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The jury that convicted the Occupier on May 5 had only been given one side of the story.

Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden

“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”

The “botched” execution of Clayton Lockett should shatter the illusion that lethal injection is neither cruel nor unusual.

With Monday’s verdict, McMillan became one of the first Occupy activists to face serious jail time.

Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Alan Gross

The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”

Using sex as an excuse, Los Angeles has created a disciplinary limbo in which hundreds of teachers languish.

The Supreme Court’s decision sweeps away decades of equal protection precedent.

Attica Prison

A judge has permitted the partial release of long-sealed Attica papers, but the full story of the assault remains hidden.

Blogs

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s seeking medical help for allegations of sexual harassment redirects our attention away from the real psychological and social harm that his victims experience.

July 30, 2013

News expected about 1 pm, with sentencing arguments tomorrow.

July 30, 2013

The newest way to keep children safe is by criminalizing consensual sex.

July 30, 2013

In which a chance encounter with a trade magazine inspires reflections upon the prophets, and profits, of fear.

July 29, 2013

The first page, from 1960s, says Vidal made disparaging remarks about J. Edgar Hoover.

July 29, 2013

Manning still faces the most serious “aiding the enemy” charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life.

July 29, 2013

Sharif Abdel Kouddous, speaking from Cairo, joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to analyze the allegations against ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the protests surrounding his arrest warrant and the response from the Obama administration.

July 26, 2013

A California congressman is drafting legislation that would introduce an adversarial voice to the secret court governing NSA spying. 

July 25, 2013

Pushing back against the NRA campaign to weaken gun control in states across the country. 

July 24, 2013

Is Congress moving towards putting a real check on the executive branch’s spying power?

July 23, 2013