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Chicago Police Training Center. Photo via City of Chicago.
20 Sep 2017

Chicago’s ‘Green Zone’: Community Coalition Opposes City Plans For Massive Police Training Compound

Chicago community organizations contend a new police training center will expand the city police force’s “capacity for violence.”

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Seattle Police. Photo by Toby Scott (cornucopia2012) on Flickr.
19 Sep 2017

Appeals Court Rejects Absurd Claim Use Of Force Policy Violates Seattle Officers’ Second Amendment Rights

A federal appeals court rejected Seattle police claims that a “use of force” policy violates their Second Amendment rights to use firearms.

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18 Sep 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Won’t Let It Go’ By La Neve

Joey La Neve DeFrancesco is a guitarist for Downtown Boys, the Providence group whose recent full-length Cost Of Living received widespread critical acclaim. The group was called “the most exciting punk band in America” and described as “rewriting the rules of punk rock.” Under the radar, earlier this year, DeFrancesco

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16 Sep 2017

Interview With Rania Khalek On Her Time With The Yezidi PMF In Iraq

Host Rania Khalek of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast spent a week with the Yezidi Popular Mobilization Forces in newly liberated south Sinjar in August. She learned many Yezidis join the PM to protect their families, defend their towns, and save those in their family captured by ISIS. In the first

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Mike Pompeo. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
15 Sep 2017

Harvard Kennedy Succumbs To CIA Pressure, Revokes Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship

Harvard revoked an invitation for United States military whistleblower Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow after intense pressure from the CIA.

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Medicare For All rally in Los Angeles. Photo by Molly Adams on Flickr.
13 Sep 2017

What Happened: Sanders Fostered A Movement While Clinton Dwelled On Her Grievances

Sanders’ single-payer bill and Clinton’s book crystallize the deep ideological differences within the base and establishment of the Democratic Party.

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11 Sep 2017

Lie Detector Tests: Latest Example Of How Trump May Further Entrench Obama’s War On Leaks

If Jeff Sessions is considering lie detector tests for leakers, it’d fit into the institutional crackdown on leaks previously championed by President Obama.

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10 Sep 2017

After Hurricane, Black Women’s Defense League Focuses On Relief For Communities Of Color In Houston

With Hurricane Irma thrashing Florida as this episode goes to publication, we share an interview with Niecee X of the Black Women’s Defense League, which is deeply involved in relief efforts for those in Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Defense League has been in the fifth and third ward

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