Amnesty International Resists Calls To Designate Assange A 'Prisoner Of Conscience' As Extradition Looms
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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - June 16
Brian Sonenstein reports on a study that shows under President Barack Obama's administration Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made arrests of immigrants at a rate that was more than double what it is under President Donald Trump.
Trump is adding to a foundation developed by Obama, who aggressively detained and deported undocumented immigrants for nearly his entire presidency. We must fully acknowledge the harm and injustice of this systematic violence under both Obama and Trump—without making convenient excuses for the past—in order for progress to be possible.
President Donald Trump’s talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have the potential to usher in an era of nonviolent coexistence. However, the political establishment, corporate media, and foreign policy think tanks are deeply upset that Trump offered to end United States military exercises early in the diplomatic talks for de-nuclearization.
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago’s evictions of homeless people, even as officials continue to remove homeless people and fail to provide affordable housing.
From Fantastic Negrito's new album, "Please Don't Be Dead," here is a protest song with a simple mantra to not let systemic oppression or legacies of racism define a person’s life and keep a person down.
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