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Activist Who Laughed During Jeff Sessions’ Hearing to Face New Trial

CODEPINK activist Desiree Fairooz, who was arrested after laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing, will face a second trial this fall after she rejected a plea deal on Friday. she was convicted in May of disorderly and disruptive conduct during the hearing. While Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) argued that Sessions' record of "treating [...]

Killings of Black Men by Whites are Far More Likely to be Ruled “Justifiable”

When a white person kills a black man in America, the killer often faces no legal consequences. In one in six of these killings, there is no criminal sanction, according to a new Marshall Project examination of 400,000 homicides committed by civilians between 1980 and 2014. That rate is far higher than the one for [...]

24 Ex-Agents of Pinochet Dictatorship Convicted in Chile

Another 24 former agents of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship have been sentenced by the Court of Appeal of Santiago in Chile after being proven guilty in two criminal cases. Convictions against participants in Operation Colombo, an intelligence operation intended to cover up Pinochet's crimes, were based on the disappearance of an opponent and the kidnapping and [...]

NAACP Renews Demands for Police Reform

Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The family of Alton Sterling, the African-American father of five who was killed by police in 2016—the family called Wednesday for the state’s attorney general to bring criminal charges against his killers. The call came after the Justice Department declined to bring federal charges against officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake. Sterling [...]

The key facts of the Maruti Suzuki workers’ case

Thirteen autoworkers in India have been condemned to life imprisonment after being framed up on murder charges stemming from a July 2012 confrontation at a Maruti Suzuki car assembly plant on the outskirts of Delhi, India’s capital city. Those sentenced to rot in India’s notorious prisons include the entire 12-member executive of the Maruti Suzuki [...]