President Donald Trump. Photo via White House on Flickr.
08 Jun 2018

Picking Up Where Obama’s War On Leaks Left Off: Trump Justice Department Seizes Reporters’ Records

Trump Justice Department seized communication records of New York Times reporter and other journalists, marking a continuation of Obama’s war on leaks.

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05 Jun 2018

If Chelsea Manning Had Been Home When Police Broke Into Her Home For ‘Wellness’ Check

Video obtained by the Intercept showed police breaking into Chelsea Manning’s home to conduct a “wellness” check. Fortunately, she was not home.

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Photo by cygnus921 on Flickr.
04 Jun 2018

Lawsuit Seeks To End North Carolina Practice Of Revoking Driver’s Licenses If You Can’t Pay Tickets

The ACLU and SPLC are suing North Carolina for revoking poor residents’ drivers licenses over their inability to pay fines and fees.

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Maria Hernandez, a student who lives on the west side of Chicago, speaks at a press conference before city council vote on May 25. Photo by Aaron Cynic.
30 May 2018

Chicago City Council Members Lash Out At Young Black Activists Opposed To Cop Academy

Chicago City Council members attacked the No Cop Academy coalition on May 25 before voting for a funding measure for a $95 million police training complex.

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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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