26 Nov 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Thin Blue Border’

There are at least six million Syrian refugees who have fled the war-torn country since 2011. Millions are in countries, where they fled, waiting in camps for a chance to sail to freedom. They yearn for an opportunity to rebuild their lives in Europe, even as the rise of virulent

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Flyer for No New Jails NYC public forum on December 2.
24 Nov 2018

Beyond Prisons: Jail Free NYC feat. Nabil Hassein

Nabil Hassein joins Beyond Prisons to give an update on the campaign to close Rikers Island and the fight to oppose new jail construction in New York City.

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Proud Boys and Three Percenters spotted during the "We The People" rally in Philadelphia on November 17, 2018. Credit: Laura Sennett.
21 Nov 2018

Police Response To ‘We The People’ White Supremacist Rally Shows How Little Has Changed Since Charlottesville

Proud Boys, Three Percenters, and other white supremacists gathered with protection from police at the “We The People” rally in Philadelphia.

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19 Nov 2018

How Workers Of Color Helped Democrats Defeat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

The midterm elections may have been a mixture of jubilation and disappointment for progressives, but Wisconsin was certainly a story worth celebrating, as voters ousted Republican Governor Scott Walker, who was notorious for his attacks on labor unions. Walker’s attempt at a third term was thwarted by Democratic challenger Tony

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19 Nov 2018

Protest Song Of The Week – ‘MutterERT’ By Chuck D (Featuring Jahi)

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. When studying the history of socially conscious hip-hop very few have had the impact of Chuck D. As the MC of Public Enemy, he contributed several albums and songs that make up the canon of essential protest music. And,

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15 Nov 2018

Secret CIA Document Describes Abu Zubaydah’s Waterboarding As ‘Amateurish Experiment’

A 2007 report from the CIA’s Office Of Medical Services (OMS) was released after a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). It reveals news details on the CIA’s rendition, detention, and interrogation program, which included torture techniques used against detainees. The top secret document [PDF] was drafted

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13 Nov 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ By Lee Reed

The phrase “thoughts and prayers” is reflexively uttered by elites, who desperately hope acknowledging tragedy will be enough to avoid doing anything to meaningfully address carnage and destruction. And for every tragedy that demands “thoughts and prayers,” there are many more examples in the United States and throughout the world

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Photo via White House
13 Nov 2018

Supporting Journalism Not Driven By Trump’s Insult Of The Day

Our journalism doesn’t depend on White House access. Hire journalists to report on daily injustices instead of President Twitter’s Insult of the Day.

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Photo by majunznk on Flickr.
13 Nov 2018

What Can Be Learned From Democrat And Republican Delusions On Obamacare

After a decade of intense political fighting and two of the largest wave elections in history, the US finally has a quasi-stable political equilibrium on the Affordable Care Act.

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12 Nov 2018

How The Justice Department Uses ‘Law Enforcement Tools’ Against Journalists

Two annual reports from the Justice Department reveal how “law enforcement tools” are used by FBI and prosecutors when investigations target journalists

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