Fires burn in the MSF emergency trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, after it was hit and partially destroyed by aerial attacks on October 3, 2015. (Photo by Doctors Without Borders (MSF))
05 Oct 2015

Doctors Without Borders: ‘Reality Is U.S. Dropped Those Bombs’

The general director for Doctors Without Borders responded to Pentagon claims that Afghan military forces are responsible for bombs, which hit their hospital in Kunduz and killed 22 patients and staff, including three children. “Their description of the attack keeps changing—from collateral damage, to a tragic incident, to now attempting

Screen shot from David Rosane and the Zookeepers' "Modern Folk" album cover.
05 Oct 2015

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Freeway’

In the protest anthem, “Freeway,” singer-songwriter David Rosane sings, “Sorry for the inconvenience. We’re just trying to change the world.” It is premised around an apology-but-not-an-apology to those upset they cannot get anywhere in their vehicles because people are clogging the streets while protesting. Also, grassroots struggles are on a

Students and local activists protest the suspension of SJP on April 2, 2014 at Northeastern University | Photo by Maria Amasanti
04 Oct 2015

Podcast: Dima Khalidi of Palestine Legal on ‘Palestine Exception to Free Speech’

In the United States, there is a campaign by Israeli advocacy organizations—with the support of the Israeli government—to censor, intimidate, harass, and vilify activists engaged in activism for Palestinian human rights. Particularly, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is seen as a threat. The focusing of resources against activists,

Graphic showing a redacted document with a CENSORED stamp across it.
02 Oct 2015

Blacked Out Pages: U.S. Government Snubs ACLU Over Targeted Killing FOIA

The US government gave the ACLU the equivalent of the middle finger in response to a FOIA request for records on the “targeted killing program.”

An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line at Hurlburt Field Fla., April 24, 2014. (US Air Force on Flickr)
02 Oct 2015

U.S. Government: Courts Do Not Have Power to Review Lawfulness of Drone Strikes

The United States government moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of Yemenis killed by a U.S. drone strike, arguing U.S. courts do not have the power to review “national security” or “foreign policy” decisions. The government also contends it could be embarrassing if a court ruled the strike was unlawful,

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland, on February 28, 2011. (Flickr / State Department / Eric Bridiers)
01 Oct 2015

Clinton Emails Reveal More About How State Department Shaped Media Coverage Of WikiLeaks

Emails released from Hillary Clinton’s private server reveal that the U.S. State Department planted questions in “60 Minutes” interview with Julian Assange.

A row of student activists protesting in support of Palestine. (Palestine Legal)
30 Sep 2015

Report Examines Widespread Attacks On Palestinian Human Rights Activists On College Campuses

Since January 2014, Palestine Legal documented 292 incidents of oppression against activists that support Palestinian liberation, especially on campuses.

In a promotional image from "99 Homes," Andrew Garfield stands in a room tagged with "Kill Bankers" graffiti. (Hooman Bahrani)
29 Sep 2015

Film Review: ’99 Homes’ Is Compelling Tale Of Corruption Around Home Foreclosures

Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes” depicts corruption in the housing market in Florida through compelling characters shaped and affected by this underworld.

Official promo photo of singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie (
28 Sep 2015

Protest Song of the Week: ‘The Uranium War’

Indigenous singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie sings, “And me I watched it grow: corporate greed & a lust for gold & coal & oil and, hey, now uranium.”

Wesleyan University, where Black Lives Matter students and supporters have pushed to shut down school's newspaper. (Photo by Joe Mabel)
27 Sep 2015

Podcast: University, Inc. & the Policing of Speech on American Campuses

American colleges and universities are increasingly corporatized. Within the pernicious corporate culture of campuses exists a kind of campus politics, where student activists police expression and activities in order to create “safe spaces” or protect particular marginalized groups from trauma. While critics of student activists often argue these students are