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Could a Former Activist Unseat Mayor 1%? Rahm Emanuel Faces Chicago Runoff Despite Vast Outspending

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Chicago’s mayoral race is heading to a runoff election after incumbent Rahm Emanuel failed to win 50 percent of the vote. Emanuel raised roughly $16 million, more than four times his challengers combined. 48 more words

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Citizenfour: Inside Story of NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Captured in New Film by Laura Poitras

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“At this stage I can offer nothing more than my word. I am a senior government employee in the intelligence community. I hope you understand that contacting you is extremely high risk … This will not be a waste of your time.” This was one of the first messages Edward Snowden wrote to filmmaker Laura Poitras beginning an exchange that helped expose the massive surveillance apparatus set up by the National Security Agency. 156 more words

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Can Podemos Win in Spain?

Just a year after its founding, it’s the country’s leading party 253 more words

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#35 Eco-Terrorist" Freed 10 Years Early After Feds Withhold Evidence on Informant’s Role

Aired on January 14, 2015 on Democracy Now

The third interview I’m posting about the governments role in suppressing activists and keeping the truth from the public. 91 more words

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The Law of Debt Slavery

After the latest revelations in the HSBC scandal, there has finally been renewed debate over whether bankers should be allowed to escape punishment so easily. 297 more words

Classism

The Media Gap and Democracy Now!

The New York Times wrote an article focusing on Democracy Now!‘s tendency to be the only outlet covering an important story or the only outlet to be there during the early days of the story. 140 more words

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