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23 Feb 2017

Trump Administration Largely Treats Islam As ‘Political Ideology,’ Which Carries Profound Implications

Trump administration regards Islam as more of a “political ideology,” giving them power to strip millions of Muslims of religious rights.

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The seal of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency inlaid in the floor of the main lobby of the Original Headquarters Building. (Wikimedia Commons / Duffman)
22 Feb 2017

Trump Administration Plans To Invoke State Secrets In Case Against Psychologists Behind CIA Torture Program

The Trump administration plans to invoke the state secrets privilege to prevent two witnesses from testifying about psychologists behind CIA torture program.

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Guy Blakeslee, Entrance (Photo by Sid Sowder)
21 Feb 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Not Gonna Say Your Name’ By Entrance

Multiple efforts led by musicians have launched since President Donald Trump’s inauguration to raise funds for organizations involved in efforts to defend those who will be most impacted by Trump’s agenda. This week’s featured protest song comes from one of those efforts. “Our First 100 Days” is a project, where

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Photo by Joe Brusky on Flickr.
21 Feb 2017

Interior Department Produced Memo On Dakota Access Pipeline That Trump Doesn’t Want Public To Read

Interior Department’s top lawyer produced memo in December detailing how Dakota Access pipeline violates treaty rights of Native Americans.

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20 Feb 2017

Filmmaker Josh Fox Says He Was ‘Blacklisted’ By MSNBC After Becoming Bernie Sanders Surrogate

Filmmaker Josh Fox recounts how actress Susan Sarandon helped him appear on MSNBC after he was allegedly “blacklisted” for supporting Bernie Sanders.

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Josh Fox, documentary filmmaker behind "Gasland" and activist (Photo by Joshua Pribanic, Public Herald - http://publicherald.org/)
19 Feb 2017

Climate Destruction, Pipeline Struggles, And Squandered Opportunities: Interview With Filmmaker Josh Fox

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of “Gasland” and “How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change.” He was also part of the Democratic Platform Committee proceedings and a surrogate for the presidential campaign of

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18 Feb 2017

Trumpspeak: Remixed Weekly Address For February 17

“Trumpspeak” juxtaposes the words of President Donald Trump with images of reality to show what Trump’s remarks and policies mean for citizens, especially those who are vulnerable and live on the margins. It is produced with the subversive spirit of culture jamming. Last week, we started this series. It continues

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LEFT: Still image from CSPAN broadcast of President Trump press conference. RIGHT: Still image from CPAN broadcast of Senator Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing.
17 Feb 2017

President Donald Trump’s Vengeful Pledge To Pursue ‘Low-Life Leakers’

President Trump ordered the Justice Department to look into “criminal leaks,” suggesting there would be penalties for unauthorized disclosure of classified information.

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