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

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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Still from Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president.
12 Jul 2016

After Sanders Endorses Clinton, ‘Political Revolution’ Faces Hard Choices

The critical question of the moment is what the endorsement means for the “political revolution.”

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The Bullpen

Still from Brave New Films' "War On Whistleblowers"
13 Jun 2016

Hillary Clinton Broke Laws Obama Has Been Prosecuting People For Breaking

If Hillary Clinton were a low-level state department official, is there any way she would not already be indicted?

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Still image from CSPAN recording of Bernie Sanders speech on the evening of the June 7 primary election.
08 Jun 2016

Hillary Clinton Claims Nomination Win, Bernie Sanders Supporters Boo

The crowd at Sanders’ rally had a negative reaction to Trump that was equal to (if not exceeded by) their reaction to the mention of Clinton’s name.

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Screen shot from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' page for "Panama Papers" project (https://panamapapers.icij.org/)
06 Jun 2016

Panama Papers: Rich Americans Used Law Firm To Evade Tax Laws Too

Though the initial stories on the massive leak of documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca—popularly known as the Panama Papers—focused on non-American political and economic figures, continued investigations and reporting have revealed some noteworthy American clients. On Sunday, The New York Times published a story linking Mossack Fonseca to rich

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Sharp Edges

Presidential Campaign New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton gives speech to supporters after conceding to Bernie Sanders in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Photo by Ted Eytan on Flickr
01 Jun 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 1: Death By Election

On this inaugural episode, Roqayah and Kumars discuss long-suffering Hillary Clinton supporters on college campuses, liberal defenses of Clinton and Democrats, and much more!

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Verizon labor striker. Photo by modernsara on Flickr
31 May 2016

If You Appreciate How ‘Sharp Edges’ Takes On Dominant Narratives

Sharp Edges has introduced readers to third party voters oft-ignored for the sake of spoiler mythology, as well as third party campaigns.

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Former President Bill Clinton and Center For American Progress President Neera Tanden. PHOTO CREDIT: Ralph Alswang Photographer 202-487-5025 ralph@ralphphoto.com www.ralphphoto.com
23 May 2016

The Bruenig Firing: ‘Civility’ As A Tool To Control Political Dissent

There is nothing civil about the political process, and it’s about time we make this clear.

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"Fight Evictions" By Ben Tesch on Flickr
18 May 2016

The Decline of Affordable Housing Is A Crisis Of Capitalism

The bourgeoisie have only one method of responding to the housing question, and that is to solve it in such a way that the solution recreates the question.

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The Next Cold War

Still from "A Very Heavy Agenda, Part 3" by Robbie Martin.
30 Jun 2016

Film Series On Neoconservatives Concludes With Look At Hillary Clinton

Watch A Very Heavy Agenda Part 3 to understand the likely foreign policy of a Hillary Clinton presidency, and what those advising her believe.

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Center for a New American Security Chief Executive Officer Michèle Flournoy and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, June 20, 2016. (by Adrian Cadiz/Dept. Defense)
28 Jun 2016

US May Be Using NYT and Al Jazeera to Pressure Jordan on Military Intervention in Syria

Get the latest news from around the world in our Next Cold War round-up.

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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
23 Jun 2016

NATO Accused Of ‘Warmongering’ Against Russia

NATO war games conducted in Poland this month, which simulate a Russian invasion, have European politicians on edge.

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Prison Protest

Administrative United States Penitentiary Thomson (Photo from Bureau of Prisons)
26 Jan 2016

Obama Limits Solitary Confinement As Government Plans New Supermax Facility

President Barack Obama announced his administration will take action to limit the use of solitary confinement in federal prisons. The actions, determined by recommendations made by a Justice Department task force in July 2015, include a ban on the use of solitary confinement against juveniles and as a response to low-level infractions. The administration

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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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Tower 5 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (RLEvans on Flickr)
21 Jan 2016

Are We There Yet? The Promise, Perils and Politics of Penal Reform

The reach of the carceral state is truly breathtaking, extending well beyond the estimated 2.2 million people sitting in jail or prison today in America.

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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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