Category Archives: News

President Obama urges Congress to pass a joint resolution authorizing the use of force against ISIL

President Obama uses his State of the Union address to urge military action against ISIL. But there are problems.

The FBI Expands Its Surveillance Powers

The FBI is using controversial FISA amendments and information collected by the NSA to expand its surveillance powers, a DOJ report found. Nadia Prupis reports.

It’s A New World Order for the Seattle City Council

With the dawning of a new year comes a whole new set of problems for a city to wrestle with. Raymond Murphy reports on the new district-based elections.

New Trial, But No Freedom for Al Jazeera Journalists Held in Egypt

The three Al Jazeera journalists detained by the Egyptian government get their retrial butl remain in prison. Jon Queally reports.

One Year On, Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists Await Appeal

Three Al Jazeera journalists marked their first year in jail in Egypt on Monday, maintaining hope that an upcoming appeal will bring good news in the case that has sparked international outrage since their arrests last year.

Syrian army units make substantial gains in fight against ISIL

News from the Syrian front, courtesy of Ground Report.

Police brutality and failures of American justice are not at all new

Larry Geller reports on the phenomenon of police brutality, as old as the country itself.

When Charter Schools Are Nonprofit in Name Only

Some charter schools pass along nearly all their money to for-profit companies hired to manage the schools. It’s an arrangement that’s raising eyebrows.

“We Will Have Justice”: Tens of Thousands March in Day of Resistance

Thousands marching in New York and Washington D.C. against police brutality, racial profiling and American's broken criminal justice system.

Schools Forcibly Restrain Kids and Then Say It Never Happened

From ProPublica, a report on the use of forcible restraint and seclusion in schools.