San Quentin lethal injection room. Photo by CACorrections (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/37381942@N04/4905111750/in/set-72157624628981539/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11627466
15 May 2019

Justice Department: If FDA Regulated Execution Drugs, They Would Ban Them

The Justice Department drafted an opinion arguing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may not ban or regulate drugs used to execute prisoners.

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13 May 2019

Interview With Abby Martin And Robbie Martin Of Media Roots Radio On Venezuela

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, we have a crossover episode with “Media Roots” radio. In the first part of the show, we talk with Abby Martin and Robbie Martin of Media Roots about some of the projects they’re involved in currently. Abby tells us about “Empire Files.” Robbie mentions

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Chelsea Manning. Photo by joltcan on Flickr.
09 May 2019

Chelsea Manning Released From Jail But Received Another Subpoena To Testify Before WikiLeaks Grand Jury

Chelsea Manning was released from a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 9, but according to her defense attorneys, she received another subpoena to testify before the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks prior to her release.

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09 May 2019

Trump Administration Charges Drone Whistleblower With Allegedly Violating Espionage Act

A former language analyst for the U.S. Air Force, who worked for the NSA, was arrested and charged with violating the Espionage Act and other offenses.

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03 May 2019

The Social Gospel Music Of Tracy Howe’s ‘Things That Grow’

Bearing witness to violence in communities while acknowledging human resilience, Tracy Howe creates social gospel music inspired by struggles for liberation

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02 May 2019

‘A Massive Chill On Investigative Journalism’: First Hearing In Julian Assange’s Extradition Case

The first procedural hearing in WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition case was held in the United Kingdom. It was very brief, and Assange appeared via video link from Belmarsh prison. “I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many, many awards and protected

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30 Apr 2019

Trump Administration Launched Yet Another Attempt To Force Confrontation In Venezuela And Topple Maduro

With the support of President Donald Trump’s administration, Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido attempted to force yet another violent confrontation that would help the opposition remove Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro from power. Guaido appeared in a video with a “group of heavily armed national guardsmen.” He urged citizens to join

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Ravi Ragbir (center) faces deportation by ICE for his activism (Photo from New Sanctuary Coalition's Facebook)
26 Apr 2019

Appeals Court Decision Upholds First Amendment Rights Of Undocumented Immigrants

In a victory for undocumented immigrants who engage in activism, a federal appeals court found activist Ravi Ragbir had a valid claim against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which attempted to deport him in retaliation for his political speech.

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24 Apr 2019

Interview With Max Ajl: What Internationalist Green New Deal Would Look Like

For the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Max Ajl, who is a doctoral student in development studies at Cornell University. He speaks to them from Tunisia, where he is conducting research on the environment and agriculture as it relates to decolonization and

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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning holds a rose in an advertisement for her campaign for Senate. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=52&v=RAXo1Y7AK_I
22 Apr 2019

In Rejecting Chelsea Manning’s Appeal, Court Essentially Ignores All Arguments For Release From Jail

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals offered no explanation in rejecting an appeal from Chelsea Manning, which challenged her civil contempt charge.

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