24 Jan 2019

Vast Majority Of Democrats In Congress Remain Silent Or Support Coup In Venezuela

As President Donald Trump’s administration backed the overthrow of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, Democratic senators and representatives in Congress were largely silent. Some influential Democrats sided with Trump and expressed support for Juan Guaido, the right-wing opposition figure who declared himself interim president of Venezuela on January 23. But

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President Donald Trump. Photo by White House on Flickr.
23 Jan 2019

Trump Backs Overthrow Of Venezuelan President, Recognizes Right-Wing Opposition Figure As Leader

President Trump recognized right-wing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president, backing regime change against Nicolas Maduro.

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23 Jan 2019

Protest Song Of Week: ‘Americana / the garden waits for you to match her wilderness’

Ambrose Akinmusire is a black jazz musician from Oakland who plays trumpet. Over the past decade, he has distinguished himself as an artist capable of infusing the notes he plays with a gracefulness and boldness that gives compositions a dynamic spirit. For his recent album, “Origami Harvest” (2018), Akinmusire wrestled

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"Cages." Photo by Jared Rodriguez / Truthout.
22 Jan 2019

Lawsuit Challenges Prolonged Detention Of Immigrant Children, Targeting Of Relatives For Deportation

Detained immigrant children and relatives sue the US government’ over illegally and improperly denying children the opportunity to reunite with family.

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18 Jan 2019

Laquan McDonald’s Family: Jason Van Dyke’s Sentence Reduces Laquan To ‘Second-Class Citizen’

Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to six years and eight months in state prison for second-degree murder. He killed a black 17 year-old named Laquan McDonald. It was the first time 

that a Chicago police officer was sentenced to prison for a shooting in

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17 Jan 2019

Trump Administration Backs Slow-Motion Right-Wing Coup In Venezuela

As slow-motion coup by right-wing opposition unfolds in Venezuela against President Maduro, President Donald Trump’s administration backs regime change.

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14 Jan 2019

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

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii will run for president in 2020. She is outspoken against war and will likely make US foreign policy a major issue.

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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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