How CNN Led Facebook To Censor Pages Of Russia-Backed Video Company And Manufactured News Story

CNN went in search for a story about a Russian-funded digital media project that produces viral videos aimed at undermining American democracy. When CNN journalists could not find what they were looking for, they effectively manufactured the news by giving Facebook a pretext for removing the project’s pages used to

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Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 7:35 pm


Interview With Writer Barry Eisler On Political Thriller, ‘Killer Collective,’ And More

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome author Barry Eisler to the show. He spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, and he has written several best-selling espionage novels. His most recent book is The Killer Collective. During the show, Eisler talks about developing

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019, 2:31 pm


Corcoran Prisoners Describe Life Under Lockdown

Two prisoners at Corcoran describe their experiences under a months-long lockdown as they contemplate resuming their hunger strike after negotiations failed.

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Wed, 13 Feb 2019, 2:18 pm


Elliott Abrams Melts Down As Muslim Congresswoman Questions Role In Crimes Against Humanity

Elliott Abrams, the special envoy to Venezuela for the Trump administration, melted down when Rep. Ilhan Omar highlighted his criminal conduct in Iran-Contra.

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Wed, 13 Feb 2019, 2:13 pm


Chicago Activists Demand Candidates For Mayor Back Civilian Police Accountability

Reflecting on Chicago Police Department under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration, activists demand next mayor support police accountability.

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 12:43 pm


Why It Didn’t Take Long For Democrats To Reinforce Right-Wing Attacks Against Ilhan Omar

Democratic Party leaders in Congress made an example out of Muslim Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, and forced her to apologize for tweets she sent against the influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) over elected United States officials. The messages about the pro-Israel lobby were

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 7:10 am


Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Heavy As Lead’ By Leyla McCalla

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Back in April 2014, the Flint water crisis began when the decision was made to switch from treated water to an untreated water source for the sake of saving money. This resulted in lead contamination that adversely affected over

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Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 6:53 am


Following Hunger Strike, Corcoran Prisoners Say Negotiations With Warden Have Fallen Apart

This article was updated at 5:30 PM East with comments from CDCR. Hundreds of California prisoners, who led a hunger strike against an oppressive and months-long lockdown, suspended their protest following negotiations with the warden and the fulfillment of two of their six demands. But advocates for the incarcerated say

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Fri, 8 Feb 2019, 7:41 am


In McCarthyist Display, MSNBC Hosts Grill Tulsi Gabbard Over Her US Foreign Policy Views

MSNBC hosts heavily relied upon unfair allegations and grilled Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard, who appeared on “Morning Joe” to discuss her 2020 presidential campaign. Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist, and Kasie Hunt put on a self-righteous and shameful display because Gabbard refused to be baited into using buzzwords that

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Wed, 6 Feb 2019, 7:06 pm


Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Take It’ By Black Roots

In this vintage reggae tune from Black Roots, the group comments on capitalism’s exploitation of poor and working class people. The song, “Take It,” says we’re “living in an unjust world, when the rich have put the poor in chains.” It empathizes with workers who labor from early in the

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Tue, 5 Feb 2019, 4:41 pm