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BNSF oil train. Photo by Raymond Shobe (bossco) on Flickr.
30 Jan 2018

Washington Activists Sue For Right To Ban Fossil Fuel Trains

Activists in Spokane are suing the U.S. government for violating the “constitutional right” to a “livable climate” by prohibiting bans against fossil fuel trains.

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Reality Winner. Photo via standwithreality.org
29 Jan 2018

Defense: Government Puts Burden On Reality Winner To Excuse FBI Violating Her Rights

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s attorneys contend the government places the burden on her to demand her rights from FBI agents who violated them.

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28 Jan 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 2: Operation PUSH, Victory Against Immigrant Detention

This week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast features two interviews. In our first interview, we talk to Karen Smith, an organizer with the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC).  She is also part of the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons. She joins the  show to provide an update on Operation PUSH, which is

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27 Jan 2018

The Protest Music Of Hugh Masekela

In the decades-long struggle against apartheid in South Africa, Hugh Masekela was one of several musicians whose music came to represent the sound of resistance to racist oppression by the government. On January 23, Masekela, 78, died from prostate cancer. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) mourned

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New York Times building. Photo by Anthony Quintano (quintanomedia) on Flickr.
24 Jan 2018

New York Times Discourages Democratic Party Activists From Bashing Trump, Running In Red Districts

Days ago, the Democratic Party disappointingly caved to Republicans and President Donald Trump and ended the government shut down without achieving anything meaningful. They were promised the potential for action by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that could help 800,000-plus immigrants known as Dreamers avoid deportation, but there are few

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23 Jan 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Levitating’ By Xenia Rubinos, Sammus, And Olga Bell

The days following this year’s Women’s March are as good a time as any to repeat the central question posed by “Levitating,” a collaborative track by Xenia Rubinos, Sammus and Olga Bell: “Are you really down? Way down? All the way down?” “Levitating” is a smooth and steady intersectional anthem

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22 Jan 2018

Interview With Mickey Huff Of Project Censored: One Year Into A Post-Truth Presidency

In the season premiere of “Unauthorized Disclosure,” hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola interview Mickey Huff, who is the director of Project Censored. He is the co-host of “The Project Censored Show” on KPFK. Huff also worked on an annual book that includes the Top 25 Censored Stories each year

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Image adapted from "Shadows" by kdigga on Flickr
18 Jan 2018

Freelance Journalists: Open Call For Submissions In February

Shadowproof is seeking pitches from freelance journalists or writers for publication in February. We list topics we want to pay particular attention.

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