Tear gas clouds envelop water protectors on a bridge on Highway 1806 at 7:55 PM on November 20. Photo by Unicorn Riot.
21 Nov 2016

Police Launch Hours-Long Attack On Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance, Injure Three Hundred

Police in North Dakota surrounded hundreds of water protectors fighting Dakota Access pipeline and assaulted them with water cannon and other munitions.

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Over a thousand people in Chicago protest outside Trump Tower, as demonstrations against Donald Trump's election enter a second week.
20 Nov 2016

The Aftermath of Trump’s Election: Facing Down Fear, Panic, And Uncertainty

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, Rania Khalek returns as co-host to process how to handle all the fear, panic, and uncertainty created by the presidential election of Donald Trump. We assess what needs to be fought immediately. Kevin Gosztola suggests the Dakota Access pipeline and return of the Keystone

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Photo by Mathias Wasik
18 Nov 2016

Stop Trump Mixtape: A Protest Song Collection

“R.E.D.” by A Tribe Called Red (feat. Yasiin Bey, Narcy, and Black Bear) An anthem for the decolonization of culture and solidarity among colonized populations across all continents “T5” by Swet Shop Boys A sardonic take on post-9/11 security culture from Riz MC and Heems, rappers of British Pakistani and

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Heather, former drone imagery analyst, wrestles with whether speaking out is worth it in "National Bird" (Credit to Ten Forward Films)
17 Nov 2016

Film Review: ‘National Bird’ Confronts Perils Of Becoming Drone Whistleblower

President Barack Obama’s administration institutionalized a drone program that involves a targeted assassination policy for individuals put on kill lists. It not only devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in countries, like Afghanistan, but it traumatizes the military officers, who are part of the system which makes

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Vinnie Paz (Photo by Bo Pee)
15 Nov 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Writings On Disobedience And Democracy’

Vinnie Paz of the hip hop group, Jedi Mind Tricks, wrote this song inspired by the work of people’s historian, Howard Zinn. It picks up where his song, “You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train,” left off, and similarly, it is a kind of hip hop cliff notes of

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Photo by Stephen Melkisethian
15 Nov 2016

Interview: Andy Worthington On Final Push To Close Guantanamo

President Barack Obama has less than 70 days to achieve one of the key goals that will define his legacy: close the Guantanamo Bay military prison. There are 60 prisoners at Guantanamo. Twenty of them were cleared by the Obama administration and could be freed. Of course, the specter of

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Kurt Eichenwald. Still image from C-SPAN.
14 Nov 2016

Go Fuck Yourself, Kurt Eichenwald!

Kurt Eichenwald almost assaulted a Jill Stein supporter who likes his work and thinks Sanders supporters are all conspiracy peddlers.

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President Barack Obama convenes a meeting in the Situation Room to discuss the latest on the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Photo by the White House on Flickr.
14 Nov 2016

The Complicity Of Obama, Democrats Set Stage For Dangerous Trump Presidency

President Barack Obama expanded and institutionalized several powers, especially related to national security, which will make it easier for Trump to impose his authority.

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Jill Stein speaking at the Green Party Presidential Candidate Town Hall hosted by the Green Party of Arizona at the Mesa Public Library in Mesa, Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
13 Nov 2016

Interview: Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein On Clinton’s Loss To Trump

When the liberal class heard news media report Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote, numerous people experienced meltdowns that involved blaming anyone and everyone but Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. In particular, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was one of the targets, even though the math did not point

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Leonard Cohen, 1934-2016 (Photo by jonl1973)
11 Nov 2016

The Political Songs Of Leonard Cohen

The man in the famous blue raincoat, who has gone up to the Tower of Song, always believed the best way to respond to a cruel world was to keep existing.

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