WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - February 23
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Shadowproof obtained videos of two prisoner fights that prisoners said were setup by officials at Soledad State Prison in California. Brian Sonenstein reports.
Prisoners share what lockdown is like at Corcoran after the warden backed out of negotiations with prisoners. Several prisoners engaged in a hunger strike in January to force an end to the months-long lockdown.
From Shadowproof's series on the Chicago mayor's race, Aaron Cynic features grassroots voices involved in the struggle for police accountability that includes civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department.
CNN went in search for a story about a Russian-funded digital media project that produces viral videos aimed at undermining American democracy. When CNN journalists could not find what they were looking for, they effectively manufactured the news by giving Facebook a pretext for censorship.
For those who backed Hillary Clinton and believe Bernie Sanders bears some responsibility for her loss to President Donald Trump, they were quick to display their resentment. Some of them even dusted off opposition research they had lying around and quickly deployed it.
The third episode in the series is on the efforts of grassroots activists to force candidates for mayor to take police accountability seriously
Christina Schiavoni, a food sovereignty activist and doctoral researcher who lived in Caracas for about two years, joins the show to talk about food shortages and the politics of food in Venezuela.
Protest Song Of The Week
C.J. Baker features this song from cellist/multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla that was inspired by her own child's experience with high levels of lead in her blood. It speaks to environmental health crises from Los Angeles to Flint, Michigan.