01 May 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘The Man Who Killed Reality’

In 1981, Xeth “Xerox” Feinberg was concerned with the “prefab messiahs” who had long infiltrated the American psyche: Ronald McDonald, the Pillsbury Doughboy, and other “friendly faces of corporate fascism.” Channeling his feelings about these figures, he decided to start a short-lived post-punk band. “Talentless guitarist and drummer seeking bassist

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Journalist Rania Khalek discusses her plans for covering the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
30 Apr 2017

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 14

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast episode, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss UC Berkeley and Ann Coulter, immigrant prosecutions, President Donald Trump’s busy day on April 26, and one of the most recent ominous reports about the Arctic ice melting. With Rania in the Middle East for the

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Jeffrey Sterling (still from The Invisible Man)
29 Apr 2017

Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Put In Solitary After Officer Threatened Him

Bureau Of Prisons covers for officer after he bullies CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling then puts him in solitary confinement.

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The Joint Security Area in the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Photo by zedirk on Flickr.
28 Apr 2017

Who Benefits From Increased Tensions In North Korea?

President Trump essentially threatened to launch a pre-emptive attack on North Korea if intelligence shows they could hit the U.S. with a nuclear missile.

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Gen John Nicholson visits Afghan National Army Officers Acadamy ANAOA (6 Oct 16). Photo from ISAFMedia on Flickr.
27 Apr 2017

Afghan Forces Hang Detainees On Doors And Windows For Long Periods, Torture Them Into Confessions

A report from the United Nations indicates there is no accountability for torture by Afghan forces and the number of incidents of torture remains steady.

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Angela Davis portrait. Photo by Thierry Ehrmann on Flickr.
27 Apr 2017

Beyond Prisons – Episode 3: Are Prisons Obsolete? (YES!)

Kim and Brian discuss Angela Davis’ book, “Are Prisons Obsolete?”—an excellent handbook on prison abolition and the prison industrial complex.

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New York protest demands justice for Rasmea Odeh. Photo by Joe Catron on Flickr.
26 Apr 2017

CNN Overlooks Torture By Israeli Forces To Smear Women’s Rights Advocate Facing Deportation

In political case, Rasmea Odeh pled guilty in court on April 26. CNN covered the plea by peddling right-wing propaganda about her past.

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25 Apr 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘My Land’ By Litefoot

The United States is a settler colony with few connections to the land both historically and culturally. President Donald Trump is a Frankenstein creation of a settler colonial society. His administration is what a country gets for slaughtering indigenous Americans, pushing them to the margins, and systematically abusing them and

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Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk)
25 Apr 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 16: The Blacklisting of Independent Media Feat. Kyle Kulinski

Journalist Kyle Kulinski discusses media concentration and the seemingly coordinated strategy to weaken, undermine, and destroy independent media.

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Cook County resident Flonard was freed from jail by the Chicago Community Bond Fund. Photo: CCBF
25 Apr 2017

Chicago Community Bond Fund Saves Poor, Working Class Residents From Horror Of Cook County Jail

The Chicago Community Bond Fund helps people get out of jail who can’t afford bail, using their stories to push to end cash bond in Illinois.

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