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Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

FCC headquarters

What the proposal means and how you can make your opinion heard.

Northwest Detention Center

County jails charge excessive rates for phone usage—a huge barrier for immigrant detainees fighting deportation.

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

The jury that convicted the Occupier on May 5 had only been given one side of the story.

Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden

“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”

The “botched” execution of Clayton Lockett should shatter the illusion that lethal injection is neither cruel nor unusual.

With Monday’s verdict, McMillan became one of the first Occupy activists to face serious jail time.

Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Alan Gross

The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”

Blogs

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

Many reformers on the left are optimistic that this time, bipartisan consensus will tilt in a progressive direction.

March 27, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

The force behind the burgeoning movement talks about the resurgent fight for black liberation.

March 24, 2015

It’s time for New York to change how minors are tried in the criminal justice system.

March 23, 2015

According to a new lawsuit, the Filipino guest workers were subject to sixteen-hour shifts and abusive treatment at the hands of their bosses.

March 19, 2015

Starbucks’ “Race Together” campaign rings false as cases of police brutality multiply.

March 19, 2015

Although the Department of Justice and the police bureau in Portland, Oregon, reached a “groundbreaking” settlement last year, residents say racial discrimination is a problem.

March 16, 2015

The LWC counters that their tactics have involved creative direct action, not conspiracy or extortion.

March 13, 2015

Chris Hayes talks to a GOP congressman who wants to bring back the firing squad about the ethics of the death penalty.

March 12, 2015