Category: Repression

Rebecca Nathanson: Activists Found Guilty of Terrorism-Related Offense

“We are guilty of nothing more than intervening to prevent harm”

Bill Lueders: Wisconsin Republicans Spurn the Will of the People

Just before sunrise on Wednesday, a Republican-controlled senate approved bills to restrict early voting and curb the powers of the incoming governor and attorney general. The state assembly was expected to follow suit

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Alice Speri: ICE Cracks Down on Its Critics

Over the last year, a handful of activists from New York to Washington state have found themselves in the crosshairs of ICE

Ava Kofman: The Dangerous Junk Science of Vocal Risk Assessment

Some of the leading experts in vocal analytics, algorithmic bias, and machine learning find the trend toward digital polygraph tests troubling, pointing to the faulty methodology of companies like AC Global Risk

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Chris Hedges: Crucifying Julian Assange

Chris Hedges and Joe Lauria, journalist and editor-in-chief, Consortium, discuss efforts to force #WikiLeaks publisher, #JulianAssange, out of the Ecuador Embassy in London and extradite him to the USA to stand trial.

Jan-Werner Mueller: Why Freedom of Assembly Still Matters

Protests are essential to the democratic experience and can never be replaced by online activism, much less voting

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Alex Kane: “It’s Killing the Student Movement”

Canary Mission’s Blacklist of Pro-Palestine Activists Is Taking a Toll

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Neve Gordon: Branding migrants ‘human shields’ has a deadly motive

As the migrant caravan works its way north, and is further demonized for doing so, the world should reflect on this and how one of the pillars of international law – the category of civilian – is being eroded

Jake Johnson: Attacking the Press

“I think the Acosta incident is… a symbol of an attempt to discredit not only CNN but the entire press corps.”

Jill Richardson: Trump’s Gender “Science” is Reductive, Mean and Wrong

Trump’s move — if he makes it — will serve to erase the civil rights of 1.4 million transgender Americans. An already vulnerable population will needlessly suffer more

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