19 Sep 2018

Death Of Jon Burge: Commander Set Standard For Police Terror In Chicago

Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge was involved with several officers in the torture of more than 110 black men. He was never held fully accountable for the trauma inflicted on black communities and died on September 19. At the trial for former Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is accused

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13 Sep 2018

Illinois Department Of Corrections Sued For Censoring Book On Attica Uprising

Illinois Department of Corrections was sued for allegedly censoring “Blood In The Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.”

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National Security Advisor John Bolton. Still image from CSPAN: https://www.c-span.org/video/?451213-1/national-security-adviser-john-bolton-addresses-federalist-society
12 Sep 2018

Bolton’s Attack On International Criminal Court Was Hostile Expression Of Bipartisan Consensus In US Government

John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, renewed his vendetta against the International Criminal Court.

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11 Sep 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Would You Take My Blood?’ By Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland is a blue musician who has been part of the Alligator Records family in Chicago since her debut in 1998. Her latest album, “America’s Child,” grapples with the resurgence of hate in the United States, particularly since the election of President Donald Trump. One of the more moving

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06 Sep 2018

Making Music To Promote Human Rights In Guatemala: Interview With Members Of The Band, CANCHES

Guatemala is a country where human rights defenders face attacks and intimidation for their work against systemic corruption. Those involved in high-profile cases are often the target of harassment, smear campaigns, or even threats against their lives. Daniel Butler and Erika Martinez worked for the International Commission of Jurists and

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05 Sep 2018

Appeals Court: Criminalizing Homeless For Sleeping Outside Is Cruel

A federal appeals court ruled the Eighth Amendment against cruel and inhuman punishment prohibits the city of Boise from prosecuting homeless individuals who sleep outside on public property when they have no home or bed in a shelter. Six current and former residents of Boise, Idaho, sued the city over

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Photo by niXerKG on Flickr.
04 Sep 2018

Help Shadowproof Cover Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s Trial For Killing Laquan McDonald

Shadowproof is sending journalist Brandon Smith to cover the trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who killed Laquan McDonald in 2014.

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28 Aug 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Move Along’ By Sihasin

Several hundred immigrant children remain in the custody of the United States government, separated from their parents. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department have escalated the war on immigrants by deciding domestic violence and gang violence are no reason to grant individuals asylum. The family of a child

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Titus Nichols, defense attorney for former NSA contractor Reality Winner.
24 Aug 2018

After Reality Winner’s Sentencing, One Of Her Attorneys Speaks About The Case

Titus Nichols, part of Reality Winner’s legal defense team, discusses how difficult it is to put on defense in Espionage Act case.

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Reality Winner. Photo via standwithreality.org
23 Aug 2018

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Receives Longest Sentence Ever For Unauthorized Disclosure

Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner was sentenced to five years and three months in prison at a federal courthouse in Georgia.

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