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  • "Government's Arsenal to Destroy Revolutionaries": Political Imprisonment Persists

    "Government's Arsenal to Destroy Revolutionaries": Political Imprisonment Persists

    By Maya Schenwar, Truthout | Book Review

    Through recounting the incarceration of activists fighting for black liberation, Native American sovereignty, Puerto Rican independence, economic justice, the abolition of nuclear weapons and more, Dan Berger, author of The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States, illustrates how imprisonment serves as a political tool deployed by the state to maintain the status quo.

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  • The Same Hashish They Give Out

    The Same Hashish They Give Out

    By Bradford Betz, Truthout | Op-Ed

    As the public release of the Senate's report on a four-year investigation into the CIA's torture program approaches, John Brennan, the agency's director, is in an uncomfortable spotlight. The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the CIA, has accused the agency of abusing its power. Brennan - CIA director since March 2013 - vehemently denies any such conduct. Since then, we have seen a massive expansion of the CIA's drone program, with Brennan playing an important role in its development.

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