Stories by Jeff Gillenkirk

Jeff Gillenkirk is a San Francisco-based writer and author of the political novel Pursuit of Darkness.  subscribe to Jeff Gillenkirk's feed

Posted on: Nov 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Having uncontrollable thoughts about the election? You may be suffering from post-Trump stress disorder.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A new book about the defendents at the Nuremberg Trials has chilling resonance to discussions of prisoner abuse today.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Welcome back to the 168th performance of "Who Wants to Be Executed," the gameshow where the "hot seat" is smoking and the prize is keeping your life!

Posted on: May 1, 2000, Source: AlterNet

The dismissive treatment of fathers' rights by Miami's Cuban community and much of the media reveals once again the low standing of fathers in America.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2000, Source: AlterNet

As more counties around the world limit or abolish the death penalty, the U.S. is heading in the opposite direction. More than 100 individuals will be executed by the end of 1999, well above last year's U.S. record of 74. As a powerful new study shows, this will include the killing of foreign nationals, mentally retarded and mentally incompetent defendants, and those who were teenagers at the time of their crime -- a practice which is making the U.S. an international human rights pariah.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2000, Source: AlterNet

With the whole world watching, more than a dozen CBS correspondents covering the Winter Olympics in Ogano, Japan, have appeared on the air wearing apparel prominently adorned with the Nike "swoosh" symbol. Spontaneous conversion? Not quite. This sartorial synchronicity is the result of a contractual agreement between CBS and the Nike Corporation, reports Medea Benjamin, co-director of the human rights advocacy group Global Exchange. According to Benjamin, CBS corespondents refusing to wear the Nike apparel have been ordered by CBS brass to button up -- or else.