By NICK ALEXANDROV - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
The killings continue in Honduras, where violence targeting lawyers, human rights defenders, LGBT people, women and others has intensified since the June 2009 coup. Two School of the Americas graduates helped topple the democratically-elected leader that month, and Obama supported the ensuing presidential election, a farce the mainstream media would have ridiculed had it taken place in, say, Venezuela.
By Clay Nikiforuk - April 1, 2013
What do you do when you're detained by powerful officials, everything you say is presumed deceptive, arbitrary "evidence" is held against you, and you're treated like a moral deviant? And what if its 2013, you're a woman, and the "evidence" is that you possess condoms?...It happened three times in two weeks -- being detained by U.S. border officials on my way to or through the States.
By Mike Davis - March 31, 2013
...[A] dwindling band of conservative realists are discovering that the small-government fundamentalism of the Tea Party, originally heralded as the third wave of the Reagan Revolution, is actually the road to an elephant graveyard...The Tea Party...tapped into a deep well of conservative nostalgia for a white-majority America ruled by fathers and bosses.
America had previous corporate regimes. None match today's extremism. Bold, creative strategies are needed to change things. Commitment creates possibilities. Nothing worth struggling for is easy. Failure to try assures disaster.
Times policy is irresponsible. It's unprincipled. It's reprehensible. It's longstanding. It supports wealth, power and privilege.
By Dave Zirin - March 27, 2013
“There are a lot of impressionable eyes on professional athletes and their respective leagues. With that comes some responsibility...to show what’s acceptable and what isn’t. So if there’s anything we can do to help address a sort of ‘unspoken’ sports culture that has in some respects not taken the violence against and denigration of women seriously enough, that should be explored.”
It's on the chopping block for elimination. It's happening nationwide. Chicago perhaps reflects the epicenter of what's wrong.
By Niles Williamson - 27 March 2013
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), in gross violation of democratic and human rights, routinely subjects a significant number of detainees to conditions that meet the United Nations definition of torture...Immigrants held in ICE detention facilities are being subjected to indefinite detention and prolonged solitary confinement.
By Finian Cunningham - March 27th, 2013
More than 11 years after this penal colony was opened on the American-occupied territory of Cuba, there remains some 166 prisoners who live in a nightmarish world of indefinite detention...Hundreds of others have been ground through the machine, spewed out like human waste. Denial of human freedom is torture; denial of any sense of when that torture ends adds a whole new barbarous dimension of cruelty.
27 March 2013 - WSWS
On March 13, the mayor’s office of Albuquerque, New Mexico announced that Chief of Police Ray Schultz would retire later this year from the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). Recent years in Albuquerque have been marked by a spike in police violence, and earlier this month a fleeing man was killed when police shot him seven times.
Gitmo symbolizes injustice. Bush administration crimes continue under Obama. Nothing ahead suggests change.
By Sandy English - WSWS
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has stationed hundreds of police officers in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East Flatbush since protests erupted after the shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray on March 9...Mobile command centers with sophisticated surveillance equipment were stationed in the area, and convoys of squad cars and vans filled with police could be seen speeding along the streets. Groups of officers congregated in the side streets, and in adjoining neighborhoods metal police barricades were stacked on sidewalks.
Obamacare is a healthcare rationing scheme. It enriches insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains.
By Catherine Rottenberg - 25 March 2013
The move from a discourse of equal rights and social justice to "internalizing the revolution" or..."a national happiness project" is predicated on the erasure or exclusion of the vast majority of women. Put differently, the feminist project these women advocate does not and cannot take into account the reality of the vast majority of...women.
Robert H. King: End 41 Years of Cruel and Inhuman Solitary Confinement for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3
Below is a new statement, just released by Robert H. King urging people to support Amnesty International's newly-launched campaign supporting Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3.