When the ADA and Rehab Act can be used to expand democratic inclusion, that’s the moment when people with disabilities can make that great leap forward into public office, even if they are poor and disabled.
Civil Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
Here you can find the latest news on civil rights as they pertain to democratic rights. Protecting individual freedom from infringement by governments is key to democratic progress. Across the world, these basic rights are too often in doubt. Also see our section on American democracy and our articles on the Civil Rights Era in the United States.
New Zealand’s Mixed-Member Proportional election system would be good for disabled people in the United States because disability concerns could be heard in Congress more easily.
Camp LeJeune is where I was born. It is currently an EPA Superfund site, and one author has described it as a “toxic hell,” the worst water poisoning disaster in U.S. history, worse even than Love Canal or rivers catching fire in the 1970s.
Democracy Chronicles joins its voice to that of DC author Ana María Fores Tamayo to call for the immediate release of María Magdalena Molina from detention in Alvarado, TX.
We have police who have been conditioned, in our post 9/11 world, to perceive the public as a potential enemy and are far too willing to attack, rather than protect and serve, or even back off and wait.
A federal judge Friday asked U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union to address the rights of those separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
In 2013, ProPublica published a series of reports finding that New York prosecutors are never punished for misconduct which lands innocents in prison.
Aretha Franklin was born and rose to fame during the segregation era. She inspired millions of black Americans and supported the fight for racial equality.
Born into slavery and kept as a servant for 30 years, Haby Mint Rabah is now running for parliament in Mauritania to fight for freedom.
A great interview on how the current immigration crisis is tied to a successful year for private jails