Your Vote: Raped and Pillaged - OEN Interviews Greg Palast

GP: It’s uglier, more widespread and the racism in the latest purges of voter rolls is far worse in 2016 than in 2000.

By Joan Brunwasser… 673 more words

Constitutional Rights

Chelsea Manning Appeals “Unprecedented” Conviction

LAWYERS FOR CHELSEA MANNING appealed her conviction on Thursday, calling it “grossly unfair and unprecedented” and arguing that “no whistleblower in American history has been sentenced this harshly.” 367 more words

Civil Liberties

Power Loves the Dark | Police Nationwide Are Secretly Exploiting Intrusive Technologies With the Feds’ Complicity

Civil libertarians and civil rights activists, however, are less than impressed with what’s being hailed as breakthrough police technology. We tend to view it instead as a set of potential new ways for the police to continue a long history of profiling and pre-convicting poor and minority youth. 3,828 more words

Civil Liberties

Michael Ratner on American Imperialism

Editor’s note: Michael Ratner, the pioneering civil rights and constitutional lawyer, died Wednesday from cancer complications at age 72. In 2013, Ratner spoke on Truthdig Radio with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and former Truthdig Managing Editor Peter Scheer. 146 more words

U.S. Foreign Policy

Ed Felien: They should be indicted

I accuse Dustin Schwarze and Mark Ringgenberg of Murder in the Third Degree for the killing of Jamar Clark.

BY ED FELIEN  Southside Pride 2,553 more words
Constitutional Rights

Edward Snowden: Inside The Assassination Complex

Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking — It’s an Act of Political Resistance

Edward Snowden  The Intercept  May 3, 2016
Banner Illustration: The Intercept

“I’VE BEEN WAITING… 3,068 more words


New Report Proves Police Preparing for Rioting on a National Scale

Considering massive worldwide demonstrations in the U.S. and elsewhere it becomes apparent politicians and their enforcement agencies comprehend the greatest threat to their power.

A police officer throws an object at protesters, Monday, April 27, 2015, following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. 877 more words

Military Madness