Daniel Butler and Erika Martinez worked for the International Commission of Jurists and Peace Brigades International in Guatemala. They left their jobs to form CANCHES and make music that could aid the fight against corruption in the country.
Brian Sonenstein and Kevin Gosztola critique the Marshall Project, a nonprofit media organization committed to criminal justice reform, and its poor coverage of the national prison strike, which was widely referenced in the press.
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with several crimes, including first-degree murder and aggravated battery, for killing a black teenager named Laquan McDonald in 2014. Brandon Smith will cover the trial in the following weeks for Shadowproof.
C.J. Baker features this song from Yoko Ono, which is a poignant reworking of a song from Ono’s 1973 album, “Approximately Infinite Universe.” It will be released on her forthcoming album, "Warzone."
So far, 16 people have chipped in to help us raise $330 to fund Brandon Smith's upcoming coverage of Officer Jason Van Dyke's trial for murdering Laquan McDonald. We're trying to raise $1400 to fund his reports from the courtroom.