Confronting the Tragedy: Law Enforcement Unionism & Communities, Part II

Racialized violence by law enforcement personnel against other working people is rooted in the disproportionate allocation of social investment and meaningful, sustainable employment. This means that the employer with discriminating hiring practices, the poverty-wage-paying corporation, the government official who opposes the use of public funds where they are needed, those who voted or bought them…

Confronting the Tragedy: Law Enforcement Unionism & Communities, Part I

  The reaction of many officers against criticism and accountability is perhaps an unconscious protest against having been called upon to fix a mess they cannot possibly correct. Law Enforcement can and will change for the better when its unions are guided by the understanding that working conditions cannot fundamentally improve until the community members,…

Give Guantanamo back to Cuba

By W. T. WHITNEY JR. For over 100 years, the United States has occupied 45 square miles of land and water in Guantánamo province in eastern Cuba. Its naval base there is the oldest one outside the continental United States. Writing in the New York Times in 2012, Jonathan Hansen, author of Guantánamo: An American History, says that:…