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Know Your Rights by the Clash You have the rights not to be killed, to food money and to free speech. But don’t try to exercise these rights lest you be crushed by the government.   The Clash – Know Your Rights – YouTube   Lyrics This is a public service announcement With guitar […]

Each year America turns to the somber reflection of the day everything changed, September 11th, 2001.  As do I.  But there is more to ponder when the day is done.  There are three days in September that we should put in context, as each has its own lessons to teach.  On September 12th, 1977, Steven […]

‘Sure, People Are Talking About Prison Reform, but They Aren’t Actually Doing Anything.’ Inmate-turned-journalist Paul Wright on what he’s learned in his 25 years covering the prison system. Q: When you started writing about incarceration, there were about 1.2 million people in prison or jail in the U.S. Now, that figure is about 2.5 million. […]

European Official Criticizes Russian Law Banning Transgender Drivers “One of Europe’s most senior human rights officials, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner, Nils Muiznieks, has criticized as ‘ridiculous’ a new Russian law on road safety that prohibits transgender people from obtaining a driver’s license.”