Calls to Defund Police After the World’s Deadliest Football Stampede
“What we saw in Malang is a culmination of years of political neglect to prioritise democratic police reforms.”
Iranian Riot Police Clobber Student Protesters
As protests triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini continue to rage, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei resorted to blaming the US and Israel for orchestrating dissent.
‘Our Kids Are Dying in Schools’: Is India’s Caste System Turning Teachers Into Killers?
On September 29, a school teacher accused of beating his student to death was arrested. Cops say it’s an isolated murder, but his family says it isn’t.
Prison Cells Can Reach Nearly 150 Degrees in the South
Heat waves can be deadly for prisoners, especially in the South, where many prison cells do not have air conditioning.
Racist Algorithms Are Making Robots Racist Too
Researchers show that large AI models are threatening to bring racist and sexist bias into the realm of robotics.
Axon Halts Plans to Sell Flying Taser Drones to Schools
Axon initially moved ahead with the drone despite protest from its ethics advisory board, but has reportedly changed course after several members of the board said they will resign.
A Series of Forgotten Photos Capture What Life Was Like in 1980s India
From cabaret stripteases and secret park romances to extreme inequalities, Mitch Epstein’s photos serve as a time capsule of a special time in India’s history.
Tokyo High Schools Drop Notorious Rules Mandating Black Hair and White Underwear
Draconian school rules in Japanese high schools have long dictated how a student should look and act.
Activists Are Occupying the Woods of Atlanta to Block a New Police Facility
Members of a decentralized movement are sabotaging bulldozers and building communal living spaces in an effort to block the $90 million training facility.
You Should Go Read All 400 Books Texas Just Removed—They’re Awesome
One of the state’s largest school districts removed 400 books—mostly about race, gender, and sexuality—off its shelves just in case they are “vulgar.”
What’s Next For The Fight To Stop Indigenous Deaths In Custody?
“This has happened far too many times and it hurts, it’s just wrong.”
Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Is a Disability Rights Issue
“I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive.”