REALITY WINNER COVERAGE

Kevin Gosztola returns to Augusta, Georgia, to cover NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s sentencing hearing on August 23.

This is a crucial final stage of the government’s prosecution of Winner. We want to make sure Kevin is there to capture the moment, including any statement Winner may make at the hearing.

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The Dissenter

09 Aug 2018

Why Media Pundits Are Wrong To Suggest Voters Rejected Socialism In Recent Primaries

Several pundits in the media fully adopted the narrative that the results of Democratic Party primaries on August 7 show democratic socialism was soundly rejected. The outcome proves candidates with socialist politics cannot win in “heartland” districts, particularly in middle America. Right-wing media, such as The Daily Caller, Townhall, American

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Wall built on the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona. Photo by bobistraveling on Flickr
07 Aug 2018

Appeals Court: No Reason Why US Border Patrol Officer Should Have Shot And Killed Mexican Boy

An Appeals Court ruled a US Border Patrol agent could be sued for violating the Fourth Amendment, when he shot across the border and killed a boy in Mexico.

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Inside the booking area of the Northwest Detention Center in Washington. Photo by Seattle Globalist on Flickr.
06 Aug 2018

Judge Certifies Class Action Lawsuit Against GEO Group’s Forced Immigrant Labor In Washington

In a lawsuit alleging systematic wage theft, thousands of detained immigrants at GEO Group’s Northwest Detention Center were certified as a class by a federal judge.

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06 Aug 2018

Protest Song Of Week: ‘Last Lion Of Albion’ By Neko Case

Albion is the oldest name for Great Britain, and twelve to fourteen thousand years ago, the large lions that resided there became extinct. One common theory is that the extinction was caused by hunting and technological advancements. The other common theory was that it was the result of climate change.

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Prison Protest

Photo via the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons
07 Jun 2018

Beyond Prisons — Episode 25: Fight Toxic Prisons

Panagioti Tsolkas, an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, discusses the intersections between the criminal legal system and the environment.

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06 Jun 2018

Since 1996, US Agriculture Department Gave Over $277 Million To Fund Local Jail Construction

The United States Department of Agriculture provided over $277 million in funding for county jail construction since 1996, according to documents obtained by Shadowproof. The funding came in the form of grants and long-term low-interest loans through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program run by the USDA’s Rural

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New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu. Photo via girardatlarge on Flickr.
29 May 2018

New Hampshire Governor Invokes Police And Victims To Justify Vetoing Death Penalty Abolition Bill—But They Support It

New Hampshire’s governor vows to veto a repeal of the death penalty because he “stands with” police and victims’ survivors even though they support the legislation.

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Logo for the Abolitionist Law Center (www.abolitionistlawcenter.org)
10 May 2018

Beyond Prisons — Episode 24: Bret Grote of Abolitionist Law Center

Bret Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center talks about his organization’s work and an abolitionist approach to practicing law.

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Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina. Photo via Google Maps.
03 May 2018

Interview: South Carolina Prisoners Challenge Narrative Around Violence At Lee Correctional Institution

Jared Ware interviews three South Carolina prisoners about violence, gangs, rehabilitation, and more following a deadly incident at Lee Correctional Institution.

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Photo by drust on Flickr.
25 Apr 2018

Lucasville Uprising Survivors On Hunger Strike After Ohio Prison Officials Restrict Communications

Incarcerated survivors of the 1993 Lucasville Uprising are on hunger strike, demanding to know why Ohio officials restricted their phone and email access for nearly five days during the 25-year anniversary of the rebellion. Prison officials said the restrictions, which impacted at least five survivors, would be lifted by the

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The Bullpen

Photo by www.ccPixs.com via Flickr.
28 Feb 2018

Why Single-Payer Advocates Shouldn’t Obsess Over How To Pay For Universal Health Care

Single-payer advocates from center to left are obsessed with figuring out how to fully pay for universal health care. Here’s why that’s bad politics and bad policy.

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Photo by Rosmarie Voegtli on Flickr
23 Feb 2018

The Pros And Cons Of ‘Medicare Extra For All’ Plan From Center For American Progress

Jon Walker looks at the pros and cons of the ‘Medicare Extra For All’ health care plan published by the Center for American Progress.

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22 Feb 2018

‘Medicare Extra For All’ Proposal Represents Tectonic Shift Among Democrats

A tectonic shift occurred in the Democratic Party. The Center for American Progress, the powerful center-left establishment organization which sees itself as the Democratic White House in exile, released their new “Medicare Extra for All” plan. In many ways, it is nearly identical to the Medical Insurance and Care for

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07 Feb 2018

If America’s Largest Companies Can’t Shop For Better Health Insurance, No One Can

Last week, to great fanfare, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced they will work on a new health care program for their employees “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.” The response to this announcement unintentionally produced some remarkably insightful conversation about American health care reform. What exactly this new

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Young Americans for Liberty supporter wearing "Taxation Is Theft" hat. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
09 Jan 2018

All Taxation Is Theft: Four Words To Understand The Republican Party

Besides the minimum taxes necessary to pay for national defense and basic law enforcement, the Republican Party treats all taxation as theft.

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01 Dec 2017

History Suggests Democrats Unlikely To Repeal Unpopular Tax Bill If It Passes

Senate Republicans are in a rush to pass a very unpopular tax bill that would dramatically cut taxes for the rich and corporations. There are many reasons why they want to pass this unpopular bill. It is what their donors want. Tax cuts are an article of faith among the

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THE IDIOCRAT

08 Oct 2017

National Weather Service Reluctantly Takes On Role Of Forecasting Next Gun Massacre

As a nation once again debates whether to debate whether to do anything meaningful to make it harder for Americans to kill masses of people with guns, sources with the National Weather Service said they plan to include potential threats of gun violence in their forecasts. One official sighed very

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17 Aug 2017

Here Is The NDA That George Soros Forced Professional Anarchist To Sign

It was nearly six months ago that I came forward and revealed my role as a professional anarchist paid to protest President Donald Trump by George Soros. Upon revealing the truth, I immediately had to go into hiding and I sought out privacy tools that weren’t infiltrated by Soros and

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27 May 2017

Tips For Politicians Looking To Swiftly Dispatch Pesky Reporters

These days a politician cannot seem to go anywhere without encountering a journalist, who thinks he or she has the right to thrust a recorder in your face and ask a question about the day’s latest developments that are making the news. Here are some tips for handling reporters, who

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25 Feb 2017

I Was A Professional Anarchist Paid By Super-Rich Liberal George Soros To Bring Trump Down

Weeks into the presidency of a buffoonish but vicious tyrant, I feel compelled to take off my black bandana, hooded sweatshirt, and kick off my steel-toed boots to reveal myself to the people. This is especially for those who believe the United States is faced with an uprising led by

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Screenshot of CSPAN broadcast of Trump news conference.
16 Feb 2017

We Obtained Leaked Copy Of Trump’s Plans For First 100 Days And It’s Just Wow!

We got a glimpse at copy of what Trump plans to do by his 100th day and, whoa! It’s simply incredible!

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01 Feb 2017

Donald Trump Remembered Some Black People For Black History Month

Read President Donald Trump’s remarks at a Black History Month event with African Americans.

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