Category: Civil Liberties

Rick Rowley: “16 Shots”

Chicago Police Killing of Laquan McDonald Exposed a System Built on Lies

John Pilger: The Global War on Assange, Journalism & Dissent

Interview about the persecution of the WikiLeaks publisher and the rapid crackdown on investigative journalism

Vijay Prashad: My friend is in a prison in Ecuador

Two months ago, the police in Ecuador arrested my friend Ola Bini at Quito airport.

Vijay Prashad: U.S. Rushes to Blame Iran

The World Pushes for Diplomacy

Aída Chávez: Sanders Calls for Release Lula’s Release in Wake of Corruption Exposure

Lula’s imprisonment forced him out of the 2018 presidential race, which he was widely expected to win; this paved the way for Bolsonaro

Danica Jorden: Pizza Maker Vows to Do the Right Thing to Fight ICE

Luigi Carannante is a no-nonsense pizzeria owner in Burlington, NC. The 44-year-old from Monte di Procida, a peninsula just outside of Naples, Italy, has run the Little Italy restaurant for the last ten years, putting in his heart, soul and up to 80 hours a week. He’s a father of eight, and his youngest has Read more…

Alleen Brown: Disrupting Pipeline Construction a Crime Punishable by 20 Years in Prison

Legislation proposed by the Trump administration would prescribe up to 20 years in prison for “inhibiting the operation” of an oil or gas pipeline — or even conspiring to do so

Jonathan Cook: Three Lessons for the Left from the Mueller Inquiry

In the combined success-failure of the Mueller inquiry, the left has an opportunity to understand in a much more sophisticated way how real power works and in whose favor it is exercised

John Pilger: Chelsea Manning Locked Down Again

Why aren’t they massing in support of Chelsea Manning? This is the most significant act of principle, an inspiration to all decent people. People should be in the streets

John Pilger: The Assange Arrest is a Warning from History

The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage

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