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23 Jul 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Indians Never Die’ by Black Belt Eagle Scout

Black Belt Eagle Scout is the moniker for Portland-based singer-songwriter Katherine Paul. On the Bandcamp page for her upcoming debut album, “Mother of My Children,” Paul describes herself as a “radical indigenous queer feminist.” Concerning the album which is due out on September 14, 2018, Paul says the tunes are

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20 Jul 2018

Interview With Aaron Maté: The Collective Freakout Over Trump-Putin Summit In Helsinki

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Aaron Maté to counter the media frenzy around President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Aaron Maté is a producer for The Real News and a contributor to The Nation. During the show, Maté describes what from

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
20 Jul 2018

Members-Only Newsletter Preview: What It’s Like To Cover Whistleblower Prosecution Under Trump

As a show of gratitude to members who have helped fund his trips, Kevin Gosztola writes about his experience covering the prosecution of whistleblower Reality Winner.

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18 Jul 2018

Top Ten Protest Albums Of 2018 (So Far)

*The following is a collection of some of the best albums of protest music in the first half of 2018. They were selected by Kevin Gosztola and C.J. Baker, who publishes writing regularly at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Joan Baez – Whistle Down the Wind “It is the song

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Reality Winner billboard in Augusta, Georgia. (Credit: Whistleblower Support Network)
17 Jul 2018

How Judge Came To Aid Of Prosecutors When A Billboard For NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Went Up

When a loosely knit group put up a billboard in Augusta, Georgia, for NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, it did not take long for the judge to scold her attorneys.

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13 Jul 2018

Members-Only Newsletter Preview: Roger Waters And Boundaries Of Permissible Thought

Artists should challenge the boundaries of permissible thought. They should transcend orthodoxy or the conventional wisdom of the establishment, and few artists dare to use their voice for peace and human rights like Roger Waters. Waters, best known for his work as a singer, songwriter, and bassist for Pink Floyd,

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Brooklyn DA Spokesperson Oren Yaniv tweets a photo of his boss in the New York Times. Source: https://twitter.com/OrenYaniv/status/839849780243222528
10 Jul 2018

It Is Time To Abolish The Government Position Of District Attorney Spokesperson

Rory Fleming argues one way to hold prosecutors more accountable for abuses of power is to abolish the role of district attorney spokesperson.

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09 Jul 2018

MSNBC Guests Attacking Glenn Greenwald As ‘Kremlin Agent’ Prove His Argument About MSNBC

Journalist Glenn Greenwald traveled to Moscow for a panel discussion on “fake news.” A clip of comments he made to an RT crew afterward was shared widely. He also visited NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and for all of the above, he was viciously attacked by MSNBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance,

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