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New way to help ex-inmates re-enter society & stay out of prison | Louise Wasilewski | TEDxPeachtree

Translator: Araminta Dutta Reviewer: Peter van de Ven You’ve heard about mass incarceration, how the war on drugs and mandatory minimums has contributed to the US incarcerating five-hundred percent as many people as the rest of the world. Today, we’re going to look at a related issue; what happens when all those people are released …

Keeping democracy alive: Whistleblowing, civil disobedience, and discourse | Allison Stanger

Keeping democracy alive: Whistleblowing, civil disobedience, and discourse  | Allison Stanger

It’s really important to realize, whistleblowing is in America’s DNA. It has been a concept since before the Constitution itself was ratified. The first whistleblower protection law in the United States was passed in 1778 during wartime. It is used to bring down the first commodore of the United States Navy, Esek Hopkins. Hopkins was …