22 Aug 2018

Interview With Sarah Smith: Part 2 — Democrats, Influence Of Corporate Money, And What Gives Her Hope

On the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Sarah Smith, a Democratic Party candidate running for Congress in Washington’s 9th District. She recently beat the Republican to qualify for the general election against the incumbent, Democratic Representative Adam Smith. Sarah Smith is both

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
21 Aug 2018

Reality Winner’s Sentence: Culmination Of An Effort To Break A Whistleblower’s Spirit

Former NSA contractor Reality Winner’s sentence fits into the pattern of vicious treatment she’s endured during her leak prosecution.

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20 Aug 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Politics’ By Bobby Sessions

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. On July 24, 2012, James Germon Harper, an unarmed black man, was shot to death by a Dallas police man. Harper was the cousin of rapper Bobby Sessions. That experience heavily influenced the songs from Sessions 2018 major label debut, “RVLTN-Chapter

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19 Aug 2018

Interview With Sarah Smith, Congressional Candidate In Washington’s 9th District

On the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Sarah Smith, a Democratic Party candidate running for Congress in Washington’s 9th District. She recently beat the Republican to qualify for the general election against the incumbent, Democratic Representative Adam Smith. Sarah Smith is both

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15 Aug 2018

Pittsburgh Votes To Expand ‘Amazon of Healthcare’ After Threat To Shut Down Hospital For Low-Income Patients

After University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) threatened to close hospital in low-income neighborhood, city council approved major expansion plan.

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Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis. Credit: DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
14 Aug 2018

What’s In The John McCain Endless War Spending Bill That Trump Signed

The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act gives billions more to military contractors, who give generously to the elected officials who voted for it.

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13 Aug 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 26: Israel, Saudi Arabia, Assassination Attempt Against Maduro

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the latest bloodshed caused by Israeli military forces and the Saudi Arabia-led coalition backed by the United States, which continues to wage war on Yemen. They wonder if there’s some kind of competition. The episode highlights the assassination attempt against Venezuela President Nicolas

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10 Aug 2018

DNC Passes Resolution That Welcomes Donations From Fossil Fuel Employer PACs

The Democratic National Committee’s executive committee passed a resolution introduced by DNC chair Tom Perez, which encourages donations from employee political action committees in the fossil fuel industry. Perez introduced the resolution to show that the Democrats are committed to supporting workers and unions that “power the American economy.” But

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09 Aug 2018

Why Media Pundits Are Wrong To Suggest Voters Rejected Socialism In Recent Primaries

Several pundits in the media fully adopted the narrative that the results of Democratic Party primaries on August 7 show democratic socialism was soundly rejected. The outcome proves candidates with socialist politics cannot win in “heartland” districts, particularly in middle America. Right-wing media, such as The Daily Caller, Townhall, American

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Wall built on the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona. Photo by bobistraveling on Flickr
07 Aug 2018

Appeals Court: No Reason Why US Border Patrol Officer Should Have Shot And Killed Mexican Boy

An Appeals Court ruled a US Border Patrol agent could be sued for violating the Fourth Amendment, when he shot across the border and killed a boy in Mexico.

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