19 Nov 2019

Tom Secker Presents ‘Jack Ryan, The CIA, And Venezuela’ (Video)

Journalist Tom Secker, known for his work at Spy Culture, produced a video essay on the Amazon series, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.” It breaks down how the CIA, Defense Department, and other United States government agencies produced the show. Secker outlines some of the history of U.S. government  involvement in

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Swedish deputy director of public prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson (Credit: Ruptly stream of May press conference)
19 Nov 2019

Sweden Maintains ‘Rape Suspect’ Narrative Against Julian Assange Even As It Drops Investigation Again

For the third time, the Swedish prosecution authority closed a “preliminary investigation” into sexual allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Swedish deputy director of public prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson (Credit: Ruptly stream of May press conference)
18 Nov 2019

Sweden Pushes On With Assange ‘Investigation,’ Won’t Address UN Torture Rapporteur’s Concerns

Sweden refuses to answer questions raised by United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer about the government’s investigation into Julian Assange.

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13 Nov 2019

Capitol Police Attempted To Arrest Code Pink Activist Medea Benjamin For Allegedly ‘Assaulting’ Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Police in Washington, D.C. surrounded the home of Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin and attempted to arrest her for “assaulting” Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But police did not have a warrant and apparently were uncertain whether an assault was even committed.

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13 Nov 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘LA92’ By Moor Mother

The following was republished from Ongoing History of Protest Songs. “We’re here protesting and sharing stories, but when everything else is so loud, how do you penetrate through?” The above statement was made by Camae Ayewa, a Philadelphia based activist, poet, and experimental musician, better known as Moor Mother. On

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12 Nov 2019

Federal Court: Suspicionless Border Searches Violate Journalists And Travelers’ Constitutional Right To Privacy

A federal court declared that suspicionless border search policies employed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violate the Fourth Amendment right to privacy.

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11 Nov 2019

Trump Applauds Bolivia’s Military Coup As US Establishment Media Blame Morales For Turmoil

President Donald Trump celebrated a military coup in Bolivia that forced President Evo Morales, who recently won a fourth term, to resign on November 10. “After nearly 14 years and his recent attempt to override the Bolivian constitution and the will of the people, Morales’ departure preserves democracy and paves

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07 Nov 2019

California City Abuses Computer Crime Laws In Suit Aimed At Stopping Journalists From Publishing Records

A state appeals court in California struck down an order that undermined freedom of the press and prohibited a blog from publishing documents allegedly obtained through the City of Fullerton’s Dropbox account. Joshua Ferguson, a contributor to Friends For Fullerton’s Future, filed a lawsuit under the California Public Records Act

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06 Nov 2019

Black Man Tortured And Wrongly Imprisoned For 26 Years Sues Chicago Police Who Were Associates Of Jon Burge

A lawsuit was filed in Chicago against police officers who were closely associated with Jon Burge, the disgraced commander who oversaw a regime of torture employed to coerce confessions. The regime spanned from the early 1970s to the 1990s.

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Seal for the Department of Justice. Image via Department of Justice.
05 Nov 2019

Former CIA Employee Who Allegedly Disclosed ‘Vault 7’ Files To WikiLeaks Challenges Espionage Act Charges

Former CIA employee Josh Schulte, who is accused of leaking the “Vault 7” files to WikiLeaks, urged a federal court to rule the Espionage Act is unconstitutional and dismiss the charges against him.

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