Protesters put police tape on the fence outside Minnesota governor's mansion (Photo by Tony Webster)
10 Jul 2016

The Policing Crisis Is Result Of ‘Class Project’ Against Workers And Poor Minorities

Gut-wrenching acts of police violence against black people were captured on video and shared widely this past week. In Minneapolis, Philando Castile was executed, and while he was dying in a car seat, his girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, narrated a Facebook livestream. In Baton Rouge, Alton Sterling was brutalized by police,

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Palestine solidarity activists protest "Times of Israel" gala in New York (Photo by Joe Catron)
26 Jun 2016

Director Of Palestine Legal Discusses New York’s Plans For BDS Blacklist

A political crackdown on the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against Israel’s occupation of Palestine has spread over the past year, and in the past month, it has sharply escalated with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order. Hillary Clinton has also shown she would aggressively promote cracking down on

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Gul Rahman (Screen shot from the ACLU's website)
19 Jun 2016

Journalist Jason Leopold Discusses New CIA Documents On Gul Rahman Who Was Tortured To Death

The death of Gul Rahman at a CIA black site sparked a historic lawsuit against the architects of the CIA’s torture program. Recently, new CIA documents were released containing revelations related to how agency interrogators abused, tortured, and ultimately killed Rahman. In this week’s episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly

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Hillary Clinton on her "Breaking Barriers" tour in Ohio (Photo by Sarah Hina)
13 Jun 2016

The Week The Media Crowned Hillary Clinton The Democratic Nominee

Katie Halper joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast to talk about the absurd identity politics surrounding media’s crowning of Hillary Clinton.

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Sanders supporters at a rally at Penn State. Photo by Penn State on Flickr
05 Jun 2016

Class Politics, Not White Male Angst, Inspires Wide Support For Sanders

Throughout the Democratic presidential primary, journalists and commentators have relied upon their interactions with Bernie Sanders supporters on social media to promote the myth that what drives white men to support the democratic socialist is angst or some form of racial resentment. But there simply is no basis in fact

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From the cover of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's book, "From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation," released by Haymarket Books
01 May 2016

The Struggle For Black Liberation: Beyond 2016 Election & Establishment Politics

Possibly the only movement to force a response from presidential candidates in the election is Black Lives Matter. Activists pushed Bernie Sanders to develop a racial justice platform after disrupting his speeches. Activists in South Carolina and Philadelphia have challenged Hillary Clinton over her support for policies of mass incarceration

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Hllary Clinton stares down Bernie Sanders as he talks about why Palestinians have a right to dignity and respect. (Screenshot from CNN debate)
17 Apr 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Hawkishness On Full Display In New York Primary

The Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn, which was characterized by establishment media as a “Brooklyn brawl,” featured an extraordinary moment, where Bernie Sanders affirmed the humanity of the Palestinians in the face of Hillary Clinton. The affirmation confounded Clinton, who appeared to counter Sanders by channeling Israel Prime Minister Benjamin

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Bill Clinton at Penn State University, April 8 (Photo by Penn State University)
10 Apr 2016

The Clintons And The ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ Election

Former President Bill Clinton went off on a rant against Black Lives Matter protesters in the audience at a campaign event for his wife, Hillary Clinton. There was focus on the spectacle itself. Some attention was paid to the substance of Clinton’s remarks, but for the most part, it was

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Drew Franklin (Screen shot from Drew for D.C. website)
03 Apr 2016

Building A Movement To Fight Political Disenfranchisement In DC

Drew Franklin is an activist and a 28-year resident of the District of Columbia. He is running as an independent At-Large candidate for the D.C. City Council. His candidacy is a direct challenge to the gentrification, displacement, and development of D.C. at the expense of poor and working class Americans,

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Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona (Photo by Gage Skidmore)
20 Mar 2016

Blackouts, Smears, And A Trump Obsession: Sanders Struggles With Establishment Media

As the results of primaries were announced on March 15, there was one presidential candidate who delivered a speech, which the cable news networks refused to air. The networks didn’t want to cover Bernie Sanders’ speech because he planned to speak about issues instead of how his campaign planned to

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