Alexander Lekhtman

Alexander is an editorial fellow at Filter.

St. Louis Is a Big Step Closer to Closing the Workhouse

In St. Louis, Missouri—arguably the birthplace of the modern movement for Black lives—a city lawmaker has introduced a bill to…

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Despite Voting Rights Reform, Many People With Felonies Excluded From NJ Primary

New Jersey held primary elections on July 7, including hotly contested Congressional races for seats held by Jeff Van Drew…

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New Spike in Coronavirus Cases Could Further Worsen Overdose Crisis

As many US jurisdictions have eased pandemic restrictions, new coronavirus cases have been spiking again. At the same time, regions…

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Support, Don’t Punish 2020: A Global Day of Action Against the Drug War

Friday, June 26 marks the Support, Don’t Punish 2020 Global Day of Action—an annual show of international solidarity against the…

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Fighting Racism in a Small, Conservative Town in New Jersey

  Outrage over racism and police brutality epitomized by the murder of George Floyd has been so pervasive that away…

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Local and National Efforts Focus on Stopping Police “No-Knock” Raids

The protests sparked nationwide—and worldwide—by the death of George Floyd have also concerned the March killing of a young Black…

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LSD Is Surging in Popularity. New Research Unpicks the Trends.

Far more US adults than previously have been using the psychedelic drug LSD in recent years, according to new research.…

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California Sheriff Sued for Keeping People Jailed as COVID-19 Rages

A group of attorneys filed a class action lawsuit on May 29 against Sheriff Gregory Ahern of Alameda County, California.…

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Trump’s War on “Antifa” Promises Political Persecution of Activists

As protests against police racism and violence continue throughout the US, President Donald Trump wants your attention focused on the…

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US Forces Deployed to Colombia to Help Wage Futile War on Cocaine

Diplomatic officials announced May 27 that the US is sending an armed forces unit to Colombia. From June, the Security…

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