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30 Oct 2019

Interview: Journalist Rania Khalek On The Protests That Erupted Throughout Lebanon

Rania Khalek says protests in Lebanon cut across sect and class. They are result of anger against austerity measures imposed by corrupt elites.

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29 Oct 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Blood Of The Fang’ By clipping.

clipping. is an experimental hip-hop trio made up of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson. They recently released their third album, “There Existed an Addiction to Blood.” 

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28 Oct 2019

Journalist Max Blumenthal Arrested, Hit With Political Prosecution Related To Venezuela Reporting

Journalist Max Blumenthal was arrested on October 25 and charged with “assault” in a political case that he says is “completely false” and “manufactured” by Venezuela opposition supporters.

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25 Oct 2019

Die Jim Crow Project To Become First U.S. Record Label Devoted To Incarcerated Musicians

The Die Jim Crow project has recorded over 50 musicians in five prisons in Colorado, Ohio, Mississippi, and South Carolina. They have dozens of unreleased tracks and launched a Kickstarter to expand into a non-profit record label.

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22 Oct 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Plastic Bag’ By Die Jim Crow

Die Jim Crow, a project that supports current and formerly incarcerated musicians, produced this jazz tune on what it’s like to be released from prison.

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22 Oct 2019

Democrats Cheer ‘Hillary Unplugged’ After Clinton Labels Gabbard A Russian Asset

Democrats and liberal pundits have come to Hillary Clinton’s defense as she faces a backlash for suggesting Representative Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian asset.

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Prison Protest

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03 Aug 2015

Advanced Correctional Healthcare’s Brutal Brand Of Jailhouse Medicine

Timothy Strayer was approaching 70 years of age and suffering from multiple chronic illnesses in the summer of 2011 when he was arrested for marijuana possession with the intent to sell. One year later, his family launched a federal civil rights lawsuit that is still in progress to this day. This is the result of Shadowproof’s three month investigation of Advanced Correctional Healthcare and the Strayer family’s story.

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31 Mar 2015

New Solitary Confinement Unit Plagued by Old Problems on Rikers Island

This post was originally published to PrisonProtest.com. At the beginning of March, New York City’s Board of Correction released a preliminary report on Rikers Island’s controversial new isolation facility, the Enhanced Supervision Housing Unit (ESHU). The $14.8 million ESHU was proposed to house 250 of Rikers’ so-called “most dangerous” inmates–

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21 Mar 2015

NYC DOC Allegedly Withholds Records on Violence Against Developmentally Disabled Juvenile Inmate

This post was originally published at PrisonProtest.com. A lawsuit filed on March 12th in the Eastern District of New York claims the New York City Department of Corrections (DOC) withheld important records from a federally-mandated disability advocate after they learned guards had brutally attacked a developmentally disabled juvenile inmate at

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14 Mar 2015

Private Contractor “Deliberately Ignored Medical Needs” of Kentucky Inmate: Lawsuit

In a lawsuit filed on February 24th, the mother of Brandon Clint Hacker claims that a “continuing policy, pattern, custom and/or practice of … willfully and deliberately ignoring the medical needs of inmates of the Jail” contributed to the death of her 35-year-old son at Kentucky’s Madison County Detention Center (MCDC).

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11 Mar 2015

Lawsuit: Corizon Doctor Tells New York City Inmate to Throw Severed Finger in Garbage

On January 26, 2015, Rudolph Richardson sued the city of New York, prison healthcare contractor Corizon Health Services and Dr. Landis Barnes for allegedly delaying and denying him emergency medical care following an incident in which his cell door slammed shut on his fingers. According to the complaint filed in

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04 Mar 2015

Corrections Corp. of America Reaches Settlement in Idaho Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

On February 23rd, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) settled a lawsuit brought by a former nurse at the Idaho Correctional Center (ICC) named Michelle Pierce, who claimed she had been fired in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment and abuse by her colleagues. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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The Bullpen

05 May 2015

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Shooting In Texas

#BREAKING Suspects in #GarlandShooting ID: Elton Simpson & Nadir Soofi via @ScottGordonNBC5 http://t.co/aWOoXGFutf pic.twitter.com/GSXukXkUT7 — NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) May 4, 2015 The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a shooting that occurred in Garland, Texas on Sunday outside a Prophet Mohammad Cartoon contest. Two shooters, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, opened fire

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04 May 2015

The Roundup for May 4th, 2015

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”263″ align=”right” !} Back to an experimental mood for Break Time, but, if you have a song suggestion, feel free to pitch it! I’ll put it for this week. Surprisingly, I’ve added only one song from Mr. Bungle and the last one was in late 2013. I’ll

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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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