Still from the documentary film, "Eat That Question."
14 Jul 2016

‘Eat That Question’: An Engrossing Film About Frank Zappa, A True Anti-Establishment Artist

“The thing that sets the Americans apart from the rest of the cultures in the world is we’re so fucking stupid,” Frank Zappa declares in “Eat That Question.”

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Still from Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president.
12 Jul 2016

After Sanders Endorses Clinton, ‘Political Revolution’ Faces Hard Choices

The critical question of the moment is what the endorsement means for the “political revolution.”

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From "March For Justice"  for victims of police violence in December 2014 (Photo by Otto Yamamoto)
12 Jul 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘I Can’t Breathe’ by The Garner Family

Eric Garner was killed by New York police on July 17, 2014. Officer Daniel Pantaleo put Garner in a chokehold. He cried out, “I can’t breathe!” The officers involved in apprehending him showed no mercy, and his death was captured on video. A grand jury on Staten Island refused to

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Protesters put police tape on the fence outside Minnesota governor's mansion (Photo by Tony Webster)
10 Jul 2016

The Policing Crisis Is Result Of ‘Class Project’ Against Workers And Poor Minorities

Gut-wrenching acts of police violence against black people were captured on video and shared widely this past week. In Minneapolis, Philando Castile was executed, and while he was dying in a car seat, his girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, narrated a Facebook livestream. In Baton Rouge, Alton Sterling was brutalized by police,

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at campaign rally in March. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)
09 Jul 2016

Clinton Democrats Defeat Effort To Address Government Revolving Door In Platform

Delegates from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign prevented a lobbyist amendment from being added to the Democratic Party platform. It would have suggested Democrats support regulating the revolving door, which allows federal government officials to work for industries they were in charge of regulating and later return to positions in government. At

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Photo by tiocfaidh_ar_la_1916 on Flickr
08 Jul 2016

Dallas Police Shooting: Blowback From Impunity And Structural Racism

There will continue to be blowback against police so long as officers engage in horrific acts of violence and oppression against minority communities.

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Photo by Not One More Deportation.
07 Jul 2016

Teachers Protest Deportations, Detention Of Refugee Students At First Clinton And Obama Rally

Teachers and students were there to protest Obama’s record on deportations, and demand Clinton and Obama release refugee youth.

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Still from BBC broadcast of comments by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in response to release of the Iraq War Inquiry.
06 Jul 2016

Blair Unrepentant After Iraq War Inquiry Vindicates Anti-War Movement

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s long-winded statements to the press were classic imperial rationalizations of a war of empire in Iraq.

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FBI Director James Comey announces he will not recommend charges for Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information on a private email server.
05 Jul 2016

In Email Investigation, FBI Makes Political Decision To Not Recommend Charges For Clinton

Though evidence of “potential violations” was uncovered, the agency concluded “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against Clinton.

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Screen shot of cover for single, "Old Man Home," by Ryan Harvey, Ani DiFranco, and Tom Morello
05 Jul 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Old Man Trump’

Shadowproof’s “Protest Song Of The Week” is a recording of lyrics Woody Guthrie wrote about his racist landlord, Fred Trump, back in the early 1950s.

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