16 Jan 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Tacoma Center 1600’ By Nana Grizol

Every sweetly sung Nana Grizol song plays out like a diary entry or a letter written directly to a friend, which make the band’s meandering personal-political poetry all the more impactful. The didactic nature of the music makes the stories more potent, and the embedded values more accessible. Since 2003,

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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
16 Jan 2018

The Audacity Of Chelsea Manning’s Senate Campaign Rankles Democrats

Democrats reacted feverishly to the news that whistleblower Chelsea Manning will challenge Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin in the upcoming primary.

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Still from the film "The Post" (2017). Source: https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-post
12 Jan 2018

Film Review: ‘The Post’ Depicts A Newspaper Paralyzed By Coziness With Power

“The Post” is more than a story about the Pentagon Papers. It is a character study of Washington Post publisher, who was compromised by her ties to elites.

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Kevin Gosztola, Managing Editor of Shadowproof.com
09 Jan 2018

Interview With Kevin Gosztola: How The Trump Administration Plans To Prosecute Reality Winner

Kevin Gosztola discusses his plans for trial coverage of Reality Winner, the NSA contractor at the center of Donald Trump’s first major leak prosecution.

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09 Jan 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Failed State’ By David Rovics

Prolific singer-songwriter David Rovics is one of the few working musicians, who regularly produce topical protest songs which directly address current events. His music is in the tradition of radical folk musicians like Phil Ochs. From his latest album, “Ballad of a Wobbly,” released in December, Rovics breaks down what

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Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis. Photo by Secretary of Defense on Flickr.
08 Jan 2018

Trump Administration Held U.S. Citizen Incommunicado In Iraq For Months Until ACLU Intervened

President Donald Trump’s administration detained a United States citizen incommunicado in military custody for nearly four months.

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A demonstrator holds a sign recognizing Berta Cáceres at a rally in New York City for Salvador Nasralla, one of two presidential candidates to declare victory after Honduras' presidential election. (Photo by Joe Catron)
08 Jan 2018

US Support For Honduras Election: Another Front In New Cold War

Although the Cold War officially ended, the United States continues waging aggression in Latin America, including its support for Honduras Election results.

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
04 Jan 2018

The Espionage Act And NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner’s Uphill Struggle To Defend Herself

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner faces an uphill battle at trial after Obama-era leak prosecutions intensified the government’s ability to wield the Espionage Act.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Photo by Karol Franks on Flickr.
04 Jan 2018

Appeals Court Rules Against Idaho’s Unconstitutional Ag-Gag Law Aimed At Suppressing Journalists

In a decision upholding the First Amendment, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled key parts of an Idaho “ag-gag” law are unconstitutional.

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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Photo from District Court website.
03 Jan 2018

Judge Rules Against Trump Administration’s ‘Warehousing’ Of Iraqi Nationals In Jails

A federal judge ordered the US government to provide bond hearings for nearly 300 Iraqi nationals, who were detained by ICE and have languished in jail.

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