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150th Anniversary Events
Drug War and Drug Policy
November 25, 2015
Ben Carson Isn’t the Only US Politician With a Hand in Shady Latin American Dealings
Duane Clarridge’s Iran/Contra history is horrifying—but it’s no worse than Hillary Clinton’s record in Colombia.
November 10, 2015
Are We Training Cops to Be Hyper-Aggressive ‘Warriors’?
Thanks in part to the Black Lives Matter movement, police training is coming under fresh scrutiny.
November 9, 2015
How an Unusual Team Helps Extricate Bronx Residents From NYC’s Justice System
The Bronx Defenders do more than go to court.
October 27, 2015
Ending Colombia’s 100-Year War
Peace talks, nudged along by Cuba and the Vatican, might finally bring an end to the hemisphere’s longest-running civil war.
October 27, 2015
Criminal Justice–Reform Legislation Is Missing 1 Crucial Piece
Failing to invest in civil legal aid is a recipe for ensuring that many people will end up behind bars again.
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October 14, 2015
The Senate’s Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Only Tackles Half the Problem
If we don’t face the injustice of the very existence of prisons, the root causes of mass incarceration will go unaddressed.
Mychal Denzel Smith
September 29, 2015
Why Are So Many Women Behind Bars in Oklahoma?
With twice as many women in prison as in other states, Oklahoma is the female-incarceration capital of the United States.
September 24, 2015
The Rise and Fall of Guatemala’s Most Feared General
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a US-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
September 8, 2015
In El Salvador, Journalism Can Get You Killed
The recent death threats against three journalists are just another sign of the social breakdown of the most violent country in the world.
August 12, 2015
Stop Urban Shield: Join a Grassroots Campaign to Fight Police Militarization
Last year, activists were able to kick Urban Shield out of Oakland. Now they’re fighting to get rid of this potent symbol of police militarization for good.