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  • Sex Work After SESTA/FOSTA: A Discussion With Maggie Mayhem at DEFCON

    August 20, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV – According to sex workers’ rights activist Maggie Mayhem, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), and FOSTA, have created a more dangerous environment for sex workers in the United States, driving them back onto the street. A November 2017 research paper …...
  • Biohacker Stores Encrypted Data in DNA

    August 20, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV – Unicorn Riot sat down with self-described “biohacker” John Dunlap to discuss how recent advances in genetic sequencing and modification technology has allowed him to experiment with storing encrypted data in DNA. Dunlap described how biologically hiding encrypted data could help people…...
  • Record Numbers of Complaints Against Minneapolis Police Amidst Ketamine and Killings

    July 28, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – The public has filed staggering numbers of complaints against the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) in 2018, and high-profile incidents of police misconduct, brutality, and killings have embroiled the department. A year after an MPD officer killed an unarmed Australian, Justine Damond, and…...
  • Denver Police, City Workers Throw Away Belongings Amid Lawsuit

    July 16, 2018
    Denver, CO – On July 9 and 12, 2018, Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL), an advocacy group for people without housing, published two videos documenting Denver police and city workers seizing people’s belongings and throwing them away; also known as “sweeps.” These ongoing sweeps continue…...
  • 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…...