The Dissenter

28 Jul 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Why We March’ By AWKWORD & Jesse Jett

This hard-hitting collaboration between two politically minded hip-hop artists was released on July 24 to coincide with the Medicare For All marches that took place on that day across 50 cities.

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27 Jul 2021

Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Receives 45-Month Sentence For Releasing Drone Documents

Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison. It was a severe sentence but not the harshest sentence ever issued in an Espionage Act prosecution against a former United States government employee or contractor for the “unauthorized disclosure” of information. The sentence was not what U.S.

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23 Jul 2021

Facing Possibility Of Harshest Sentence Ever For Leak, Daniel Hale Pens Letter To Judge

the President Joe Biden winds down United States military involvement in Afghanistan, a conflict spanning nearly 20 years, the U.S. Justice Department seeks the harshest sentence ever for the unauthorized disclosure of information in a case against an Afghanistan War veteran.

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21 Jul 2021

US Government Seeks Harshest Sentence Ever In Leak Case Against Drone Whistleblower

The United States government urged a federal court to sentence drone whistleblower Daniel Hale to at least nine years in prison for disclosing documents to a reporter.

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14 Jul 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Fuck These Fuckin Fascists’ by The Muslims

The following was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music. Punk rock has a long history of “fuck Nazi/fascists” type songs. The latest release by The Muslims, aqueer, Black, and Brown Muslim punk band hailing from North Carolina, upholds that tradition. The Muslims formed in 2017. Since then, they

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07 Jul 2021

Assange Extradition: British High Court Grants US A Limited Appeal

The High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom agreed to hear the United States government’s appeal in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange but on limited grounds.

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Prison Protest

28 Jul 2021

In New York City, New Jails Threaten Dreams For True Community Spaces and Restorative Architecture

In 2019, New York City made the historic pledge to shutter the 89-year-old Rikers Island jail complex by 2026. In the years since, budget restrictions and the pandemic have at once pushed back the proposed timeline and heightened the urgency to address conditions on the island.  Even as the timeline

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15 Jul 2021

In Building Global Solidarity, Abolitionists Look For Links Between Struggles

Abolitionist organizers are building global solidarity, navigating a wide range of challenges from language to selective anti-imperialism.

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Severed Ties (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)
14 Jul 2021

There’s Nothing New About Georgia’s ‘New Vision’ For Parole

As Georgia moves into the next phase of the pandemic, it is becoming clear that the state’s incarcerated population has actually increased despite releases spurred by COVID-19. While state prison officials tout a “new vision” for parole released just earlier this year, underneath it all exists an arbitrary and unfair

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18 May 2021

In Rural, Conservative North Carolina County, Anti-Jail Movement Takes Shape

Down Home is organizing an anti-jail movement in a seemingly unlikely place: rural and conservative North Carolina.

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Central California Women's Facility. Photo via California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
12 May 2021

Survivors Of Forced Sterilizations In California Fight A Century Of Violence In Women’s Prisons

In California, survivors of forced sterilizations in women’s prisons fight for reparations after a century of reproductive violence.

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Mark "Mustafa" Hinston. Photo via https://freejasongoudlock.org/
05 May 2021

Ohio Prisoner In Solitary Confinement Ends Hunger Strike, Despite No End To Retaliation

A man incarcerated at the Toledo Correctional Institution in Ohio has ended a 48-day hunger strike, his family said.

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The Bullpen

Striking workers outside the plant. Photo: Samuel Huntsman
20 Jul 2021

‘They Treat Us Horribly’: Striking Frito-Lay Worker Speaks Out About Conditions In Topeka Facility

Frito-Lay workers in Kansas are striking over poor working conditions, outrageous schedules, and poor treatment.

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15 Jun 2021

University of California Workers Organize For Salaries That Keep Pace With Cost Of Living

In the months before the coronavirus pandemic abruptly halted the United States economy in March 2020, graduate student workers and faculty members in the University of California system aggressively pushed for cost-of-living salary adjustments through strikes, protests, and rallies on campuses. Though COVID-19 shutdowns and transitions to remote learning disrupted

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13 Apr 2021

Graduate Workers Unions At New York’s Two Largest Universities Vote For Strike

Graduate workers at New York University and Columbia University, the two largest universities in New York City, are in the midst of a contentious labor battle with their administrations to eliminate the economic uncertainty, which has intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Photo by Bank Phrom on Unsplash
03 Mar 2021

US Journalists Form Unions To Survive ‘Hedge Fund Vampires’ And COVID-19 Pandemic

Many of these unions have sought representation from the NewsGuild, a branch of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). They include editorial staff, who recognize the shared working conditions of an industry in crisis.

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15 Feb 2021

Union Workers In Ohio Try To Stop GE Lighting, Walmart From Shipping Their Jobs To China

General Electric Lighting-Savant notified 81 workers at their Bucyrus, Ohio plant in the first week of January that they would be laid off and production would move to China. Management claimed it was necessary due to the high cost of producing LED light bulbs.

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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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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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