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Was Kevin Cooper Framed for Murder?

Nicholas Kristof with Jessia Ma and Stuart A. Thompson New York Times
This is the story of a broken justice system. It appears that an innocent man was framed by sheriff’s deputies and is on death row in part because of dishonest cops, sensational media coverage and flawed political leaders.

At Outside In, An Overwhelming Vote to Unionize

Don McIntosh nwLaborPress.org
The Outside In unit will consist of about 125 workers in about 50 separate classifications. Alongside the vote to unionize, Outside In employees who hold advanced degrees also voted 21 to 7 to be in the same AFSCME bargaining unit.

‘No Cop Academy’ Protesters Disrupt City Council Committee Meeting

Fran Spielman Chicago SunTimes
“Over 500 people we surveyed in West Garfield Park said they do not want this cop academy,” said Monica Trinidad, one of the demonstrators. “There are way more resources of need in their community. They want jobs. They want mental health clinics. They want public schools."

We Could Not Do Otherwise

Abby Zimet Common Dreams
"Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children, the angering of the orderlies in the front parlor of the charnel house. We could not, so help us God, do otherwise.” -- Remembering the Catonsville 9.

How to Protect a Renter Nation

Deonna Anderson Yes! Magazine
Laws that help renters are based on the belief that housing is a right for all, not just for those who own homes.

Two Coming-of-Age Films: New York in the ’70s, Paris Today

Eric A. Gordon Hollywood Progressive
Two films depicting a young person’s coming of age are showing on screens now: Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and Le Brio about a young Arab woman in Paris who achieves her dream of becoming a lawyer by overcoming the toxic racism of her law school professor.

“We Are Going to Not Allow Kinder Morgan to Finish This Pipeline”

Andy Rowell Oil Change International
“It’s not just about the spills, it’s not just about the orcas,” said Graham Clumpner one of the paddlers with the Mosquito Fleet: “The bigger issue that we are all facing is climate change,” he said. “We are going to not allow Kinder Morgan to finish this pipeline.”