23 Oct 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Above The Law’ By The O’Jays

The O’Jays, a well-known rhythm and blues group from Canton, Ohio, that has recorded music for several decades, plan to release a final album before retiring next year. That album includes a tune which confronts the class warfare of the rich and their political defenders in Washington. The song, “Above

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22 Oct 2018

Under Trump, Journalists Face Greater Risk Of Warrantless Electronic Searches At Border

The growth of warrantless searches of electronic devices by Customs And Border Protection puts press freedom at great risk.

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FBI seal. (Photo by groovysoup on Flickr)
18 Oct 2018

Whistleblower Who Challenged FBI’s Profiling And Informant Recruitment Practices Is Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

Former FBI special agent Terry Albury was sentenced to four years in prison for retaining and releasing documents to a media outlet on the FBI’s racial profiling, surveillance, and informant recruitment practices. He accepted an agreement in April, where he pled guilty to two counts of violating the Espionage Act.

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By Minette Lontsie - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=66104557
17 Oct 2018

Facebook’s Purge Of Political Pages Fuels Delusion Of Insurgent Threats To Democracy

Facebook’s purge of more than 500 pages and 250 accounts ahead of midterm elections in the United States represents a massive trend to police social media activity in ways that put freedom of expression at risk. This trend effectively discourages users from engaging in radical politics. It may be viewed

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15 Oct 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘American Dream’ By J.S. Ondara

J.S. Ondara is a Kenya-born and raised singer-songwriter, who moved to the United States to pursue his music career. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, out of admiration for his musical hero and native Minnesotan, Bob Dylan. His nationality gives him a unique perspective when it comes to critiquing the American

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11 Oct 2018

Reality Winner Finally Transferred To Federal Prison Where She’ll Serve Sentence

Former NSA contractor Reality Winner was transferred to Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, where she will be incarcerated for her sentence.

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10 Oct 2018

Citizen-Led Truth Commission Seeks Justice For Survivors Of North Carolina Torture Flights

The North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture capped an 18-month investigation with a final report on the state’s role in the CIA torture program.

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09 Oct 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘In Your Face’ By Cat Power

Chan Marshall, better known by the stage name Cat Power, gave birth to her son in April 2015 around the same time that protests were unfolding in response to Baltimore police who killed Freddie Gray. She immediately grappled with a world seemingly thrown into complete and utter chaos, and that

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08 Oct 2018

Shuffled Between Jails By Bureau Of Prisons, Reality Winner Hasn’t Been Outside For Weeks

Former NSA contractor Reality Winner describes living in isolation and a “filthy warehouse” as the government shuffles her between county jails due to overcrowding.

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
06 Oct 2018

Reality Winner Claims Bureau Of Prisons Is Mishandling Classified Information By Sharing With Guards

Former NSA contractor Reality Winner claims federal prison officials mishandled classified information by sharing it with jail guards tasked with processing her.

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