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The Dissenter

Go with: Ireri Unzueta Carrasco engages in civil disobedience in Chicago in 2013. (Photo from NotOneMoreDeportation.com)
26 May 2016

Undocumented Immigrant Rights Activist Labeled ‘Public Safety Concern’ For Protesting, Sues Government

An undocumented immigrant rights activists was labeled a “public safety concern” by the US government, and now fears she may be deported for protesting.

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IDOC mug shot of Jared Chase
25 May 2016

NATO Protester Denied Medical Care In Prison After Officer Broke His Nose

Jared Chase of the NATO 3 says prison officials refuse to treat his broken nose or give him access to his Huntington’s Disease or Hepatitis C medication.

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Hillary Clinton attends a campaign rally at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by redcti on Flickr
24 May 2016

Transgender Group ‘Perplexed’ At Why Clinton Won’t Fill Out Questionnaire

A national group for trans people in the United States is waiting for Hillary Clinton to complete a survey on where she stands on issues.

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Caetano Veloso at Sesc Pompéia in June 2015 (Photo by Liliane Callegari)
24 May 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Odeio’ by Caetano Veloso

Following the impeachment of Brazil president Dilma Rousseff, vice president Michel Temer took power. He pledged to dissolve the Ministry of Culture and combine parts of it with the Ministry of Education. Although Temer eventually backtracked, the initial call drew the ire of artists. AFP reported filmmakers, musicians, and individuals

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The Bullpen

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo by Karen Murphy on Flickr
30 May 2016

Corruption Investigation Into Terry McAuliffe Connects To Hillary Clinton

An FBI investigation into campaign donations received by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for his 2013 campaign for governor connects to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The donations in question involve a Chinese businessman and delegate for Chinese Communist Party named Wang Wenliang. Wenliang, despite being a Chinese citizen, donated $120,000

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26 May 2016

WATCH: David Dayen Discusses ‘Chain Of Title’

In the midst of the Great Recession, a nurse, a car dealership worker and an insurance fraud specialist commit a revolutionary act: they read their mortgage documents.

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26 May 2016

Chain Of Title: A View From The Ground

Though the damage of the housing crisis has been done and the culprits are rich and free, understanding what really happened may help us stop them next time

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Sharp Edges

Former President Bill Clinton and Center For American Progress President Neera Tanden. PHOTO CREDIT: Ralph Alswang Photographer 202-487-5025 ralph@ralphphoto.com www.ralphphoto.com
23 May 2016

The Bruenig Firing: ‘Civility’ As A Tool To Control Political Dissent

There is nothing civil about the political process, and it’s about time we make this clear.

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"Fight Evictions" By Ben Tesch on Flickr
18 May 2016

The Decline of Affordable Housing Is A Crisis Of Capitalism

The bourgeoisie have only one method of responding to the housing question, and that is to solve it in such a way that the solution recreates the question.

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Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu on CNN. Still from "The Occupation Of The American Mind" (http://occupationmovie.com/)
13 May 2016

Film Review: ‘Occupation Of The American Mind’ Unravels Israel’s Propaganda War In US

The Occupation Of The American Mind is a stunning documentary examining Israel’s public relations war in the United States.

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In 2009, Sadiq Khan and Ed Milliband visit a Hybrid Bus Factory. (Photo by UK Department Of Energy and Climate Change)
09 May 2016

London’s First Muslim Mayor Is Neoliberal Who Will Likely Blunt Social Progress

Statements made by London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, raise many questions as to what kind of mayorship is in store for London communities.

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The Next Cold War

Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima, photo taken by tail gunner of Enola Gay (By George Robert Caron, National Archives)
27 May 2016

Nobel Peace Prize Winner At War Longer, Reduced Nukes Less Than Any Other President

President Obama—who has been at war longer and reduced nuclear weapons less than any other president—called for peace and an end to nuclear proliferation.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva, May 17, 2016 (by Dept. of State)
24 May 2016

Lavrov: US And Russia Will Coordinate Anti-Terrorism Efforts, Raqqa Operation Begins

Coordinated terrorist bombings in Syria killed more than 150 civilians and significantly disturbed the situation in the country, and more in our round-up.

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CH-53 lands at DAO during the evacuation of Saigon, 1975 (by DoD)
20 May 2016

US And Russia Compete For Dominance Of Vietnam Base Strategic To South China Sea

The US and Russia are competing for dominance of a base in Vietnam, which is strategic to the South China Sea and could determine the outcome of the crisis.

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Prison Protest

Screenshot from Advanced Correctional Healthcare advertisement on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqYhTAll0qI)
11 May 2016

‘Don’t Be a Drama Queen’: Lawsuit Alleges Medical Contractor Left Inmate To Die From Withdrawal

In jails that are overcrowded, underfunded, and face mounting medical costs, fiscal expediency can trump basic principles of medical care.

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San Quentin lethal injection room. Photo by CACorrections (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/37381942@N04/4905111750/in/set-72157624628981539/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11627466
11 May 2016

CA Prison Records Show Officials Downplayed Botched Executions, Understated Lethal Injection Costs

The more than 12,000 pages of documents released by CDCR reveal how the state planned to continue executing prisoners in light of a drug shortage.

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Karnes Detention Facility (UUSC4ALL on Flickr)
04 May 2016

Judge Temporarily Halts Childcare Licenses For Immigrant Family Detention Centers

A judge has granted a temporary restraining order barring Texas from implementing a rule that would allow the agency to license family detention centers.

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Senators Chuck Grassley (left), Jeff Cornyn (center), and Dick Durbin (right) announcing the final version of the Sentencing Reform And Corrections Act. Screenshot from committee broadcast.
02 May 2016

Senate May Reform Mandatory Minimum Sentences With More Mandatory Minimum Sentences

The final version of the Senate’s criminal justice reform package no longer reduces sentences for violent crimes, and includes a new drug mandatory minimum.

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