How the System Favors Corporations Who Break the Rules Over the Working-Class

Source: Alternet.org [Video is at end of article below] By Leo Gerard Some of the biggest banks in the world are expected to plead guilty to felonies this week.  Felonies! They are scandalous crimes, too: fraud and antitrust violations. Finally, America will see members of the class that crashed the economy dressed in black and white suits that are hardly … Read more How the System Favors Corporations Who Break the Rules Over the Working-Class

Solitary Confinement: A Look Inside the Controversial Punishment

Source: ABC News ABC News’s Dan Harris voluntarily spends 48 hours in a tiny cell at the Denver County Jail. Prisoners forced to live in solitary can suffer mental breakdowns and claustrophobia. Some critics claim when a prisoner is denied social interaction, it is “legalized torture.” The video is below in three parts. Part 1: Solitary Confinement: No Way Out of the … Read more Solitary Confinement: A Look Inside the Controversial Punishment

American Inmates Released After Decades in Prison

Source: Channel4.com As they stood to leave the court, one, Derrick Wheatt, thumped his chest, tears streaming down his cheeks. Mothers, sisters, nephews, and brothers stood tearfully almost unable to believe that twenty years after their convictions, the East Cleveland Three would be released. Also in the courtroom that day were lawyers and law students from the Ohio Innocence Project, … Read more American Inmates Released After Decades in Prison

Why Solitary Confinement is Modern Day Torture

Source: Fusion’s Youtube Page As of 2013, there were 80,000 men and women in solitary confinement in the United States, some of them as young as 14 years old. In this illustrated op-ed video, artist Molly Crabapple explains the psychological and physical trauma suffered by those forced to spend 22-24 hours a day alone — sometimes for arbitrary reasons, like … Read more Why Solitary Confinement is Modern Day Torture

Reflections on Chapel Hill Shooting: A Great Legacy ~ Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Source: Yasir Qadhi’s Youtube Page Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi shares his thoughts on the Chapel Hill shootings and the great legacy left behind by our brother Deah Barakat (age 23), his wife Yusor Barakat (age 21), and her sister Razan Muhammad (age 19), who were brutally murdered earlier this week. Deah and his wife were newlyweds. The entire family was … Read more Reflections on Chapel Hill Shooting: A Great Legacy ~ Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Social Justice: An Islamic Perspective

First annual banquet and fundraiser for ICNA Council for Social Justice held on Friday, December 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm at Holiday Inn. Renowned Islamic Scholar and Professor at Oxford University, Dr. Tariq Ramadan. He talks about the importance of social justice work in Islam.  The lecture is two parts. You can also download a summarized written transcript for this … Read more Social Justice: An Islamic Perspective