16 Apr 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 12: U.S. Media Loves War More Than They Hate Trump

President Donald Trump and the Pentagon once again launched strikes against Syria to send a “message” to President Bashar al-Assad after an alleged chemical attack. This is all the Trump administration planned, and a review of media coverage of the strikes reveals a press hungry for more war. In this

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Photo via Industrial Workers of the World (https://www.iww.org/content/letter-j20-defense-campaign-mid-atlantic-gdc)
16 Apr 2018

Prosecutors Invoke Union Membership To Criminalize Inauguration Day Protesters

In prosecutions against Inauguration Day protesters, the government contends union memberships qualifies as evidence of a conspiracy to commit a crime.

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New York Times columnist Bret Stephens. Still via CSPAN. Source: https://www.c-span.org/video/?438587-2/america-retreat
12 Apr 2018

New York Times Columnist Renews Call For U.S. To Assassinate Assad And Regime ‘Lieutenants’

New York Times conservative columnist Bret Stephens would like the U.S. to carry out the assassination of Assad and his “senior lieutenants” despite obvious dangers.

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11 Apr 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Corporate Public Control Department’ By Seun Kuti

From Nigerian musician Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Fela Kuti, comes this protest anthem aimed at Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as corrupt governments throughout the world.  “Corporate Public Control Department (C.P.C.D.)” features a classic afrobeat rhythm, with punctuating horn riffs from the Egypt 80. They were Fela’s

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Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel. Photo via CIA.
10 Apr 2018

Who’s Who Of American War Criminals And Torture Apologists Endorse Gina Haspel For CIA Director

An array of former intelligence and other government officials signed a letter to the Senate intelligence committee in support of Gina Haspel for CIA director.

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Credit: The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on CNN
09 Apr 2018

How Does Media Know For Certain Chemical Attack In Douma Was Committed By Syrian Government?

An alleged chemical weapons attack against Syrians in Douma preserves US military involvement in the conflict as President Trump pledges to respond.

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New York City. Source: http://www.law.cuny.edu/academics/clinics/immigration/clear/Mapping-Muslims.pdf
05 Apr 2018

Muslim-Owned Businesses And Mosques Awarded Damages For NYPD Surveillance

The NYPD reached a settlement with Muslim-owned businesses, mosques, student groups, and others it subjected to discriminatory and suspicionless surveillance.

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Photo by Kenneth Buker on Flickr.
05 Apr 2018

Announcing ‘Keeping The Issues Alive’: A Subscriber-Only Newsletter From Shadowproof

Shadowproof is launching a subscriber-only newsletter for members, featuring exclusive interviews and deeper dives into stories we’re following.

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04 Apr 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Hard Times’ By Curtis Mayfield

Singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield’s “Hard Times” is a raw articulation of what it was like to witness the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement turn into a nightmare. From Mayfield’s 1975 album, “There Is No Place Like America Today,” the funk and soul musician sings,

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02 Apr 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 11: Israeli Snipers Mow Down Palestinians, But It’s All Just ‘Clashes’ To Media

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the protests by Palestinians on Land Day and how Israeli forces gunned down more than a dozen demonstrators. They talk about police killing Stephon Clark in Sacramento and how Louisiana refused to charge any officers responsible for killing Alton Sterling. Ahead of the

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