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Director John Scheinfeld on the Spiritual Journey of Jazz Icon John Coltrane (Audio)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with the documentarian about his latest film and how Coltrane's journey parallels that of other music legends.
 

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Bears Ears National Monument Is the Next Standing Rock

In attempting to revoke protections for the Utah site, President Trump is furthering settler colonialism of a land inhabited by indigenous people.
 
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Communications Inequality Comes Home to Roost

Policies set in motion by the GOP and its loyal FCC chief, Ajit Pai, have created a communications crisis. Here’s why, and what we can still do to stop them.
 
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The president spoke at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels on Thursday morning, scolding member countries for “not paying what they should be paying.”

In the latest episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Oscar-winning documentarian speaks with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about Assange’s rights as the publisher of WikiLeaks. Transcript added.

 
 
 
 
Texas Movie Theater Chain Shrugs Off Criticism for Women-Only Screenings of ‘Wonder Woman’

The screenings, held by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain, sparked anger online, but its management responded by scheduling even more of the exclusive showings.

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G7 Leaders Plow Ahead After Trump Stalls on Climate Accord

The president’s refusal to commit to the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change further isolates the U.S. as other world powers prepare to tackle the environmental crisis.

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Washington Post Keeps Running Op-Eds by Lobbyists Pushing Their Clients’ Weapons

They never disclose conflicts of interests.

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Analyzing the Hypocrisy of U.S. Media Coverage (Video)

Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill, co-founders of The Intercept, join Democracy Now! to discuss imbalanced coverage of terrorism victims and war victims, and the importance of WikiLeaks.

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Five Questions About Jared Kushner’s Alleged ‘Back Channel’ Request to Moscow

The report that President Trump’s son-in-law sought a private, encrypted line of communication to the Kremlin is hard to fathom except as a sign of something fishy.

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Ann Coulter May Be Joking, but What She Says Is Far From Funny

Some see her comments as offbeat political humor, but it’s a telling fact that her writing is highlighted on the websites of extremist organizations, one of them labeled a hate group.

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Alliance of Activists Converging in Georgia to Launch Voting Rights Project

Investigative reporter Greg Palast is part of the nationwide effort to stop ballot-purging and voter suppression, as are the Civil Rights Center, the ACLU, the NAACP, Common Cause and others.

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Six Things Trump’s FCC Chairman Doesn’t Want You to Know About Net Neutrality

As the agency moves forward with its misinformation campaign to reverse open internet protections, these key points are worth highlighting.

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The Food Industry Is Cooking the Planet

One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

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Trump Is a Bull in the China Shop of Global Diplomacy

The president’s first trip abroad reaffirms his poor grasp of U.S. international relations.

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Rising Star

Renowned biographer David J. Garrow concludes this massive new biography of Barack Obama with a damning verdict: “While the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.”

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Jeremy Corbyn Is Praised for Denouncing Failed ‘Global War on Terror’

The British Labour Party leader’s speech comes as general election campaigning resumes in the U.K. after Monday’s deadly bombing in Manchester.

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Florida Officer’s First Question to Immigrant in Accident: ‘You Illegal?’

Instead of helping a man who had been knocked off his bicycle by a pickup truck, a police officer quizzed him on his immigration status.

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Pentagon Confirms Airstrike Killed More Than 100 Civilians in Mosul

This account is at odds with what the U.S.-led coalition’s top officer suggested during a Pentagon press briefing held 11 days after the strike.

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Down the Memory Hole: Living in Trump’s United States of Amnesia

As we struggle to keep up with the administration’s shifting explanations, it is difficult to remember the events of yesterday, let alone last week or last month.

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