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PBC News & Comment: Second Look at SCOTUS Ruling on Trump Travel Ban

Court avoided direct confrontation with 45, but carved out protections for people who were most impacted by Trump’s royal decree…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Second Look at SCOTUS Ruling on Trump Travel Ban

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PBC News & Comment: At End of Term, SCOTUS Drops Stinky Turds

No retirements, as Supremes give Trump partial victory on travel ban, special treatment to religious claims; California gun law upheld…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: At End of Term, SCOTUS Drops Stinky Turds

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In-Depth Interview: Tom Drake and Rocky Anderson Reveal Dragnet Surveillance at Salt Lake Olympics

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Former NSA executive Thomas Drake and former presidential candidate and Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson reveal NSA's unconstitutional total surveillance during 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Tom Drake and Rocky Anderson Reveal Dragnet Surveillance at Salt Lake Olympics

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PBC News & Comment: NSA Whistleblower Tom Drake Details Salt Lake Dragnet

NSA veteran Thomas Drake reveals NSA’s total surveillance of Salt Lake City during 2002 Olympics, joined by attorney Rocky Anderson…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: NSA Whistleblower Tom Drake Details Salt Lake Dragnet

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In-Depth Interview: Author Steve Early Details Progressive Renaissance, Led By Green Party Mayor, in Richmond, CA

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Multinational oil giant Chevron considered Richmond its "company town" until progressives organized and took it back.  Steve Early's powerful new book, Refinery Town, tells the story. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Author Steve Early Details Progressive Renaissance, Led By Green Party Mayor, in Richmond, CA

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PBC News & Comment: Senate GOP Health Bill is Really, Really Mean

Employer-provided healthcare is optional under GOP plan, putting the vast majority of Americans at the mercy of “free market”…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Senate GOP Health Bill is Really, Really Mean

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PBC News & Comment: Chelsea Manning’s Leaks Caused No Real Harm

Jason Leopold’s FOIA lawsuit prods release of secret report used at Manning’s court martial, showing no major damage from leaks…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Chelsea Manning’s Leaks Caused No Real Harm

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In-Depth Interview: CIA Whistleblower Mel Goodman Talks About His New Book and Politicization of CIA

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Mel Goodman is an expert on Russia who blew the whistle by testifying against the confirmation of Robert Gates to head the CIA in 1991.  In his new book, he details that experience, and gives us many reasons not to trust the CIA today. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: CIA Whistleblower Mel Goodman Talks About His New Book and Politicization of CIA

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PBC News & Comment: Will Syrian Conflict Become World War III?

Second shoot-down by US in 2 days increases tensions as all sides scramble for advantage in Syria, and Russia-bashers embolden Trump… Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Will Syrian Conflict Become World War III?

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PBC News & Comment: History Channel Exposes America’s War on (Some) Drugs

We talk to executive producer Anthony Lappe about 4-part series on History channel, exposing Drug War as failed, corrupt effort…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: History Channel Exposes America’s War on (Some) Drugs