Secret CIA Document Describes Abu Zubaydah’s Waterboarding As ‘Amateurish Experiment’

A 2007 report from the CIA’s Office Of Medical Services (OMS) was released after a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). It reveals news details on the CIA’s rendition, detention, and interrogation program, which included torture techniques used against detainees. The top secret document [PDF] was drafted

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 5:59 pm


Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ By Lee Reed

The phrase “thoughts and prayers” is reflexively uttered by elites, who desperately hope acknowledging tragedy will be enough to avoid doing anything to meaningfully address carnage and destruction. And for every tragedy that demands “thoughts and prayers,” there are many more examples in the United States and throughout the world

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 3:01 pm


Supporting Journalism Not Driven By Trump’s Insult Of The Day

Our journalism doesn’t depend on White House access. Hire journalists to report on daily injustices instead of President Twitter’s Insult of the Day.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 12:06 pm


What Can Be Learned From Democrat And Republican Delusions On Obamacare

After a decade of intense political fighting and two of the largest wave elections in history, the US finally has a quasi-stable political equilibrium on the Affordable Care Act.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 10:29 am


How The Justice Department Uses ‘Law Enforcement Tools’ Against Journalists

Two annual reports from the Justice Department reveal how "law enforcement tools" are used by FBI and prosecutors when investigations target journalists

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Mon, 12 Nov 2018, 4:11 pm


Liberal Backlash To Protest At Tucker Carlson’s Home Reinforces Crackdown On Dissent

The language used by figures in media yielded to right-wing attacks on dissent and reinforced how law enforcement criminalizes protest.

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Fri, 9 Nov 2018, 11:48 am


Beyond Prisons — Episode 30: Prison Reporting

Kim and Brian share their best practices for journalists looking to improve their reporting on incarceration and related issues.

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Wed, 7 Nov 2018, 4:46 pm


Fossil Fuel Industry Defeats Multiple Environmental Measures—And Other Key Ballot Initiative Results

Progressive ballot initiatives garnered victories, but fossil fuel companies defeated environmental measures. Criminal justice reforms had mixed results.

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Wed, 7 Nov 2018, 7:24 am


Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Gun Control’ By Molly Nilsson

Molly Nilsson is a Swedish synth-pop artist, who recently released her eighth studio album. Even though the tunes on the album are more influenced by the personal than the political, the mood of the music is heavily influenced by the current political climate. This is evident on the opening track “Every

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Mon, 5 Nov 2018, 3:48 pm


Interview With Joanildo Burity: A Report From Brazil On Bolsonaro’s Victory

Joanildo Burity is a lead researcher at the Social Research Institute at Fundação Joaquim Nabuco. He is near the east coast of Brazil. His work involves research projects and post-graduate teaching in the areas of Brazilian and Latin American politics and religion and politics. During this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode,

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Sun, 4 Nov 2018, 4:31 pm