Jordan Chariton. Photo via TYT Politics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R30quQtRRVk
22 Nov 2017

Sexual Allegations Against Jordan Chariton And The Need For Due Process

Multiple accounts of Young Turks reporter Jordan Chariton’s conduct in a Michigan hotel room underscore the difficulty of proving sexual allegations without due process.

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Title card from PBS Documentary, "Shadow World." Credit: PBS
20 Nov 2017

Review: ‘Shadow World’ Documentary Exposes Business Of War Based On Greed

In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has earnestly played the role of salesman-in-chief for United States arms manufacturers. The U.S. accounts “for more than half the world’s annual arms deals.” Trump may make it much easier for the government to sell weapons by enlisting the Pentagon and

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Ajit Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Photo via Congressman Darrell Issa.
16 Nov 2017

FCC Gives Sinclair Broadcast Group A Gift By Eliminating Key Media Ownership Rule

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminated a rule that has existed for four decades, which prohibited corporations from owning newspapers and broadcast stations in the same market. The move will pave the way for further media consolidation and directly benefit companies like Sinclair Broadcast Group. Craig Aaron, the president of

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Viaduct. Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
15 Nov 2017

Chicago’s Attack On The Homeless: After Tent City Evictions, People Are In Hiding

As temperatures drop, Chicago officials remain committed to ensuring homeless people are unable to erect “Tent Cities” in the Uptown area.

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14 Nov 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘What We’re Up Against’ By Worriers

Lauren Denitzio has long been a master of lived-in, personal-political songwriting. With Worriers, Denitzio creates melodic punk songs that weave stories and lessons out of hard-fought feminist wisdom. The stories are sometimes told through wordy, double-time sweet-sung verse, sometimes with a gruff deadpan that sounds weary but never cynical. Worriers

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Former CIA Director Leon Panetta discusses Trump and WikiLeaks on CNN. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLYoRqbAW5E
14 Nov 2017

CIA Narrative On WikiLeaks Dominates Coverage Of Trump Jr. Correspondence

The US media response to a report on correspondence between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump Jr. wholly adopted the CIA’s narrative.

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12 Nov 2017

Interview With Rania Masri On Saudi Arabia And Kidnapping Of Lebanese Prime Minister

When Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s plane landed in Saudi Arabia on November 3, his phone was confiscated. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not send an entourage to greet him like a dignitary. The next day, he appeared in a taped broadcast on a Saudi television station and read

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07 Nov 2017

Week 9: Guide To NFL Players Who Protested During National Anthem

By far, the biggest development of the past week was Papa John’s Pizza blaming black National Football League players, who are protesting police brutality and racism, for a bad quarter of sales. CEO John Schnatter’s so-so pizza business had a disappointing quarter before this one. Nevertheless, Schnatter attempted to heap

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Hillary Clinton signs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by Laurie Schaull on Flickr.
03 Nov 2017

Democrats In Denial Over Brazile Allegations That Further Confirm Primary Was Rigged

Democratic National Committee chair and other Democrats refused to address Donna Brazile’s allegations of rigged 2016 primary against Sanders.

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Photo by Jobs For Felons Hub on Flickr.
01 Nov 2017

Appeals Court Lets Officer Off Hook For ‘Unconstitutional Arrest’ Because He Couldn’t Have Known It Violated Rights

The court asserted the officer couldn’t have known force was “clearly unreasonable” given “lack of guiding precedent,” and granted him immunity for his actions.

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