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The Gary Null Show – 04.25.17

Crime and punishment in the Black community and the inherent racism in America’s criminal justice system Prof James Forman is a professor of law at Yale University’s Law School, and a visiting professor at Stanford Law School, where he specializes in Constitutional Law, racial issues in the American criminal justice system and the prison complex and the mass incarceration of …

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Fearless Parent – Free Speech Controversy at US Elite Universities – 04.12.17

Free speech is the right to articulate one’s opinion without fear of retaliation or censorship or societal sanction. The First Amendment of the US Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law… abridging freedom of speech.” Universities have traditionally been a place where burgeoning, radical, heated ideas are first expressed and take hold. Student activism has given rise to important political, economic, and …

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Sarah Lazare – The Scandal of Chemical Weapons in U.S. Prisons

Originally launched as a tool of trench combat during World War I, tear gas has been used around the world over the past century to enforce colonial rule, quell popular protests and aid in ethnic cleansing of civilians. This “riot control agent” was banned as a “method of war” by the Chemical Weapons Convention, an arms control treaty that went …

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Stephen Zunes – Hillary Clinton’s strident opposition to the International Criminal Court

Supporters of international law have expressed consternation that the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for president — like most of her potential Republican rivals — strongly supported the illegal U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Hillary Clinton’s support for the Bush administration’s request for war authorization effectively placed her in opposition to the United Nations Charter and the Nuremberg …