09 Jan 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Failed State’ By David Rovics

Prolific singer-songwriter David Rovics is one of the few working musicians, who regularly produce topical protest songs which directly address current events. His music is in the tradition of radical folk musicians like Phil Ochs. From his latest album, “Ballad of a Wobbly,” released in December, Rovics breaks down what

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Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis. Photo by Secretary of Defense on Flickr.
08 Jan 2018

Trump Administration Held U.S. Citizen Incommunicado In Iraq For Months Until ACLU Intervened

President Donald Trump’s administration detained a United States citizen incommunicado in military custody for nearly four months.

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A demonstrator holds a sign recognizing Berta Cáceres at a rally in New York City for Salvador Nasralla, one of two presidential candidates to declare victory after Honduras' presidential election. (Photo by Joe Catron)
08 Jan 2018

US Support For Honduras Election: Another Front In New Cold War

Although the Cold War officially ended, the United States continues waging aggression in Latin America, including its support for Honduras Election results.

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
04 Jan 2018

The Espionage Act And NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner’s Uphill Struggle To Defend Herself

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner faces an uphill battle at trial after Obama-era leak prosecutions intensified the government’s ability to wield the Espionage Act.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Photo by Karol Franks on Flickr.
04 Jan 2018

Appeals Court Rules Against Idaho’s Unconstitutional Ag-Gag Law Aimed At Suppressing Journalists

In a decision upholding the First Amendment, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled key parts of an Idaho “ag-gag” law are unconstitutional.

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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Photo from District Court website.
03 Jan 2018

Judge Rules Against Trump Administration’s ‘Warehousing’ Of Iraqi Nationals In Jails

A federal judge ordered the US government to provide bond hearings for nearly 300 Iraqi nationals, who were detained by ICE and have languished in jail.

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31 Dec 2017

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 42: Farewell, 2017!

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola bid farewell to 2017 in the season’s finale. During the show, the hosts talk about Donald Trump’s foreign policy and what liberal imperialists and neoconservatives disliked about Trump’s first year. We celebrate what parts of Trump’s agenda grassroots resistance was able to stall while

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Photo by mikespeaks on Flickr.
28 Dec 2017

Top Ten Protest Albums Of 2017

Kevin Gosztola and Liz Pelly put together a collection of some of the best albums of protest music in 2017.

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2016 Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein. Photo by Matt Johnson via Flickr.
19 Dec 2017

Jill Stein As Russian Agent: Clinton Democrats And Their Unabashed Delusions

Clinton Democrats’ delusions were reinforced when Dr. Jill Stein was asked to cooperate with the Senate investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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19 Dec 2017

Protest Platforms: In Age Of Streaming, Saga Believes Artists Should Have More Control

Protest Platforms is a three-part series examining what it means for music to protest today. Platforms have always helped to shape protest music. Independent artists, punk labels, and do-it-yourself (DIY) organizers have long suggested that the means through which music is created and distributed carries as much political weight as

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