Patrick Mulvaney is a Reprieve Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta. His work has appeared in The Nation, Mother Jones and the Village Voice.
As the eighteenth annual demonstration against the Army's School of the Americas nears, we quiz Democratic hopefuls on whether they would shut it down. Their answers are not encouraging.
A favored Democrat's mayoral primary win divides a city between those who support his hardball anticrime tactics and minorities who see them as a blueprint for racial profiling.
The Garden State has become the center of gravity in the fight to
abolish capital punishment.
As peace activists converge on Fort Benning for the annual demonstration to shut down the School of the Americas, companion protests are taking place across Latin America, as revulsion grows over US policies on torture.
Uruguay and Argentina are cutting ties with the US Army's School of the Americas, paving the way for other Latin American countries to end a destabilizing force that only perpetuates human rights atrocities.
Abolishing the death penalty was one of Coretta Scott King's signature issues. The irony is that Georgia remains one of the leading practitioners of the death penalty.
As demonstrators gather at Fort Benning, Georgia, this weekend for an
annual protest against the School of the Americas, the spotlight will
be on increasing dismay in Congress and among the American public
over the Bush Administration's policies on torture.
A report from the May 1 rally for peace and nuclear disarmament.
What a progessive pope might have looked like.
A federal magistrate in Georgia sentenced eleven people to prison for up to six months last week for crossing the line onto a military base in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience last fall.