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 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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Rania Khalek shares her thoughts on day 1 of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
26 Jul 2016

Video: Rania Khalek Reports On Day 1 Of Democratic Convention

Kevin Gosztola interviews Rania Khalek, who reports on what she heard from Bernie Sanders delegates on Day of DNC in Philly.

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Protesters at the DNC March For Bernie. Photo by Rania Khalek.
24 Jul 2016

Outraged By DNC Leaks, More And More Sanders Supporters Plan To Vote Third Party

Judging by the attitudes witnessed among Sanders supporters outside City Hall, a significant slice of Sanders supporters are fed up with the Democratic Party.

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Donald Trump and family, on stage after his RNC acceptance speech. Photo by disneyabc on Flickr.
22 Jul 2016

Trump Cut Sections From His RNC Speech Last Night, And Here They Are

We managed to uncover some of the sections from Donald Trump’s speech, which were cut.

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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

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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Photo by Daniela Kantorova on Flickr
23 Jun 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 4: Identity Is Complicated

On this episode, Roqayah and Kumars interview Lara Kiswani, a community organizer and Executive Director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center.

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Photo of article in The Globe and Mail, 2016-06-08. Photo By Canadian Pacific on Flickr.
15 Jun 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 3: All Hands On Deck

On this episode of Delete Your Account, Roqayah and Kumars have on Doug and Patrick—radical labor organizers who run a blog called The South Lawn.

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Still from CNN broadcast of reporting on Omar Mateen in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, FL.
15 Jun 2016

There Is Nothing Foreign About Orlando Shooter’s Beliefs

The hurried characterization of Omar Mateen as a foreign bogeyman goes well beyond reactionary, formulaic reciprocation; it is the lens through which all American Muslims are viewed.

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The Next Cold War

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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NATO Warsaw Summit, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US President Barack Obama. July, 2016 (by NATO)
08 Jul 2016

At Warsaw Summit, NATO Takes Control of Nukes. Putin: “This is Not a Defense System”

Next Cold War Roundup 7/8/16 The highly contentious NATO Summit in Warsaw begins today with ceremony, bilateral meetings and expert forums. The national stadium in Warsaw will be used as a venue. The main topics will be the “triple threat” of Russia, Brexit and the problems in the southern NATO

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Prison Protest

Screenshot from the Economic Innovation Group's "DCI Data for the 100 Largest US Cities."
15 Apr 2016

Lawsuits Challenge Fort Wayne’s ‘Law And Order’ Policies Used To Push Out City’s Poor

Multiple lawsuits challenge policies in Fort Wayne, which disproportionately impact black and poor residents, during local economic redevelopment.

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Screenshot from Advanced Correctional Healthcare training video, entitled "A Jail Is Not A Health Spa"
21 Mar 2016

Lawsuit: Pregnant Pretrial Detainee Denied Care, Forced To Carry Dead Child For Days

A federal lawsuit claims a pregnant pre-trial inmate was denied basic access to healthcare that could have saved the life of her unborn child.

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Signs for a bail bondsmen. (gigaboss on Flickr)
26 Feb 2016

Legislation To End Money Bail Introduced In Congress

Congressman Ted Lieu introduced the No Money Bail Act of 2016, which prohibits the payment of money as a condition of pretrial release.

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

Talk Of Jail Construction Creeping Into Debate Over Closing Rikers Island

Will plans to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex simply lead to the construction of new, smaller jails throughout New York City?

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