Originally posted on Transformed Society:
US country music star Johnny Cash was well-known for his activism on prisoners’ rights – but what impact did he actually have on the prison system? On 26 July 1972, three grizzled-looking men dressed uneasily in suits gave evidence at a US Senate subcommittee on prison reform. Two of the…

Kenya Shows Africans Can Freely Elect Leaders of Their Choice

Kenya Shows Africans Can Freely Elect Leaders of Their Choice   Uhuru Kenyatta in red won the presidential elections in the East African state of Kenya. Observers were concerned about the possibility of violence., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Kenya shows Africans can freely elect leaders of their choice: Analysts…

A Black Eye for Democracy

Huffington Post Posted: 03/11/2013 2:13 pm   NYPD , NYPD Spying Muslims , Nypd Muslim Surveillance , NYPD Scandals , Nypd Spying On Mosques , Ray Kelly , New York News   Call it a cri de coeur, a collective cry of the heart, from voices rarely heard — the city’s Muslim community, pushing back for…