately on Hispanics and Blacks,...

Black man led by rope by white cops on horseback sues Texas city

A Black man who was led by a rope by two white officers on horseback has sued a southeast Texas city and its police department for $1m, saying he suffered humiliation...

Endangered destinations

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension:...

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