Chicago Symphony Orchestra practicing in Millennium Park (Photo: niXerKG on Flickr)
06 May 2019

Billionaires Against Funding Symphony Musicians

Summer is a time for music festivals. Yet, like many workers, musicians increasingly face threats to their wages and pension plans.

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06 May 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Gaia’ By Calina Lawrence (With Sylvie Karina And Francesca Rivera)

Calina Lawrence is an indigenous vocalist and activist from the Suquamish Nation. She effectively fuses traditional native music with elements of hip-hop, soul, and spoken word. Lawrence uses her art to draw attention to social justice issues.

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Joe Biden. Photo by Marc Nozell via Flickr.
05 May 2019

Let’s Not Rewrite History To Defend Joe Biden’s Record Of Cynical 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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03 May 2019

The Social Gospel Music Of Tracy Howe’s ‘Things That Grow’

Bearing witness to violence in communities while acknowledging human resilience, Tracy Howe creates social gospel music inspired by struggles for liberation

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02 May 2019

‘A Massive Chill On Investigative Journalism’: First Hearing In Julian Assange’s Extradition Case

The first procedural hearing in WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition case was held in the United Kingdom. It was very brief, and Assange appeared via video link from Belmarsh prison. “I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many, many awards and protected

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30 Apr 2019

Trump Administration Launched Yet Another Attempt To Force Confrontation In Venezuela And Topple Maduro

With the support of President Donald Trump’s administration, Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido attempted to force yet another violent confrontation that would help the opposition remove Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro from power. Guaido appeared in a video with a “group of heavily armed national guardsmen.” He urged citizens to join

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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Photo: Jared Piper/PHLCouncil via Flickr
29 Apr 2019

How Movement To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Prevailed Over Obstruction Of A Progressive Prosecutor

How the movement for Mumia Abu-Jamal fought—and defeated—an effort to obstruct potential pathways to freedom by progressive prosecutor Larry Krasner.

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Ravi Ragbir (center) faces deportation by ICE for his activism (Photo from New Sanctuary Coalition's Facebook)
26 Apr 2019

Appeals Court Decision Upholds First Amendment Rights Of Undocumented Immigrants

In a victory for undocumented immigrants who engage in activism, a federal appeals court found activist Ravi Ragbir had a valid claim against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which attempted to deport him in retaliation for his political speech.

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24 Apr 2019

‘Pod Save The World’ And Their Awful Discussion Of Case Against Julian Assange

President Donald Trump’s Justice Department will need the rhetorical support of liberal Democrats to succeed in prosecuting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security advisor for strategic communications, and Tommy Vietor, former national security spokesperson and special assistant to the president, worked in President Barack Obama’s administration.

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24 Apr 2019

Interview With Max Ajl: What Internationalist Green New Deal Would Look Like

For the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Max Ajl, who is a doctoral student in development studies at Cornell University. He speaks to them from Tunisia, where he is conducting research on the environment and agriculture as it relates to decolonization and

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