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Providing the Best Legal Defense for Our Youth

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 04.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

The right to competent legal counsel, regardless of ability to pay, is enshrined in our Constitution. Nevertheless, it remains elusive for many indigent youth in Los Angeles County, where the juvenile legal defense system has not seen meaningful reform in two decades.

Assad, Beware of the Long Arm of Justice

Widney Brown | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home
Widney Brown

Intentionally cutting off humanitarian aid is a war crime. Add that to the staggeringly long list of war crimes committed in Syria -- unspeakable violations of what are universally considered the laws of armed conflict.

This Is Murder in the West Bank

Dana Agmon | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
Dana Agmon

Hateful, negative, victimized, divisive, judgmental, hostile, violent and inhumane; do we really want the face of our society to be that kind of face? Do we have the right to demoralize our society because we believe others are demoralized?

The Scandal of God's Criminal Justice Is Forgiveness

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 04.12.2016 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

The following is taken from a homily given in Christ Chapel, on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) on April 11, 2016. The assigne...

Changing the World, One Young Leader at a Time

Eisenhower Fellowships | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Eisenhower Fellowships

By General Colin L. Powell, USA (ret) In May, 2016 I proudly marked a new milestone in my career of public service. I presided over the Annual Meetin...

Prosecutors Win Jail Sentence, But No Justice, For Upper Big Branch Miners

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

Six years after an explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia claimed the lives of 29 coal miners in the worst disaster of it...

The Importance and Value of Memory in Advancing Human Rights

Noam Schimmel | Posted 04.07.2016 | Home
Noam Schimmel

The problem is not memory, it is its hijacking by those who use it in a tendentious way that seeks to sustain hatred and conflict rather than foster cooperation and coexistence and by those who lack compassion and empathy.

Why I Didn't Testify Against the Man Who Abused Me Before My Coma

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

My secret made me sick. All that anger, guilt and confusion. I felt it in my stomach. And two weeks after I turned 18 years old, my stomach exploded due to a blood clot, which later was hypothesized to be caused from a stress ulcer. My molestation was a very stressful secret. Suddenly, my family could keep no secrets.

Bernie Sanders on Morality and Justice

Mark Schmanko | Posted 03.30.2017 | Religion
Mark Schmanko

This is a profoundly moving video - a powerful and lucid speech on morality and justice by Bernie, accompanied by beautiful music. Here the meaning...

Saving Kidnapped Children From A Failed System

Stephan Said | Posted 03.30.2017 | Crime
Stephan Said

My daughter Noluenn was abducted to France by her mother in August 2013. Then 8 years old, Noluenn was born and raised in the U.S.A, and grew up in Ne...

The Empty Tomb in North Carolina

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 03.28.2017 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Late in the night, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene heard the news coming from North Carolina. Late in the night, a sweeping anti-LGBT bill overturned local ordinances protecting gay and transgender people.

Dear Gay White Brothers

Chris Cormier | Posted 03.29.2017 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

I hope we don't soon forget what silence felt like when hatred was directed at us, and instead reach back through that door. In this legacy-defining moment, what choice will you make?

The Surfing God.

Rabbi Levi Welton | Posted 03.29.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Levi Welton

Exodus 14:21 states, "Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land.

Time to Bury the Drug War and Envision New Drug Policies Rooted in Mercy and Compassion

Yolande Cadore | Posted 03.26.2017 | Black Voices
Yolande Cadore

This Easter, if you're a Christian-practicing or not, or just human, I admonish you to stop and reflect on what we've allowed to happen under our watch and to commit to take action to change these punitive and dehumanizing national and global drug policies.

Justice Unattainable in Karadzic Verdict

Merima Trako | Posted 03.25.2017 | Home
Merima Trako

Justice does not exist. This thought has been bugging me today. It has been swimming in my head ever since I read the news about the conviction of Rad...

6 Steps to Improving Obamacare on its 6th Anniversary

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 03.25.2017 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

As Obamacare continues past the President for which it was named, Americans need to take the above health policy steps and many more to continue manifesting health justice for each other.

Should the FBI Be Able to Hack Your Smartphone?

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2017 | Politics
John Roman, Ph.D.

This case affects every smartphone user in the world. Here is what you need to know about the implications for personal security, national security, and privacy.

Jury Rigging of Competitions Is So Rife That It's Funny in the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home
Armine Sahakyan

Corruption in the region doesn't always involve a money payoff. The reward can also be a prize in an academic, music, sport or other kind of competition -- or even a beauty-pageant crown.

The Excruciating Worth of Criticism

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The democratic experiment is neither certain nor assured. It takes courage and perseverance, a willingness to wrestle with the toughest issues and to...

Torture Is Now a Normal Part of Syrian Warfare

Mohammad Al Abdallah | Posted 03.19.2017 | Home
Mohammad Al Abdallah

In the long run, torture will continue playing a destructive role in Syria, even after the conflict ends, unless Syrian society uniformly condemns it and works to reform current and future practices.

No Person Should Have More Care in Prison Than in Freedom

Larry Schooler | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics
Larry Schooler

We run from that which makes us uncomfortable, and those convicted of crime can easily give us that feeling. In the case of Darryl Hunt, I plan to sit with this discomfort and ask myself what care a free person deserves--no matter their past.

Lions Clubs International Focuses on Global Issues at U.N.

Jim Luce | Posted 03.19.2017 | Impact
Jim Luce

On March 12, 2016, just a few days after International Women's Day, more than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests gathered at the U.N. for the 38th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to discuss peace and gender equality.

South Africa's Shapeshifting Position on International Justice?

Ottilia Anna Maunganidze | Posted 03.19.2017 | Home
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze

Source: Journalists For Justice On Tuesday, March 15, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dismissed the government's leave to appeal the ...

Why Are There so Many Jews on the Supreme Court?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 03.18.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

If Judge Merrick Garland is confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice (a big if!), four out of the nine justices would be Jews. That's almost a majority. What explains this extraordinary representation?

An Asian American Justice Next Time?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics
Frank H. Wu

For Asian Americans, as for other immigrant groups before them, there will be opportunity, but only if we continue to insist on our stake in the nation. We are equals. We deserve to be included.