SPECIAL COVERAGE: The 2016 Democratic National Convention

Rania Khalek is on the ground in Philadelphia bringing you the latest news from inside and outside the DNC.

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The Dissenter

Bernie Sanders supporters rally outside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia during the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by becker271 on Flickr.
27 Jul 2016

Walkout Led by Sanders Delegates Represented Deep Frustration With Democrats

Several hundred Bernie Sanders delegates staged a walkout after Hillary Clinton was officially nominated during the roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention on July 26.

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Rania Khalek recaps day 2 of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
27 Jul 2016

Video: Rania Khalek Recaps Day 2 Of Democratic Convention

Kevin Gosztola speaks to Rania Khalek about the walkout staged by Bernie Sanders delegates after Hillary Clinton won the party’s presidential nomination.

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Bernie Sanders delegate. Photo via disneyabc on Flickr.
26 Jul 2016

Ahead Of Planned Walkout, Sanders Delegates Face Threats, Intimidation

Bernie Sanders delegates planning to walk out at the Democratic convention this week are facing intimidation and threats from both the Clinton and Sanders campaigns.

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Bernie Sanders speaks on the first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by disneyabc on Flickr.
26 Jul 2016

‘Democracy Is Messy’: Sanders Changes Tune On Protest At Democratic Convention

The Sanders campaign, which gave so many Americans the confidence to fight Democratic party elites, has told delegates to pause their outrage.

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The Bullpen

Occupy HSBC protester with a sign reading "too big to jail?" Photo by fleshmanpix on Flickr.
18 Jul 2016

HSBC Report Shows Eric Holder Pushed For ‘Too Big To Jail’ Policy

The corruption among US prosecutors and regulators when it comes to Wall Street is now simply comical.

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Composite image. Bernie Sanders photo by Shelly Prevost. FBI logo via Wikipedia.
13 Jul 2016

Was Bernie Sanders Just Waiting On The FBI?

A cynical man might speculate that, despite claims about not caring about Clinton’s “damn emails,” Sanders believed there was a chance she could be indicted.

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Still from Reason.com video, "Hillary Clinton vs. James Comey: Email Scandal Supercut"
06 Jul 2016

FBI Statement Exposes Clinton’s Numerous Lies About Email Use

FBI Director Comey directly contradicted Clinton’s public claims regarding the private server and her email practices while serving as secretary of state.

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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

9/11 attackers Khalid al-Mihdhar (left) and Nawaf al-Hazmi (right). Photos from Wikipedia.
20 Jul 2016

28 Pages Reveal Saudi Government Involved In 9/11

The documents reveal solid evidence of Saudi government involvement with the group of men who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington D.C.

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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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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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