The Dissenter

From the cover of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's book, "From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation," released by Haymarket Books
01 May 2016

The Struggle For Black Liberation: Beyond 2016 Election & Establishment Politics

Possibly the only movement to force a response from presidential candidates in the election is Black Lives Matter. Activists pushed Bernie Sanders to develop a racial justice platform after disrupting his speeches. Activists in South Carolina and Philadelphia have challenged Hillary Clinton over her support for policies of mass incarceration

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Hillary Clinton at the Apollo Theater. Photo by Andrew Dallos on Flickr
29 Apr 2016

Clinton Campaign Has Astounding Record Of Smugness Toward Young Voters

With the primary race entering its final phase, Clinton’s smug attitude could keep inspiring young voters to work harder for a contested convention.

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TSA agent Rhoades holding his mid-year evaluation, which instructed him to profile. Screenshot from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on April 27, 2016.
28 Apr 2016

TSA Whistleblower Reveals Supervisors Instructed Him To Profile Somali Imams

A TSA officer in Minneapolis blew the whistle on a request from his supervisors to racially profile Somali imams and community members visiting his office.

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Sanders supporters at a rally at Penn State. Photo by Penn State on Flickr
27 Apr 2016

Why Sanders Supporters Should Not Let Democratic Primary Demoralize Them

Bernie Sanders and his supporters face a critical moment in the election as the campaign fights for every possible delegate on the way to the convention.

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The Bullpen

Old Town San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Bryce Myhre
27 Apr 2016

Wall Street Funds Battle By Proxy In Congress Over Puerto Rico Bailout

Though there is much talk of principle, it looks as though the real battle lines in Puerto Rico are drawn by alliances between funds and elected officials.

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World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. Photo by nostri-imago on Flickr
25 Apr 2016

White House May Declassify 9/11 Files As Saudis Ramp Up Lobbying

Former Senator Graham said he believed the White House may release at least some parts of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional 9/11 inquiry.

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Adaptation of "How do you do, fellow kids" meme. Source: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/how-do-you-do-fellow-kids
22 Apr 2016

No, Jon Favreau: We Will Not Learn To Love Hillary Clinton

The latest sermon on submitting to destiny from former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau perfectly encapsulates the mindless Clinton Campaign talking points.

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Sharp Edges

BDSposter
24 Apr 2016

Attempts To Stifle BDS Support Within UAW Local Backfires

The push back against Palestine solidarity work has been growing, but that doesn’t mean resistance has ebbed.

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Screen shot from the CNN debate in Brooklyn, New York on April 14
18 Apr 2016

Palestine Activists Warm To Sanders While Clinton Spreads Israeli Propaganda

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, despite sharing the belief that “Israel has a right to defend itself,” are arguably worlds apart on the occupation.

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Mike VanElzakker, a 42 year-old neuroscientist, tells Shadowproof why he will likely vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein if Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party Nominee.
14 Apr 2016

Voters Share Perspectives On Rejecting Two-Party System In 2016 Election

Shadowproof interviewed a number of Americans who are refusing to vote for Hillary Clinton, come what may.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, USAID Administrator Raj Shah and Deputy Commander SOUTHCOM General P.K. Keen meet with President Rene Preval in a tent at the Prince-au-Port airport, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2010. Photo by USAID on Flickr.
07 Apr 2016

The Global Consequences Of Hillary Clinton’s Predatory Pragmatism

The “pragmatic” policies advocated by politicians have consequences. There is an aftermath, and in the case of Clinton, it usually is a bloody one.

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The Next Cold War

CH-53E Super Stallion during a Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command night raid exercise April, 2016. (By U.S. Marine Corps)
29 Apr 2016

US Marines Arrive in Northern Raqqa, Lavrov Says “Big Mistake”

Next Cold War Roundup 4/29/16 150 Marines arrived in Raqqa governate via Qamishli and 100 more are expected soon. The Russian envoy to the UN announced that the Syrian coalition is planning an offensive on Raqqa. The US blames Syria for the hospital bombing in Aleppo and the Russian ministry of

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Composite photo. Image of Fiorina from Gage Skidmore on Flickr. Iran flag by Farzaaaad2000 in persian wikipedia (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
28 Apr 2016

Carly Fiorina’s History Of Illegal Trading With Iran Problem For Ted Cruz

While both Cruz and Fiorina have condemned Obama’s Iran Deal, it was during Fiorina’s tenure as CEO that HP was cited for violating sanctions against Iran.

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Army and Marine troops in a training exercise in Djibouti, March 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook)
26 Apr 2016

More Ground Troops to Syria, Warships to Libya, Pentagon Denies Mission Creep

Next Cold War Roundup 4/26/16 Rebels and al Qaeda continue to use “hell bombs” on the government-held part of Aleppo where anger and frustration is building. Syrian coalition seems prepared for a major offensive on Aleppo but it has not begun yet.  More US ground troop “advisors” will be sent

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Prison Protest

Federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. Photo by The Enigmatic Traveler on Flickr
28 Apr 2016

LIVE: Jean Casella Discusses Solitary Confinement Through Stories Of Prisoners

At 8:00PM East, Brian Sonenstein and Jean Casella discuss Hell Is A Very Small Place, a collection diaries and essays on solitary confinement.

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Cover art for Hell Is A Very Small Place
26 Apr 2016

Event Preview: Exploring Dimensions Of Solitary Confinement With Jean Casella

Hell Is A Very Small Place forces readers to reconcile their beliefs about solitary confinement with the words of people enduring it right now.

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. contributed over $13 million in asset forfeiture to fund the city's expanded supervised release program. Photo by Jason Kuffer on Flickr.
24 Apr 2016

New York City Expands Bail Alternative Program, Funded Primarily By Manhattan Prosecutor

The complex issue of risk assessment places some people at a disadvantage, despite mitigating factors that could ensure they return to court.

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Screenshot from the Economic Innovation Group's "DCI Data for the 100 Largest US Cities."
15 Apr 2016

Lawsuits Challenge Fort Wayne’s ‘Law And Order’ Policies Used To Push Out City’s Poor

Multiple lawsuits challenge policies in Fort Wayne, which disproportionately impact black and poor residents, during local economic redevelopment.

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