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26 Mar 2017

Interview WIth Mark Ames: The Unending Baffling Frenzy Over Trump, Putin, And Russia

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Mark Ames, a journalist and co-host of the Radio War Nerd podcast. Ames also is the co-author of “The Exile: Sex, Drugs, and Libel in the New Russia” and “Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion

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New York protest demands justice for Rasmea Odeh. Photo by Joe Catron (joegaza) on Flickr.
24 Mar 2017

In Political Prosecution, Palestinian American Organizer Accepts Plea Deal, Will Be Deported

Palestinian American organizer Rasmea Odeh accepted a plea deal from the U.S. government. She’ll lose her citizenship, be deported, but serve no prison time.

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Screenshot from CSPAN broadcast of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearing
23 Mar 2017

Neil Gorsuch And His Past Hostility Against Guantanamo Lawyers

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch did not address troubling claims he made about Guantanamo lawyers fabricating claims of abuse and torture.

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Photo by Erica Minton (rrrrred) on Flickr.
22 Mar 2017

When Small Groups Of People Shut Down Controversial Speakers On Campuses

Canceling certain speaking events may be easy victories for movements, but those victories come at the cost of freedom of expression on campuses.

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Anohni (Photo by Juan Bendana)
21 Mar 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘You Are My Enemy’ By ANOHNI

There are few musicians creating bold and impassioned music that goes to the root of global problems among humanity. ANOHNI is one of those artists. Her 2016 album, “Hopelessness,” explored destruction of the planet, warfare, and the surveillance state. She used direct and specific language as she grappled with these

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Plymouth County Correctional Facility. Photo from Massachusetts state government website: mass.gov.
20 Mar 2017

Multiple Alleged Suicide Attempts At Plymouth County Correctional Facility In Massachusetts

In a letter following up on prior allegations of mistreatment at Plymouth County Correctional Facility, Marty Gottesfeld describes recent suicide attempts.

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Screen shot from journalist Patrick Cockburn's prior appearance on "Democracy Now!"
19 Mar 2017

Interview With Patrick Cockburn: Islamic State And The Ongoing Wars In The Middle East

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Patrick Cockburn, a longtime Middle East correspondent well-known for his coverage of Iraq and Syria. He is the author of The Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East. Cockburn addresses the destruction of Mosul, the

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Atlanta Muslim Ban Protest. Photo by tanip on Flickr.
16 Mar 2017

Georgia ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Bill Would Likely Fuel Criminalization Of Muslim And Immigrant Rights Protesters

Legislation in Georgia would expand definition of “domestic terrorism” and make it possible to further criminalize boycotts, sit-ins, and other protests.

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