Prison Industrial Complex

Local Boycotts Of G4S: Responding To The Orlando Massacre

We mourn with Orlando, Florida. We mourn as witnesses of the largest massacre on this continent since Wounded Knee in 1890. In this mourning, we also see that we are galvanized by our sadness to rally together as small communities dotting the earth, as people rooted in our local places, our homes. We are inspired … Continue reading Local Boycotts Of G4S: Responding To The Orlando Massacre

After State Of The Union, Clock Ticks On Justice Reform

Jan 13, 2016 — Folks, Last night during his State of the Union address, President Obama reinforced his commitment to work with Paul Ryan and other Congressional Republicans to pass criminal justice reform as soon as possible. The momentum for reform has never been greater, but the clock is ticking. With more than 15 criminal … Continue reading After State Of The Union, Clock Ticks On Justice Reform

Student Call For Socially Responsible Investment: University of California Santa Cruz

By Students of University of California Santa Cruz The following resolution was passed by the Student Union Assembly at University of California Santa Cruz to reinstate a resolution urging the University of California to divest from companies profiting from Israel’s ongoing human rights violations in the illegally occupied land of Palestine. Resolution calling for “University … Continue reading Student Call For Socially Responsible Investment: University of California Santa Cruz

UN Torture Watchdog Urges US To Crack Down On Police Brutality

U.N. Committee against Torture The U.N. Committee against Torture urged the United States on Friday to fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth and ensure that taser weapons are used sparingly. The panel's first review of the U.S. record on preventing torture since 2006 followed racially-tinged unrest in cities across … Continue reading UN Torture Watchdog Urges US To Crack Down On Police Brutality

A No-Party System, The No-State Solution

Z the People and El-Far3i Jam Session in Amman, Jordan It is an election year. In the name of patriotism, candidates sponsored by weapons manufacturers leverage our fears to justify controlling the media, assassinating foreign leaders and civilians, suspending the right to free speech, eroding civil liberties and funding more prison* and border walls. Musicians … Continue reading A No-Party System, The No-State Solution

Once Columbus

I love Columbus Day. Each year I recall the simple song I learned as a child about the man who “discovered” America. I still recall the innocent boy whose imagination was taken by the story of adventure and discovery. In fourteen hundred and ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. On Columbus Day, I reflect … Continue reading Once Columbus