Titus Nichols, defense attorney for former NSA contractor Reality Winner.
24 Aug 2018

After Reality Winner’s Sentencing, One Of Her Attorneys Speaks About The Case

Titus Nichols, part of Reality Winner’s legal defense team, discusses how difficult it is to put on defense in Espionage Act case.

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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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Reality Winner. Photo via standwithreality.org
23 Aug 2018

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Receives Longest Sentence Ever For Unauthorized Disclosure

Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner was sentenced to five years and three months in prison at a federal courthouse in Georgia.

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22 Aug 2018

Interview With Sarah Smith: Part 2 — Democrats, Influence Of Corporate Money, And What Gives Her Hope

On the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Sarah Smith, a Democratic Party candidate running for Congress in Washington’s 9th District. She recently beat the Republican to qualify for the general election against the incumbent, Democratic Representative Adam Smith. Sarah Smith is both

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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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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
21 Aug 2018

Reality Winner’s Sentence: Culmination Of An Effort To Break A Whistleblower’s Spirit

Former NSA contractor Reality Winner’s sentence fits into the pattern of vicious treatment she’s endured during her leak prosecution.

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A prison strike poster designed by Melanie Cervantes, Xicanx artist and cultural worker and co-founder of Dignidad Rebelde. Source: https://incarceratedworkers.org/topics/prison-strike-2018
20 Aug 2018

At Great Risk, Prisoners Seize Reform Narrative And Engage In National Strike

Incarcerated people in at least 17 states are expected to protest from August 21 to September 9 for humane living conditions, the end of prison slavery, and more

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20 Aug 2018

Ohio Prisoners Face Crackdown For Speaking Publicly About National Strike

Ohio prison officials revoked phone access for one year and suspended other privileges for an incarcerated activist, who spoke publicly in support of a nationwide prison protest scheduled to begin August 21. Siddique Abdullah Hasan has advocated prisoner resistance for decades from death row at the Ohio State Penitentiary, where

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20 Aug 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Politics’ By Bobby Sessions

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. On July 24, 2012, James Germon Harper, an unarmed black man, was shot to death by a Dallas police man. Harper was the cousin of rapper Bobby Sessions. That experience heavily influenced the songs from Sessions 2018 major label debut, “RVLTN-Chapter

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19 Aug 2018

Interview With Sarah Smith, Congressional Candidate In Washington’s 9th District

On the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Sarah Smith, a Democratic Party candidate running for Congress in Washington’s 9th District. She recently beat the Republican to qualify for the general election against the incumbent, Democratic Representative Adam Smith. Sarah Smith is both

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