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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - July 14
Brian Sonenstein interviewed Reverend Kenneth Glasgow, a formerly incarcerated organizer in Alabama, who may potentially be executed or imprisoned for life for murder. But authorities do not accuse Glasgow of committing murder. They are instead using a "complicity law" to prosecute him.
Rory Fleming argues one way to hold prosecutors more accountable for abuses of power is to abolish the role of district attorney spokesperson.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald went to Moscow for a panel and to visit NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. MSNBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance smeared him as a "Kremlin agent," and several MSNBC guests seemed to join in to support Nance after Greenwald challenged Nance's fabrications.
Artists should challenge the boundaries of permissible thought. They should transcend orthodoxy or the conventional wisdom of the establishment, and few artists dare to use their voice for peace and human rights like Roger Waters.
C.J. Baker features this cover of an Iron Maiden tune, which deals with the European colonization of Native land. The song is poignantly reworked by Canadian indigenous throat singer Tanya Tagaq.
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