19 Sep 2018

At Trial, Officers Undermine Notion Jason Van Dyke Feared For His Life When Killed Laquan McDonald

In the murder trial of Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, the outcome truly seems up for grabs.

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Photo via University of Michigan Medical School Information Services on Flickr.
17 Sep 2018

What The U.S. Could Do If So Much Money Wasn’t Wasted On Health Care

It is almost impossible to wrap one’s head around the amount of money the United States wastes on health care. Here are some ways that money could be better spent.

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13 Sep 2018

In City That Once Banned Drones, Evanston Police Crafted A Secret Drone Policy

Evanston police quietly maintained an unreleased internal policy regarding the use of drones, according to a document obtained by Lucy Parsons Labs. The document [PDF], entitled “Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Operations” and dated July 25, 2018, lays out departmental guidelines for the use of drones. It is included in the

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Photo by Ryan Adams on Flickr.
10 Sep 2018

CIA-Backed Firm Touted Social Media Surveillance Of Students To Sell Services To Evanston Police

Emails obtained by Lucy Parsons Labs reveal that Geofeedia touted social media surveillance of students to sell their services to Evanston police.

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28 Aug 2018

FBI, Border Patrol Bypass Hate Groups As Leading Perpetrators Of Anti-Muslim Incidents

More Islamophobic episodes were instigated by federal agencies than hate groups or individual bigots, according to a report from CAIR.

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Attorney and Dakota Access Pipeline activist Chase Iron Eyes. Photo by TEDx Charlottesville on Flickr.
23 Aug 2018

In Case Against Indigenous #NoDAPL Activist Chase Iron Eyes, Judge Accepts Plea Deal That Drops Most Serious Charges

North Dakota judge approves plea deal for attorney and indigenous activist Chase Iron Eyes, dropping serious charges including inciting a riot.

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Photo by Hloom Templates on Flickr.
22 Aug 2018

Taxes And Provider Pay: Two Challenges The Single-Payer Movement Must Address

If efforts to pass Medicare for All are ever going to succeed, supporters are going to have to get serious about addressing two big political hurdles.

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Screenshot of prisonstrike.com.
16 Aug 2018

‘I’m For Disruption’: Interview With Prison Strike Organizer From Jailhouse Lawyers Speak

Jared Ware interviews a representative from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak to get their thoughts on planning the August 21 prison strike on the inside and outside.

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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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02 Aug 2018

Opioid Epidemic: Librarians In Oregon Trained To Administer Drug Used To Prevent Deaths

Although librarians are best known for worrying about overdue books, lately many have been concerned about overdoses, too. This summer, the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon, is conducting a pilot effort at five libraries to train managers to administer naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid

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