DA Boudin: ‘We don’t see jail or prison as the only or basic response to crime’

An exclusive interview with the district attorney after a year in what has been an immensely challenging job. By TIM REDMOND -DECEMBER 27, 2020 (48hills.org) A little more than a year ago, a public defender with a message calling for radical reform of the criminal justice system got elected district attorney in… Continue reading

“The Priorities Are Wrong”: Rep. Ro Khanna Says He Won’t Vote to Override Trump Veto on Defense Bill

DECEMBER 28, 2020 (democracynow.org) This is viewer supported news. Please do your part today.DONATE GUESTS Ro KhannaDemocratic congressmember from California. LINKS Ro Khanna on Twitter Congress is set to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, the $740 billion annual defense policy bill that funds the U.S…. Continue reading

Neoliberal Champion Larry Summers Opens Mouth, Inserts Both Feet

The former Harvard President and Treasury Secretary offers important thoughts on the negative consequences of aid to the less fortunate Matt Taibbi Dec 28, 2020 (taibbi@substack.com) Lawrence Summers, the former Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton, director of the National Economic Council under Barack Obama, president of Harvard, and Chief Economist… Continue reading

The Post says: Give it up, Mr. President — for your sake and the nation’s

By Post Editorial Board December 27, 2020 | (NYPost.com) Mr. President, it’s time to end this dark charade. We’re one week away from an enormously important moment for the next four years of our country. On Jan. 5, two runoff races in Georgia will determine which party will control the Senate — whether Joe… Continue reading

LABOR’S UNTOLD STORY: AN OLD BOOK IS GETTING A NEW LOOK

A large crowd of workers gathers outside the U.S. Steel Corporation in Gary, Ind., in 1919. Photo: Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection/Chicago History Museum/Getty Images Unions have lost the militancy that characterized the early days, their members disconnected from the broader project of economic rights for all. Matthew Cunningham-CookDecember 25 2020,… Continue reading

Temporary tombstones displayed in San Jose to honor the 196 homeless people who died in the county this year

Photo by Steve Knutson on Unsplash By Shaun Borland – Published on December 24, 2020 (hoodline.com) In a year with staggering death tolls, it can be easy to get lost in the numbers and forget that each number represents a son, daughter, or neighbor. The Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC) is helping… Continue reading