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  • Books Banned in U.S. Prisons Featured at Minneapolis Art Festival

    June 25, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – This year’s Northern Spark art festival featured an exhibit which displayed a collection of books banned in prisons across the United States, called the Section of Disapproved Books. According to PrisonPolicy.org, there are roughly “2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102…...
  • Divest or Die: “Smart Wars” Artists Depict Battle to Protect Earth

    June 22, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Every summer in the Twin Cities, artists bring to life the Northern Spark art festival, which is free to the public and lasts throughout the night in downtown Minneapolis. One of the opening events at this years festival, called “Smart Wars: Divest…...
  • Class-Action Against Denver for Criminalizing Houselessness Moves Forward

    May 11, 2018
    Denver, CO – The class-action lawsuit against Denver, which claims that the city has been repeatedly violating the constitutional rights of residents without housing, was officially ordered to move forward by Judge William Martínez on March 26, 2018, when he denied the motions for summary…...
  • Georgia Police Used Fake News From Militia To Plan For Nazi Rally, Emails Show

    May 1, 2018
    Newnan, GA – Emails obtained by Unicorn Riot through a public records request to the Coweta County Sheriff suggest that law enforcement relied on false ‘alt-right’ posts in their planning for an April 21, 2018 rally by the neo-nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM). The NSM…...
  • Fourth Push for Homeless Bill of Rights in Colorado Legislature

    March 14, 2018
    UPDATE: After seven hours of testimony including over 100 people testifying in favor of the Homeless Bill of Rights and about five testifying against, the bill was voted down for the fourth year in a row with a vote of 10-3. Denver, CO – For…...
  • Building Autonomy Through Ecology in Rojava

    February 28, 2018
    Rojava – After almost seven years since the war in Syria began, battles between Kurdish-led democratic forces (SDF/YPG/YPJ) and Daesh (IS) have left the Islamic State nearly defeated throughout the region. When Rojava was liberated from direct Syrian government control in summer 2012, this set…...
  • European Alt-Right Exposed Organizing Sock Puppet Smear Campaigns on Discord

    February 8, 2018
    Germany – On Saturday, February 3, the Twitter account Alt Right Leaks began releasing screenshots, video and audio from an alt-right Discord server called ‘Reconquista Germanica.’ Leaked video shows users discussing how to create fake accounts en masse in order to exploit algorithms against opponents…...
  • Blockchain: Revolution or Business as Usual?

    January 26, 2018
    WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN? The term “blockchain” describes a type of internet-based decentralized ledger system which can be used to record transactions and store data in a manner potentially more secure than one might find in a centralized database system. Blockchains are managed using peer-to-peer (p2p)…...
  • Kurdish Fighters Defend Afrin From Turkish Military Invasion in Northern Syria

    January 25, 2018
    Afrin, Syria – On January 20th, 2018, the Turkish Armed Forces launched “Operation Olive Branch” which amounted to a full-scale military invasion of northwestern Kurdish-controlled Syria. The Turkish Armed Forces rank second to the United States, as the largest military force within the NATO alliance.…...
  • House Democrats Endorse Domestic Surveillance Powers For Trump

    January 11, 2018
    Washington, DC – In a vote denounced by civil liberties advocates, the US House of Representatives has voted 256 to 164 in favor of re-authorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA – one of the main legal underpinnings of the unaccountable…...