The Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo by criminalintent on Flickr.
30 Jul 2018

Dakota Access Pipeline Company’s Lawsuit Against BankTrack For Sending Letters Dismissed By Federal Judge

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Energy Transfer Partners against an environmental and human rights organization, BankTrack, for its advocacy against their Dakota Access Pipeline project. BankTrack is based in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and as the court describes, the organization uses “engagement and public pressure to stop banks from

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30 Jul 2018

Interview With Journalist Tim Shorrock On Korea Peace Process And Ugly History Of US Military In South Korea

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola interview journalist Tim Shorrock, who recently returned from a trip to South Korea. He was in Singapore to cover the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un He has covered Korea since the 1970s. He is a contributor for the Nation and a correspondent

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28 Jul 2018

Member Newsletter Preview: Using Your Spark For Good

“I’m watching Ronald Reagan’s funeral, and the phone rings, and I go hello,” comedian Billy Crystal recalled. “Bill, it’s Ron Reagan.” It was Crystal’s friend, Robin Williams. These kind of phone calls happened often between them. Crystal replied, “So, what a coincidence. I’m watching your funeral.” Williams continued, “I just

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Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer at the "Inside Politics Press Breakfast" in 2011, hosted by Third Way. Photo via Third Way on Flickr.
25 Jul 2018

Clinton Democrats Embrace Losing Strategy To Combat ‘Sanders-Style Socialism’ In Midterms

At Third Way conference, Clinton Democrats and new recruits embrace a losing strategy to counter “Bernie Sanders-style socialism.”

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20 Jul 2018

Interview With Aaron Maté: The Collective Freakout Over Trump-Putin Summit In Helsinki

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Aaron Maté to counter the media frenzy around President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Aaron Maté is a producer for The Real News and a contributor to The Nation. During the show, Maté describes what from

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
20 Jul 2018

Member Newsletter Preview: What It’s Like To Cover Whistleblower Prosecution Under Trump

As a show of gratitude to members who have helped fund his trips, Kevin Gosztola writes about his experience covering the prosecution of whistleblower Reality Winner.

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Reality Winner billboard in Augusta, Georgia. (Credit: Whistleblower Support Network)
17 Jul 2018

How Judge Came To Aid Of Prosecutors When A Billboard For NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Went Up

When a loosely knit group put up a billboard in Augusta, Georgia, for NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, it did not take long for the judge to scold her attorneys.

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13 Jul 2018

Member Newsletter Preview: Roger Waters And Boundaries Of Permissible Thought

Artists should challenge the boundaries of permissible thought. They should transcend orthodoxy or the conventional wisdom of the establishment, and few artists dare to use their voice for peace and human rights like Roger Waters. Waters, best known for his work as a singer, songwriter, and bassist for Pink Floyd,

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09 Jul 2018

MSNBC Guests Attacking Glenn Greenwald As ‘Kremlin Agent’ Prove His Argument About MSNBC

Journalist Glenn Greenwald traveled to Moscow for a panel discussion on “fake news.” A clip of comments he made to an RT crew afterward was shared widely. He also visited NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and for all of the above, he was viciously attacked by MSNBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance,

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08 Jul 2018

Review: ‘Sorry To Bother You’ Refreshingly Defies Trends Of Corporate Cinema

Boots Riley’s debut film, “Sorry To Bother You,” is a refreshingly defiant satire featuring magical realism to propel its story and message. The film skewers many ugly aspects of late-stage American capitalism while at the same time giving each main character plenty of space to express themselves, grapple with their

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