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The Dissenter

An FBI logo, photographed in Washington, D.C. on July 16, 2012. (Flickr / J)
03 Feb 2016

Court Decision Stops FBI From Eviscerating Freedom of Information Act

A Washington, D.C. court decision blocks efforts by the FBI to make whole categories of records exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

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Chicago Police Officer
01 Feb 2016

‘The ACLU Effect’: Chicago Cops Blame Changes To Stop And Frisk Policies For Spike In Violence

Chicago cops blame the ACLU for a spike in violence, even though there is no evidence the change to stop and frisk policies is responsible for shootings.

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Press still from Drafthouse Films' "A Band Called Death" documentary (2013)
01 Feb 2016

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Politicians In My Eyes’ by Death

The Iowa caucuses are upon us, and the legendary black proto-punk band from Detroit, Death, produced a song a little over forty years ago, which is appropriate to mark the occasion. It is called “Politicians In My Eyes,” and it was written by Bobby Hackney, bassist and singer for Death.

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Photo by Ryan J. Reilly (2009)
31 Jan 2016

Thomas Tamm, David Petraeus Cases Further Crystallize Double Standard Whistleblowers Face

Developments over the past week further crystallized how high-ranking officials escape accountability for their criminal acts in Washington while well-intentioned low-level government employees, including whistleblowers, face punishment for calling attention to illegal conduct and abuses of power. In spite of the fact that former Justice Department lawyer Thomas Tamm is

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Prison Protest

The NYC Board Of Correction oversees the city's jail system.
21 Jan 2016

Rikers Island Imposes Harsh Restrictions on Contact Between Inmates And Visitors

Just before the holidays, NYC’s jail oversight board voted to restrict physical contact between inmates and their visitors on Rikers Island.

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File: Razor wire outside a prison in Maryland. (Flickr / Fred Dunn)
21 Jan 2016

Clemency Is Not Enough: Thousands Still Imprisoned For Nonviolent Marijuana Crimes

About 44 percent of federal marijuana inmates had no or very minimal criminal histories prior to their conviction, and over a third are over the age of 40.

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A detailed aerial view of Rikers Island. (Wikimedia Commons / United States Geological Survey)
11 Jan 2016

Reforms For Young Adults On Rikers Island Could Face Further Delays

NYC Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte made his second request for more time to end punitive segregation for Young Adults on Rikers Island.

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Tired Little Girl by Tim Brown on Flickr
07 Jan 2016

DHS Says ‘Focus On The Family’ With Latest Deportation Action

When will the U.S. accept that deportation, detention and messaging campaigns mean little to people immersed in danger and suffering at home?

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The Bullpen

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and Hillary Clinton
27 Jan 2016

Is Goldman Sachs Involved In A Corruption Scandal In Malaysia?

Goldman Sachs’ Southeast Asia chairman​ has taken a leave of absence as his branch is embroiled in a corruption scandal at 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

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Davos Congress center, during the World Economic Forum (Photo by MadGeographer)
25 Jan 2016

Citigroup, Davos Worry About Popular Backlash To Neoliberal Order

From January 20-23, the global elite met in Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum. The themes this year were the dangers of inequality and terrorism to the current world order, an order those present have benefited the most from and have charged themselves with maintaining. The founder and

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"United We Bargain, Divided We Beg" sign from February 23, 2011 Labor Rally in La Crosse, WI. (tinfoilraccoon on Flickr)
22 Jan 2016

Supreme Court Could Cripple Unions, Increase Inequality

A case currently before the Supreme Court could become another debilitating blow to what remains of the US labor movement.

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In this November 19, 2010 photograph, a man walks along a massive pipe through a field of refuse on his way back to the Dharavi slum from the market, in Mumbai India. (Flickr / Meena Kadri)
20 Jan 2016

Report: Richest 62 People As Wealthy As Half Of World

According to Oxfam’s report, the 62 richest billionaires in the world own as much wealth as the poorer half of the planet’s population — 3.6 billion people

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The Next Cold War

Secretary of State John Kerry Admires Lake Geneva, French Alps. January, 2014. (Photo by Dept of State)
01 Feb 2016

Saudi-Backed Opposition Sends Rebel Leader Designated as Terrorist To Geneva

Next Cold War Roundup 2/1/16 Syrian Peace Talks After delays and controversies, the Geneva 3 Syrian peace talks are proceeding, despite many experts’ doubts that they would ever get started or produce any useful results.  The Saudi-backed High Negotiating Committee arrived in Geneva after receiving some assurances from the US

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Syrian Kurdish fighters. People's Protection Units/YPG in 2015
29 Jan 2016

War Escalation on Syria-Turkey Border

Next Cold War Roundup 1/29 Turkey Threatens to Enter War on Syrian Border. _ The Times in UK claims that Russia is working on a deal to create a Kurdish “enclave” and the Times frames this as a Russia provoking Turkey: “Kremlin provokes Akara with deal to secure Kurd enclave“:

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File: Two children peer through a window in a Yemeni home in this November 21, 2013 photograph. (Flickr / Rod Waddington)
29 Jan 2016

Media Silent As US-Backed Saudi Forces Starve Half Million Yemeni Children

The United Nations warned that 8,000 children could suffer from severe malnutrition in 2016. And that’s just in one southern city in Yemen.

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An image of CBU-105 cluster bomb. (YouTube)
28 Jan 2016

Carnage Continues In Yemen With US Weapons

Cluster bombs were banned by international agreement, but Saudi Arabia has invested millions in the CBU-105 from U.S. manufacturer Textron Systems.

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