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September 30, 2016
A New Graphic Novel Portrays an Iconic Radical Lawyer as the Superhero He Always Was
From the Chicago Eight to the Cuban Five, Leonard Weinglass dedicated his life to protecting the right to dissent.
February 18, 2016
Muhammad Ali and the Black Panther Party
A new documentary about the Panthers should serve to remind us that the greatest, most important athlete of the 20th century was no bystander to their revolution.
June 2, 2015
Why Science Fiction Is a Fabulous Tool in the Fight for Social Justice
With their anthology
, Adrienne Brown and Walidah Imarisha evoke a world of radical possibility.
March 12, 2014
The Senate’s Rejection of Debo Adegbile Sets a Dangerous Precedent
The successful smear campaign against him undermined a key principle of our justice system: that everyone is entitled to legal representation.
March 5, 2014
Willie Horton Politics: Senate Votes Against Civil Rights
The right-wing attack machine defeats Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head DOJ Civil Rights Division.
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January 22, 2014
On Mass Incarceration, Does Chris Christie Agree With Mumia Abu-Jamal?
One of the country’s most visible conservative politicians has provided an opening to talk about one of the most pressing social justice issues of our time.
Mychal Denzel Smith
November 26, 2002
Mumia's Appeal After decades of legal and political maneuvering, the twenty-year-old death-penalty case of black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal is entering a critical stage.