Last week, nine members of Congress, their staff and 200 activists gathered to address the present crisis in US democracy: voter suppression and the manipulation of elections. Now, they are planning to hold hearings across the nation aimed at giving voice to citizens who were not allowed to vote in the 2016 presidential primaries.
As Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign begins to flounder, some among the progressive left seem hell-bent on directing their energy back into the Democratic Party. What we really need is a party of our own that will fight for working-class people's interests.
Erika Rocha was a 35-year-old woman incarcerated at a California women's prison. She was only 14 when she was charged and convicted as an adult in Los Angeles County. Rocha took actions to end her life, but the criminal punishment system killed her.