Indy Blog

Starting in October 2007, I had the unique opportunity as a staff photographer for the New York Times to go on a 15-month journey with then U.S. Senator Barack Obama as he pursued his campaign to become the 44th president of the United States.   

 

In the cellphone video, Black Lives Matters protesters held hands up in a gesture of innocence as they marched. The screen spins, goes dark. Then screams. Then running. You don’t even hear the gunshots.

 

1.1  Inside the name of Allah, there is no God. Just a mirror in the sky. We search for the Unseen parts of ourselves. Turning our vision to Emptiness, we bring forth a Holy Face. Who will tell us what it says?

The Democratic platform process is finally underway, and the main issue is this: Did the campaign of Bernie Sanders really alter the Democratic Party? The answer is not yet entirely clear, but on many key issues so far the Hillary Clinton campaign has been unwilling to commit to delivering specifics about fundamental change in America, which have been at the heart of Sanders' campaign.

“Fight, fight, fight! Housing is a human right!” chanted tenant organizers last night in front the Great Hall at Cooper Union in Manhattan. The Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) agreed to a second consecutive year of a rent freeze but refused to grant a rent rollback.

Women's health advocates rejoiced on Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Texas' controversial abortion restrictions, saying they pose an unconstitutional burden.

Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with four liberal justices for a 5-3 decision (pdf) in WholeWoman's Health v. Hellerstedt, considered the biggest abortion case since Roe v. Wade. 

It appears that Spain's government will remain deadlocked after the leading political parties, including the ascendant leftist coalition Unidos Podemos, failed to win enough votes to secure a majority government.

The Guardian reports:

The Democratic Party’s past and its future collided Tuesday morning when Moumita Ahmed and Nicholas Silitch crossed paths during a contentious meeting of the New York delegation to next month’s national convention in Philadelphia.

The Mexican government's deadly crackdown on a teacher's union protest has rattled the nation in recent days, as 200,000 doctors on Wednesday joined the ongoing national strike against President Enrique Peña Nieto's neoliberal reforms.

Anti-government sentiment is mounting after police forces opened fire on a teacher protest in Oaxaca on Sunday, killing at least eight.

ExxonMobil is attempting to evade a growing investigation into its campaign to suppress science about climate change, asking a federal court this week to throw out a subpoena that would force the oil giant to hand over decades of documents to a coalition of state attorneys general.

In its filing with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Fort Worth, Exxon argued that the subpoena from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey violated Constitutional amendments on free speech, equal protection, and unreasonable search and seizure.