Bernie Sanders points as he takes a question during a September 27, 2015 campaign event in Des Moines, Idaho. (Wikimedia Commons / Phil Roeder)
05 Feb 2016

What Would Happen If Bernie Sanders Was A Woman?

There’s something wrong with pundits increasingly relying on narrow concepts of feminism to pick apart Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

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Ecuadorian Embassy Standoff - Front Entrance (Jaggers on Flickr)
05 Feb 2016

U.N. Group: U.K., Sweden Violated Julian Assange’s Due Process Rights

A United Nations working group determined Sweden and the United Kingdom have arbitrarily detained WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange.

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An FBI logo, photographed in Washington, D.C. on July 16, 2012. (Flickr / J)
03 Feb 2016

Court Decision Stops FBI From Eviscerating Freedom of Information Act

A Washington, D.C. court decision blocks efforts by the FBI to make whole categories of records exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

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Chicago Police Officer
01 Feb 2016

‘The ACLU Effect’: Chicago Cops Blame Changes To Stop And Frisk Policies For Spike In Violence

Chicago cops blame the ACLU for a spike in violence, even though there is no evidence the change to stop and frisk policies is responsible for shootings.

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Press still from Drafthouse Films' "A Band Called Death" documentary (2013)
01 Feb 2016

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Politicians In My Eyes’ by Death

The Iowa caucuses are upon us, and the legendary black proto-punk band from Detroit, Death, produced a song a little over forty years ago, which is appropriate to mark the occasion. It is called “Politicians In My Eyes,” and it was written by Bobby Hackney, bassist and singer for Death.

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Photo by Ryan J. Reilly (2009)
31 Jan 2016

Thomas Tamm, David Petraeus Cases Further Crystallize Double Standard Whistleblowers Face

Developments over the past week further crystallized how high-ranking officials escape accountability for their criminal acts in Washington while well-intentioned low-level government employees, including whistleblowers, face punishment for calling attention to illegal conduct and abuses of power. In spite of the fact that former Justice Department lawyer Thomas Tamm is

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Screen shot from "What The Fuck Are These Red Squares?"
30 Jan 2016

Kartemquin Films 50: ‘What The Fuck Are These Red Squares?’ and ‘Anonymous Artists of America’

A student wearing a cape and a hood somewhat casually paints, “What the Fuck are these Red Squares?” in broad daylight. A man walking by says aloud, “I got to call a cop on you. That’s beautiful.” In the next shot, it is clear the words were painted on the brick

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Paul Kantner performs with Jefferson Starship at a June 30, 2012 concert in Dundalk Heritage Park, Maryland. (Flickr / David Robert Crews)
29 Jan 2016

The Protest Music of Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner

Paul Kantner denied creating political songs, but still wrote classic protest music, from “Volunteers” to his SF concept album, “Blows Against the Empire”

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A police officer pepper-sprays protesters at an Olympia Port Militarization Resistance protest on November 10, 2007. (Jason Taellious)
28 Jan 2016

Legal, Grassroots Groups Support Lawsuit Against Alleged Military Spying On Activists

The suit alleges that the military violated the Posse Comitatus Act, & activists constitutional rights when it infiltrated a Washington state antiwar group.

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Screenshot of PBS FRONTLINE interview with Thomas Tamm
26 Jan 2016

D.C. Bar Goes After Whistleblower Who Exposed Warrantless Wiretapping

The DC Bar initiated disciplinary proceedings for DOJ whistleblower Thomas Tamm for revealing “secrets” of his “client” to a NY Times reporter.

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