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Activists scale flagpoles during RNC to hang banner (Photo by Robby Diesu)
19 Jul 2016

Activists Arrested At RNC After Dropping Banner At Rock Hall Against Fracking, Border Wall

Three climate and immigration justice activists climbed flagpoles to drop a banner protesting natural gas fracking, a border wall, and environmental injustices.

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Screen shot of image from "Prophets of Rage" single posted on YouTube.
18 Jul 2016

Protest Song Of Week: ‘Prophets Of Rage’

Clear the way for the Prophets of Rage. The Republican National Convention is upon us, and one of the biggest supergroups in protest music history kicks off its tour with a debut single and a concert scheduled to coincide with the convention. The supergroup consists of: Rage Against the Machine

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Black Lives Matter Protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Photo by Antrell Williams on Flickr.
15 Jul 2016

ACLU Sues To End Baton Rouge Police’s Violent Attacks Against Protesters

In the aftermath of the police killing of Alton Sterling, police officers in military gear attacked nonviolent protesters while brandishing automatic weapons.

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Still from the documentary film, "Eat That Question."
14 Jul 2016

‘Eat That Question’: An Engrossing Film About Frank Zappa, A True Anti-Establishment Artist

“The thing that sets the Americans apart from the rest of the cultures in the world is we’re so fucking stupid,” Frank Zappa declares in “Eat That Question.”

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The Bullpen

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04 Jul 2016

US Income Inequality Reaches Historic High

The land of opportunity? Not so much. In fact, the rich are getting richer at a historic rate.

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Image by Rareclass on Flickr.
29 Jun 2016

Brexit: The Left Should Not Be Neoliberalism’s Useful Idiots

Left-wing critics of Brexit are doing is justifying the status quo, when they should be launching their own movements to lead the fight against neoliberalism.

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Clinton campaign operative David Brock has close ties to partisan outlets, Blue Nation Review and Think Progress.
27 Jun 2016

Partisan Media Is Worthless

Social movements, not the work of political parties, are the key to forcing the powerful to make concessions.

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Sharp Edges

Vigil for Yuvette Henderson. Photo by Daniela Kantorova on Flickr.
06 Jul 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 6: You’re Not Right Unless It Works

On this episode, Roqayah and Kumars interview Cat Brooks, an Oakland-based community organizer and founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP)

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The protests in the zocalo - Learning about Indigenous Culture in Oaxaca, Mexico - 2015. Photo by Cordelia Persen on Flickr.
02 Jul 2016

Despite Silence Around Mexico’s Brutal Crackdown, Solidarity With Teachers Grows

Shadowproof spoke to laborer and activist Tony Rodriguez, who has been documenting these protests on social media, about Oaxaca’s history of rebellion.

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Still from TeleSur broadcast of clash between Mexico police and striking Oxaca teachers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PYsQtz7jMM
28 Jun 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 5: Dying For Education

On this episode, Roqayah and Kumars talk to Andalusia Knoll, a freelance multimedia journalist based in Mexico City.

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Photo by wumpiewoo on Flickr
25 Jun 2016

The Democratic Party Can Never Be Vehicle For Administering Change

Movements now allied with the Sanders campaign—if they choose to remain confined to the Democratic Party—will continue to face damaging results.

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The Next Cold War

Composite photo: The official emblem of NATO at www.nato.int, Public Domain. Photo of explosion over Nagasaki, Japan. By Charles Levy from one of the B-29 Superfortresses used in the attack. - http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-163.jpg National Archives image (208-N-43888), Public Domain
14 Jul 2016

NATO’s Aggression Puts World On Edge, Former Commander Plotted Against Obama

Another round of provocative military exercises on Russia’s border by NATO has raised fears of a nuclear war in Europe.

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NATO Warsaw Summit. July, 2016 (by NATO)
13 Jul 2016

Nuclear Brinkmanship With Russia And Drumbeat For War With Iran

Various foreign policy realists in the US believe that the communique issued by NATO at their Warsaw Summit is like a declaration of war against Russia.

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Banner depicts Tony Blair's bloody hands, from Stop the War Demonstration, QEII Conference Centre, London. (Photo by lewishamdreamer on Flickr)
11 Jul 2016

US Sends More Troops To Iraq As Chilcot Report Shows War Based On Lies

While the Obama Administration is sending troops to Iraq for a new war, the Iraq War of 2003 has been revisited in the UK in an exhaustive report.

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Prison Protest

Senators Chuck Grassley (left), Jeff Cornyn (center), and Dick Durbin (right) announcing the final version of the Sentencing Reform And Corrections Act. Screenshot from committee broadcast.
02 May 2016

Senate May Reform Mandatory Minimum Sentences With More Mandatory Minimum Sentences

The final version of the Senate’s criminal justice reform package no longer reduces sentences for violent crimes, and includes a new drug mandatory minimum.

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Federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. Photo by The Enigmatic Traveler on Flickr
28 Apr 2016

LIVE: Jean Casella Discusses Solitary Confinement Through Stories Of Prisoners

At 8:00PM East, Brian Sonenstein and Jean Casella discuss Hell Is A Very Small Place, a collection diaries and essays on solitary confinement.

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Cover art for Hell Is A Very Small Place
26 Apr 2016

Event Preview: Exploring Dimensions Of Solitary Confinement With Jean Casella

Hell Is A Very Small Place forces readers to reconcile their beliefs about solitary confinement with the words of people enduring it right now.

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. contributed over $13 million in asset forfeiture to fund the city's expanded supervised release program. Photo by Jason Kuffer on Flickr.
24 Apr 2016

New York City Expands Bail Alternative Program, Funded Primarily By Manhattan Prosecutor

The complex issue of risk assessment places some people at a disadvantage, despite mitigating factors that could ensure they return to court.

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