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Late Night FDL: I’m A Woman

Magda Piskorczyk -- I'm A Woman, at International GastroBlues Festival, July 2009. Tut has the night off so I'm hosting tonight. What's on your mind? Google translate

Free at Last: Joseph Sledge free after serving 40 years for a crime he did not commit

None of the forensic evidence, which consisted of hair, blood and fingerprints, implicated him in the murders. In addition, a jailhouse informant who testified against him at the trial recanted his testimony claiming that police andShow More Summary

Emergency Early Release Taken Off The Table as Ohio Considers Options for Overcrowded Prisons

As prisoners, advocates and journalists warned of deteriorating conditions in Ohio's prisons over the past year, the inmate population slowly crept back up to around 30% over capacity.

FOIA: Department of Justice CCIPS Notes On Aaron Swartz Investigation

In early 2013 I sent a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests out to three government agencies that I knew were investigating the late Aaron Swartz. Swartz committed suicide in January of that year arguably in part due to the harassment he was facing from state authorities. I was not a personal friend [...]

Barrett Brown Went to Jail for My Sins

This– THIS LINK– could have sent me to jail. Another link came very, very close to sending Barrett Brown to jail. Brown was just sentenced to five years in jail on other charges that the government could make stick, in another step towards the criminalization of everything. The United States v. Barrett Brown Brown, 33-years-old, [...]

Death of Saudi King Abdullah Brings Reverence From US Establishment

King Abdullah was a man of wisdom & vision. US has lost a friend & Kingdom of #SaudiArabia, Middle East, and world has lost a revered leader — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) January 23, 2015 Yesterday Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the King of Saudi Arabia, died at the age of 90. His brother, Salman bin [...]

The Roundup

Mornin’! International Politics Overall - This article is right on how jokes made against Muslims usually end up as propaganda for interventions - William Blum: “Murdering Journalists…Theirs and Ours” - It seems Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress was made after an Israeli ambassador started talks Middle East - Even with desalination plants in Gaza, [...]

Over Easy: The Latest Website Tracking You?

On Tuesday the Associated Press revealed that the Affordable Care Act's enrollment website is secretly sending consumers' personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data, both for both performance and marketing purposes.

Late Night FDL: Limelight

Rush - Limelight My Canuck homeys are hitting the road again...

‘A Piece of Torture’: Guantanamo Prisoner’s Diary Describes Brutal Transfer from Bagram

Mauritanian citizen Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who remains in indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay, is the first prisoner to have a book written during his time in prison published. He describes the brutality he suffered while being transferred from Bagram prison in Afghanistan to Guantanamo.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Can Be Passed This Year Says Obama’s Asia Representative

Evan Medeiros, the Obama administration's representative in Asia, believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could pass this year.

New Rules for Solitary Confinement on Rikers Island Attempt to Fix What Must Be Replaced

Would New York City's new rules for solitary confinement have saved the life of 19-year-old Andy Henriquez? Henriquez was brought to Rikers Island when he was only 16. Three years later, he was still awaiting trial when he was placed in isolation.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Federal Air Marshal Whistleblower & Upholds Whistleblower Law

A federal air marshal whistleblower won an important Supreme Court victory on January 21 when justices voted 7-2 that his disclosures were covered by the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) and had not been "specifically prohibited by the law," as the government claimed.

Poroshenko Tells IMF Ukraine Now Needs $50 Billion As Fascist Militias Threaten Kiev

Out of the Mouths of the Neo-Nazis: Dumb and Dumber in Ukraine. — CounterPunch (@NatCounterPunch) January 21, 2015 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has reportedly told the IMF his country now needs $50 billion to shore up its finances. Ukraine already reached a bailout agreement with the IMF in April of last year for [...]

At Sentencing, Journalist Barrett Brown Expresses Regrets & Condemns Criminalization of Journalists

In a case which dragged on for well over two years, journalist Barrett Brown is being sentenced by a court in Dallas. He pled guilty to three charges that stemmed from uploading YouTube videos containing a threat directed at the FBI, redacting sensitive emails procured by hackers and hiding laptops in a kitchen cabinet. The [...]

GOP Congress Votes Climate Is Changing, Not Humans’ Fault

2014 was the hottest year ever: — New York Magazine (@NYMag) January 17, 2015 If you needed more evidence that people in DC are wastes of time and space you got it yesterday when the Senate voted to affirm that the climate was, in fact, changing but not that it was due to [...]

The Roundup

Hey there folks! International Politics Overall - Speaker of the House John Boehner invited Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu to speak in front of Congress on Iran, which is viewed as a snub to the Obama administration - The White House does not seem happy Netanyahu is coming as he did not notify them beforehand Middle East - How fitting is it for [...]

Late Night FDL: Some Skunk Funk

Brecker Brothers - Some Skunk Funk What a fitting tribute...

Despite Prior Claims, FBI’s Own Records Show Agency Coordinated with Police & Spied on Occupy Movement

The FBI spied on Occupy Chicago. It also coordinated with police departments, helping other law enforcement agencies keep tabs on Occupy protesters, according to documents obtained by independent journalist Yana Kunichoff. The documents contradict a statement from the FBI in November 2011, where the agency declared, “Recent published blogs and news stories have reported the [...]

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Developing Dilemma

Quite the dilemma. Boston is the last place on the planet where the defense would like to try the guilt/innocence phase of this case, but Boston probably is the first place where they would want to conduct the penalty phase.

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