His passing should be mourned, but should also serve as a call to action, as the voting rights for which he and so many risked their lives, and for which many died, are once again under assault.
Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on 650 stations in North America. Check out Democracy Now! on rabbletv.
Jeff Bezos' short odyssey cost an estimated $2.5 million per minute. Armando Alejo Hernandez's journey may have cost him much more.
The rationale for the "election integrity" bills, say the Republicans, is to combat voter fraud -- which has been repeatedly proven to be almost non-existent.
Finally, on Monday, the Honduran Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, found Roberto David Castillo guilty of ordering the 2016 murder of Berta Cáceres.
Adoption of the Abolition Amendment is a necessary step if the US is ever to face honestly the enduring legacy of slavery on which it was built.
The gap between the rich and the poor is the result of vaccine apartheid. While this inequity persists, none of us will truly be safe.
"Eventually, [whistleblowing] looks more right than going into the office and perpetuating a system of injustice quietly, day after day," said Edward Snowden.
Two hundred is the approximate number of water protectors arrested on June 7, during the largest act of nonviolent civil disobedience against Line 3 construction to date.
Two necessary steps to stop mass shootings are to deny men who abuse women at home the freedom they currently enjoy to buy and own guns, and to take violence against women seriously.
The 1921 Tulsa race massacre was one of the single greatest acts of racist terrorism in U.S. history.