02 Oct 2017

Week 4: A Team-By-Team Guide To NFL Players Who Continued Anthem Protests

The fourth week of the National Football League season saw a steep drop off in the number of players engaging in protest. However, that drop off was no credit to President Donald Trump, whose comments slurring players who stand against racism and police brutality produced a backlash. Much of the

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Reality Winner. Photo via Lincoln County Jail.
28 Sep 2017

FBI Agents Didn’t Think Reality Winner Was Spy—Yet Government Is Prosecuting Her Like One

FBI agents did not think Reality Winner was a “big bad mastermind prolific spy,” yet the government is prosecuting her under the Espionage Act.

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Charles Bradley performs at SXSW 2011. Photo by Ben Houdijk on Flickr.
27 Sep 2017

The Protest Songs Of Charles Bradley

The protest music of the late Charles Bradley explored moral corruption and turning to love to survive, because who knows when change will finally come.

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25 Sep 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Solidarity’ By Material Support

A live version of Material Support’s powerful “Know Your Rights,” was featured earlier this year. Its resonant refrain is equal parts punk song, protest anthem, and literal know-your-rights training. The song by the Queens, New York band offers advice on what to do if the cops show up: “Do you

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Oakland Raiders players kneel during the National Anthem. Photo by Keith Allison on Flickr.
25 Sep 2017

A Team-By-Team Guide To NFL Players Who Protested National Anthem In Week 3

In the NFL’s third week, players responded to Trump’s comments against those who kneel during the national anthem to protest injustice and systemic racism.

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24 Sep 2017

Upcoming Execution Of Keith Leroy Tharpe Illustrates Legacy Of Lynching In US

Court filings from juror interviews reveal that one juror voted for Tharpe’s death because he was black.

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Chicago Police Training Center. Photo via City of Chicago.
20 Sep 2017

Chicago’s ‘Green Zone’: Community Coalition Opposes City Plans For Massive Police Training Compound

Chicago community organizations contend a new police training center will expand the city police force’s “capacity for violence.”

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Seattle Police. Photo by Toby Scott (cornucopia2012) on Flickr.
19 Sep 2017

Appeals Court Rejects Absurd Claim Use Of Force Policy Violates Seattle Officers’ Second Amendment Rights

A federal appeals court rejected Seattle police claims that a “use of force” policy violates their Second Amendment rights to use firearms.

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Trump Tower. Photo by brad_t on Flickr.
18 Sep 2017

FBI Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny Trump Tower Wiretap

In response to a records request, the FBI said it “can neither confirm nor deny the existence of records” regarding a wiretap of Trump Tower.

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18 Sep 2017

Book Review: Hillary Clinton’s Revisionist History Of 2016 Campaign Is Bourgeois Indulgence

Hillary Clinton’s book on her presidential campaign is a quintessential piece of bourgeois indulgence. Much like autobiographical works that have come before, this book is inseparable from the larger trajectory of the political class once their time in the media spotlight wanes. Politicians get paid handsomely to publish an insider

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