I’m On Hunger Strike In Guantánamo

By Ahmed Rabbani, Truthout. -

There are very few freedoms at Guantánamo Bay prison, where I have been held without charge or trial — referred to as Guantánamo ISN 1461 — for over 16 years. The right to starve myself is one of [...]

Activists Who Forced Elijah McClain Investigation Face Retaliation

By National Committee for Justice in Denver, Liberation News. -

People all over the country are learning about the explosive new report just out in Aurora, CO which concluded that the Aurora Police’s entire encounter with Elijah McClain which ended in his [...]

Students At Fordham University Fight For Their Right To Support Palestine

By Alex Kane, +972 Magazine. -

Veer Shetty wants what hundreds of other college students have: a school club that speaks out for Palestine on campus.  Shetty grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a close Palestinian friend [...]

More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huff Post. -

Dawn Goodwin spent her 50th birthday among towering pines and yellow birches whose tree rings make her lifespan seem like a child’s in comparison. But on that cool, overcast Saturday in December, [...]

UK Top Court Gives Uber Drivers Benefits In Landmark Ruling

By Kelvin Chan, AP News. -

London - Uber drivers in Britain should be classed as “workers” and not self-employed, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled Friday, in a decision that threatens the company’s business model and holds [...]

Indigenous Water Protector Jailed For Refusing To Cooperate With Grand Jury

By Water Protector Legal Collective. -

Bismarck, North Dakota - Water Protector Steve Martinez is confined in Burleigh County Detention Center after refusing, on principle, to give testimony before a federal grand jury. This Grand [...]

Government Secrecy Causes Conspiracy Theories

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

The DC Circuit has ruled that the CIA is under no obligation to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests pertaining to its involvement with insurgent militias in Syria, overturning a lower [...]

Wrongly Jailed Queens Youth Organized Own Defense From Prison

By Gabriela Silva, Liberation News. -

On Feb. 10, now 21-year-old Prakash Churaman of Queens, New York, stood on the steps of Queens Criminal Court addressing a crowd of supporters just before his latest trial. He spoke confidently [...]

Judge Refuses Injunction To Stop Sacred Oak Flat Destruction

By Apache Stronghold, Popular Resistance. -

Phoenix, AZ – This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan denied Apache Stronghold's request for an injunction preventing the giveaway and destruction of sacred Oak Flat to Rio [...]

DOJ Drops Lawsuit To Block California Net Neutrality Law

By Marguerite Reardon, CNET. -

The US Department of Justice under President Joe Biden has dropped a department lawsuit filed under former President Donald Trump that challenged California's net neutrality rules. California's [...]

Demands To Drop The Charges On The 646 Mass Arrested

By Niko Georgiades, Unicorn Riot. -

Minneapolis, MN – Three months after six hundred forty-six people were mass arrested on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis, calls to drop the charges are continuing. A February 5 rally at the Hennepin [...]

Why We Must Do More To Recognize The Application Of Indigenous Law

By Gavin Smith, West Coast Environmental Law. -

In the Supreme Court of Canada’s 1996 decision in R v Van Der Peet, Justice Beverley McLachlin[1] famously made reference to a “golden thread”:  The history of the interface of Europeans and [...]

On Contact: Radical As Reality Itself

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Michael Smith about civil rights attorney Michael Ratner's recently published memoir, "Moving the Bar – My Life as A Radical Lawyer". Smith was a [...]

UK Turns To ‘Counterterror’ Law To Repress Palestine Action

By Asa Winstanley, Electronic Intifada. -

Solidarity campaigners shut down an Israeli drone parts factory in the UK for several hours last week. Three activists from Palestine Action were arrested outside the Elbit Systems factory in [...]

Judge’s Ruling Deprives Community Of Their Voice In Water Decisions

By Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, Popular Resistance. -

Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) has filed a Petition for Judicial Review of the Final Decision and Order issued by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy [...]