04 Nov 2018

Interview With Joanildo Burity: A Report From Brazil On Bolsonaro’s Victory

Joanildo Burity is a lead researcher at the Social Research Institute at Fundação Joaquim Nabuco. He is near the east coast of Brazil. His work involves research projects and post-graduate teaching in the areas of Brazilian and Latin American politics and religion and politics. During this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode,

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Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
01 Nov 2018

Government Accuses Former CIA Employee Of Using Contraband Phones To Leak From Prison

The US government accused a former CIA employee charged with leaking to WikiLeaks of “brazen disclosure of classified information” while incarcerated.

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Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
31 Oct 2018

Former CIA Employee Accused Of Leaking To WikiLeaks Describes Inhumane Treatment In Detention

Josh Schulte, a former CIA employee accused of leaking “Vault 7” files to WikiLeaks, claims the Metropolitan Correctional Center has put him in solitary confinement.

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30 Oct 2018

Morton County Sheriff, TigerSwan Face Lawsuit For Blocking Water Protectors’ Travel And Assembly During DAPL Construction

A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of indigenous water protectors at Standing Rock and others, who resided in the area when police shut down Highway 1806 during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline’s construction. On October 24, 2016, Highway 1806 from Fort Rice to Fort Yates was closed.

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29 Oct 2018

Counterinsurgency On Steroids: Interview With Bernard Harcourt On Trump, Cesar Sayoc, And The Counterrevolution

Bernard Harcourt, author of “The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went To War Against Its Own Citizens,” joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast to talk about what he describes as the Counterrevolution and how President Donald Trump’s administration advances this new form of governing in the United States. He outlines counterinsurgency

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo via New York National Guard on Flickr.
25 Oct 2018

Mail-Bomb Scare: Why It’s Loathsome To Argue ‘Both Sides’ Were Responsible

Several US politicians reacted to mail-bomb scare by accusing “both sides” of violence and harassment. But “both sides” aren’t promoting reactionary politics.

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23 Oct 2018

Report Documents ‘Lucrative Relationship’ Between Tech Companies And Trump’s Deportation Machine

A trio of immigration and Latinx-focused organizations released a report on the “lucrative relationship” between tech companies and ICE.

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23 Oct 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Above The Law’ By The O’Jays

The O’Jays, a well-known rhythm and blues group from Canton, Ohio, that has recorded music for several decades, plan to release a final album before retiring next year. That album includes a tune which confronts the class warfare of the rich and their political defenders in Washington. The song, “Above

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22 Oct 2018

Under Trump, Journalists Face Greater Risk Of Warrantless Electronic Searches At Border

The growth of warrantless searches of electronic devices by Customs And Border Protection puts press freedom at great risk.

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FBI seal. (Photo by groovysoup on Flickr)
18 Oct 2018

Whistleblower Who Challenged FBI’s Profiling And Informant Recruitment Practices Is Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

Former FBI special agent Terry Albury was sentenced to four years in prison for retaining and releasing documents to a media outlet on the FBI’s racial profiling, surveillance, and informant recruitment practices. He accepted an agreement in April, where he pled guilty to two counts of violating the Espionage Act.

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