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Abby Zimet: The Torturers of Children

“These aren’t people. They are animals.” — Donald J. Trump

April 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Peter Certo: Russia was never the real scandal

Evidence of much more serious “collusion” — with corporations and the wealthy — has always been hiding in plain sight. Though these unique excesses of the Trump era have gotten some coverage, they were never treated as the threat to his legitimacy that Russia was.

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dr. Eva-Maria Simms: Under International Law, Children Have The Right To Be With Their Families

Over the past weeks, we have seen horrific pictures of children separated from their parents and detained in tents and holding pens. Politicians justify this by claiming that they are enforcing … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · 4 Comments

Jenne’ Andrews: Donald Trump’s Long Train of Abuses and Usurpations

The unspeakable anguish which the rogue president is personally perpetrating on refugee children and parents on our southwestern border is only the most recent egregious and intolerable of his sins … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Lindsey Royce: Portraits from the Juvenile Jail

. LaShawn You’re the watermark who impresses me years later. If you’ve lived, you’d be 33, the age Jesus, forsaken, took the nails. 13 in juvenile jail, Texas, you net … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · 8 Comments

Nika Knight: Debtors’ Prison for Kids — Poor Children Incarcerated When Families Can’t Pay Juvenile Court Fees

 First-of-its-kind report finds children are being imprisoned nationwide when families can’t pay fines levied by juvenile justice system. Many states are incarcerating poor children whose families can’t afford to pay … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

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