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The Dissenter

A police officer pepper-sprays protesters at an Olympia Port Militarization Resistance protest on November 10, 2007. (Jason Taellious)
28 Jan 2016

Legal, Grassroots Groups Support Lawsuit Against Alleged Military Spying On Activists

The suit alleges that the military violated the Posse Comitatus Act, & activists constitutional rights when it infiltrated a Washington state antiwar group.

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Screenshot of PBS FRONTLINE interview with Thomas Tamm
26 Jan 2016

D.C. Bar Goes After Whistleblower Who Exposed Warrantless Wiretapping

The DC Bar initiated disciplinary proceedings for DOJ whistleblower Thomas Tamm for revealing “secrets” of his “client” to a NY Times reporter.

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Supreme Court
26 Jan 2016

Juveniles In Prison For Life Without Parole Given New Hope For Freedom

The United States Supreme Court determined juvenile offenders serving life sentences for homicides without parole should be granted the opportunity to “show their crime did not reflect irreparable corruption.” The decision clarified a ruling issued in the 2012 case Miller v. Alabama, which prohibited life without parole sentences for juveniles who

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David Petraeus (CIA Photo)
25 Jan 2016

Upon Petraeus’ Request, Prosecutors Removed Embarrassing Reference To Kiriakou Case From Plea Deal

When former CIA director David Petraeus requested prosecutors remove reference to John Kiriakou’s case from his plea deal, they astoundingly complied.

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Prison Protest

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz at Netroots Nation 2011 (Marta Evry on Flickr)
07 Jan 2016

DNC Chairwoman Flippantly Defends Her Support for War on Drugs

The DNC Chairwoman’s scary feelings about “drug culture” perpetuate the destruction of “safety” for countless Americans, especially those in her state.

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In this April 7, 2011 photograph, Norman Seabrook, President of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association (COBA), sits center at a table during a forum hosted by National Action Network. Seabrook claims his union hasn’t had a seat at the table during the Rikers Island reform negotiations. (Flickr / Azi Paybarah)
05 Jan 2016

The Devil In The Details Of Tentative NYC Correction Officers’ Contract Deal

The contract specifies a new unit at Rikers Island which would focus on prosecuting inmate-on-guard violence. But what’s the real cause of jail violence?

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File: An empty prison cell surrounded by bars in historic Robben Island prison, South Africa. (Flickr / Michael Coghlan)
31 Dec 2015

Every Four Days Someone In A UK Prison Takes Their Own Life

The latest figures, released by Inquest, reveal there have been 229 deaths in British prisons since the beginning of 2015.

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Sign at the entrance to Rikers Island (satanslaundromat on Flickr)
14 Nov 2015

LISTEN: Mary Buser’s “Lockdown On Rikers” Chat

A conversation between Brian Sonenstein and Mary E. Buser, author of “Lockdown on Rikers” about solitary confinement and mental health on NYC’s jail island.

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The Bullpen

"US Treasury Under New Management (Washington, DC) (5377935024)" by takomabibelot - US Treasury Under New Management (Washington, DC)Uploaded by palnatoke. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Treasury_Under_New_Management_(Washington,_DC)_(5377935024).jpg#/media/File:US_Treasury_Under_New_Management_(Washington,_DC)_(5377935024).jpg
18 Jan 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Ties Take Center Stage In Debate

While the candidates touched on topics ranging from dealing with Iran, healthcare, and gun control, money and politics was a major focus of the debate.

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A sign announcing a lender auction rests in the grass outside a foreclosed home in this February 13, 2008 photograph. (Wikimedia Commons / Brendel)
15 Jan 2016

Goldman Sachs To Pay $5.1 Billion For Causing 2008 Financial Crisis

The Too Big To Fail & Jail bank to pay a $2.385 billion civil monetary penalty, make $875 million in cash payments, provide $1.8 billion in consumer relief.

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Left: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland on February 27, 2015. (Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore). Right: Congressional Portrait of former US Rep. David Rivera. (Wikimedia Commons / U.S. Congress)
13 Jan 2016

Marco Rubio Connected To Federal Investigation For Tax Evasion

Senator Marco Rubio’s association with former Congressman David Rivera continues to be a problem for the senator.

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The "Jenga" Scene from "The Big Short." (The Big Short)
11 Jan 2016

SEC Warns Rating Agencies Still Breaking The Rules

Just as in “The Big Short,” the SEC warned that national ratings organizations are still rating junk as gold in order to keep the business of big banks.

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The Next Cold War

Sec Def Ash Carter and Fareed Zakaria at Davos, 2016 (DoD)
27 Jan 2016

Syria Peace Talks Delayed by Opposition Groups, Carter Announces More US Troops

Next Cold War Roundup 1/27/16 Syrian Peace Talks Delayed. Opposition Groups Still Undecided on Attendance. _ Syrian “opposition” has three main categories: Sunni groups organized by Saudi Arabia into something called the “High Negotiation Committee” (HNC), Syrian Kurds (YPG) and Syrian political groups. The HNC contains some jihadist groups that

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Flag of Azov Battalion, a paramilitary volunteer unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (Image in the public domain)
26 Jan 2016

Congress Quietly Kills Ban On Funding Neo-Nazis In Ukraine

U.S. policymakers have been in a precarious position since backing the coup that overthrew Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014. Though many within President Barack Obama’s administration support a policy of tension with Russia and believe a new Cold War can secure budgets and promote their relevance, the Ukrainians actually

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New (unconfirmed) US air base in northeast Syria - Rimelan, Al Hasakah
21 Jan 2016

Did The US Just Create A Military Base In Syria?

The United States’ imperial intervention in the Syrian Civil War may have just escalated further with the creation of a US military base in northern Syria.

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Damaged apartment building in Eastern Ukraine. "Lysychansk 16"
20 Jan 2016

Ukraine Compromise and Russian Sanctions Deal in the Making?

Next Cold War Roundup 1/20/16 Immediately After Iran Sanctions Lifted, a Flurry of Diplomacy on Ukraine, Russia, EU, Turkey, China, and Last Minute Prep for Syria Peace Talks _ There are a lot of closed door meetings happening on Ukraine with some heavy hitters in Ukraine, US, Russia, Germany, France.  This

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