Holly Sterling, Cornel West, John Kiriakou, Jesselyn Radack, and others call on Obama to pardon Jeffrey Sterling (Screen shot from paulydc)
24 Feb 2016

Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Renews Push For Presidential Pardon

Cornel West, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, and whistleblower attorney Jesselyn Radack were among those who spoke out in support of Jeffrey Sterling.

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Bernie Sanders speaks at the Phoenix Convention Center at a July 18, 2015 rally in front of a large audience and the U.S. and Arizona state flags. (Flickr / Gage Skidmore)
13 Feb 2016

Despite Anti-War Claims, Sanders Endorses President Obama’s Foreign Policy

Appearing on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation,’ Sanders praised Obama’s expansive military policy while condemning Clinton for her support of foreign wars.

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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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File: Razor wire outside a prison in Maryland. (Flickr / Fred Dunn)
21 Jan 2016

Clemency Is Not Enough: Thousands Still Imprisoned For Nonviolent Marijuana Crimes

About 44 percent of federal marijuana inmates had no or very minimal criminal histories prior to their conviction, and over a third are over the age of 40.

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U.S. Army Special Operations Soldiers, assigned to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan, arrive in a Tactical Vehicle at a staging area on an undisclosed forward operating base in Helmand Province as two CH47 Chinook helicopters fly overhead on April 9, 2007.
(Flickr / U.S. Army / Spc. Daniel Love)
14 Jan 2016

ISIS In Afghanistan Declared Foreign Terrorist Group, More War To Follow

After failing to destroy the Taliban, the U.S. is setting the stage for another war in Afghanistan with an ISIS affiliate made up of former Taliban members.

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A tattered image of an ISIS flag affixed to a stone wall. (Flickr / 3aref 6ari2o)
22 Dec 2015

Report: 60 Percent Of Syrian Rebels Are Sympathetic To ISIS

So much for the “moderate rebels:” a new report finds ISIS represents the mainstream of the Syrian rebels groups trying to overthrow the Assad government.

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A U.S. Army Soldier from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team kicks in the door of a building during a cordon and search in Buhriz, Iraq, March 14, 2007.  (Flickr / U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall)
17 Dec 2015

War On Terror Has Created More Terrorism

Has the U.S.’s anti-terrorism program worked? Nope. In fact, terrorism has dramatically increased since the war began.

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Obama at NAACP 106th Convention
08 Dec 2015

Obama Promises Limitless War In Response To San Bernardino Attack

President Obama’s address after the San Bernardino shootings was largely routine, but with one noteworthy addition: openly embracing endless war.

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Don't Bomb Syria Protest London Sit In Stop The War Campaign UK (D B Young on Flickr)
03 Dec 2015

UK Goes To War In Syria, US Sends More Troops To Iraq

While Western powers posture about values like “democracy,” keep in mind this amazing level of dishonesty and hypocrisy as we sink deeper into the quagmire.

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