Anohni. Photo by scannerFM (scanner-fm) on Flickr.
28 Dec 2016

Top Ten Protest Albums Of 2016

Kevin Gosztola runs down the best protest music of 2016, including albums from Anohni, Solange, and A Tribe Called Red.

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Photo by Andrei Zverev
27 Dec 2016

Year-End Episode Of ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ With Roqayah Chamseddine

All throughout the year, we enjoyed producing episodes of our podcast, “Unauthorized Disclosure.” We navigated the dreadful and not-as-awful events of 2016, sometimes with guests who brought sharp insight to significant issues and topics. But now the third season of the show comes to an end with this finale. In

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Residents hold a vigil at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house to mark the 770 people killed by violence in Chicago this year. (Photo by Kevin Gosztola)
22 Dec 2016

‘None Of Us Are Disposable’: Vigil At Rahm Emanuel’s House Marks Lives Of 770 Killed By Violence

Community organizations, faith leaders, and families gathered for a vigil outside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house to mark the 770 people killed by violence in 2016.

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(Image: Lance Page / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: jamesomalley, The U.S. Army, Eddi 07)
20 Dec 2016

Obama’s Legacy: Leaving Indefinite Military Detention Regime Intact

The Obama administration will pass on a legal regime that enables President-elect Donald Trump to indefinitely hold alleged terrorism suspects away from any battlefield.

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Aleppo. Photo by Basma.  Posted by United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
18 Dec 2016

Rania Khalek: Aleppo And Western Media’s Whitewashing Of Rebel Groups

The following is from this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast. One of the show’s hosts, Rania Khalek, recently returned from a trip to Lebanon. She traveled to Syria twice and spent time producing journalism on the crisis and war in Syria. In response to events in Aleppo over the past days,

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Cover for first report in a Coalición de Derechos Humanos and No More Deaths's report series
18 Dec 2016

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Podcast: Episode 31—Border Patrol’s Cruel Strategy Against Border Crossers

For more than 20 years, the United States Border Patrol has employed a cruel strategy against border crossers known as “prevention through deterrence.” The strategy is likely responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in 2016. As detailed in the first report in a report series by the humanitarian aid

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15 Dec 2016

NSA Inspector General, Who Once Said Snowden Is Manic Thief, May Be Fired For Whistleblower Retaliation

NSA inspector general George Ellard, who believes NSA whistleblower was “manic in his thievery,” received termination notice for whistleblower retaliation.

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Photo by Joe Catron
14 Dec 2016

New Indictment: Prosecutors Intensify Political Case Against Palestinian American Organizer Rasmea Odeh

A grand jury empaneled by the United States government returned a superseding indictment against Palestinian American organizer Rasmea Odeh that will allow prosecutors to further politicize their case and openly treat Odeh as a terrorist when she receives a new trial in 2017. Odeh is a 69 year-old associate director

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Photo by Bill Baker
13 Dec 2016

EPA Study On Fracking Vindicates Environmental Groups

The Environmental Protection Agency released a final draft of a six-year study on the impact of fracking on drinking water. The study affirms the scientific reality that fracking contaminates water, and remarkably, the report appears to be mostly free of fossil fuel industry influence that was apparent in an earlier

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12 Dec 2016

Obama’s Legacy: Institutionalizing Assassination Complex For Any President To Play Judge, Jury, And Executioner

As President Barack Obama’s administration comes closer to an end, the number of civilians killed by United States drone strikes in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen is at least 500, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Nearly all of the drone strikes were a part of the

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