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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Bernie Sanders Rally at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie (between Dallas and Fort Worth) on Saturday, February 27, 2016. (Steve Rainwater on Flickr)
13 Mar 2016

How Bernie Sanders Has Built A Multi-Racial Anti-Austerity Campaign

Bernie Sanders won a huge upset in Michigan last week. It helped position him to potentially win some of the states with primaries this week, particularly Ohio, Missouri, and even Illinois. Results also showed that he had convinced a higher percentage of black voters to vote for him than in

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President Barack Obama meets with British Prime Minister David Cameron (Photo by Arron Hoare / Creative Commons on Flickr)
06 Mar 2016

The US, Saudi Arabia, And The Destruction Of Libya By Western Forces

The aftermath of the regime change operation in Libya has become even more horrific, as the United States resumes bombing. The intelligence behind the latest decision to escalate military action in Libya is believed to be faulty again. Re-escalation of military operations by Western forces in Libya comes amidst a

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Hillary Clinton gives a speech to supporters after conceding to Bernie Sanders [Hooksett New Hampshire, USA] (Ted Eytan on Flickr)
28 Feb 2016

Clinton Manipulates Language of ‘Intersectionality’ To Preserve Support From Minority Voters

The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has been a master class in how to divorce economic issues from issues of race and gender by pushing the language of “intersectionality,” which enables the political class to head off threats to their power and protect the status quo. The results in the South Carolina

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Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas, Nevada (Creative Commons Licensed Photo from Hillary for America)
21 Feb 2016

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Cluster Bombs in Yemen, Nevada Caucuses

The news commanding attention is the Nevada caucuses in the Democratic presidential primary, and the South Carolina Republican primary. Donald Trump won. Hillary Clinton eked out a victory over Bernie Sanders. Jeb Bush dropped out of the presidential race. But there are other significant stories besides the 2016 Election that

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Chicago Reader story on the Chicago police union's manipulation of local press.
14 Feb 2016

Journalist Yana Kunichoff Discusses ‘Fraternal Order of Propaganda’ in Chicago

In Chicago, there is a notorious individual, who is part of the city’s police union. He spreads disinformation to media by going to scenes immediately after police kill civilians and then fabricates narratives that benefit the officers involved. His name is Pat Camden. Camden comes off as someone who is

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