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Brian Sonenstein

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About Me:
Campaign Director at Firedoglake. Follow me on twitter @bsonenstein

The Bureau of Prisons Will Either Keep Their Promise or Keep Whistleblower John Kiriakou From His Family

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 10:32 am

The Bureau of Prisons is threatening to keep CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou from his wife and kids by refusing to honor their deal to transfer him to a halfway house by May 1st.

John’s struggle with the Bureau of Prisons comes on the heels of news that the Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to declassify part of a far-reaching report on CIA torture.

Washington DC Residents Need Your Help to Regulate Marijuana

By: Monday April 7, 2014 3:19 pm

Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray recently signed legislation to decriminalize marijuana possession and reduce penalties from arrest to a small fine. This is an important step forward for a city that arrests one person for marijuana possession every two hours on average: the highest per capita marijuana arrest rate in the country.

Call your member of Congress today and tell them to let Washington DC make its own decisions when it comes to regulating marijuana.

Defend John Kiriakou: Tell Bureau of Prisons Director to End Illegal Retaliation Against Torture Whistleblower

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 11:18 am

CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou resumed speaking with the press and writing his ‘Letters from Loretto’ after the Bureau of Prisons reneged on their deal to give him 9 months in a halfway house. Unfortunately, prison officials have chosen to respond with brute force: conducting surprise searches of his cell, attempting to remove his writing desk and threatening him with ‘diesel therapy.’

Join us in demanding Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels end the illegal retaliation and threats against John Kiriakou.

Introducing Facebook, Google+ Login at Firedoglake

By: Monday February 10, 2014 11:55 am

We have some exciting news to share with you all today: you can now log in and/or register for a MyFDL account using your Facebook and Google+ profile!

Kevin Gosztola Reports From The NATO 3 Trial, February 6

By: Thursday February 6, 2014 10:20 am

Closing arguments begin today.

Kevin Gosztola Reports From The NATO 3 Trial, January 30

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 9:15 am

Follow Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) on Twitter for live updates from the courtroom of the “NATO 3″ trial in Chicago. Read more about the NATO 3.

The TPP Threatens the State of the Union

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 3:12 pm

There’s a good chance that President Obama will use tonight’s State of the Union address to gin up support for Fast Tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Kevin Gosztola Reports From The NATO 3 Trial, Day 3

By: Friday January 24, 2014 9:38 am

Follow Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) on Twitter for live updates from the courtroom of the “NATO 3″ trial in Chicago. Read more about the NATO 3.

Kevin Gosztola Reports From The NATO 3 Trial, Day 2

By: Thursday January 23, 2014 11:50 am

Follow Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) on Twitter for live updates from the courtroom of the “NATO 3″ trial in Chicago.

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