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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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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

Week 9: Guide To NFL Players Who Protested During National Anthem

By far, the biggest development of the past week was Papa John’s Pizza blaming black National Football League players, who are protesting police brutality and racism, for a bad quarter of sales. CEO John Schnatter’s so-so pizza business had a disappointing quarter before this one. Show More Summary

Interview: Man Granted Clemency By Obama Over Drug Charges Rebuilds Life

In 1997, when Romaine "Chip" Dukes was 24-years-old, he was convicted on three federal drug charges and was given a mandatory life sentence, plus ten years. The post Interview: Man Granted Clemency By Obama Over Drug Charges Rebuilds Life appeared first on Shadowproof.

US Politicians Prepare Thoughts And Prayers For Next Victims Of Shooting They Won’t Do Anything To Prevent

The White House and members of Congress prepared thoughts and prayers for those who will be shot and killed in the nation’s next mass shooting. “It is best to be ready, since we’re not going to entertain a national conversation or support...Show More Summary

Democrats In Denial Over Brazile Allegations That Further Confirm Primary Was Rigged

Democratic National Committee chair and other Democrats refused to address Donna Brazile's allegations of rigged 2016 primary against Sanders. The post Democrats In Denial Over Brazile Allegations That Further Confirm Primary Was Rigged appeared first on Shadowproof.

Beyond Prisons — Episode 14: Mental Health And The Community feat. Devyn Springer (Part 1)

Artist, writer, and organizer Devyn Springer talks about his work with mental health response networks in Atlanta. The post Beyond Prisons — Episode 14: Mental Health And The Community feat. Devyn Springer (Part 1) appeared first on Shadowproof.

Appeals Court Lets Officer Off Hook For Rough And ‘Unconstitutional Arrest’ Because He Couldn’t Have Known It Violated Rights

The court asserted the officer couldn't have known force was "clearly unreasonable" given "lack of guiding precedent," and granted him immunity for his actions. The post Appeals Court Lets Officer Off Hook For Rough And ‘Unconstitutional Arrest’ Because He Couldn’t Have Known It Violated Rights appeared first on Shadowproof.

Protest Platforms: Music Streaming Cooperative Restores Agency To Artists

In the first of a three-part series, Liz Pelly explores how platforms can shape music and enable protest. She highlights streaming cooperative, Resonate. The post Protest Platforms: Music Streaming Cooperative Restores Agency To Artists appeared first on Shadowproof.

Week 8: Guide To NFL Players Who Protested During National Anthem

The majority of Houston Texans players took a knee during the anthem after their team owner, Bob McNair, reportedly said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison,” during a meeting between owners and players. McNair’s comment infuriated players, and several players considered a walkout in protest. Show More Summary

US Lawmakers Urge Attorney General To Look Into Prosecuting Environmentalists As Terrorists

Members of Congress urged Attorney General Sessions to look into whether the Justice Department has the laws it needs to prosecute pipeline activists as terrorists. The post US Lawmakers Urge Attorney General To Look Into Prosecuting Environmentalists As Terrorists appeared first on Shadowproof.

Interview With Max Suchan Of Chicago Community Bond Fund On Failure Of Judges To Implement Bond Reforms

In September, Cook County adopted reforms to the system of money bond for pretrial detention. However, according to the Chicago Community Bond Fund, which has had a team of volunteer court watchers monitoring the implementation, results thus far have been fairly disappointing. Show More Summary

Read DEA Chief’s Critical Memo Admonishing Trump For Endorsing Police Misconduct

Former DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg resigned on October 1 but not before castigating President Donald Trump in an internal memo. The post Read DEA Chief’s Critical Memo Admonishing Trump For Endorsing Police Misconduct appeared first on Shadowproof.

Trump Is Taking Advantage Of The Fact That Obamacare Was Made To Be Broken

Trump is trying to remove as many Jenga blocks from Obamacare, as he legally can. The problem is that Obamacare is made of Jenga blocks in the first place. The post Trump Is Taking Advantage Of The Fact That Obamacare Was Made To Be Broken appeared first on Shadowproof.

Interview: Free Jazz Quintet Irreversible Entanglements On Making Revolutionary Music

The free jazz quintet Irreversible Entanglements released its first eponymous album last month. Recorded over one six-hour studio session in August 2015, the 43-minute album is made of largely improvised work, the product of five musicians...Show More Summary

Logging Company’s Attack On Environmental Activist Groups Dismissed By Federal Court

A lawsuit by logging company Resolute Forest Products to suppress environmental activism by Greenpeace and Stand.earth was dismissed by a federal court. The post Logging Company’s Attack On Environmental Activist Groups Dismissed By Federal Court appeared first on Shadowproof.

Failures Of Affordable Care Act Push Patients To Rely On Urgent Care Centers

As health care costs are leading cause of bankruptcy, more Americans are leaving their primary care physicians behind in favor of urgent care centers. The post Failures Of Affordable Care Act Push Patients To Rely On Urgent Care Centers appeared first on Shadowproof.

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