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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - September 15
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John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, renewed his vendetta against the International Criminal Court. But the policy he expressed has largely been supported by the U.S. government for the past 15 to 20 years.
Evanston police quietly maintained an unreleased internal policy regarding the use of drones, according to a document obtained by Lucy Parsons Labs. Will Pierce reports.
Geofeedia provides law enforcement with tools to monitor social media use by mapping location and other data. It has received funding from the investment arm of the CIA, In-Q-Tel. Will Pierce reports.
The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) was sued by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Heather Thompson for allegedly censoring her nonfiction book, “Blood In The Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.”
Please enjoy this free preview of our member newsletter. Brian Sonenstein describes why prisoners were left in harm's way during Hurricane Florence and not evacuated.
Protest Song Of The Week
Kevin Gosztola features this song from blues musician Shemekia Copeland, which grapples with the resurgence of hate in the United States, and rhetorically asks if a racist would take her blood if she offered it to save them from death.
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