Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear - National Mall - Washington, DC. Photo by ep_jhu on Flickr.
06 Dec 2016

B.S. Detector And The Rise Of ‘Fake News’ Detection Software

Developers launched “fake news” detector browser extension that garnered quite bit of popularity but improperly included some websites.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Photo by Karol Franks on Flickr.
05 Dec 2016

FBI Policy Of Manufacturing Terrorism Plots Reaffirmed By Appeals Court

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that provides further support for the FBI and its policy of inducing individuals to plot acts of terrorism.

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Photo by Steven Melkisethian
04 Dec 2016

Big Oil Loses, Water Protectors Win As Army Corps Denies Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other indigenous tribes, which fought for months to halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on indigenous land, celebrated a major victory, as the United States Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement that would allow construction under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. In

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04 Dec 2016

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 30 – Syria, #NoDAPL

Rania Khalek is still in Lebanon to produce journalism on Syria, and for this week’s show, she provides an update on Syrian government forces, which bombed, pushed out rebel forces, and retook half of Aleppo’s “rebel district.” Later in the episode, Khalek and Kevin Gosztola talk about Dakota Access Pipeline

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Screen shot from the album cover for Poor Lily's "Dirt On Everyone" punk rock opera
29 Nov 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Honey Trap’ And ‘Eyeball Constructors’

It has been awhile since a submission from an independent artist was featured so this week’s selection comes from a punk rock band from New York and Connecticut called Poor Lily. The band recently released a “punk rock opera” inspired by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and global mass surveillance.

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Photo by Dark Sevier on Flickr.
28 Nov 2016

Water Protector Hit In Eye By Tear Gas Grenade And Others Injured Sue Police

Virginia Dundon is one of eight injured water protectors suing law enforcement. She was hit by a tear gas grenade and may never see out of her right eye again.

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Oceti Sakowin Camp (Photo by Lucas Zhao)
27 Nov 2016

‘United Against The Black Snake’: Water Protectors Respond To Army Corps’ Eviction Notice

A coalition of grassroots groups at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock indicated it would reject an Army Corps of Engineers eviction notice, “stand united in defiance of the black snake,” and continue to protect water in their ongoing struggle against the Dakota Access pipeline. On November 25, district

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Journalist and co-host of "Unauthorized Disclosure," Rania Khalek
27 Nov 2016

Making An Example Out Of Independent Journalists Who Cover Syria

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, journalist Rania Khalek talks a bit about what she has learned while reporting in Syria. Khalek also addresses the smear attacks on her reputation, which led to her resignation from an editorial position at Electronic Intifada. It has impacted her ability to convince media outlets

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Photo by Leslie Peterson
25 Nov 2016

Army Corps Of Engineers To Evict Water Protectors Fighting Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was served with an eviction notice for the Oceti Sakowin camp, one of the main encampments populated by indigenous water protectors and allies fighting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on tribal land. “I am closing the portion of the Corps-managed federal property north of

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Photo by Leslie Peterson
24 Nov 2016

Giving To The Water Protectors Fighting The Dakota Access Pipeline

Several initiatives exist for anyone interested in supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other indigenous people resisting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on their land. First and foremost, the Sacred Stone Camp established by Standing Rock has an official page for funding the water, propane, food, blankets, and other

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