Source: AJ+ These men were kidnapped, tortured and experimented on by the CIA. James E. Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the two psychologists who created the U.S. torture program, are being sued by the ACLU on behalf of the victims. This is the first time anyone involved in the CIA torture program will have to answer for their actions in a … Read more CIA Torture Architects’ Day In Court
Source: Equal Justice Initiative The myth of racial difference that was created to sustain American slavery persists today. Slavery did not end in 1865, it evolved.
Source: TED.COM Michelle Alexander posits that mass incarceration perpetuates a racial caste system in the United States. After the Civil Rights Movement, a “wave of punitive” legislation swept across the nation, targeting Black and Brown communities. Of her arguments, the most compelling point underlines how mass incarceration disenfranchises criminals – even after they have served their sentences. For instance, convicted felons are subjected … Read more The Future of Race in America – Michelle Alexander
Source: RisingAfrica.org Foreign developed nations often wax lyrical about their generous donations of aid to Africa. But a coalition of UK and African researchers has released research findings that illustrate how the continent actually loses over six times the amount it receives in aid. As we often watch wealthy countries heap on themselves and each other generous portions of praise … Read more The world does not aid Africa – Africa aids the world!
Source: AJ+ Income inequality is rising and working Americans feel like they aren’t getting ahead. Welcome to the rigged economy. Here’s how it works.
Source: TED.COM In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country’s black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which … Read more We Need to Talk About an Injustice – Bryan Stevenson
On January 30, 2016, ICNA Council for Social Justice, Dallas hosted a webinar on Climate Change: Real Challenges, Real Solutions. The video of this session is provided at the end of this article. Ms. Bee Moorhead and Ms. Asma Mahdi were the presenters. Ms. Moorhead is the Executive Director of Texas Impact. Ms. Mahdi is a former Board Member of … Read more Climate Change: Real Challenges, Real Solutions
Naeem Baig, Executive Director of ICNA Council for Social Justice and the current President of Islamic Circle of North America, discusses in this short video why the Muslim community must continue their dialogue with the Catholic Church through interfaith. It is not just about boring discussions, he points out, but building relationships. The Catholics in this country were also persecuted … Read more ICNA CSJ Executive Director: Why Dialogue With the Catholic Church is Important
Source: NRCAT Breaking Down the Box is a documentary that examines the mental health, racial justice and human rights implications of the systemic use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. It is a call to action for communities of faith to engage in the growing nationwide movement for restorative alternatives to isolated confinement that prioritize rehabilitation, therapeutic interventions, and recovery. The … Read more Breaking Down the Box – The Harms of Systematic Use of Solitary Confinement