civil liberties

Ratner: Obama Must Move to Close Guantanamo Now

November 20, 2013

Michael Ratner: 12 years after Guantanamo’s opening, the prison holds 166 people, 86 who are cleared for release, after President Obama and Congress has failed to close it.

Chris Hedges On Bradley Manning Being Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

August 22, 2013

Chris Hedges speaks to The Real News in an exclusive interview responding to Wikileaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning being sentenced to 35 years in prison

Wisconsin Sing Along Protest

August 7, 2013
Photographer Jenna Pope speaks about her arrest at Wisconsin Capital protest, her work and activism

Military Court Finds Manning Not Guilty of “Aiding the Enemy”

July 30, 2013

Larry Wilkerson: Military culture dissuades whistleblowing, verdict is a symptom of the disease of endless war

Manning Found Guilty of Espionage, Faces 100-plus Years In Jail

July 30, 2013

Kevin Gosztola: Verdict’s impact will negatively affect future whistleblowers coming forward and NSA leaker Snowden

Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges

July 19, 2013
Pt 4 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the American Left bears responsibility for the weakness of the mass movement; Hedges says the gravest mistake of the left is not articulating a viable vision of socialism