The Dissenter

15 Jan 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Pompeo’s Political Propaganda, Plus Pardon Push In Australia For Assange

For this edition of “Dissenter Weekly” in 2021, host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights complaints from whistleblowers at Voice of America over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech, which they described as a “publicity stunt.”

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13 Jan 2021

Making US Propaganda Exceptional Again: Mike Pompeo’s Voice Of America Speech

During the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed his efforts to incite greater conflict between the United States and Iran. He also used Voice of America (VOA) to broadcast a speech that a group of whistleblowers described as “political propaganda.”

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08 Jan 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Reality Winner’s Sexual Abuse Claim, Trump’s Hollowing Out Of Oversight Agencies

On the first edition of “Dissenter Weekly” in 2021, host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola starts off the year with coverage of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, who allegedly was threatened by a guard over a sexual assault claim she filed.

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06 Jan 2021

British Judge Keeps Assange In Prison, Despite Ruling Against Extradition

A British district judge denied bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a hearing in which the prosecution argued he had helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “flee justice” and would abscond if released from the Belmarsh high-security prison. “As far as Mr. Assange is concerned, this case has not been

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Prison Protest

12 Jan 2021

Ohio Prisoners Argue State Uses Solitary Confinement To Retaliate Against Political Advocacy

Several people incarcerated in Toledo, Ohio claim they are placed in solitary confinement in retaliation for their political advocacy.

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23 Dec 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: Study And Struggle Feat. Garrett Felber

Garrett Felber joins Beyond Prisons to discuss Study and Struggle, a political education project which supports and collaborates with MS grassroots organizations.

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Kinetik Justice-Amun. Photo by Free Alabama Movement
01 Dec 2020

Incarcerated Activist Sues Alabama Prison Officials After Facing Retaliation For Exposing Gambling Ring

Kinetik Justice Amun has sued the Alabama Department of Corrections, who he claims engaged in retaliation against him by placing him in solitary confinement.

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17 Nov 2020

Shadowproof Launches Marvel Cooke Journalism Fellowship

Shadowproof launches the Marvel Cooke Fellowship to fund reporting from writers of color on the prison abolition movement.

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02 Nov 2020

Sex-Offense Registry Sweeps Intended To Boost Support For Cops Unwittingly Spread COVID-19

Police say sex-offense registrants who don’t update their information pose an imminent threat. But there’s no evidence to support that logic.

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Broken glass behind black text on yellow background reading Vicky Osterweil In Defense Of Looting
29 Oct 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: In Defense Of Looting Feat. Vicky Osterweil

Vicky Osterweil joins the Beyond Prisons podcast to discuss her book, “In Defense Of Looting,” and the history of rioting and looting as direct action.

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The Bullpen

19 Nov 2020

US Wildfire Victims Forced To Crowdfund To Rebuild Their Lives

Americans who lost their homes and belongings to wildfires that spread across the western United States over the past several weeks are struggling to rebuild their lives in the aftermath.

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06 Oct 2020

Whole Foods Workers Face Retaliation For Demanding Enforcement Of COVID-19 Safety Measures, Opposing Anti-BLM Dress Code

Two Whole Foods workers allege they were fired for voicing concerns over COVID-19, hazard pay, and an anti-Black Lives Matter dress code policy.

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31 Aug 2020

Workers At Factories For Sporting Goods Companies Say Management Fired Them To Get Rid Of Union

Around 200 unionized workers who make sports equipment for Wilson Sporting Goods, Mizuno, and CCM Hockey at a factory in Yangon, Myanmar, were fired at the end of June 2020 after orders from companies stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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18 Aug 2020

Bangladesh Clothing Factory Workers Face Layoffs As Retail Corporations Cancel Orders During Pandemic

Thousands of factory garment workers in Bangladesh are laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as U.S. and E.U. retailers cancel orders.

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12 Aug 2020

The Raging Class War Against Poor And Working Class Americans During The COVID-19 Pandemic

From the immense pressure placed on workers to return to low-wage jobs to broken social safety nets that have compounded poverty, food and housing insecurity, and inadequate unemployment benefits, America’s poor and working class have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States,

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04 Aug 2020

Workers Face Retaliation, Including Layoffs, For Organizing Unions During COVID-19 Pandemic

As workers organize unions to improve working conditions during the pandemic, employers have engaged in retaliation, including laying offs.

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THE IDIOCRAT

02 Nov 2020

I No Longer Hate Trump. In Fact, I Love Joe Biden Too.

My name is Neocon shoe and if you think I am only voting against President Donald Trump, you are terribly mistaken.

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19 Aug 2019

I’m Still Sorry I Listened To Susan Sarandon During The 2016 Election

There aren’t any matters currently more pressing than grappling with the fact that I listened to Susan Sarandon and did not vote for Hillary Clinton.

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02 Aug 2019

A Celebration Of Pioneering Satirist Paul Krassner

Pioneering satirist Paul Krassner proclaimed, “Irreverence is my only sacred cow, and the more repression there is, the more need there is for irreverence toward those who are responsible for that repression.”

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04 Dec 2018

Iraqis Remember George H.W. Bush: A Gentleman When It Came To Bombing Us

Several Iraqis bombed during the Persian Gulf War expressed their condolences and paid tribute to former President George H.W. Bush.

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09 Oct 2018

George Soros Hired Me As A Paid Protester, But I’m Still Waiting For My Money

Emiliano Goodman once again demands George Soros pay him for professional anarchist services. He also has new inside information on Democrats’ sugar daddy.

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04 Jul 2018

Don’t Let Trump Be The Only One Seen Hugging An American Flag This Fourth Of July

We cannot let people think only President Donald Trump bear hugs Old Glory in public. Sensible Americans can show their love for America on 4th of July too.

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