More than half of the legislators in Brazil are facing corruption charges, according to Maria Luisa Mendonca from the Brazil Network for Social Justice & Human Rights. And the President, Dilma Rousseff, is being impeached with no charges made against her. She talks with Jan Miyasaki about politics in Brazil.
Organized 15 years ago, the World Social Forum began as a counterpoint to global corporate control meetings. The WSF strives to be “an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and interlinking for effective action, by groups and movements of civil society that are opposed […]
Two weeks after the Republican National Convention, and one week after the Democratic National Convention, attendee and editor-in-chief of The Progressive, Ruth Conniff, reflects on the activities, platforms, and candidates of both parties.
Voting rights have been under attack for the past number of years, under the thinly-veiled guise of “trying to prevent voter fraud” — even admitted by Wisconsin legislators. Just within the past several weeks, though, federal courts have struck down some of these laws, which U.S. District Judge James Peterson states “…suppress the reliably Democratic […]
With the Republican National convention completed, and the Democratic convention at its mid-point, Jan Miyasaki and Mike McCabe talk about the different tone, rhetoric, and policies coming out of each party, and why the Blue Jean Nation (a.k.a. the common folk) is being left out.
The Republican Party wants to “Make America Safe Again”. The Dems say crime rate is the lowest it’s been in 30 years. Ames Grawert, counsel at Brennan Center for Justice, seeks to create an understanding of the U.S. criminal justice system, and headed a long-term study to see who’s right.