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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning holds a rose in an advertisement for her campaign for Senate. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=52&v=RAXo1Y7AK_I
22 Apr 2019

In Rejecting Chelsea Manning’s Appeal, Court Essentially Ignores All Arguments For Release From Jail

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals offered no explanation in rejecting an appeal from Chelsea Manning, which challenged her civil contempt charge.

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Robert Mueller. Photo via Rush.House.Gov.
19 Apr 2019

On WikiLeaks Email Releases, Mueller Team Ignored Findings Of Former US Intelligence Officials

The Mueller report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election lacks evidence that Russian agents passed Clinton campaign emails to WikiLeaks.

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Photo by Tim Evanson on Flickr.
16 Apr 2019

FBI Affidavit In Assange Case Shows Government Is Criminalizing Publication Of Afghanistan War Logs

An FBI affidavit shows prosecutors are focused on criminalizing WikiLeaks’ publication of the Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs.

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Photo by BBC World Service on Flickr.
16 Apr 2019

Empowering Border Patrol To Make Asylum Decisions Drastically Increases Danger For Immigrants

Department of Homeland Security is placing migrants in harms way with plans to task Border Patrol with facilitating the early stages of the asylum process.

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The Bullpen

04 May 2015

FEC Chairwoman: FEC Unable To Regulate Money In Elections

It’s official, the FEC is a failed government agency. That view, long held by observers of American elections, has now been openly confirmed by the leader of the agency itself. FEC Chairwoman Ann Ravel told the New York Times that the FEC is unable to substantively enforce election laws which means the agency is effectively worthless.

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04 May 2015

Saudi Arabia Committing War Crimes In Yemen With US Weapons

A food truck targeted by the #Saudi-led coalition in Sa'ada province, northwestern #Yemen. pic.twitter.com/2XE9bxWMm1 — Haidar Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) May 3, 2015 A new report by Human Rights Watch published on Sunday claims that Saudi Arabia has been using near-universally banned cluster munitions supplied by the United States in airstrikes in Yemen. Cluster

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03 May 2015

The Weekend Roundup for May 2-3rd, 2015

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”197″ align=”right” !} Two more weeks of classes before finals. I’m sure I can do this. Baltimore Uprising, Days 5-6 – The Real News is uploading a series of interviews it held with folks in Baltimore demonstrating, which can be found here, here and here – They even speak with

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01 May 2015

FBI’s Demand For Backdoors Met With Skepticism In Congress

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”500″ height=”281″ align=”none” !} On Wednesday an FBI official testified before the House Committee On Government Oversight in favor of its proposal to force technology companies to create backdoors for law enforcement to enter computer systems. But the hearing, if anything, proved how unfeasible the proposal was with security experts

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01 May 2015

The Roundup for May 1st, 2015

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”197″ align=”right” !} Happy May Day folks! Rest in peace Ben E. King. Baltimore Coverage, Day 4 – The state prosecutor in Baltimore announced the six officers involved with the murder of Freddie Gray will be charged – Sure wasn’t a good idea for President Barack Obama

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01 May 2015

Report: American Psychological Association Secretly Worked With Bush Administration On Torture Program

Negative reactions on #pospsych listserv to report on @apa complicity in torture. Blame the whistleblowers pic.twitter.com/WDFyueKqf3 — James C.Coyne (@CoyneoftheRealm) May 1, 2015 A new report from progressive psychologists cites the American Psychological Association (APA) as secretly helping the George W. Bush Administration to continue its torture program often referred to officially

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