Saturday, 16 November 2013 00:00

Report blasts Virginia’s justice system

Virginia’s justice system is too expensive, ineffective, unfair and headed for a crisis, according to a policy brief released Wednesday by the Justice Policy Institute. “Despite some recent small progress in the areas of post-incarceration re-entry, particularly felony disenfranchisement, the state continues to suffer under misguided policies and practices of the past,” the study concludes.

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  • The Post-Wall Street Era Will be Local

    On a shelf of the Phoenix Bookstore, located in the heart of the ecovillage of Findhorn in the north of Scotland, the title Going Local (Free Press, 2000) caught my eye. The book was written by the American economist Michael H. Shuman. It was June 2002, and I had come to Findhorn to

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  • Justice Department Lets Giant Corporation Evade Prosecution for Deaths of Over 100 People

    'This deal will not deter future corporate wrongdoers, it will not hold GM accountable, and it sets back the demand for justice by the family members of victims of GM’s horrible actions.'—Robert Weissman, Public Citizen

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  • The Michigan GOP's War on 'A People's History'

    Howard Zinn's work is an instruction manual for challenging injustice - which is why it terrifies corporate elites. Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck is at it again. Back in 2013, Colbeck sponsored a bill calling for schools to institute a Patriot Week that would indoctrinate students with nationalist and militarist “history” lessons. Now,

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  • ALEC Aims to Privatize All Schools

    Wisconsin follows its lead but Nevada's sweeping law sends shock waves.   On the heels of a newly passed state budget that again leaves our K-12 public schools behind without ample and consistent funding, I recently headed back to where the school privatization push all began—the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC.

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  • 10 Years After Katrina, New Orleans’ All-Charter School System Has Proven a Failure

    Test scores tell one story, and residents tell another. A three-month investigation by In These Times reveals the cracks in the education reform narrative. Ninth grade was nothing like what Darrius Jones expected. Jones, 14, imagined that with high school would come more independence. Instead, he felt like he was being treated

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  • Selling Off New Orleans: Gentrification and the Loss of Community 10 Years After Katrina

    How long-time residents feel about the new Louisiana purchase. When native New Orleanians talk, the topic inevitably turns to conflicts with the new migrants. Before Hurricane Katrina hit 10 years ago, on August 29, 2005, New Orleans’s old neighborhoods saw little turnover. My own family has lived in the 7th

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  • Is an Obama Donor Tying the President’s Hands on Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis?

    Vulture-fund investor Marc Lasry—who raised $500,000 for Obama in 2012—stands to gain if the commonwealth is not bailed out. One thing that caught my attention while reading this wistful, insidery feature in The New York Times about President Obama’s future (apparently a “post-presidential infrastructure” is involved) was a certain someone

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  • Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy

    A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists. Asking "[w]ho really rules?" researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America's political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power.

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  • 'Corporate Influence Has Won': House Passes Anti-GMO Labeling Bill

    Legislation dubbed the DARK Act had backing of powerful groups who poured money into defeating state-level GMO-labeling efforts. The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would block states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods, or GMOs—a move that consumer rights groups decried as corporate power

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  • Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K. +, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America. O.K., Read More
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