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Multi-media journalists face jail time after reporting on North Dakota pipeline protest

Investigative reporter and co-founder of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman, is now facing riot charges in the state of North Dakota after her report on a Native American-led pipeline protest there went viral on Facebook. Democracy Now! issued a statement about the new charges against Goodman late Saturday. The news organization, which spun out of WBAI-FM, creates programming which is syndicated via radio, podcasts, cable television, public …

Oliver Stone's "Snowden" is great entertainment and an important argument for pardon

L: Edward Snowden. R: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays Snowden in Oliver Stone’s film. I just saw Oliver Stone’s Snowden. It’s an excellent film, no doubt, and also an important rebuttal to ongoing efforts by propagandists to limit America’s conversation to who Edward Snowden is, rather than what this whistleblower revealed. By contrast with Laura Poitras’s Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour, …

Snowden docs link NSA to Equation Group hackers

A group calling itself the ShadowBrokers dumped data online last weekend that it claimed to have stolen from a hacking team widely believed to be linked to the NSA. The data contained vulnerabilities affecting major firewall products and ignited speculation that the NSA had been hacked. Expert analysis of the data suggested that the NSA and the Equation Group are one and the same, but confirmation came …

Trump, Wikileaks, the #DNC email hack, and— Russia? Xeni on KCRW's 'Press Play'

New York Times ONE day before the Democratic National Convention opened, Wikileaks released a trove of hacked DNC emails that became a viral political firestorm involving odd bedfellows Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin–and Guccifer 2.0, and Julian Assange. Did Russia hack the DNC? If so, why? And why is Wikileaks publishing (or in the case of Turkey, amplifying) leaks that …