With the first round of US extradition proceedings for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wrapping up last month in London, this is just a reminder that Defending Rights & Dissent will be hosting a FREE webinar tomorrow on what happened in London and why it matters. I'll be moderating a conversation with legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and Shadowproof's Kevin Gosztola, who was in London during the proceedings.
The Extradition of Julian Assange & the Future of Global Press Freedom
Wednesday March 11, 20208:30 PM (EST)/5:30 PM (PST)
***REGISTRATION IS FREE***
REGISTEREllsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the media, revealing decades of US government deceit about its war in Vietnam, at great personal risk. For exposing government duplicity, he faced an indictment under the Espionage Act. He has continued to be an advocate for transparency and the rights of whistleblowers.
Gosztola is the Managing Editor of Shadowproof. He is one of the few US-based reporters to cover Assange’s extradition proceedings in London. He has long been reporting from the frontline of the War on Whistleblowers, including Chelsea Manning’s court martial and Reality Winner’s sentencing hearing.
We know that too often when war crimes, abuses of power, and other government misconduct is uncovered it is the truthteller who must stand trial.
The unprecedented act by the US government of charging a publisher of information under the Espionage Act is a dramatic assault on press freedom. Please join us for this important webinar on The Extradition of Julian Assange and the Future of Global Press Freedom.
Alabama cop caught on video body-slamming maskless woman in Walmart
By Vincent Barone
May 7, 2020
Springfield City Council meeting with police commissioner, Law Department over 5 reinstated cops gets testy
Updated May 08, 9:37 AM; Posted May 07, 3:20 PM
Indianapolis police chief condemns officer's "closed casket" comment after deadly shooting livestreamed on Facebook
COP FIRED, CHARGED IN 'LYNCH MOB' INCIDENT AFTER WHITE NEIGHBORS RALLY TO PROTECT BLACK NORTH CAROLINA FAMILY
BY JEFFERY MARTIN ON 5/8/20 AT 8:40 PM EDT
Katahdin Woods and Waters is the best place to see the night sky on the East Coast
by Jim Freeman
A Key Obama Meeting Was Held to Ensure FBI Russia Collusion Probe Wasn't Discovered by the Trump Administration
Posted: May 09, 2020 2:37
What the FBI Coverup Is Covering Up
The unraveling Mike Flynn conviction ought to have reporters revisiting James Comey’s 2016 role.
70% of inmates test positive for coronavirus at Lompoc federal prison
THE FBI’S RACE PROBLEMS ARE GETTING WORSE. THE PROSECUTION OF TERRY ALBURY IS PROOF.
Tom Brady, more than 20 current Patriots sign letter to FBI requesting immediate investigation into Ahmaud Arbery’s death
Updated 11:49 AM; Today 11:48 AM
February 12, 2015
Hard Truths: Law Enforcement and Race
The Legacy of the FBI's Racist Campaign Against MLK
January 20, 2020 Lucia Martínez, Joseph Torres
Racialist obsessions and Trump Derangement Syndrome void Pulitzers
Prizes provide more proof of liberal media deceit
Bill Barr Twisted My Words in Dropping the Flynn Case. Here’s the Truth.
The F.B.I.’s interview of Mr. Flynn was constitutional, lawful and for a legitimate counterintelligence purpose.
By Mary B. McCord
Ms. McCord was an acting assistant attorney general for national security at the Justice Department from 2016 to 2017.
DA blocked cops from making arrests in Ahmaud Arbery shooting: commissioner
By Laura Italiano
May 8, 2020 |
MAY 9, 2020 | TED RALL
THE REASON WHY WE HAVEN’T NUKED A HURRICANE YET
WHOWHATWHY FINDS VOTING MACHINES UNGUARDED
A NEW YORK CITY HOSPITAL IS INVESTIGATING A NURSE FOR SHARING VIDEO FOOTAGE WITH THE INTERCEPT
May 9 2020, 8:00 a.m.
REPUBLICANS ARE USING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS TO WIN LONG-DESIRED BANK DEREGULATION, RAISING POTENTIAL FOR BANK FAILURES
Sheriff’s deputy fired, faces charges after leading armed white mob to black teen’s home
By THERESA BRAINE
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
MAY 10, 2020 | 7:53 PM
Pineland Farms hits 300,000 pounds of food given away after Presque Isle event
6 day trips around Maine to feed your soul and your tummy — safely
Nearly 2,000 former DOJ Employees Call on Barr to Resign for Moving to Drop Michael Flynn Case
Man who requested trial by combat to settle dispute with ex-wife clears sanity test
By NELSON OLIVEIRA
MAY 12, 2020 | 8:21 AM
2 white New Jersey men who reenacted George Floyd’s death at counterprotest suspended from jobs
By JOSEPH WILKINSON
JUN 09, 2020 | 9:35 PM
COVID-19 Data & Docs
by alloneword » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:04 pm
A thread for documentation and data related to the CORVID-19 crisis (that's probably too boring for the main thread).
Pandemic History - 1347, 1492, 1803, 1918, 2020...
by JackRiddler » Mon May 18, 2020 9:23 pm
Been wanting to have a topic with various materials I've collected about 1918, but then came this masterful lecture on DN! today by Frank M. Snowden III, Yale historian, so I decided he'd make a perfect, more general start to the thread. Note the political history, starts with bolded section in the transcript. Or skip the transcript and play the video.
Here's an earlier interview with Snowden in Yale News. Guy has hit some kind of unfortunate jackpot, getting his career opus published last fall under the title of Pandemics and Society.
Bangor Maine will again consider giving officers body cameras amid protests against police violence
Republican senators quietly consider changes in police practices, accountability
The burst of legislative activity in the Republican ranks is an abrupt turnaround after years of black deaths with law enforcement.
Video evidence increasingly disproves police narratives
Minneapolis police initially told the public that George Floyd died after a ‘medical incident.’
AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR AUDIENCE AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC
Man is Convicted for Recording Cops but his Video leads to Cops getting Charged
Bodycam shows the moment New Mexico cop tells a man 'I'm going to f***ing choke you out, bro' before the suspect dies gasping for air - as the officer is charged with involuntary manslaughter
Remember the racist police Christmas tree? One cop is still in arbitration.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Hannah Jones in News
George Floyd And Minneapolis Cop Charged In His Death Had A Troubled History
Lawyer spits on black teen during Wisconsin protest, kicks cop in groin: report
By Yaron Steinbuch
June 9, 2020 | 7
Rantz: ‘Ashamed’ of department, Seattle cop explains why it’s time to quit
BY JASON RANTZ
JUNE 10, 2020 AT 5:53 AM
Fellow police applaud Philly cop accused of beating protester
Portland police chief resigns, calls for black cop to take command
Police Investigating 'Outrageous' Altercation Between Officer, Amazon Delivery Man
JUNE 09, 2020 - 4:09 PM
Why it’s so hard to convict a cop of murder: Just 5 in 15 years
Bob Egelko June 9, 2020 Updated: June 9, 2020 5:25 p.
'Not even human... cockroaches': Ex-cop lifts the lid on his colleagues' horrific treatment of Aboriginal people and 'systemic racism' within the force
3 ways to ensure that rogue cops aren’t above the law
A highly technical doctrine protecting cops from lawsuits is finally receiving national attention.
By Ian Millhiser Jun 9, 2020, 8:50am ED
Ex-cop seeking visits with son he is accused of battering; case pending nearly 4 years
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