Blog Profile / Firedoglake


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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 40: Every Day Is Training Day For The Rapture

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss President Donald Trump and his administration’s plans to move the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. They also comment on the tax bill and react to Senator Al Franken’s resignation over sexual harassment allegations. Show More Summary

FBI Intervenes In Sexual Abuse Investigation At Texas Immigrant Detention Center

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations of detainee sexual abuse by guards at a for-profit immigrant detention center in Texas. At a press conference on December 4, advocates with Grassroots Leadership, an Austin-based...Show More Summary

Court Asked To Dismiss Dakota Access Pipeline Company’s Suit Against Earth First! Because It Is A Movement

Federal court asked to dismiss lawsuit brought by Dakota Access Pipeline corporations against Earth First! because it is a social movement. The post Court Asked To Dismiss Dakota Access Pipeline Company’s Suit Against Earth First! Because It Is A Movement appeared first on Shadowproof.

Court Orders Monitoring Of Dakota Access Pipeline After Keystone XL Spill

A federal court ordered the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Dakota Access to participate in multiple measures to monitor the oil pipeline constructed on land which under the 1851 treaty belongs to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Show More Summary

Interview With Dan Berger: Prison As ‘Grievous Institution’ And AIDS Activism By Prisoners

Dan Berger, author of Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing In the Civil Rights Era, is our guest on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week. He joins the show to talk about his contribution to Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work Of Grief that relates to efforts to de-carcerate society. Show More Summary

History Suggests Democrats Unlikely To Repeal Unpopular Tax Bill If It Passes

Senate Republicans are in a rush to pass a very unpopular tax bill that would dramatically cut taxes for the rich and corporations. There are many reasons why they want to pass this unpopular bill. It is what their donors want. tax cuts...Show More Summary

Cibola Immigration Detention Facility Is Trump Administration’s Model For Isolating Refugees

Christopher, a young Congolese asylum seeker, was detained at the Cibola County Correctional Center, which is a prison in rural New Mexico operated by CoreCivic. He endured health issues, experienced isolation because he doesn’t speak...Show More Summary

Lawsuit Aims To Shed Light On Trump Administration’s Surveillance Of Journalists

Two organizations focused on press freedom sued President Donald Trump's administration for records that may show how media are targeted. The post Lawsuit Aims To Shed Light On Trump Administration’s Surveillance Of Journalists appeared first on Shadowproof.

More Women Allege Sexual Abuse And Retaliation At Private Immigrant Detention Center

More women accused guards of sexual abuse at a for-profit immigrant detention center in Taylor, Texas. “Ana” and “Esmeralda” said they were sexually harassed by a guard for months in the recreation area at T. Don Hutto Residential Center. Show More Summary

This #GivingTuesday, Support Media That Treats Writers Well

Our goal is to cultivate a supportive space for writers from the ground up, with help from readers who trust us to treat them right. The post This #GivingTuesday, Support Media That Treats Writers Well appeared first on Shadowproof.

#HUResist Is Anti-Racist Student Activism That Goes Beyond Trump

In the wave of Trump-era movements, #HUResist is a powerful student-led initiative at Howard University that goes beyond the White House. The post #HUResist Is Anti-Racist Student Activism That Goes Beyond Trump appeared first on Shadowproof.

Federal Judge Lauds But Dismisses Multi-Year Lawsuit Against NSA Surveillance

A federal judge offered praise but dismissed a high-profile and multi-year lawsuit against National Security Agency surveillance programs. In 2013, following disclosures from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, attorney Larry Klayman,Show More Summary

Sexual Allegations Against Jordan Chariton And The Need For Due Process

Multiple accounts of Young Turks reporter Jordan Chariton's conduct in a Michigan hotel room underscore the difficulty of proving sexual allegations without due process. The post Sexual Allegations Against Jordan Chariton And The Need For Due Process appeared first on Shadowproof.

Review: ‘Shadow World’ Documentary Exposes Business Of War Based On Greed

In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has earnestly played the role of salesman-in-chief for United States arms manufacturers. The U.S. accounts “for more than half the world’s annual arms deals.” Trump may make it much...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan’s ‘Cindy’ Is A Cruel Figment Of The Capitalist Imagination

Republican Speaker Paul Ryan, who has an estimated net worth of $6.4 million, wants people to believe an extra $58 a month will allow for “Cindy” to save money. The post Paul Ryan’s ‘Cindy’ Is A Cruel Figment Of The Capitalist Imagination appeared first on Shadowproof.

FCC Gives Sinclair Broadcast Group A Gift By Eliminating Key Media Ownership Rule

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminated a rule that has existed for four decades, which prohibited corporations from owning newspapers and broadcast stations in the same market. The move will pave the way for further media consolidation and directly benefit companies like Sinclair Broadcast Group. Show More Summary

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘What We’re Up Against’ By Worriers

Lauren Denitzio has long been a master of lived-in, personal-political songwriting. With Worriers, Denitzio creates melodic punk songs that weave stories and lessons out of hard-fought feminist wisdom. The stories are sometimes told through wordy, double-time sweet-sung verse, sometimes with a gruff deadpan that sounds weary but never cynical. Show More Summary

Beyond Prisons — Episode 15: Hip Hop Scholarship feat. Devyn Springer (Part 2)

In part two of our interview, Devyn discusses hip hop scholarship as a liberatory approach to education, as well as his photography, writing, and poetry. The post Beyond Prisons — Episode 15: Hip Hop Scholarship feat. Devyn Springer (Part 2) appeared first on Shadowproof.

Why Journalists Value Shadowproof, In Their Own Words

Journalists who published with us would like you to know why Shadowproof is important to them and their work. The post Why Journalists Value Shadowproof, In Their Own Words appeared first on Shadowproof.

‘Don’t Do Drugs:’ Another Inmate Dies After Opioid Withdrawal Under Advanced Correctional Healthcare

The family of a deceased man who was incarcerated at Kentucky’s Bourbon County Jail has filed a federal lawsuit against the county, jail officials, and the private medical contractor Advanced Correctional Healthcare. They allege “deliberate...Show More Summary

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