Blog Profile / Firedoglake


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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

White House Justifies Chelsea Manning’s Possible Commutation

President Barack Obama’s administration has yet to indicate whether it will commute United State Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s sentence to time served, but on January 13, it gave the clearest hint yet that a commutation is a distinct possibility. Show More Summary

Justice Department Report Shows Chicago Police Routinely Use Violence And Lie About It

The Justice Department released the results of an investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s record of unlawful policing, including the routine use of brutality or deadly force against residents. The city of Chicago, police,Show More Summary

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Chicago Police Illegally Spied On Activists, Residents With Stingray Surveillance

A federal lawsuit against Chicago police alleges officers employed cell site simulators or Stingray spying devices in violation of the First Amendment rights of innocent citizens during a “Reclaim Martin Luther King Jr. Day” action on January 15, 2015. Show More Summary

CIA Whistleblower: Obama Must Declassify Torture Report For Future Generations

A coalition, including CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, demanded President Barack Obama declassify and release the full report on CIA torture produced by the Senate intelligence committee in 2013. In 2014, only a summary of the torture report was released. Show More Summary

Five Americans Who Benefited From Welfare Share Their Fears About Trump

President-elect Donald Trump, business tycoon and bureaucratic snake oil merchant, is no stranger to anti-poverty rhetoric. Bootstrap mythology makes up the very backbone of his political ideology. In his book “Time To Get Tough”, published...Show More Summary

Assange Criticizes U.S. Effort To Conflate WikiLeaks Publications With Russian Hacking

Wikileaks urges skepticism toward assertion that publications of DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign emails were connected to alleged Russian hacking. The post Assange Criticizes U.S. Effort To Conflate WikiLeaks Publications With Russian Hacking appeared first on Shadowproof.

Kerry: We Watched ISIS Grow; Hacking Intel Report a “Dud”; Syrian Rebels Target Water & Energy

Leaked audio reveals John Kerry admitting US watched ISIS grow; intel chiefs' report on alleged Russian hacking was a "dud;" and more in our global news roundup... The post Kerry: We Watched ISIS Grow; Hacking Intel Report a “Dud”; Syrian Rebels Target Water & Energy appeared first on Shadowproof.

Intelligence Report On Alleged Russian Interference In Election Lacks Proof

A much-anticipated report from U.S. "intelligence community" contains no additional concrete proof that Vladimir Putin ordered hacking to influence the election. The post Intelligence Report On Alleged Russian Interference In Election Lacks Proof appeared first on Shadowproof.

WikiLeaks Is What It Is Today Because Of U.S. Government And Media

If anonymous officials are right and WikiLeaks knows the Kremlin used them to undermine a U.S. election, then the government and press bear some responsibility. The post WikiLeaks Is What It Is Today Because Of U.S. Government And Media appeared first on Shadowproof.

How Corrections Officers Control Supply And Demand For Contraband Phones In Prisons

Corrections departments conduct searches and introduce policies to diminish contraband, but such efforts arguably play a role in preserving the market. The post How Corrections Officers Control Supply And Demand For Contraband Phones In Prisons appeared first on Shadowproof.

How Two Constraints Made Obamacare A Political Disaster

To understand how the Affordable Care Act never became popular, we need to understand two artificial constraints imposed by Obama that doomed it. The post How Two Constraints Made Obamacare A Political Disaster appeared first on Shadowproof.

United States Re-Packaged Al Qaeda As ‘Khorasan Group’ To Sell Attack

United States officials misled the public about a Syrian terrorist group, the Khorasan Group, in the run up to air strikes in the country in 2014. The post United States Re-Packaged Al Qaeda As ‘Khorasan Group’ To Sell Attack appeared first on Shadowproof.

Introducing Beyond Satire

I am pleased to announce the launch of Shadowproof’s “Beyond Satire” section. Shadowproof launched as an independent press organization that aspires to support a range of work from freelance journalists, but I always knew at some point...Show More Summary

Will Trump Go Along With Paul Ryan’s Plan To Destroy Medicare?

Given President-elect Trump's commitments and the popularity of Social Security and Medicare, will he go along with Paul Ryan's plan to destroy the programs? The post Will Trump Go Along With Paul Ryan’s Plan To Destroy Medicare? appeared first on Shadowproof.

Delete Your Account — Episode 31: One Democratic State

Kumars and Roqayah speak with Ali Abunimah about the Obama administration's Israel-Palestine legacy and the movement for Palestinian human rights. The post Delete Your Account — Episode 31: One Democratic State appeared first on Shadowproof.

Wife Of Activist Jailed For Digital Sit-In Seeks Help From Trump

The wife of a jailed activist, who faces felony charges for a digital sit-in against the Boston Children’s Hospital website, demands President-elect Donald Trump use his influence to have the charges dropped. Marty Gottesfeld learned...Show More Summary

Ceasefires, Christmas Bombs and “Diplomatic Offensives”

Next Cold War Roundup 1/3/17: Ceasefire between Syrian coalition and rebels. Peace talks in Kazakhstan. US may join after Obama. US-led coalition Christmas bombs on Syria and Iraq. Damascus water supply poisoned. Ukraine oligarch wants compromise. Show More Summary

Water Protector Still Faces Felony For Confronting Armed DAPL Contractor

Standing Rock water protector still faces felony for "terrorizing" security contractor who pointed AR-15 at him and must raise funds for legal defense. The post Water Protector Still Faces Felony For Confronting Armed DAPL Contractor appeared first on Shadowproof.

Mississippi Private Prison Neglected Problems After Deadly Riot

A recently released Department of Justice audit found a Mississippi private prison—which holds over 2,500 immigrant prisoners, most of whom are Mexican nationals—failed to remedy serious problems with staffing and living conditions that led to a deadly riot in 2012. Show More Summary

Around The Empire – Episode 3: War Reporter Elijah Magnier On Syria Peace Deal

War reporter Elijah Magnier joins Dan and Joanne for a discussion of the current Syria peace deal and its wider implications for the region and world. The post Around The Empire – Episode 3: War Reporter Elijah Magnier On Syria Peace Deal appeared first on Shadowproof.

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