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07 Nov 2017

Week 9: Guide To NFL Players Who Protested During National Anthem

By far, the biggest development of the past week was Papa John’s Pizza blaming black National Football League players, who are protesting police brutality and racism, for a bad quarter of sales. CEO John Schnatter’s so-so pizza business had a disappointing quarter before this one. Nevertheless, Schnatter attempted to heap

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Hillary Clinton signs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by Laurie Schaull on Flickr.
03 Nov 2017

Democrats In Denial Over Brazile Allegations That Further Confirm Primary Was Rigged

Democratic National Committee chair and other Democrats refused to address Donna Brazile’s allegations of rigged 2016 primary against Sanders.

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Photo by Jobs For Felons Hub on Flickr.
01 Nov 2017

Appeals Court Lets Officer Off Hook For ‘Unconstitutional Arrest’ Because He Couldn’t Have Known It Violated Rights

The court asserted the officer couldn’t have known force was “clearly unreasonable” given “lack of guiding precedent,” and granted him immunity for his actions.

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01 Nov 2017

Protest Platforms: Music Streaming Cooperative Restores Agency To Artists

In the first of a three-part series, Liz Pelly explores how platforms can shape music and enable protest. She highlights streaming cooperative, Resonate.

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30 Oct 2017

Week 8: Guide To NFL Players Who Protested During National Anthem

The majority of Houston Texans players took a knee during the anthem after their team owner, Bob McNair, reportedly said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison,” during a meeting between owners and players. McNair’s comment infuriated players, and several players considered a walkout in protest. Wide receiver DeAndre

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30 Oct 2017

Interview: Cindy Milstein On Grieving And Mourning Losses From Structural Forces

Cindy Milstein, the editor of the book, Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work Of Grief,  joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast for an interview on why we should not bury or make private our pain when we grieve from death or loss as a result of injustice or systemic oppression. She

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Fidel Castro. Photo via archives.gov.
27 Oct 2017

JFK Files: U.S. Officials Plotted Destruction Of Cuban Crops With Biological Agents

Newly released JFK files show U.S. developed plan for destroying sugar crops with biological weapons as pretext for a military intervention.

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Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma, photographed from a USS Enterprise (CV-6) SBD aircraft during the Battle of Midway, after she had been bombed by planes from Enterprise and USS Hornet (CV-8). By U.S. Navy, photographed from a USS Enterprise (CV-6) Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
25 Oct 2017

When Government Wanted To Prosecute Tribune Reporter For Leak—But Feared Public Just Wouldn’t Get It

New documents by the National Security Archive reveal why a grand jury refused to prosecute a Chicago Tribune reporter during World War II for a leak.

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