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Torture Protesters

Unless you’ve experienced it, you can never really know. Here are five books that come closest to conveying the horror.

These groups are already making a difference for women, victims of war, disease and violence—but they can do more with your help.

At most, it only further proves the incompatibility of a secret intelligence service and an open democracy.

Reframing the CIA’s interrogation techniques as a violation of scientific and medical ethics may be the best way to achieve accountability.

Valuing all lives equally would transform how we respond to the climate crisis.

When a parent is sent to prison, a child’s life is derailed, leaving schools to pick up the pieces.

The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

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But the Senate report could be the opening we need to really make US torture a thing of the past.

What would governments do if black and brown lives counted as much as white lives?

Blogs

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014

Before Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed two police officers, he shot Shaneka Thompson. That matters more than law enforcement’s blame game.

December 23, 2014

Andrew Johnson’s and Bill Clinton’s impeachment trials; obituaries for Theodore Roosevelt, Vladimir Lenin and Winston Churchill; the beginnings of the Prague Spring and the Arab Spring—and all of it before the end of January!

December 23, 2014

We all should mourn the deaths of Liu and Ramos—but that mourning doesn't mean we become less critical of the police as a violent and racist tool of oppression.

December 22, 2014

From the classrooms to the streets, the movement keeps growing.

December 22, 2014

Fighting for breath when police and media are declaring war against a peaceful movement could not be more pressing.

December 22, 2014

Ariyana Smith lay on the court for four and a half minutes before her team’s game on November 29. She did not know that she would be the first in a historic movement of athletes speaking out against police violence.

December 19, 2014

Walmart to pregnant women: choose between a healthy pregnancy and a job.

December 19, 2014

Here's to a new year!

December 19, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Stephen Colbert and friends for one last song.

December 19, 2014