Blog Profile / Firedoglake


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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Human Rights Abuses Highlighted In Jailed Activist’s Letter From Plymouth County Correctional Facility

Marty Gottesfeld, who is in jail for digital sit-in against a children’s hospital website, describes conditions at Plymouth County Correctional Facility. The post Human Rights Abuses Highlighted In Jailed Activist’s Letter From Plymouth County Correctional Facility appeared first on Shadowproof.

Around The Empire – Episode 8: The Neocons In The Trump Era Feat. Robbie Martin

Dan and Joanne interview filmmaker Robbie Martin about the future of the neoconservatives now that the candidate they lined up against has become president. The post Around The Empire – Episode 8: The Neocons In The Trump Era Feat. Robbie Martin appeared first on Shadowproof.

‘United States Is Still A Colony’: Interview With Jacqueline Keeler On Dakota Access Pipeline

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Jacqueline Keeler, a writer who is of Dineh and Yankton Sioux Dakota heritage, is our guest this week. She is the author of “Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears.”...Show More Summary

“Mr. Cheese” Somali President; More Troops & Afghanistan Stalemate; Take Raqqa Quickly; Ukraine Rebel Assassination

Somalia’s new president “Mr. Cheese,” is a Somali-American technocrat. The situation in Afghanistan is at a “stalemate,” generals want more troops. Isolation operation on Raqqa is nearly complete with an imperative to take it quickly. Show More Summary

Trump Still A Big Loser: 9th Circuit Asserts Authority To Review Muslim Ban, Won’t Reinstate It

The court found Americans have interest in free flow of travel, freedom from discrimination, and no proof ban is necessary to protect national security. The post Trump Still A Big Loser: 9th Circuit Asserts Authority To Review Muslim Ban, Won’t Reinstate It appeared first on Shadowproof.

Trump Executive Order Sets Agenda For Police To Further Criminalize Protesters

Executive orders signed by President Donald Trump set in motion an agenda for escalating the criminalization of citizens, who engage in protest. The post Trump Executive Order Sets Agenda For Police To Further Criminalize Protesters appeared first on Shadowproof.

GOP Falsifies Government Scientist’s Claims To Renew Witch Hunt Against Climate Research

Led by Rep. Lamar Smith, the GOP falsely claims to have uncovered a whistleblower, who can prove the government fabricated and politicized climate science. The post GOP Falsifies Government Scientist’s Claims To Renew Witch Hunt Against Climate Research appeared first on Shadowproof.

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Clampdown’ by The Clash

Today, several radio stations celebrated International Clash Day. KEXP Morning Show host John Richards was largely responsible for the idea of a day for the seminal punk rock band, The Clash. “The message of The Clash, so influencedShow More Summary

Justice Department Attorney Blunders Through Appeals Court Hearing On Muslim Ban

Pressed by judges for evidence on why the Trump administration needed to reinstate a ban on immigrants and refugees, a DOJ lawyer could not come up with specifics. The post Justice Department Attorney Blunders Through Appeals Court Hearing On Muslim Ban appeared first on Shadowproof.

Trump Administration Claims To ‘Officially Put Iran On Notice,’ Iran Rebukes

Donald Trump and his team have displayed a severe cognitive dissonance when it comes to their approach to the world. The post Trump Administration Claims To ‘Officially Put Iran On Notice,’ Iran Rebukes appeared first on Shadowproof...

Trump Executive Orders Expand Mass Incarceration Of Immigrants

President Donald Trump issued two executive orders on January 25 that will most likely contribute to the mass incarceration of immigrants in the United States. One, titled Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, is best known for its provisions to build a wall on the U.S. Show More Summary

House Hearing On Whistleblower Protection Highlights Trump’s Illegal Gag Orders

Members of Congress called attention to Trump administration directives that create chilling effect against whistleblowers. The post House Hearing On Whistleblower Protection Highlights Trump’s Illegal Gag Orders appeared first on Shadowproof.

Donald Trump Remembered Some Black People For Black History Month

Read President Donald Trump's remarks at a Black History Month event with African Americans. The post Donald Trump Remembered Some Black People For Black History Month appeared first on Shadowproof.

Send Us Your Top Gil Scott-Heron Songs For February

The post Send Us Your Top Gil Scott-Heron Songs For February appeared first on Shadowproof.

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Terrorist?’ By Lowkey

White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban by claiming only a very small percentage of innocent people were treated as terrorists while traveling so the outrage was overblown. He also justified...Show More Summary

Iowa Department Of Education Faces Complaint Over Seclusion Rooms For Special Needs Students

In December 2016, Iowa attorney Mary Richard filed a complaint with the state’s Department of Education opposing the use of seclusion units in schools. The units are located within special education classrooms and used to hold children...Show More Summary

FBI Rule Book Reveals Loopholes For Infiltrating Groups Protesting Pipelines

The FBI rule book reveals the gray areas, which informants and undercover agents may use when infiltrating religious and political organizations. The post FBI Rule Book Reveals Loopholes For Infiltrating Groups Protesting Pipelines appeared first on Shadowproof.

Creators Of ‘Paul Ryan: The Magazine’ Discuss Their Satirical Project

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is both a media darling, who positions himself as a leader that can temper President Donald Trump’s extremism, and an embodiment of much of Ayn Rand’s most destructive ideology, who is eager to carry out the agenda of the Koch Brothers. Show More Summary

Iraqi Green Card Holder Afraid Trump’s Muslim Ban Will Force Him To Return To Iraq

Not long into his campaign, President Donald Trump stood before a roaring crowd and called for a “complete and total shutdown” of all Muslims entering the United States. At the time, multiple polls showed a disturbing trend—that a substantive number of Americans supported a moratorium on Muslim immigration. Show More Summary

Trump’s Latest Executive Order Lays Strong Foundation For Muslim Ban

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that effectively lays a strong foundation for instituting a ban against Muslims, as he pledged to do during his presidential campaign. The executive order asserts hundreds of foreign-born...Show More Summary

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