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13 Dec 2017

Young Turks Reporter Fired Over Sexual Allegations Sues Huffington Post For Defamation

Former Young Turks reporter Jordan Chariton sued Huffington Post for defamation over an article with sexual allegations against him that was later taken down.

10 Dec 2017

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 40: Every Day Is Training Day For The Rapture

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss President Donald Trump and his administration’s plans to move the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. They also comment on the tax bill and react to Senator Al Franken’s resignation over sexual harassment allegations. Khalek, who is involved in a new

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07 Dec 2017

Arizona Contractor Refuses To Certify He Won’t Boycott Israel, Sues Officials

ACLU filed federal lawsuit challenging Arizona law that requires contractors to certify they won’t use their business to boycott Israel.

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05 Dec 2017

Court Asked To Dismiss Dakota Access Pipeline Company’s Suit Against Earth First! Because It Is A Movement

Federal court asked to dismiss lawsuit brought by Dakota Access Pipeline corporations against Earth First! because it is a social movement.

04 Dec 2017

Court Orders Monitoring Of Dakota Access Pipeline After Keystone XL Spill

A federal court ordered the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Dakota Access to participate in multiple measures to monitor the oil pipeline constructed on land which under the 1851 treaty belongs to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invoked the

03 Dec 2017

Interview With Dan Berger: Prison As ‘Grievous Institution’ And AIDS Activism By Prisoners

Dan Berger, author of Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing In the Civil Rights Era, is our guest on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week. He joins the show to talk about his contribution to Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work Of Grief that relates to efforts to de-carcerate society. It is

30 Nov 2017

Cibola Immigration Detention Facility Is Trump Administration’s Model For Isolating Refugees

Christopher, a young Congolese asylum seeker, was detained at the Cibola County Correctional Center, which is a prison in rural New Mexico operated by CoreCivic. He endured health issues, experienced isolation because he doesn’t speak a commonly spoken language, struggled to find a lawyer, and had his asylum application denied

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29 Nov 2017

Lawsuit Aims To Shed Light On Trump Administration’s Surveillance Of Journalists

Two organizations focused on press freedom sued President Donald Trump’s administration for records that may show how media are targeted.

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28 Nov 2017

This #GivingTuesday, Support Media That Treats Writers Well

Our goal is to cultivate a supportive space for writers from the ground up, with help from readers who trust us to treat them right.

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24 Nov 2017

Federal Judge Lauds But Dismisses High-Profile Lawsuit Against NSA Surveillance

A federal judge offered praise but dismissed a high-profile and multi-year lawsuit against National Security Agency surveillance programs. In 2013, following disclosures from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, attorney Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, and Charles Strange filed a lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunction barring the government from collecting their