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March 30, 2015
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No One Is Free Until All Are Free

The fight to end male violence against women is crucial to the struggles of wider liberation. We cannot stand up for some of the oppressed and ignore others who are oppressed.
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A ‘Black Lives Matter’ Activist Faces Hard Time Under a Law Meant for Racist Killers

As Americans continue to forget our troubling past, the prosecution of a protester in California is turning the meaning of "lynching" inside out.

Robert Scheer Talks Privacy With Scholar Aleecia McDonald

The Peninsula Peace and Justice Center hosted Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and scholar Aleecia McDonald in a public conversation about the themes at the center of Scheer’s new book, “They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.”

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which includes no data-protection provisions, would set up a new network for private corporations to share customer data with nearly all levels of law enforcement and intelligence, including the National Security Agency.

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The organization has hit back furiously at filmmaker Alex Gibney’s exposé “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” which aired Sunday night on HBO.

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The Truthdig editor-in-chief’s new book, “They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy,” continues the important work on the abuse of power he began five decades ago, writes Peter Richardson at The National Memo.

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A Transportation Security Administration checklist obtained by The Intercept lists throat clearing, whistling and “exaggerated yawning” in airports as suspicious behavior. “Democracy Now!” speaks to The Intercept’s Cora Currier about the revelation.

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In 1919 Rosa Luxemburg, the revolutionary, was murdered in Berlin. Her killers bludgeoned her with rifle blows and tossed her into the waters of a canal. Along the way, she lost a shoe.

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HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host released a Web exclusive Monday about the upcoming pseudo-holiday many of us are dreading.

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The rapid reduction of West Antarctica’s shelf ice has dangerous implications for sea levels in a warming world.

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The U.S. sanction regime on Iran has a unilateral dimension. Then there is a European dimension, which involves using the clout of the Department of Treasury as well as the persuasiveness of the Department of State’s diplomats to get European Union buy-in regarding their own sanctions.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, no longer allowed to sit at the adult table because of his past food fights, has been reduced, as Haaretz observed, to whining from the sidelines.

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She’s not looking to just be the GOP’s answer to Hillary Clinton for the span of the campaign season—Carly Fiorina would rather beat her in the 2016 election and claim the title of America’s next president.

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Watch This Powerful Short Film About the Students Missing From Ayotzinapa

Months after 43 students went missing from a village in Guerrero and left Mexico reeling, The New Yorker takes a look at conditions in the Mexican state and the community’s response to the disappearance.

Disgraced Oklahoma Student Apologizes for Racist Song

At a press conference, former University of Oklahoma student Levi Pettit asked civil rights leaders and the public for forgiveness for leading a racist chant at a fraternity outing.

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