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Hate crimes against Muslim Americans have skyrocketed in the past couple of years. Moreover, an alarming number of Americans do not know a single Muslim at all.

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The Dissenter

John Kiriakou speaks with Shadowproof's Kevin Gosztola about whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling's dire condition in prison.
29 Sep 2016

Interview: John Kiriakou On Supporting Jeffrey Sterling So He Doesn’t Die In Prison

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou talks about how the Bureau of Prisons is slowly killing former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling by denying him treatment.

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President Obama addresses the media during his visit to Laos in September 2016. Photo: Richard Nyberg, USAID
29 Sep 2016

Obama Scapegoats Third Party Voters To Distract From Clinton’s Enthusiasm Problem

Obama and Democrats respond to Clinton campaign’s enthusiasm woes by attacking supporters of third-party candidates.

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Still from "The Invisible Man" by Judith Ehrlich
28 Sep 2016

Bureau Of Prisons Contends CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Is Lying About Heart Problems

Federal officials accused imprisoned CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling of lying about his medical condition, even as he endures pain and suffering.

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Still from "The Invisible Man" by Judith Ehrlich
28 Sep 2016

Letter From CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Details Federal Prison’s Scandalous Treatment

Shadowproof exchanged letters with CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling to bring more attention to his mistreatment in federal prison.

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Prison Protest

D. Ray James Correctional Facility. Photo by GEO Group. Source: http://www.geogroup.com/FacilityDetail/FacilityID/45
30 Sep 2016

Bureau Of Prisons Renews Private Prison Contract In Georgia

The federal Bureau of Prisons is extending its two year contract for the D. Ray James Correctional Facility, a Geo Group-operated private prison.

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Huntsville Prison (Photo by c0ldgirl)
29 Sep 2016

Resistance Continues As Historic Prison Strike Enters Fourth Week

UPDATE: The prison strikes raging across the country are about more than just slave labor practices. Prisoners are also taking action against other abuses they face, such as the lack of adequate medical and mental healthcare. On Friday morning, Free Alabama Movement’s Kinetik Justice Amun posted a video to Twitter, which provides a

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A pregnant prisoner in a bare cell with a simple bed. The inmate's head is turned away from the camera, so only her hair is visible. (National Crittenton Foundation)
29 Sep 2016

Why Women Joined—And Didn’t Join—One Of The Largest Prison Strikes In US History

The number of incarcerated women participating in a national prison strike launched on September 9 may be very small compared to the number of incarcerated men, however, their actions have been no less significant. “I would like you and supporters to know that there was a symbolic protest at Washington

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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley tours Holman after multiple uprisings in March 2016. (Photo from Governor Bentley's office)
26 Sep 2016

Guards May Have Gone On Strike At Holman Correctional Facility In Alabama

The Free Alabama Movement put out a statement suggesting the guards at Holman correctional facility in Alabama went on strike.

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File: A doctor's station in a hospital. Multiple lawsuits accuse an Advanced Correctional Healthcare doctor of negligence toward incarcerated patients. (Morguefile)
22 Sep 2016

Notorious County Jail And Contractor Sued Again For Denying Inmate Treatment For Alcohol Withdrawal

The case of Roy Davis follows a pattern of misconduct by officials at Madison County Jail and those working for Advanced Correctional Healthcare.

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Photo: @GarrettGraham1
21 Sep 2016

Massive Prison Strike Against Slave Labor Expands To 46 Facilities

A prison strike against slave labor that is entering its third week has expanded to 46 facilities, with multiple lockdowns reported.

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The Bullpen

Still from PBS NewsHour broadcast of the first 2016 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
28 Sep 2016

TPP And Trade Take Center Stage At First Presidential Debate

The debate focused on trade deals signed by the US and their effects on the country’s working class, particularly in swing states OH, MI, and PA.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Screen shot from Fox News affiliate in Phoenix.)
26 Sep 2016

FBI: Murder Rate Up Over 10% Due To Increased Killings Of Black Men

According to the data, over 900 more black men were murdered in 2015 than 2014, their deaths mostly the result of gun violence.

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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies before the Senate Banking Committee. Still from CSPAN Broadcast.
21 Sep 2016

Wells Fargo CEO Tells Congress Bank’s Culture Not To Blame

On Tuesday, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testified before the Senate Banking Committee regarding the company’s recent fraudulent account scandal.

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Still image from video of Black Lives Matter protester confronting Hillary Clinton about her "superpredator" comment. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqLfvQfuvsA
19 Sep 2016

Hillary Clinton Offers Millennials A Misleading Look At Her Record In Op-Ed

The Clinton campaign continues to believe her problem with Millennials is that her message isn’t reaching them. The actual problem is the message itself.

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ITT Technical Institute. Photo by Forsaken Fotos on Flickr.
15 Sep 2016

ITT Tech Students Start Debt Strike

Over 100 former students of the now-defunct for-profit ITT Technical Institute have announced a debt strike against their government-issued student loans.

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Wells Fargo. Photo By Ildar Sagdejev (Specious) - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17445718
14 Sep 2016

Wells Fargo CEO Refuses To Resign After Massive Fraud Exposed

Employees who wanted to increase their sales numbers used privileged customer information to apply and/or acquire products and services without customers’ knowledge.

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Sharp Edges

Still from preview video of "Islam In America." Animation by Roqayah Chamseddine.
27 Sep 2016

Help Fund Roqayah Chamseddine’s New Project Dismantling Muslim Caricatures

Using video, audio, and written word, Shadowproof columnist Roqayah Chamseddine will profile a Muslim American every week, but we need our readers’ help.

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Photo by The All-Nite Images on Flickr.
19 Sep 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 17: Slavery Never Ended

Roqayah and Kumars interview several organizers affiliated with the prison labor strike currently happening at dozens of facilities across the country.

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Fidencio Sanchez (Source: https://www.gofundme.com/2am4q7kk)
16 Sep 2016

When Charity Tokenizes Laborers And Fuels Loathing Of Working Class

Ninety year-old Fidencio Sanchez has sold popsicles in Chicago for nearly 76 years, according to an interview with CNN. “I feel my body is starting to give up on me,” Sanchez said. “I suffer sometimes when it’s cold, and my arms and feet hurt.” Sanchez’s elderly wife, Eladia, used to help

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In San Francisco, a solidarity protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Photo by Peg Hunter)
12 Sep 2016

Struggle To Kill Dakota Access Pipeline Reinvigorated By Obama Intervention

While viewed as a small victory, U.S. government intervention emboldens indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

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Sacred Stone Camp. Photo by Joe Brusky on Flickr.
10 Sep 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 16: Oil And Water #NoDAPL

Roqayah and Kumars interview Ruth H. Hopkins, a Lakota and Dakota of the Great Sioux Nation, and an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Nation.

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Still from "Boy Of War." Source: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/boy-from-war-demo-fund-animation#/
06 Sep 2016

‘Boy From War’ Filmmakers Describe Power Of Animation To Present Trauma Of War

Shadowproof interviewed Usama Alshaibi and Eman Akram Nader about the subject of their unique and stunning project, “Boy Of War.”

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The Next Cold War

Free Syrian Army using Chinese FN-6 MANPADS in 2013.
30 Sep 2016

US Won’t Let Aleppo Fall; MANPADS to Syrian Rebels; War Pressure & Propaganda

Next Cold War Roundup 9/30/16 War of Words Continues to Escalate, Kerry Threatens to Cut All Ties With Russia _ In response to Samantha Power’s “barbarism” accusation, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova said the US is trying to distract from their attack on Syrian troops in Deir Ezzor, and then

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Fake image suggesting #TrumpWon started in Russia, which went viral and was initially treated as reality by multiple media outlets.
29 Sep 2016

Establishment Media Caught Promoting Fake Russian Story On #TrumpWon Hashtag

There is a specter haunting the establishment media, the specter of a Trump presidency. This idea is apparently so terrifying that no unethical and hypocritical action is too extreme for “mainstream” journalists to take if it they believe it will damage Trump’s presidential prospects. Enter the Russian threat. Russian President

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US Ambassador to UN Samantha Power and Henry Kissinger as she received Kissinger Prize. June, 2016 (by US Mission to UN)
27 Sep 2016

Samantha Power’s Rhetoric Endangers Peace Talks; Nusra Interview Claims US & Israeli Support

Samantha Power and others accused Russia of barbarism and war crimes before walking out of the emergency UN meeting they convened, and more in our round-up.

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Defense Sec. Carter and Marine Gen. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Senate Armed Services Committee September, 2016. (by DoD)
27 Sep 2016

Senator Graham, Secretary Carter, and General Dunford on Military Plans for Raqqa and Assad

US Senator Lindsey Graham pressured Defense Secretary Ash Carter and General Joseph Dunford for military intervention in Syria.

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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears in 'No Jews' video.
22 Sep 2016

Jeffrey Goldberg Labeled Propagandist For Silence On ‘No Jews’ Video

If Jeffrey Golberg is looking to spin these scandals to help Netanyahu and celebrate the status quo in Israel, then he has some difficult work ahead.

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US Sec. State John Kerry and Russian FM Sergey Lavrov at UN Security Council Meeting on Sep. 21 (by Dept. of State)
21 Sep 2016

Spartacus on Deir Ez-Zor Express; Kerry Demands NFZ; Predator Drone Near Convoy

Next Cold War Roundup 9/21/16 The White House blames Russia for attacks on a humanitarian aid convoy. Russia denies and says a US predator drone was flying in the area at the time of the attack. Kerry called for a no-fly zone. Three “Spartacus” countries stepped up to say they

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