Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's attack on the public sector provided a blueprint for 15 other right-wing states looking to bust their public unions. Now Walker is set to provide a "welfare reform" model for right-wingers with several bills that would make it harder for low-income individuals to acquire food stamps, child care subsidies, health insurance and housing assistance.
As the fight for the lives and rights of Black people and other victims of state violence continues, Truthout brings you a view from the front lines of Chicago's #NoCopAcademy campaign being led by Black youth. We speak with Benji Hart, a queer Black author, artist and educator who helped develop the campaign's disruptive "don't ask, demand" style of confrontation.
For decades, the people of Colombia were assaulted and killed by paramilitaries, drug cartels and the FARC -- with a corrupt government deeply involved. There are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia singles out three people whose heroic efforts made a difference.