15 Nov 2018

Secret CIA Document Describes Abu Zubaydah’s Waterboarding As ‘Amateurish Experiment’

A 2007 report from the CIA’s Office Of Medical Services (OMS) was released after a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). It reveals news details on the CIA’s rendition, detention, and interrogation program, which included torture techniques used against detainees. The top secret document [PDF] was drafted

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13 Nov 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ By Lee Reed

The phrase “thoughts and prayers” is reflexively uttered by elites, who desperately hope acknowledging tragedy will be enough to avoid doing anything to meaningfully address carnage and destruction. And for every tragedy that demands “thoughts and prayers,” there are many more examples in the United States and throughout the world

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12 Nov 2018

How The Justice Department Uses ‘Law Enforcement Tools’ Against Journalists

Two annual reports from the Justice Department reveal how “law enforcement tools” are used by FBI and prosecutors when investigations target journalists

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Tucker Carlson. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
09 Nov 2018

Liberal Backlash To Protest At Tucker Carlson’s Home Reinforces Crackdown On Dissent

The language used by figures in media yielded to right-wing attacks on dissent and reinforced how law enforcement criminalizes protest.

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Photo by davidolimpio on Flickr.
07 Nov 2018

Fossil Fuel Industry Defeats Multiple Environmental Measures—And Other Key Ballot Initiative Results

Progressive ballot initiatives garnered victories, but fossil fuel companies defeated environmental measures. Criminal justice reforms had mixed results.

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04 Nov 2018

Interview With Joanildo Burity: A Report From Brazil On Bolsonaro’s Victory

Joanildo Burity is a lead researcher at the Social Research Institute at Fundação Joaquim Nabuco. He is near the east coast of Brazil. His work involves research projects and post-graduate teaching in the areas of Brazilian and Latin American politics and religion and politics. During this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode,

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Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
01 Nov 2018

Government Accuses Former CIA Employee Of Using Contraband Phones To Leak From Prison

The US government accused a former CIA employee charged with leaking to WikiLeaks of “brazen disclosure of classified information” while incarcerated.

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Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
31 Oct 2018

Former CIA Employee Accused Of Leaking To WikiLeaks Describes Inhumane Treatment In Detention

Josh Schulte, a former CIA employee accused of leaking “Vault 7” files to WikiLeaks, claims the Metropolitan Correctional Center has put him in solitary confinement.

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30 Oct 2018

Morton County Sheriff, TigerSwan Face Lawsuit For Blocking Water Protectors’ Travel And Assembly During DAPL Construction

A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of indigenous water protectors at Standing Rock and others, who resided in the area when police shut down Highway 1806 during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline’s construction. On October 24, 2016, Highway 1806 from Fort Rice to Fort Yates was closed.

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29 Oct 2018

Counterinsurgency On Steroids: Interview With Bernard Harcourt On Trump, Cesar Sayoc, And The Counterrevolution

Bernard Harcourt, author of “The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went To War Against Its Own Citizens,” joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast to talk about what he describes as the Counterrevolution and how President Donald Trump’s administration advances this new form of governing in the United States. He outlines counterinsurgency

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