Photo from Bernalillo County Government in New Mexico
28 Oct 2016

For Incarcerated, Contraband Cell Phones Are Lifeline To Outside

Jails and prisons across the country struggle to tamp down the sale and use of contraband cell phones. But for many prisoners, especially those involved in the national prison strike against slave labor, access to such technology is considered a lifeline. Prisoners in Alabama, South Carolina, New York, and other states use contraband phones

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Riz Ahmed (or Riz MC) of the Swetshop Boys (Photo by Jonathan Fisher)
19 Oct 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Shoes Off’ by Swet Shop Boys

The Swet Shop Boys is a rap duo comprised of Himanshu Suri, who is known for his work with Das Racist, and actor Riz Ahmed, who goes by the moniker, Riz MC. Ahmed is a British Pakistani. Suri is of Punjabi-Indian descent. Their ethnicities and brown skin inevitably mean they

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Graffiti from a solidarity action in Oakland, California (Photo by @lrsphm)
27 Sep 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Abolish Legal Slavery’ By Moe Shinola

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Moe Shinola of Kansas City, Missouri, produced a protest song to coincide with the launch of the national prison labor strike on September 9. Called “Abolish Legal Slavery,” it specifically highlights what Shinola described as the “corporate exploitation of prison labor” and the “prisoner exception to the

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Elza Soares at the Back2Black Festival in Rio de Janeiro, August 2010 (Photo by Domingos Guimaraens)
08 Aug 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Benedita’ by Elza Soares

Brazilian music icon Elza Soares introduces her new album by acknowledging racism, domestic violence, drug addiction, global warming, and sex are the “real issues facing Brazil in its Olympic year.” And on “A Mulher Do Fim Do Mundo,” or “A Woman At the End Of the World,” the septuagenarian artist

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Cover of "Spooked: How The CIA Manipulates The Media And Hoodwinks Hollywood," by Nicholas Schou
30 Jun 2016

WATCH: Nicholas Schou Discusses ‘Spooked’

At noon ET, Kevin Gosztola and Nicholas Schou discuss his book, which exposes the blatant collusion between the CIA and journalists and parts of Hollywood.

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President Barack Obama meets with British Prime Minister David Cameron (Photo by Arron Hoare / Creative Commons on Flickr)
06 Mar 2016

The US, Saudi Arabia, And The Destruction Of Libya By Western Forces

The aftermath of the regime change operation in Libya has become even more horrific, as the United States resumes bombing. The intelligence behind the latest decision to escalate military action in Libya is believed to be faulty again. Re-escalation of military operations by Western forces in Libya comes amidst a

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Chicago Reader story on the Chicago police union's manipulation of local press.
14 Feb 2016

Journalist Yana Kunichoff Discusses ‘Fraternal Order of Propaganda’ in Chicago

In Chicago, there is a notorious individual, who is part of the city’s police union. He spreads disinformation to media by going to scenes immediately after police kill civilians and then fabricates narratives that benefit the officers involved. His name is Pat Camden. Camden comes off as someone who is

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A portrait of Younous Abdurrahman Chekkouri in an orange prisoner's jumpsuit. After being imprisoned for 13 years without charges in Guantanamo Bay prison, Yunus was sent to Morocco last week, where he remains in custody. (Reprieve)
11 Feb 2016

After Months In Moroccan Jail, Former Guantanamo Prisoner Finally Set Free

After months of pressure by Reprieve, a human rights organization, former Guantánamo prisoner Younous Chekkouri has finally been freed from a Moroccan jail.

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President Barack Obama addresses the audience at Penn State. (Penn State on Flickr)
09 Feb 2016

Did Obama Approve GOP Efforts To Water-Down Criminal Justice Reform?

Republicans are likely to further weaken bipartisan criminal justice reform, and it appears President Obama may have given them the green light.

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A police officer pepper-sprays protesters at an Olympia Port Militarization Resistance protest on November 10, 2007. (Jason Taellious)
28 Jan 2016

Legal, Grassroots Groups Support Lawsuit Against Alleged Military Spying On Activists

The suit alleges that the military violated the Posse Comitatus Act, & activists constitutional rights when it infiltrated a Washington state antiwar group.

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