14 Jan 2019

Tulsi Gabbard’s Presidential Campaign Likely To Challenge US Military Industrial-Complex

Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii announced she will launch a presidential campaign for 2020. Her campaign is likely to distinguish itself from other Democratic campaigns by making wars and broader United States foreign policy a major issue. Gabbard was elected to the Hawaii state legislature in 2002. She joined

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Pigs in gestation crates. Photo by Farm Sanctuary.
10 Jan 2019

Iowa ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Aimed At Suppressing Journalism Against Agribusiness Is Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal court in Iowa ruled the state’s corporate-backed “ag-gag” law, which targets journalists and activists, is unconstitutional.

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Candice Crowder. Photo via Medina Orthwein LLP.
09 Jan 2019

Black Transgender Woman Who Survived Rape And Box Cutter Attack Sues California Prison Employees

Candice Crowder sues California prison employees after she was violently raped, placed in solitary confinement, and attacked with a box cutter.

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Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois. (Jim Larrison on Flickr)
07 Jan 2019

Federal Court Will Appoint Monitor To Ensure Illinois Prisoners Have Basic Health Care

A settlement over the unconstitutional lack of health care in Illinois prisons will include the appointment of a federal court monitor.

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03 Jan 2019

Why Establishment Democrats Are Attacking Journalism On Their Preferred 2020 Presidential Candidates

Establishment Democrats are waging smear campaign against journalist David Sirota and his reporting on Beto O’Rourke, who may run for president in 2020.

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31 Dec 2018

The ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Podcast’s Year-End Show For 2018

In the finale episode of the year for “Unauthorized Disclosure,” Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome MintPress News founder Mnar Muhawesh.

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31 Dec 2018

The Dissenter’s Top Films Of 2018

Some of the top 2018 films that pushed boundaries, boldly challenged conventions, or simply presented fresh stories for moviegoers.

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12 Dec 2018

Paul Ryan’s One Parliamentary Trick To Block Congress From Challenging Saudi Arabia’s War In Yemen

As the United States Senate was about to advance a war powers resolution against the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen, the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives sabotaged any further votes against the war in the House. Representative Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders in the House took the

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10 Dec 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Magic’ By Xiuhtezcatl

Indigenous hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl saw magic in sunrises and rainfalls when he was a young boy. His appreciation of environment, what is natural, the humanity that binds people together, that gave him an innate sense of what was wrong with society, politicians, and the ecosystems that are dying around us.

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Former President George H.W. Bush. Photo: GPO.gov.
05 Dec 2018

The Myth-Making Around George H.W. Bush

Most press in the US have lionized George H.W. Bush, insisting he was a “kinder” and “gentler” statesman, who possessed a decency rarely exhibited in government anymore.

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