WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - October 6
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Reality Winner Claims Bureau Of Prisons Is Mishandling Classified Information By Sharing With Guards
From a county jail in Oklahoma, former NSA contractor Reality Winner describes seeing a document on a desk that described the information she disclosed. Guards with no security clearance had this classified information—information she was told she could never present to a jury so she took a plea agreement.
Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder In Killing Of Black Teenager Laquan McDonald
A jury found former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder. He fired 16 shots that killed Laquan McDonald. He was also found guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery—one for every shot he fired.
Berkeley Police Posted Mugshots Of Activists To 'Create Counter-Narrative' Of Protests Against Far-Right
Camille Fassett, a journalist at the Freedom of the Press Foundation and a researcher at Lucy Parsons Labs, reports on documents showing why the Berkeley Police Department posted information on Twitter that exposed activists to potential attacks.
Ashoka Jegroo, a journalist based in Brooklyn, reports on a public meeting where plans for closing Rikers Island prison and opening up new jails throughout New York City were presented.
Shadowproof invites journalists who contribute to us to share their experiences in media. In this first installment, Siobhan O'Leary describes how media can manufacture a moral panic through news coverage.
Beyond Prisons - Kim Wilson interviews formerly incarcerated activist Kempis “Ghani” Songster
Unauthorized Disclosure - Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola interview Mike Prysner and Spenser Rapone, two antiwar military veterans about their new podcast "Eyes Left," which will connect with enlisted members of the military and promote resistance.
Protest Song Of The Week
C.J. Baker features this song from the alternative rock band, Mudhoney, which comes from their latest album "Digital Garbage" and takes aim at paranoia-based conspiracy theories fueled by the government, media, and special interest groups.