Tag Archives: United States

Testify: US Commission on Civil Rights Tackles Employment Discrimination

The federal government is not done developing the law around discrimination against people with criminal records, particularly as the Disparate Impact on people of Color has been rampant.  They are accepting testimony until January 21st.  Our friends at National Employment … Continue reading

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Why Big Banks Will Pay The Piper in 2013

Many Americans still await the day Wall Street is held accountable for the financial crisis, and an end to “Nobody saw this coming” excuses.  A new report, Subprime Mortgage Crisis- Is 2013 Beginning or End?, examines the slow and certain … Continue reading

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4 Reasons The NRA is a Red Herring

In the wake of another tragedy, calls for gun regulation rises again.  Many citizens do not tend to “wait and see” what the politicians will do, and many expect a little saber-rattling and then see their elected officials bow down … Continue reading

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The Feds vs. The States: Supreme Court must decide Death Penalty Fight

Can the Feds order a state to execute a man?  This is the question that the Supreme Court may ultimately answer regarding Jason Pleau, arrested last year for killing a man during a robbery.  What appeared to be a routine … Continue reading

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A Life Worth Less Than Train Fare

A Life Worth Less Than Train Fare The Ongoing Struggle Against Police Violence By Mike King Another young, unarmed black man, Kenneth Harding, has been gunned down, shot numerous times in the back as he fled, his empty hands in … Continue reading

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From Narragansett Bay to Pelican Bay, People Stand in Solidarity for Human Rights

On July 1st, 2011, prisoners in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) in Pelican Bay State Prison, CA went on indefinite hunger strike to protest conditions that have been characterized by the UN as “inhumane and degrading.”  Over nearly three weeks … Continue reading

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EEOC Accepting Public Input on the Issue of Criminal Background Checks

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will publicly consider developing a policy on Arrest and Conviction Records as a barrier to employment.  They will take testimony via  Commissionmeetingcomments@eeoc.gov DATE AND TIME:  Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 9:30 A.M. Eastern Time PLACE: … Continue reading

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