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13 Nov 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ By Lee Reed

The phrase “thoughts and prayers” is reflexively uttered by elites, who desperately hope acknowledging tragedy will be enough to avoid doing anything to meaningfully address carnage and destruction. And for every tragedy that demands “thoughts and prayers,” there are many more examples in the United States and throughout the world

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13 Nov 2018

Supporting Journalism Not Driven By Trump’s Insult Of The Day

Our journalism doesn’t depend on White House access. Hire journalists to report on daily injustices instead of President Twitter’s Insult of the Day.

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12 Nov 2018

How The Justice Department Uses ‘Law Enforcement Tools’ Against Journalists

Two annual reports from the Justice Department reveal how “law enforcement tools” are used by FBI and prosecutors when investigations target journalists

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Tucker Carlson. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
09 Nov 2018

Liberal Backlash To Protest At Tucker Carlson’s Home Reinforces Crackdown On Dissent

The language used by figures in media yielded to right-wing attacks on dissent and reinforced how law enforcement criminalizes protest.

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Photo by davidolimpio on Flickr.
07 Nov 2018

Fossil Fuel Industry Defeats Multiple Environmental Measures—And Other Key Ballot Initiative Results

Progressive ballot initiatives garnered victories, but fossil fuel companies defeated environmental measures. Criminal justice reforms had mixed results.

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05 Nov 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Gun Control’ By Molly Nilsson

Molly Nilsson is a Swedish synth-pop artist, who recently released her eighth studio album. Even though the tunes on the album are more influenced by the personal than the political, the mood of the music is heavily influenced by the current political climate. This is evident on the opening track “Every

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04 Nov 2018

Interview With Joanildo Burity: A Report From Brazil On Bolsonaro’s Victory

Joanildo Burity is a lead researcher at the Social Research Institute at Fundação Joaquim Nabuco. He is near the east coast of Brazil. His work involves research projects and post-graduate teaching in the areas of Brazilian and Latin American politics and religion and politics. During this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode,

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Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
01 Nov 2018

Government Accuses Former CIA Employee Of Using Contraband Phones To Leak From Prison

The US government accused a former CIA employee charged with leaking to WikiLeaks of “brazen disclosure of classified information” while incarcerated.

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