SPECIAL COVERAGE: The 2016 Democratic National Convention

Rania Khalek is on the ground in Philadelphia bringing you the latest news from inside and outside the DNC.

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The Dissenter

Bernie Sanders supporters rally outside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia during the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by becker271 on Flickr.
27 Jul 2016

Walkout Led by Sanders Delegates Represented Deep Frustration With Democrats

Several hundred Bernie Sanders delegates staged a walkout after Hillary Clinton was officially nominated during the roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention on July 26.

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Rania Khalek recaps day 2 of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
27 Jul 2016

Video: Rania Khalek Recaps Day 2 Of Democratic Convention

Kevin Gosztola speaks to Rania Khalek about the walkout staged by Bernie Sanders delegates after Hillary Clinton won the party’s presidential nomination.

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Bernie Sanders delegate. Photo via disneyabc on Flickr.
26 Jul 2016

Ahead Of Planned Walkout, Sanders Delegates Face Threats, Intimidation

Bernie Sanders delegates planning to walk out at the Democratic convention this week are facing intimidation and threats from both the Clinton and Sanders campaigns.

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Bernie Sanders speaks on the first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by disneyabc on Flickr.
26 Jul 2016

‘Democracy Is Messy’: Sanders Changes Tune On Protest At Democratic Convention

The Sanders campaign, which gave so many Americans the confidence to fight Democratic party elites, has told delegates to pause their outrage.

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The Bullpen

Anti-TPP protest at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by susanmelkisethian on Flickr.
27 Jul 2016

Terry McAuliffe Lets It Slip That Hillary Clinton Is Lying, Supports TPP

McAuliffe, a longtime friend who served as a character witness for her in a convention speech, told reporters that Clinton actually supported TPP and would do so as president.

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Bernie Sanders supporters hold up signs during his speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by disneyabc.
26 Jul 2016

Bernie Sanders Sells Out The ‘Revolution’ For Nothing

If the lasting achievement of the Sanders campaign is getting changes to a sterile document, then call it a “revolution” lost.

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Photo by vubui on Flickr.
25 Jul 2016

Russian Conspiracy Theory Thrown Out To Distract From DNC Email Leak

Regardless of who hacked the DNC and what their motives were, the DNC emails make it clear there was a concerted effort to sabotage the Sanders campaign.

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Sharp Edges

wearetheleft
22 Jul 2016

‘We Are The Left’ Seeks To Diversify A Broken System

While leftists radically examine and work to undermine the status quo, those behind We Are The Left have worked to maintain it.

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Istanbul airport after failed military coup. Photo by Eser Karadağ on Flickr.
18 Jul 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 8: Coups Don’t Bring Democracy

Roqayah and Kumars talk to Mehmet Yuksel of Turkey’s People’s Democratic Party, which strongly opposed both Erdoğan’s policies and the military coup.

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End of the BDS an Broadway March from Greenwich Village to Union Square. Photo by otto-yamamoto on Flickr.
15 Jul 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 7: Ending Complicity

On this episode, Roqayah and Kumars talk to Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement for Israel.

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Photo by Victoria Pickering on Flickr.
11 Jul 2016

The Black Struggle Against America’s Deification Of Police

The long-held belief that officers symbolize a “thin blue line” that maintains order is possibly the clearest example of America’s deification of police.

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The Next Cold War

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington on July 20, 2016. [StateDept/ Public Domain]
22 Jul 2016

Turkey’s Foreign Policy Pivot; US Simultaneously Plans For War And Rapprochement

Russia and the US are working on a plan for military cooperation in Syria and negotiations for the Middle East and Ukraine while the war party rolls out plans for war and undermining the Iran deal.

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Members of the group Al-Zenki taunt a child before executing him in Syria. Still from video footage.
21 Jul 2016

Video Shows US-Backed Syrian Rebels Beheading 11-Year-Old Boy

The video sparked outrage on social media, especially because it was from one of the so-called “moderate” rebel groups that America was backing.

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9/11 attackers Khalid al-Mihdhar (left) and Nawaf al-Hazmi (right). Photos from Wikipedia.
20 Jul 2016

28 Pages Reveal Saudi Government Involved In 9/11

The documents reveal solid evidence of Saudi government involvement with the group of men who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington D.C.

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Prison Protest

Still from local 12 News broadcast report on the suicide of an Iraq War veteran at the Nassau County Correctional Center.
14 Jul 2016

Multiple Deaths Fuel New York’s Push To Ban Jail Medical Provider

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Armor Correctional Health citing inadequate medical services, which has contributed to numerous deaths since 2011.

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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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