22 Oct 2015

New Book Ties Former CIA Director To American Corporatocracy, JFK Assassination

A biography of former CIA Director Allen Dulles by one of the founders of Salon ties him to the rise of US corporate power and the agency’s worst misdeeds.

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21 Oct 2015

Bryan Stevenson: Ending Mass Incarceration By 2024

In a new episode of The Laura Flanders Show, Bryan Stevenson discusses the Equal Justice Initiative and their plans to end mass incarceration in the next 6-8 years. There’s also a great short film on the history of slavery and the prison system by Molly Crabapple. Here’s Laura’s description of the

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21 Oct 2015

Attacks On Muslims In The Midwest Highlight Violent Trend Of Bigotry Sweeping The US

In Indiana, a brutal attack on a Muslim woman in a cafe, while a Muslim family in a Chicago suburb recently received a threatening flier on their vehicle.

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20 Oct 2015

Israel Receives $3.1B In US Aid While The Middle East’s Poor Struggle To Survive

Israelis earn an average per capita income of $34,990, almost 19 times more than Syrians take home each year, yet continues to receive billions in US aid.

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19 Oct 2015

Will Potter: CMUs Are The Secret Prisons You’ve Never Heard Of Before (VIDEO)

Investigative journalist Will Potter is the only reporter who has been inside a Communications Management Unit, or CMU, a ‘Kafkaesque’ unit in US prisons.

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16 Oct 2015

Racism And The Cruelty Of Affluence With Tim Wise (VIDEO)

Tim Wise: “The development of the class structure in the United States has been, from the beginning, interwoven with the development of white supremacy. “

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Migrants from Africa protest for asylum and fair treatment in Israel (Physicians for Human Rights on Flickr)
15 Oct 2015

The World’s Largest Detention Center Is For Black Jews Seeking Asylum In Israel

The recent release of 1,200 prisoners from a detention center in the Negev Desert is not a signal that Israel is rethinking its harsh treatment of refugees.

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08 Oct 2015

Empire And Resistance In Henry Kissinger’s Shadow (VIDEO)

Given that Henry Kissinger has endorsed Hillary Clinton, what does that say about her candidacy and American liberal politics in general?

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07 Oct 2015

Harvard Debate Team Loses To Prison Inmates (VIDEO)

“If prison education lowers the recidivism rate and makes the prison system more efficient, why hasn’t more money been invested in programs?”

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06 Oct 2015

No More Nice Canada: C-51 Anti-Terrorism Law A Sign Of A Growing Police State

C-51, a controversial anti-terrorism bill, shows how Canada uses the threat of terrorism to justify decreasing freedom, just like its neighbor to the south.

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