Death Of Jon Burge: Commander Set Standard For Police Terror In Chicago

Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge was involved with several officers in the torture of more than 110 black men. He was never held fully accountable for the trauma inflicted on black communities and died on September 19. At the trial for former Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is accused

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018, 4:29 pm


At Trial, Officers Undermine Notion Jason Van Dyke Feared For His Life When Killed Laquan McDonald

In the murder trial of Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, the outcome truly seems up for grabs.

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018, 9:13 pm


Beyond Prisons — Episode 28: Prison Strike 2018

Recorded in the midst of the strike, the Beyond Prisons team discusses the strike's progress, the challenges of organizing, and why the press is unprepared to cover it.

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018, 8:18 am


What The U.S. Could Do If So Much Money Wasn’t Wasted On Health Care

It is almost impossible to wrap one’s head around the amount of money the United States wastes on health care. Here are some ways that money could be better spent.

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018, 1:51 pm


Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Prayer Song’ By Noname Featuring Adam Ness

Noname is the moniker of Fatimah Warner, a 26-year-old indie rapper from Chicago. She recently released her first official album “Room 25,” a much-anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed 2016 free mixtape, “Telefone.” The album is already receiving wide praise. Her music couples inventive musical arrangements with an insightful lyrical flow.

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018, 9:49 am


Member Newsletter: Why South Carolina Abandoned Prisoners During Hurricane Florence

Brian Sonenstein examines decision not to evacuate South Carolina prisoners in path of Hurricane Florence and what it says about how we dehumanize them.

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018, 11:27 am


In City That Once Banned Drones, Evanston Police Crafted A Secret Drone Policy

Evanston police quietly maintained an unreleased internal policy regarding the use of drones, according to a document obtained by Lucy Parsons Labs. The document [PDF], entitled “Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Operations” and dated July 25, 2018, lays out departmental guidelines for the use of drones. It is included in the

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018, 5:45 pm


Illinois Department Of Corrections Sued For Censoring Book On Attica Uprising

Illinois Department of Corrections was sued for allegedly censoring "Blood In The Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy."

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018, 1:47 pm


Bolton’s Attack On International Criminal Court Was Hostile Expression Of Bipartisan Consensus In US Government

John Bolton, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, renewed his vendetta against the International Criminal Court.

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 4:09 pm


Freelance Journalists: Open Call For Submissions In September

Shadowproof is seeking pitches from journalists or writers on a variety of subjects for publication in September and October.

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 8:48 am