By Beverly Bell
We will never learn of the names, lives, and deaths of countless Black men and boys murdered by police – and slavery enforcers, hate groups, vigilantes, and a host of others – dating back to the earliest days of this country’s history. The names and stories of a slew of recent victims of extrajudicial executions, such as Eric Garner and Michael Brown, and the exoneration of their killers, have become widely known through the blowback of public fury.
This is a tale of another Black boy whose name and wrongful death were never reported in any official document or national media. The policeman responsible was not charged, indicted, or prosecuted. This child’s prematurely snuffed life was not spent in the US but in the Black nation of Haiti, though the US government subsidized his murderer.
Cross-posted from Al Jazeera
By Jonathan M. Katz
Cross-posted from Yes! Magazine
By James Trimarco
Eight in ten Americans oppose the Supreme Court ruling, which allows unlimited corporate spending on U.S. elections. Delaware is the latest state to demand that Congress step in and overturn it.
A protest about Citizens United in Spokane, Wash. Photo by Public Citizen.
Delaware became the 15th yesterday in a chorus of states that are calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which allows unlimited spending on elections by corporations, unions, and other groups. The case also represents an expansion of prior rulings that have reasoned that corporations are people and that corporate election spending qualifies as protected speech under the First Amendment.
The 15 states that have issued resolutions or letters constitute nearly 80 million people, or just over a quarter of the U.S. population.
An increasing number of legislators, activists, and ordinary Americans believe the decision is so harmful that they
By Beverly Bell
April 4, 2013
Inside the USAID-headquarters-turned-courthouse in Port-au-Prince, the case against former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier was being heard, in a trial unlikely to bring justice to the hundreds of thousands killed and tortured by him and his father Fran