During the last weeks of Obama's presidency, thousands of people in federal prison were denied clemency. Given the new president's condemnation of the clemency initiative and general hostility toward prisoners, what's next for prisoners and their families?
Even as Trump continues to promote hatred and xenophobia through his appeals to an imagined past, growing civic movements in Europe and the Americas are looking toward a future of collaborative social-economic traditions to counter the destructive ethos of globalized neoliberal capitalism. Creating a strong civic life requires full political engagement of a kind that is very different from simply voting.
Military recruiting -- the beast that feeds the US military empire -- is a despicable pursuit that pits carefully selected and highly trained soldiers against vulnerable children, says Pat Elder, director of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy. Likening recruiters to child predators with monthly quotas, Elder says it's time this shameful practice was stopped.