09 May 2019

Trump Administration Charges Drone Whistleblower With Allegedly Violating Espionage Act

A former language analyst for the U.S. Air Force, who worked for the NSA, was arrested and charged with violating the Espionage Act and other offenses.

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Detroit police. Photo by Thomas Hawk on Flickr.
08 May 2019

Detroit Police Spent More Than Half Million Dollars On Cell-Site Simulator To Track People’s Locations

Documents show Detroit police purchased surveillance technology that allows police to actively track people’s locations through their cell phones.

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Chelsea Manning. Photo by Media Convention Berlin on Flickr.
08 May 2019

Chelsea Manning: Despite Heartbreak And Hardship, Cooperation With WikiLeaks Grand Jury Not An Option

Read Chelsea Manning’s declaration filed in federal court after two months in jail for refusing to testify before the WikiLeaks Grand Jury.

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07 May 2019

Beyond Prisons: Abolition Is A Horizon feat. Sarah K. Tyson

Sarah K. Tyson joins the Beyond Prisons podcast for a conversation about her work as a philosopher, anti-violence advocate, and prison educator.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra practicing in Millennium Park (Photo: niXerKG on Flickr)
06 May 2019

Billionaires Against Funding Symphony Musicians

Summer is a time for music festivals. Yet, like many workers, musicians increasingly face threats to their wages and pension plans.

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06 May 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Gaia’ By Calina Lawrence (With Sylvie Karina And Francesca Rivera)

Calina Lawrence is an indigenous vocalist and activist from the Suquamish Nation. She effectively fuses traditional native music with elements of hip-hop, soul, and spoken word. Lawrence uses her art to draw attention to social justice issues.

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Joe Biden. Photo by Marc Nozell via Flickr.
05 May 2019

Let’s Not Rewrite History To Defend Joe Biden’s Record Of Cynical Dog-Whistle Politics

Liberal pundits excuse Joe Biden for his leadership on the 1994 crime bill because “it was a different time” when Americans were more tolerant of injustice.

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03 May 2019

The Social Gospel Music Of Tracy Howe’s ‘Things That Grow’

Bearing witness to violence in communities while acknowledging human resilience, Tracy Howe creates social gospel music inspired by struggles for liberation

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02 May 2019

‘A Massive Chill On Investigative Journalism’: First Hearing In Julian Assange’s Extradition Case

The first procedural hearing in WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition case was held in the United Kingdom. It was very brief, and Assange appeared via video link from Belmarsh prison. “I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many, many awards and protected

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02 May 2019

Beyond Prisons: Voting Rights feat. Maya Schenwar

Maya Schenwar returns to Beyond Prisons to discuss voting rights, the current political landscape, and her forthcoming book.

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