The immigration debate, which teeters between racist vitriol from the right-wing and pro-immigrant discourse from corporate liberals and multicultural elites, deliberately ignores the fundamental issue of exploitation under a capitalist system. Immigrant workers are, above all, a means to turn a profit for both those in the detention and deportation business as well as industries that thrive on cheap labor.
The #MeToo movement so far has drawn little attention to women in the military, where reporting sexual harassment or sexual assault can be a career-ending move. It's time the military ended its appalling culture of impunity toward sexual predators in its ranks and gave #MeToo military women the justice and acknowledgement they deserve.
Attica is a powerful reminder that people living behind bars are human beings, says Heather Ann Thompson, author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. Thompson discusses the causes and consequences of the Attica rebellion and the extent of the cover-up that continues to this day.