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Former black liberation activist Zolo Azania, who spent 35 years in prison—27 on death row—is free.

Fmr. Black Liberation Activist Zolo Azania Freed After 35 Years
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yesterday at 12:19. Facebook
Seventy-five years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, deciding to imprison 120,000 Japanese Americans and legal residents in camps across the U.S.

Seven Decades Ago the U.S. Detained 120,000 Japanese Americans, Could It Happen Again?
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yesterday at 01:02. Facebook
The board of directors of New York City’s public library system has voted to name Harlem’s 115th Street library after legendary activist, civil rights leader and entertainer Harry Belafonte. Belafonte turns 90 years old on March 1.

Harlem Library Named for Civil Rights Icon Harry Belafonte
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02/18/2017 at 21:43. Facebook
Protester: "David Friedman, you promote racism, fund illegal settlements. We will not be silenced. You do not represent us, and you will never represent us."

Protests at Hearing for Ambassador to Israel Nominee David Friedman
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02/18/2017 at 14:15. Facebook
Amy Goodman writes, "The mainstream media credits a Republican revolt with the defeat of Andrew Puzder as labor secretary. In the case of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the media says it was leaks from the intelligence community that took him down. But the engine driving both ousters are movements of thousands upon thousands of people across the country, saying 'no' to hate, bigotry and injustice."

Amy Goodman: Movements Matter as Andrew Puzder and Michael Flynn Are Forced Out
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02/18/2017 at 04:07. Facebook
The Pentagon has admitted that U.S. warplanes fired depleted uranium munitions during air raids in Syria, despite a vow not to use the toxic and radioactive weapons in the battlefield.

Pentagon Admits It Used Depleted Uranium Munitions in Syria
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02/18/2017 at 03:00. Facebook
"If ICE comes knocking," says Rev. Mike Morran, "we will ask them if they have a warrant. And if they do not have a warrant, we will tell them they cannot come in."

Denver Church Gives Sanctuary to Immigrant Mother Facing Deportation: "We Are Not Breaking Any Laws"
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02/18/2017 at 00:40. Facebook
ThinkProgress editor Alan Pyke: Under Alex Acosta's oversight, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice "was permanently sabotaged by a couple of years of intentional misconduct."

Does New Labor Secretary Nominee Alex Acosta Have the Perfect Résumé to Sabotage a Federal Agency?
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02/17/2017 at 23:10. Facebook
"Supposedly, I am a criminal because… I had false documents to work and put food on the table for my children. But what should we call you, Mr. President Trump, when you have been evading taxes for years?" - Undocumented mother Jeanette Vizguerra

Undocumented Mother in Sanctuary in Denver Church: I've Paid Taxes for 20 Years, Why Hasn't Trump?
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02/17/2017 at 20:10. Facebook
Young DREAMers came out of the shadows and gave their information to the U.S. government to remain in the country legally. What does it mean when the government, which took their information, now turns against them?

Why Did ICE Arrest & Imprison a 23-Year-Old DREAMer and DACA Recipient Living Legally in the U.S.?
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02/17/2017 at 18:40. Facebook
President Donald Trump assailed the media and defended his administration as a "fine-tuned machine" Thursday in a combative and rambling news conference at the White House.

In First Solo Press Conference, Trump Attacks Media, Claims Admin Running Like "Fine-Tuned Machine"
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02/17/2017 at 17:15. Facebook
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02/17/2017 at 13:56. Facebook
The frontrunner to become President Trump's science adviser called climate scientists a "glassy-eyed cult" and falsely accused the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of manipulating climate data.

Trump Science Adviser Candidate Calls Climate Science a "Cult"
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02/17/2017 at 03:59. Facebook
"The U.S. has constantly droned it. The Saudis, with U.S. and U.K. support, have bombed its civilians constantly. People are starving, including children. And the Trump administration seems to be committed to escalating the violence even worse."

Glenn Greenwald: Trump Seems to Be Committed to Escalating Violence in Yemen
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02/17/2017 at 02:05. Facebook
An Israeli reporter asked about a rise in anti-Semitic attacks and vandalism across the U.S., and Trump responded by bragging about his election victory.

Trump Is Asked About Rising Anti-Semitism in U.S., He Responds by Boasting About Election Victory
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02/17/2017 at 00:40. Facebook
"What is really worrying is that Donald Trump is empowering some of the worst extremists in the world when it comes to Israeli policy."

Greenwald on Trump-Netanyahu Meeting & How Israel Is Turning into an Apartheid-Like State
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02/16/2017 at 22:59. Facebook
"To urge that the CIA and the intelligence community empower itself to undermine the elected branches of government is insanity. That is a prescription for destroying democracy overnight in the name of saving it." - Glenn Greenwald

Greenwald: Empowering the "Deep State" to Undermine Trump is Prescription for Destroying Democracy
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02/16/2017 at 21:45. Facebook
"Whistleblowers are a very valuable part of our democracy. They should be cherished and heralded and protected, regardless of which party controls the White House" - Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept

Greenwald: Democrats Seem to Consider Snowden's & Manning's Leaks Evil & Leaks Under Trump Heroic
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02/16/2017 at 19:54. Facebook
"People inside the government who leak classified information that the public has a right to know, even if they’re breaking the law... ought to be celebrated and treated as people defending democracy and transparency, and not be treated as criminals." - Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald on Flynn-Russia Leaks: Highly Illegal & Wholly Justified
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02/16/2017 at 16:22. Facebook
Glenn Greenwald: Urging the CIA and intelligence community to undermine Trump "is a prescription for destroying democracy overnight in the name of saving it." [ Link ]