27 Aug 2019

Bernie Sanders Makes Media Democracy An Issue For 2020 Primary Voters

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is the first to release a plan for addressing the collapse in journalism in the United States.

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27 Aug 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Special Announcement’ By The Felice Brothers

The post originally appeared at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. The Felice Brothers are a veteran folk-rock band, who throughout their career have sacrificed commercial success by sticking to their principles. They have turned down offers to work with big-name producers and resisted pressure to adopt a more mainstream sound.

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22 Aug 2019

Biden Senior Adviser: Push For Climate Debate Takes DNC Into ‘Dangerous Territory’

Symone Sanders, a senior adviser to Joe Biden, described a grassroots push for a presidential climate debate sponsored by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as “dangerous territory in the middle of a Democratic primary process.” The remarks came during a meeting of the DNC Resolutions Committee, which defeated the resolution

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Officers disrupt family outreach outside Holman prison in Alabama. Source: https://www.facebook.com/mona.song.505/videos/154318249087673/
21 Aug 2019

As Corruption Runs Rampant In Alabama Prisons, Officers Thwart Organizing Outside Holman Facility

Volunteers conducting outreach to family of Alabama prisoners were stopped by officers, who alleged trespassing at Holman prison.

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Immigrant detention center. Photo by Patrick Feller on Flickr.
20 Aug 2019

With Record Number Of Immigrants In ICE Detention, Class Action Lawsuit Outlines ‘Atrocious Conditions’

A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 55,000 immigrants alleges ICE is responsible for “atrocious conditions” that amount to torture.

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19 Aug 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ by Jimi Hendrix

It was fifty years ago that Jimi Hendrix performed the United States national anthem during a Monday morning for tens of thousands of people at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Hendrix was the last act to take the stage. He had top-billing and was supposed to take the stage

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14 Aug 2019

Media Elites Melt Down Over Bernie Sanders’ Critique Of Washington Post

Senator Bernie Sanders clarified his critique of the Washington Post’s coverage of his presidential campaign. “We are taking on corporate America. Large corporations own the media in America, by and large, and I think there is a framework, about how the corporate media focuses on politics.” “That is my concern.

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13 Aug 2019

Protest Songs Of The Week: ‘Mercedes Marxist’ And ‘I Dream Guillotine’ By IDLES

IDLES recently released a seven-inch single featuring two unreleased songs from the album’s session, “Mercedes Marxist,” and the B-side, “I Dream Guillotine.” Even though the band may have felt that they did not fit the mood of their last album, both tracks are hard-hitting, insightful, and well worth a listen.

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Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City. Photo via Prison Insight on Flickr.
12 Aug 2019

Jeffrey Epstein’s Uniquely American Death In Jail

There’s nothing Russian about Jeffrey Epstein’s death in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Rates of death in U.S. prisons are exceptionally high.

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08 Aug 2019

UN Climate Change Report Further Confirms Meat Production Has ‘Disproportionate Impact’ On Emissions

A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of the United Nations, further confirms how meat consumption and production is fueling climate disruption.

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