Supporters say the measure would help combat the state’s epidemic of painkiller abuse, but polls have fluctuated wildly, and opponents are seizing on a controversial video to question their true intentions.
The news: Breathe easy, potheads of Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love is about to become the largest in the country to decriminalize marijuana.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Movie night in Mouloud, Djibouti. Skype lessons in Ethiopia. Veterinary training assistance in Garissa, Kenya. And in this country on the east coast of Africa, work on both primary and secondary schools and a cistern to provide clean water. These are all-American good works, but who is doing them — and why?
In her monthly column, “Human Rights and Global Wrongs,” law professor, writer and social critic Marjorie Cohn explores human rights and US foreign policy, and the frequent contradiction between the two.
On Wednesday, August 27th at Bus Boys and Poets Restaurant in Washington, D.C., a focal point for progressive artistic expression and political thought, hundreds gathered for a powerful discussion of the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the epidemic of police misconduct, violence and killings in Black communities across the nation.