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April Stephenson. Photo via C-SPAN: https://www.c-span.org/video/?289744-3/oversight-contractor-business-systems-internal-controls
08 May 2018

Official With History Of Whistleblower Retaliation Served On Board That Fired Key U.S. Intelligence Whistleblower Advocate

Key U.S. intelligence whistleblower advocate was fired by ad-hoc board supported by no policy. Board included officials with huge conflict of interest.

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#J20 Inauguration Day protest. Photo: Jake Conroy / RAN
04 May 2018

Members-Only Newsletter Preview: A Tidy Way To Smother Movements

Siobhan O’Leary discusses her recent report on prosecutors invoking the union membership of #J20 defendants to further criminalize their activism

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Anti-fascist and anti-racist activists march outside a conference held by the white supremacist magazine, American Renaissance. (Photo by Aaron Cynic)
03 May 2018

Tennessee Welcomes White Supremacist Conference By Deploying Police To Shield Attendees From Protesters

Dozens of anti-racist and anti-fascist activists gathered in Tennessee to protest a conference held by the white supremacist magazine, American Renaissance.

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02 May 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘End Of My Bloodline (Remix)’

“It’s the end of my bloodline. It’s mine, and you’re greedy. It’s mine.” “End of My Bloodline” by Screaming Females revolves around this central refrain, a meditation on bodies, agency and reproductive justice. The track comes from the prolific Jersey punk rock trio’s most recent album, “All At Once,” released

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Reality Winner. Photo via standwithreality.org
30 Apr 2018

Reality Winner’s Defense Severely Hindered As Judge Rejects Nearly All Subpoenas

A federal judge denied forty of the forty-one requests for subpoenas submitted by Reality Winner’s attorneys, severely limiting her defense.

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Howard Zinn. Photo by mjb on Flickr.
26 Apr 2018

Members-Only Newsletter Preview: Transcend The Madness Of The World

We’re pleased to publish this preview of the arts and culture edition of our members-only newsletter, “Keeping The Issues Alive.”

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Jonathan Alter. Photo by the Aspen Institute on Flickr.
25 Apr 2018

Daily Beast’s Jonathan Alter: Democrats Need Less Democracy To Win 2018 Midterm Elections

Columnist Jonathan Alter is the latest pundit to pen a nauseating lecture scolding progressive or left-wing voters for their activism around elections.

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25 Apr 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘YDTMHTL’ By War On Women

The Baltimore feminist hardcore punk band War on Women released a compelling protest record earlier this month. It’s titled “Capture The Flag,” and it follows their 2015 self-titled album. Their song names alone are an apt entry into their politics: “The Violence of Bureaucracy,” “Predator in Chief,” “Divisive Shit,” to

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