Gina Haspel, nominee for CIA director. (Photo via C-SPAN3)
09 May 2018

CIA Director Nominee: I Absolutely Was An Advocate For Destroying Torture Tapes

Gina Haspel, nominee for CIA director, acknowledged that she was a staunch advocate for the destruction of CIA torture videotapes in 2005.

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08 May 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Fists Of Fury’ By Kamasi Washington

Jazz musician Kamasi Washington reworked the theme for Bruce Lee’s “Fists Of Fury” film into a theme for the movement for black lives. The song appears on Washington’s forthcoming double album, “Heaven and Earth,” as part of the “Earth side” that he says will represent the world as he sees

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April Stephenson. Photo via C-SPAN: https://www.c-span.org/video/?289744-3/oversight-contractor-business-systems-internal-controls
08 May 2018

Official With History Of Whistleblower Retaliation Served On Board That Fired Key U.S. Intelligence Whistleblower Advocate

Key U.S. intelligence whistleblower advocate was fired by ad-hoc board supported by no policy. Board included officials with huge conflict of interest.

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#J20 Inauguration Day protest. Photo: Jake Conroy / RAN
04 May 2018

Members-Only Newsletter Preview: A Tidy Way To Smother Movements

Siobhan O’Leary discusses her recent report on prosecutors invoking the union membership of #J20 defendants to further criminalize their activism

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Anti-fascist and anti-racist activists march outside a conference held by the white supremacist magazine, American Renaissance. (Photo by Aaron Cynic)
03 May 2018

Tennessee Welcomes White Supremacist Conference By Deploying Police To Shield Attendees From Protesters

Dozens of anti-racist and anti-fascist activists gathered in Tennessee to protest a conference held by the white supremacist magazine, American Renaissance.

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Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina. Photo via Google Maps.
03 May 2018

Interview: South Carolina Prisoners Challenge Narrative Around Violence At Lee Correctional Institution

Jared Ware interviews three South Carolina prisoners about violence, gangs, rehabilitation, and more following a deadly incident at Lee Correctional Institution.

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02 May 2018

Labor, Progressive Organizations In Seattle Ramp Up Pressure On Amazon To Fund Affordable Housing

The profits from Seattle reaped by Amazon have prompted progressive organizations to call on Amazon to fund solutions to offset the rising cost of living.

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Reality Winner. Photo via standwithreality.org
30 Apr 2018

Reality Winner’s Defense Severely Hindered As Judge Rejects Nearly All Subpoenas

A federal judge denied forty of the forty-one requests for subpoenas submitted by Reality Winner’s attorneys, severely limiting her defense.

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Howard Zinn. Photo by mjb on Flickr.
26 Apr 2018

Members-Only Newsletter Preview: Transcend The Madness Of The World

We’re pleased to publish this preview of the arts and culture edition of our members-only newsletter, “Keeping The Issues Alive.”

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Photo by drust on Flickr.
25 Apr 2018

Lucasville Uprising Survivors On Hunger Strike After Ohio Prison Officials Restrict Communications

Incarcerated survivors of the 1993 Lucasville Uprising are on hunger strike, demanding to know why Ohio officials restricted their phone and email access for nearly five days during the 25-year anniversary of the rebellion. Prison officials said the restrictions, which impacted at least five survivors, would be lifted by the

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