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

Rania Khalek shares her thoughts on day 1 of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
26 Jul 2016

Video: Rania Khalek Reports On Day 1 Of Democratic Convention

Kevin Gosztola interviews Rania Khalek, who reports on what she heard from Bernie Sanders delegates on Day of DNC in Philly.

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Protesters at the DNC March For Bernie. Photo by Rania Khalek.
24 Jul 2016

Outraged By DNC Leaks, More And More Sanders Supporters Plan To Vote Third Party

Judging by the attitudes witnessed among Sanders supporters outside City Hall, a significant slice of Sanders supporters are fed up with the Democratic Party.

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Donald Trump and family, on stage after his RNC acceptance speech. Photo by disneyabc on Flickr.
22 Jul 2016

Trump Cut Sections From His RNC Speech Last Night, And Here They Are

We managed to uncover some of the sections from Donald Trump’s speech, which were cut.

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Journalist Rania Khalek discusses her plans for covering the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
21 Jul 2016

What To Expect From Protests Outside And Inside The DNC In Philadelphia

Rania Khalek previews her reporting from inside and outside the Democratic National Convention, and shares her thoughts on protests, party unity, and the primary.

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The Bullpen

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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Occupy HSBC protester with a sign reading "too big to jail?" Photo by fleshmanpix on Flickr.
18 Jul 2016

HSBC Report Shows Eric Holder Pushed For ‘Too Big To Jail’ Policy

The corruption among US prosecutors and regulators when it comes to Wall Street is now simply comical.

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Composite image. Bernie Sanders photo by Shelly Prevost. FBI logo via Wikipedia.
13 Jul 2016

Was Bernie Sanders Just Waiting On The FBI?

A cynical man might speculate that, despite claims about not caring about Clinton’s “damn emails,” Sanders believed there was a chance she could be indicted.

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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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