21 Jul 2019

Top Ten Protest Albums Of 2019 (So Far)

*The following is a collection of some of the best albums of protest music released in 2019 (so far). They were selected by Kevin Gosztola and C.J. Baker, who publishes writing regularly at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. They are in alphabetical order by artist. Kishi Bashi — Omoiyari The

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16 Jul 2019

Chelsea Manning’s Daily Fines For Grand Jury Resistance Increase To $1000

Daily fines against Chelsea Manning for resisting a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks increased to $1000 on July 16. On May 16, Judge Anthony Trenga held Manning in civil contempt and ordered her to be sent back to the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria. The court also imposed

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15 Jul 2019

To Attack Julian Assange, CNN Twists Embassy Surveillance Records That Were First Covered By Spanish Newspaper

Spanish newspaper EL PAÍS reported on July 9 that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was spied on by a Spanish private defense and security firm called Undercover Global S.L., when he lived in the Ecuador embassy in the United Kingdom. The report was based on “documents, video, and audio material” that

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Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel. Photo via CIA.
11 Jul 2019

Invoking WikiLeaks And Torture Report, CIA Pushes For Expansion Of Secrecy Law To Stifle Public Criticism

When the CIA and other agencies in the United States government pushed for the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA) in 1981, it was crafted to exclude “covert agents” who resided in the U.S. There was consideration by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of how the legislation might “chill

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10 Jul 2019

At ‘Kids In Cages’ Congressional Hearing, Mother And Human Rights Advocates Share Stories Of Cruelty At The Border

Yazmin Juarez, who fled Guatemala and was held in detention at a facility in Dilley, Texas, where her baby contracted a severe respiratory illness that led to her death, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The hearing was titled, “Kids In Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border,”

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09 Jul 2019

‘There’s More Of Us Than Landlords’: Tenant Organizing In The Trump Era

Tenants throughout the U.S. struggle with the high cost of living and loss of their homes, but are escalating a grassroots movement for housing justice.

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Photo from Jews for Racial & Economic Justice in New York.
08 Jul 2019

Immigrant Rights Activists Renew Push Against Palantir To Cancel $53 Million Contract With ICE

Immigrant rights activists mobilized in New York and Washington D.C. to demand Palantir Technologies cancel its contract with ICE.

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02 Jul 2019

Let’s Not Rewrite History To Defend Joe Biden’s Record Of Racist Dog-Whistle Politics

Liberal pundits excuse Joe Biden for his leadership on the 1994 crime bill because “it was a different time” when Americans were more tolerant of injustice.

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01 Jul 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Forever High Mast’ By Lucy Dacus

The post was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Most countries have holidays and observances that celebrate aspects of their founding and heritage. For many, it is an opportunity to display patriotic pride, but for others, it is the time to somberly reflect on dark chapters of their

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Joe Biden. Photo by Marc Nozell via Flickr.
28 Jun 2019

Joe Biden Didn’t End Iraq War, Yet He Claimed Credit During Debate

Joe Biden took credit for withdrawing troops from Iraq during the Democratic presidential debate. But the withdrawal was part of an agreement made by President George W. Bush.

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