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

"CODEPINKers join @ArielElyseGold after she disrupted @AmbDermer & chant "FREE PALESTINE!" thru halls of #DNCinPHL!" via CODEPINK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/codepink/status/758719058749497345
28 Jul 2016

Clinton Delegates Drown Out CODEPINK Activist Who Unfurls ‘Boycott Israel’ Banner

An activist from CODEPINK unfurled a “Boycott Israel” banner during NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s speech at DNC 2016 and was subsequently ejected from the arena.

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The 2016 Democratic National Convention was so stage-managed that signs handed out for former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's speech matched the color of his tie.
28 Jul 2016

Democratic Convention Targets Delegates Holding Signs Which Stray From Party Line

Democratic Party personnel at the national convention are ejecting any Bernie Sanders delegates, who hold up signs not officially produced by the party.

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Josh Fox, documentary filmmaker behind "Gasland" and activist (Photo by Public Herald)
27 Jul 2016

Filmmaker Josh Fox Says Sanders Supporters Feel Like They’re Being Pushed Out by DNC

Environmental activist and documentary filmmaker Josh Fox in Philadelphia said he feels disappointed, like the Democratic Party is pushing out Sanders supporters and activists who attended the Democratic National Convention. During the drafting process in June, Hillary Clinton campaign appointees to the Democratic Party platform drafting committee blocked an effort

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Actor Susan Sarandon speaks at a rally for Bernie Sanders in Chico, California on June 2.
27 Jul 2016

Susan Sarandon Says Democrats Can’t Unify Party By Taking Voices Away

Susan Sarandon, a well-known actress and surrogate for the Bernie Sanders campaign, spoke to Shadowproof about reactions at the DNC in Philadelphia.

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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

Protesters speak out during a speech by former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. (Still from Yahoo! News Now).
28 Jul 2016

DNC: Panetta Booed As Clinton Pushes New Cold War

The Clinton campaign and hawkish factions of the Democratic Party appear to be pushing for a new Cold War.

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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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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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