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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 17:07

2014, the year of violence against children (1)

Welcome to the first part of a special 2-part programme titled “2014, the Year of Violence against Children. All divine religions teach human beings to live in peace with each …
After a year in office, the promises made by New York City’s Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio to address the immense problems of homelessness and a grossly inadequate supply of …
Demonstrations have been held once again across the US on New Year's Eve to protest police violence following the killing of several African-American men by white officers.
Imagine the face of senior poverty. Who do you see? If you see a woman, especially a woman of color, you’d be spot on.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 19:43

CIA torture and the crimes of the state

The unclassified executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture describes, in extensive detail, horrific crimes that unquestionably violate domestic and international laws. Barry Grey, a …
Our correspondent Mehdi Geramifard has interviewed Vernellia Randall, Professor of Law at the University of Dayton, on the US broken system which is not working in favor of the black …
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:26

A time of rampant government paranoia

How does it feel to live under a government that is getting even more paranoid with each passing day?
Sunday, 19 October 2014 11:29

Ten facts about being homeless in USA

Renee Delisle was one of over 3500 homeless people in Santa Cruz when she found out she was pregnant.
Boston police in the US state of Massachusetts have engaged in widespread racially biased encounters with blacks, according to a four-year study by a prominent US human rights organization and …
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:56

Forty five million in poverty in the US

According to figures released by the Census Bureau Forty-five million people are living in poverty in the United States.
Sunday, 14 September 2014 11:36

CIA torture and the “war on terror”

The thirteenth anniversary of the highly suspicious terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 passed just a few days ago.
Getting into a military base is about to get tougher even for well-credentialed individuals, as the Defense Department implements a new screening system that will subject people to FBI background …
According to figures presented in a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, nearly one in four children in the United States lives in a family below the federal …
Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:27

Torture and death in US prisons

Viewed from the high-rise multi-million-dollar apartments lining the South side of New York’s Central Park, colloquially referred to as Billionaires’ Row, Rikers Island looms just over the East River.
A New York City man is dead after an attempted arrest went horribly wrong, with police triggering a heart attack when placing the man in a chokehold and hitting his …
The National Security Agency has been hit with several lawsuits since leaks began to expose its spy programs last year. Now the latest legal challenge, filed this week, finds fault …
The wealth gap in the US has been widening since the Great Recession despite the 2008 financial crisis destroying billions of dollars in wealth. The recovery saw the richest restore …
Anthropologists uncovered a series of mass graves filled with the human remains of immigrants stuffed into shopping and garbage bags in a county-owned section of a cemetery in South Texas. …
Through court order, it has been revealed that the US military has been keeping videotapes of the force-feeding of inmates at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
A US federal judge is reviewing a Vietnam War-era court settlement restricting law enforcement surveillance policies after the New York Police Department was accused of illegally spying on Muslims in …