24 May 2018

Activists Sue To Stop Chicago City Council Vote On Funding For Police Compound

Update – 5/25 3 PM ET: Judge denied a motion for an injunction, which allows vote to proceed. The No Cop Academy Coalition filed a complaint in a circuit court in Cook County to prevent a City Council vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training academy.

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Erica Nanton was the only organizer able to participate in the public comment period during a city council meeting. Photo by Rick Majewski.
23 May 2018

No Cop Academy Campaign Successfully Stalls Vote On Funding Chicago Police Compound

The No Cop Academy coalition succeeded in postponing the vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training compound in Chicago.

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President Donald Trump, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Louise Linton, and Vice President Mike Pence. Source: White House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tfRJzl87QA
21 May 2018

Neoliberal War Against Venezuela: US Refuses To Recognize Election, Imposes More Sanctions

President Nicolas Maduro won re-election in Venezuela, but the outcome did not matter to the United States and other countries that labeled them “illegitimate.”

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20 May 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 17: Israel’s Slaughter Of Protesters, Senate Confirms Gina Haspel

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the most recent massacre of dozens of protesters in Gaza by Israeli military forces. Khalek talks about the reaction to it and why it may have been different than what typically happens after Israeli violence. Gosztola and Khalek also talk about the milestone

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18 May 2018

Whistleblower Attorney Faces Lawsuit Alleging Defamation And Malicious Prosecution Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Prominent attorney for whistleblowers, Jesselyn Radack, faces a defamation and malicious prosecution lawsuit that alleges she filed and promoted false allegations of rape and sexual assault against Trevor Fitzgibbon. The lawsuit was filed on April 11 in a federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia. An amended complaint [PDF]

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) on the Senate floor professing his support for Gina Haspel before confirmation vote. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd6pfTscYGA
17 May 2018

Without Support Of Six Senate Democrats, Gina Haspel Would Not Be CIA Director

Six Senate Democrats helped President Donald Trump, Republicans, and the CIA confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director.

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Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel. Photo via CIA.
16 May 2018

An Open Letter To Those Who Believe Torture Accountability Should Start With First Woman Nominee For CIA Director

Can you think of any men who were held accountable for CIA torture? No, you cannot. That is why deputy CIA director Gina Haspel should be their next director.

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15 May 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Gentrification’ By Ry Cooder

For more than a half century, Ry Cooder has been making music. He is highly regarded for his slide guitar work as well as the affinity he has for roots music and collaborations with musicians throughout the world. “Gentrification,” which appears on his latest album, “The Prodigal Son,” is a

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
14 May 2018

Reality Winner’s Defense Appeals Magistrate Judge’s Decision To Reject Subpoenas

The defense for former NSA contractor Reality Winner appealed a federal magistrate judge’s decision, where 40 out of 41 subpoenas were rejected.

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13 May 2018

Interview With Journalist Gareth Porter: U.S. Withdrawal From Iran Deal And Threat Of War

Gareth Porter, independent investigative journalist, historian, and author of the book, “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare,” joins the show to talk about the United States’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Porter addresses recent events involving the backlash to President Donald Trump’s decision, as well

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