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Screen shot from post that was taken down by Southern Poverty Law Center and later retracted with apology
15 Mar 2018

Southern Poverty Law Center Apologizes For Article Linking Journalists With Fascists Allegedly Influenced By Russia

The Southern Poverty Law Center retracted a post that linked anti-war journalism with fascists, who are allegedly part of a massive Russian conspiracy.

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Image via Jared Rodriguez at Truthout on Flickr.
13 Mar 2018

Trump’s Nominee For CIA Director: This Is What Happens When There’s No Justice For Torture

President Trump nominates Gina Haspel for CIA director, who was briefly in charge of a black site prison and helped destroy evidence to cover up torture.

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Kristian Saucier (left) and Reality Winner (right).
12 Mar 2018

Trump’s Pardon For Navy Sailor Brings Renewed Attention to Two-Tiered Justice System For Leaks

Trump’s pardon of Navy sailor stands in stark contrast to double-standard for leaks, especially when considering David Petraeus and Reality Winner’s cases

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Immigrant rights activist Alejandra Pablos. Photo via Mijente.
08 Mar 2018

Immigrant Rights Activist Detained In Arizona As ICE Retaliates Against Political Opponents

After a mandatory check-in, ICE in Arizona detained Alejandra Pablos, a field coordinator for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.

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Image adapted from "Shadows" by kdigga on Flickr
08 Mar 2018

Freelance Journalists: Open Call For Submissions In March

Shadowproof is seeking pitches from journalists or writers for publication in March. Individuals are encouraged to send pitches with a 1-2 paragraph outline for their story. We also urge journalists to suggest how much they would like to be compensated and when a first draft would be ready. Email your

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07 Mar 2018

Police Targeted Anti-Racists In Charlottesville Ahead of ‘Unite The Right’ Rally, Documents Show

Leading up to the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, numerous foot soldiers of the “alt-right” openly broadcast their intention to create bloodshed in the genteel southern town. A white supremacist group in California posted online videos glorifying physical assaults they had perpetrated on their ideological

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Best Buy's Geek Squad. Photo by Joey Lopez on Flickr.
06 Mar 2018

FBI’s Cozy Arrangement With Geek Squad Employees Remains Shrouded In Secrecy

While EFF pried few documents from FBI on relationship with Geek Squad, it mostly stonewalled on key issues that implicate constitutional rights.

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Republican Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Photo by NASA on Flickr.
05 Mar 2018

No, Republicans Did Not Expose Extensive Effort By Russia To Fuel Pipeline Opposition

Republicans on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee offer little evidence Russia is using “social media propaganda” to incite pipeline protests.

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