15 Jun 2018

Separation Of Immigrant Families Was Part Of Deportation Under Obama—Now Trump Is Expanding The Practice

Family separation and child detention are a basic feature of American deportation proceedings, even if the government isn’t pounding its chest about it.

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13 Jun 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Bullshit Anthem’ By Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito is a Grammy Award-winning musician who plays “blues music with a punk attitude from Oakland, California.”  He has an album, “Please Don’t Be Dead,” that will be released on June 15. One of the tracks on the album, “Bullshit Anthem,” is a protest song with a simple mantra

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13 Jun 2018

Though Trump May Seem More Callous, Obama Had Higher Rate Of Deportation

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein about a bill she introduced, which would prohibit the federal government from separating immigrant children from their families during arrests at ports of entry or within 100 miles of the border of the United States. As he asked his question, Tapper brought

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Still image from White House video.
12 Jun 2018

Backlash To Trump-Kim Summit Is Motivated By Commitment To Projecting American Superpower

President Donald Trump’s talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have the potential to usher in an era of nonviolent coexistence. However, the political establishment, corporate media, and foreign policy think tanks are deeply upset that Trump offered to end United States military exercises early in the diplomatic talks

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The Wilson viaduct under Lake Shore Drive where homeless people were living until the city of Chicago evicted them. (Photo: Kevin Gosztola)
11 Jun 2018

As City Of Chicago Removes More Homeless, Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Evictions

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Chicago’s evictions of homeless people as officials destroy camps and fail to provide affordable housing.

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President Donald Trump. Photo via White House on Flickr.
08 Jun 2018

Picking Up Where Obama’s War On Leaks Left Off: Trump Justice Department Seizes Reporters’ Records

Trump Justice Department seized communication records of New York Times reporter and other journalists, marking a continuation of Obama’s war on leaks.

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Photo via the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons
07 Jun 2018

Beyond Prisons — Episode 25: Fight Toxic Prisons

Panagioti Tsolkas, an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, discusses the intersections between the criminal legal system and the environment.

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06 Jun 2018

Since 1996, US Agriculture Department Gave Over $277 Million To Fund Local Jail Construction

The United States Department of Agriculture provided over $277 million in funding for county jail construction since 1996, according to documents obtained by Shadowproof. The funding came in the form of grants and long-term low-interest loans through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program run by the USDA’s Rural

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05 Jun 2018

If Chelsea Manning Had Been Home When Police Broke Into Her Home For ‘Wellness’ Check

Video obtained by the Intercept showed police breaking into Chelsea Manning’s home to conduct a “wellness” check. Fortunately, she was not home.

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Photo by cygnus921 on Flickr.
04 Jun 2018

Lawsuit Seeks To End North Carolina Practice Of Revoking Driver’s Licenses If You Can’t Pay Tickets

The ACLU and SPLC are suing North Carolina for revoking poor residents’ drivers licenses over their inability to pay fines and fees.

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