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WASHINGTON — In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that accuse him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents, including the identities of confidential sources for American armed forces and diplomats. The Justice Department’s 18-count superseding indictment […]

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Bureau hires James Ball and Frankie Goodway as global and production editors

May 23, 2019           |                                       

The Bureau is delighted to announce that we have hired two new members of staff to join our team at a time of exciting growth. James Ball will take up the newly-created post of global editor, managing our reporting teams and working with them to produce powerful agenda-setting investigations in the public interest. James joins […]

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Facing Growing Backlash CIA Veteran Stephanie Smith Steps Down As Chair of Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee

May 23, 2019           |                                       

Facing a growing backlash from the Kent State May 4 community, Stephanie Smith, a 25-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, is stepping down as the chair of the Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee. “Out of respect for the profound concerns held by some members of Kent State’s May 4 community about […]

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For those who lived through it, the Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee meeting on May 8, 2017, is seared into their memories. Josh Gottheimer never wanted to be there in the first place. The New Jersey Democratic congressman hated town halls, but across the country, activists fired up in the wake of Donald Trump’s election were […]

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Rahm Emanuel is now a pundit at the Atlantic. But no amount of rebranding can change the fact that his political career has been an abject failure. Rahm Emanuel represents the very system of elite governance that he blames in his Atlantic article for creating our current political crisis. Monday marked Rahm Emanuel’s official last […]

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The public came out to more than 500 rallies against state-level abortion bans in every state in the country around noon on May 21. There will be more rallies from coast to coast this week. Check out Planned Parenthood’s handy interactive website to find the action near you. The tipping point for this outpouring of […]

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After years of cuts, it’s time to make the pursuit of knowledge a right for all. free col•lege noun 1. A radical expansion of federal funding to make higher education a public good “College shouldn’t just be a privilege for those who can afford [it]. Like K-12 education, college is a basic need that should be […]

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Dave Lindorff and Michael White

May 21, 2019           |                                       

Veteran journalist Dave Lindorff is the first guest; he describes the misrepresentations and complete falsehoods that US corporate media has been presenting about Venezuela. Then New York activist Michael White explains how real estate and other private interests have been attempting to close or shrink some of New York’s most important public libraries, and how […]

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Forevergate: The Pernicious Persistence of the Russian Collusion Delusion

May 20, 2019           |                                       

The official investigation into Russian collusion is over, after three harrowing, nerve-wracking years. I kid, of course. After endless news cycles, and various non-stories and wild-goose chases disseminated by mainstream media, one would think the country could move on. Yet this hasn’t been the case. It seems pretty straightforward: delusions about Russia continue because they […]

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Political projects with universalising ambitions implicitly or explicitly seek to create certain kinds of person. They recognise particular qualities of mind, particular forms of flourishing, particular personalities, and they seek to make from these the ideal types of their society. Politics is ethics at scale. In postwar social democracy the Fordist consumer-producer enjoyed rising material […]

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According to its backers we’re in the midst of a “mindfulness revolution.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, recently dubbed the “father of mindfulness,” goes so far as to proclaim that we’re on the verge of a global renaissance, and that mindfulness “may actually be the only promise the species and the planet have for making it through the […]

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Years ago, tobacco companies discovered the link between their products and lung cancer. Did they warn their customers? No — they denied the link entirely, misleading the public for decades while killing their customers. Similarly, ExxonMobil scientists made startlingly accurate predictions about climate change as early as 1982 — and then spent millions of dollars […]

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Zee, as those who knew him called him, was a fearless grassroots activist known for his ability to bring people together and give voice to the most marginalized, and to imagine a better future. He led a youth network called Watan Pala Zwanan (or ‘youth for the public interest’) from across eastern Afghanistan that provides […]

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