Crime is born out of poverty and the miseries of capitalism. An index of oppression can’t be ignored by socialists.
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The story of Shali Tilson, a 22-year-old who died from dehydration at a jail in Georgia.
The prison reforms on the table are unlikely to make even a dent in the forces that keep millions behind bars.
Forget the parodies — West Side Story was an epic musical about gang violence that was as hard-hitting as it was stunning.
There’s a reason why urban housing developments and suburban subdivisions can seem threatening and unwelcoming to outsiders: they’re planned that way, in order to “design out crime.”
Britain is rightly known for its multicultural popular music — but these musical styles have frequently emerged in the face of legal attempts to suppress them.
Criminal police officers ran law enforcement in 1990s Los Angeles — and they may have a story to tell.
In 1983, journalists helped conjure a nationwide sex panic.
The battle against the Sicilian Mafia wasn’t waged by cops and judges — it was waged by communists and labor militants.
Across the country and across industries, employers steal billions from workers each year. Minimum wage violation — the act of paying workers below the legal limit — is just one form of wage theft, but it results in at least $15 billion in lost wages annually. In 2015, minimum wage violations cost workers more than all robberies, burglaries, larcenies, and motor vehicle thefts combined.
In Colombia and around the world, right-wing paramilitaries and traffickers have adopted a populist feint to win over the communities they terrorize.
In 1993, New York had its first black mayor — and Rudy Giuliani stirred up a police riot at City Hall.
We’re running short on funds. Jacobin troll Donald Hughes wants to help.