The Dissenter

60 minutes compares whistleblowers Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden to spies and mass murderers. (Screenshot from 60 minutes)
09 Nov 2015

’60 Minutes’ Pushes National Security Propaganda To Cast Snowden, Manning As Traitors

60 Minutes airs a segment assassinating the character of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, going so far as to question their loyalty to America.

Brooklyn College entry gate (Photo by Ɱ)
08 Nov 2015

Podcast: NYPD Infiltration of Brooklyn College Suggests Surveillance of Muslims Continues

The New York Police Department deployed an undercover officer named “Mel,” who “converted” to Islam and infiltrated Brooklyn College, according to a report published in the Gothamist. As reported, three Brooklyn College graduates shared how “Mel” had developed relationships with them. She was present “during some of the most private

The sky turns magenta beyond the razor wire as the sun sets over Camp Delta in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in this February 21, 2006 photograph. (Flickr / U.S. Navy / Photographer's Mate 1st Class (AW) Brien Aho)
06 Nov 2015

Guantanamo Prisoner Cleared for Release, But U.S. Opposes Rejoining Family in Yemen

Mansoor Abdul Rahman al Dayfi is cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay, but the U.S. won’t let him return home to care for his ailing family members.

An aerial view of the damage on the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, after the bombing by U.S.-backed forces. (Médecins Sans Frontières)
05 Nov 2015

Doctors Without Borders Releases Horrific Details Of Kunduz Hospital Bombing By U.S. Forces

Doctors Without Borders released shocking new details of the events before, during, and after the devastating U.S. airstrikes on Kunduz Trauma Center.


Prison Protest

Seen from behind, three residents of Cook County Juvenile Detention Center sit, arms over each others' shoulders, wearing their jail uniforms while watching a performance on May 2, 2013. (Flickr / WBEZ)
29 Sep 2015

Attitudes Toward Treatment Limit Chicago’s Former Youth Inmates’ Access To Health Care

Only 15.4% of detainees with mental health disorders receive treatment. 31% of former youth prisoners were not sure where to go for treatment.

A pregnant prisoner in a bare cell with a simple bed. The inmate's head is turned away from the camera, so only her hair is visible. (National Crittenton Foundation)
28 Sep 2015

Juvenile Justice Reform Will Fail Without Specific Focus On Young Women

Black girls were about three times as likely as white girls to be referred to juvenile court, and 20% more likely to be detained than white girls. American Indian/Alaska Native girls were 50% more likely to be locked-up.

Judge's Gavel and Sound Block created and folded by Glenn Sapaden out of two dollar bills (Glenn Sapaden on Flickr)
25 Sep 2015

More Reports Of Debtors Prisons Surface In Louisiana And New Hampshire

A federal lawsuit in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a report by the ACLU of New Hampshire, document the practice of jailing people unable to pay their court debts, violating the due process rights of the poor by failing to provide them with legal counsel and ability-to-pay hearings.

Protesters gather outside of GEO Group's immigration detention center in Aurora, Colorado (Justin Valas on Flickr)
24 Sep 2015

Grijalva Rails Against Contracts Permitted In His Own Prison Reform Bill

Progressive Arizona congressman Raúl Grijalva expressed dismay that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) signed an $11 million contract with GEO Care because its parent company, GEO Group, profits off detaining women and children in horrific conditions. Yet, remarkably, Grijalva is the sponsor of a bill, which contains specific exemptions allowing companies


The Bullpen

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter introduces Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, during a press briefing to announce the award of the long range strike bomber contract in the Pentagon, Oct. 27, 2015. During her comments, James stated that we need to invest the right people, technology, capability, and training to defend the nation and its interest--always with affordability and tight budgets in mind. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
28 Oct 2015

Pentagon Commits To Doling Out $80 Billion For Another Bomber

While in the middle of a trillion-dollar F-35 project, the Pentagon has committed to spend another $80 billion on a bomber it doesn’t need.

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27 Oct 2015

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Revolving Door (Susan Sermoneta on Flickr)
27 Oct 2015

Whistleblower Validated in Goldman Sachs-New York Fed Corruption Case

A former Goldman Sachs employee and a former NY Fed employee will plead guilty to criminal charges related to leaking documents from the Fed to Goldman.

The Facebook login screen. (Flickr / Spencer E Holtaway)
26 Oct 2015

Facebook Secretly Lobbying To Pass CISA

Though Facebook claims publicly to oppose the privacy invading bill, the massive social networking site is working behind the scenes to get CISA passed.


The Next Cold War