President Donald Trump. Photo by the White House.
05 Oct 2017

Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court To Get Rid Of Rulings Against Muslim Ban

President Donald Trump’s administration has asked the Supreme Court to vacate lower court rulings on previous versions of the Muslim ban.

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Barrett Brown
04 Oct 2017

Donors To Barrett Brown’s Legal Defense Plausibly Allege FBI Violated First Amendment Rights, Judge Rules

Judge determined donors to Brown’s legal defense plausibly alleged a government surveillance scheme had the “intended effect to chill First Amendment activity.”

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04 Oct 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘The Last DJ’ by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Singer and songwriter Tom Petty penned a quadruplet of songs on corporate consolidation, the greed of music industry executives, and its impact on artists and fans. Of the four, “The Last DJ” is the most enduring but each song had quite a bit of edge. Recorded in 2002, in the

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DC March against President Trump's Muslim ban. Photo by Susan Melkisethian on Flickr.
03 Oct 2017

Muslim Ban 3.0: First Major Lawsuit Brought On Behalf Of Iranian Americans

A major lawsuit challenging President Trump’s third Muslim ban calls attention to the disproportionate impact it will likely have on Iranian Americans.

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02 Oct 2017

Week 4: A Team-By-Team Guide To NFL Players Who Continued Anthem Protests

The fourth week of the National Football League season saw a steep drop off in the number of players engaging in protest. However, that drop off was no credit to President Donald Trump, whose comments slurring players who stand against racism and police brutality produced a backlash. Much of the

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Reality Winner. Photo via Lincoln County Jail.
28 Sep 2017

FBI Agents Didn’t Think Reality Winner Was Spy—Yet Government Is Prosecuting Her Like One

FBI agents did not think Reality Winner was a “big bad mastermind prolific spy,” yet the government is prosecuting her under the Espionage Act.

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Charles Bradley performs at SXSW 2011. Photo by Ben Houdijk on Flickr.
27 Sep 2017

The Protest Songs Of Charles Bradley

The protest music of the late Charles Bradley explored moral corruption and turning to love to survive, because who knows when change will finally come.

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Oakland Raiders players kneel during the National Anthem. Photo by Keith Allison on Flickr.
25 Sep 2017

A Team-By-Team Guide To NFL Players Who Protested National Anthem In Week 3

In the NFL’s third week, players responded to Trump’s comments against those who kneel during the national anthem to protest injustice and systemic racism.

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Chicago Police Training Center. Photo via City of Chicago.
20 Sep 2017

Chicago’s ‘Green Zone’: Community Coalition Opposes City Plans For Massive Police Training Compound

Chicago community organizations contend a new police training center will expand the city police force’s “capacity for violence.”

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Seattle Police. Photo by Toby Scott (cornucopia2012) on Flickr.
19 Sep 2017

Appeals Court Rejects Absurd Claim Use Of Force Policy Violates Seattle Officers’ Second Amendment Rights

A federal appeals court rejected Seattle police claims that a “use of force” policy violates their Second Amendment rights to use firearms.

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