Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel. Photo via CIA.
10 Apr 2018

Who’s Who Of American War Criminals And Torture Apologists Endorse Gina Haspel For CIA Director

An array of former intelligence and other government officials signed a letter to the Senate intelligence committee in support of Gina Haspel for CIA director.

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Credit: The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on CNN
09 Apr 2018

How Does Media Know For Certain Chemical Attack In Douma Was Committed By Syrian Government?

An alleged chemical weapons attack against Syrians in Douma preserves US military involvement in the conflict as President Trump pledges to respond.

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New York City. Source: http://www.law.cuny.edu/academics/clinics/immigration/clear/Mapping-Muslims.pdf
05 Apr 2018

Muslim-Owned Businesses And Mosques Awarded Damages For NYPD Surveillance

The NYPD reached a settlement with Muslim-owned businesses, mosques, student groups, and others it subjected to discriminatory and suspicionless surveillance.

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Photo by Kenneth Buker on Flickr.
05 Apr 2018

Announcing ‘Keeping The Issues Alive’: A Subscriber-Only Newsletter From Shadowproof

Shadowproof is launching a subscriber-only newsletter for members, featuring exclusive interviews and deeper dives into stories we’re following.

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04 Apr 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Hard Times’ By Curtis Mayfield

Singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield’s “Hard Times” is a raw articulation of what it was like to witness the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement turn into a nightmare. From Mayfield’s 1975 album, “There Is No Place Like America Today,” the funk and soul musician sings,

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02 Apr 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 11: Israeli Snipers Mow Down Palestinians, But It’s All Just ‘Clashes’ To Media

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the protests by Palestinians on Land Day and how Israeli forces gunned down more than a dozen demonstrators. They talk about police killing Stephon Clark in Sacramento and how Louisiana refused to charge any officers responsible for killing Alton Sterling. Ahead of the

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FBI seal. (Photo by groovysoup on Flickr)
29 Mar 2018

Notes On The Trump Justice Department’s Second Major Leak Prosecution

Local news media in Minnesota reported that FBI special agent Terry Albury was charged with violating the Espionage Act when he allegedly disclosed documents to the Intercept. He apparently pled guilty and took responsibility for his alleged actions. Albury is the second person who made disclosures to the press to

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#NoCopAcademy protest in Chicago - March 28, 2017. Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
28 Mar 2018

No Cop Academy In Chicago: Black Students Hold Hours-Long Sit-In At City Hall

Chicago students on spring break spent the day at city hall protesting Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s plans for a $95 million police training center.

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27 Mar 2018

Judge Rules It Was Necessary For Activists In Massachusetts To Engage In Civil Disobedience To Stop Pipeline

A judge in Massachusetts ruled it was necessary for activists to engage in civil disobedience to stop Spectra Energy’s natural gas pipeline in West Roxbury and acquitted the activists of civil infractions. Josh Raisler-Cohen, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, said the government reduced charges against the activists to

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Niya Kenny. Photo via ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/blog/juvenile-justice/school-prison-pipeline/watch-student-was-arrested-challenging-abusive-officer
26 Mar 2018

Federal Appeals Court Recognized Students’ Rights To Challenge South Carolina Law That Chills Freedom Of Expression

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the mass incarceration of students in South Carolina and in defense of their rights to engage in free speech.

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