25 Jun 2019

When Former Prisoner Sold Dr. John A Protest Song From Angola Prison

Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., known in the world of music as Dr. John, died on June 6. His hometown of New Orleans bid farewell to the musician last Saturday and paraded through the streets with brass bands playing in his honor as his casket was taken by a horse carriage

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24 Jun 2019

Elizabeth Warren’s Flawed But Well-Intentioned Proposal For Banning Private Prisons

Elizabeth Warren’s strategy appears to prioritize issues of privatization in prisons instead of seeing where issue fits into larger issue of incarceration.

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21 Jun 2019

Alabama Prisoners On Hunger Strike Demand Justice Department End Brutal And Inhumane Treatment

Four Alabama prisoners began a hunger strike at the Limestone Correctional Facility in protest against corruption, abuse, and a lack of accountability for inhumane conditions in the state prison system. The hunger strike is a response to a call to action from a coalition of prisoner rights groups, including the

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Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
19 Jun 2019

As EPA Continues To Shield Fossil Fuel Industry, Report Warns Of Future Filled With Hazardous Waste

In a follow-up report, Earthworks once again warns the EPA is failing to protect the environment from hazardous waste from oil and gas drilling.

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17 Jun 2019

Interview With Oakley Shelton-Thomas On The ‘Fracking Endgame’ In The United States

Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola interview Oakley Shelton-Thomas, researcher for Food and Water Watch. He was a lead author of the organization’s recent report, “Fracking Endgame: Locked Into Plastics, Pollution, and Climate Chaos.” The report describes how fossil fuel companies are building a “wave of new gas-fired power plants” and

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14 Jun 2019

Prisoners, Grassroots Activists Halt Construction Of Federal Prison On Former Coal Mine

Federal prisoners and grassroots activists defeated plans by the United States government to embark on the most expensive prison construction project in the country’s history. The plans for a federal prison and labor camp in Letcher County, Kentucky, would have cost at least $444 million and resulted in serious and

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Supporters of Julian Assange demonstrate outside court in London. Screencap source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrjVOedHS4o
14 Jun 2019

Judge Sets ‘Long Timetable’ For Assange To Prepare Defense Against Extradition

A judge set timetable for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition case. His defense said he’ll have time to prepare against serious charges.

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12 Jun 2019

In ‘War On Terrorism,’ Pentagon Has Emitted Over A Billion Metric Tons Of Greenhouse Gases

The United States military has emitted over a billion metric tons of greenhouse gases since the beginning of the global war on terrorism in 2001, according to a report from Brown University’s “Costs of War” project. It is equivalent to the annual emissions of 257 million passenger cars, “more than

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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – A Navy guard assigned to Joint Task Force Guantanamo’s Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion patrols Camp Delta’s recreation yard during the early morning of July 7, 2010. (JTF Guantanamo photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth)
11 Jun 2019

Supreme Court Rejects Prisoner’s Case, Won’t Address Perpetual Detention At Guantanamo

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case brought by a Guantanamo Bay captive against his perpetual detention, even though war on terrorism has no end in sight.

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11 Jun 2019

Facebook Bikeshare Workers Organize Against Anti-Union Campaign

At Facebook headquarters, workers for Bikes Make Life Better face an anti-union campaign from their employers as they try to form a union.

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