American Torture — Past, Present and … Future?

By Rebecca Gordon

The Senate torture report could be the beginning of the end of American torture but only if we don’t waste the opportunity.

The 1960s: Malcolm X at Oxford University

By Stephen Tuck

In the winter of 1964, Malcolm X, one of the most notorious African American revolutionaries, was invited to speak at one of England’s most prestigious schools, Oxford University.

No Escape in the Gaza Strip

By Jen Marlowe

Activist and filmmaker Jen Marlowe shares the story of a family who lost their house — twice — and continues to live in constant fear in the war-torn Gaza Strip.

Violence Against Women Lacks Constitutional Remedy

By Jessica Neuwirth, excerpted from Equal Means Equal

Jurisprudence demonstrates dire need for Equal Rights Amendment.


Time to Limit Corporate Rights?

By Jeffrey D. Clements

Corporate rights have been upheld by the Supreme Court until the "personhood" granted corporations rivals that of real live people, and corporate influence on government far outweighs that of the average voter.

A TomDispatch Interview With Filmmaker Laura Poitras

By Tom Engelhardt

Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras reveals what she’s learned from Edward Snowden about global surveillance and how our world has changed.

Tuesday, an Arbitrary Tradition

By Soli Salgado

Ever wonder why we vote on an inconvenient weekday?

How Far Is Too Far? The Ethics of Police Spying and Infiltration

By Adam Federman

Recent court settlement raises questions about police spying decades after a UK officer fathered a woman’s child while undercover.

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