Photograph of Abu Ghraib Cell Block Prior to Reconstruction via US Department of Justice
21 Feb 2018

Judge: Iraqis Sufficiently Allege Torture By Military Contractor And May Proceed With Lawsuit

A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought against CACI Premier Technology for its alleged involvement in Iraqi torture at the Abu Ghraib prison.

President Donald Trump. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
20 Feb 2018

Trump Administration Argues It May Detain Captives At Guantánamo Until Fighting Stops In Afghanistan

In response to legal challenge against “perpetual detention,” Trump administration maintains it may hold detainees “until fighting stops” in Afghanistan

18 Feb 2018

Daniel Ellsberg On A Life Dedicated To Preventing Nuclear Attack That Would Result In Near-Extinction Of Humans

Daniel Ellsberg is best known as the whistleblower who released the Pentagon Papers, which exposed what United States government officials really knew and thought about the Vietnam War. But he also worked as a nuclear war planner when he was a RAND Corporation researcher and consultant for the Defense Department.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announcing indictments of 13 Russian nationals (Screen shot from C-SPAN broadcast).
16 Feb 2018

Mueller Indictment Part Of Cycle Of Information Warfare And Election Meddling Between U.S. And Russia

The Mueller indictment is part of an ongoing cycle of information warfare and election interference between the United States and Russia that goes back decades.

Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
15 Feb 2018

Appeals Court: Trump’s Anti-Muslim Comments Continue To Taint Travel Ban

Yet another federal appeals court, the Fourth Circuit, ruled against President Donald Trump’s travel ban against Muslims.

Senate Intelligence Committee. Source:
13 Feb 2018

US Intelligence Invites Citizens To Dismiss Dissent As Part Of Russia’s Efforts To Undermine Midterm Elections

U.S. intelligence claims Russia will likely target 2018 midterm elections by sowing political turmoil. So should all Americans be skeptical of dissent?

13 Feb 2018

Protest Song Of Week: ‘Fight For You’ By Raye Zaragoza

Raye Zaragoza is a Native American (O’odham), Mexican, Taiwanese, and Japanese singer-songwriter. She garnered praise as well as awards for her protest song against the Dakota Access Pipeline, “In The River.” Last year, Zaragoza released an album, “Fight For You,” that contains multiple songs of protest. They draw inspiration from

12 Feb 2018

Frontline’s ‘Gang Crackdown’: How Trump Uses MS-13 To Justify Unlawful Detention Of Undocumented Teens

‘The Gang Crackdown’ shows how the Trump administration uses MS-13 to justify the widespread criminalization of innocent and nonviolent immigrants.

11 Feb 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 4: US Government Strikes In Syria, Trump Yearns For Gaudy Military Parade

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola address a Daily Beast piece claiming to “expose” Redfish, a Russian-backed grassroots media project where Khalek briefly worked. Khalek talks about the sheer disingenuousness of this attack. Later in the show, Khalek and Gosztola discuss recent airstrikes by the United States against pro-government forces

10 Feb 2018

Film Review: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Perseveres Through Prejudice And Suspicion

Dealing with the death of someone you love is difficult enough. It can be infinitely worse if the grief is compounded by the fact that every day of your life is spent seeking acceptance in the world, as is the case in the Oscar-nominated film, “A Fantastic Woman.” “A Fantastic