The Dissenter

11 Apr 2021

Two Years After Assange’s Arrest, Biden Can End Trump’s Assault On Press Freedom

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been detained at the high-security Belmarsh prison in London for two years. During that time, Assange became the first publisher to be indicted under the United States Espionage Act and prevailed after a district judge denied the U.S. government’s extradition request. He completed a sentence for “jumping bail” when he sought asylum from Ecuador. He also survived multiple COVID-19 outbreaks in prison.

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09 Apr 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Amazon and Google’s Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights the turmoil at Google, which inspired a shareholder to demand the corporation adopt protections for whistleblowers. Amazon is in the midst of thwarting workers at a plant in Bessemer, Alabama, from forming a union. Kevin covers a

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08 Apr 2021

The Virtual Wall: Documents Show CBP Plans For Surveillance Towers At US-Mexico Border

The United States government plans to expand a program for monitoring the Mexico border through cutting edge artificial intelligence technology. At the vanguard of the project is Anduril, a nerd-chic tech firm with ties to Palantir. Delivery orders, statements of work, and contracts obtained by Shadowproof help to illustrate the

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07 Apr 2021

Former Employee: Transocean Nearly Caused Oil Rig Catastrophe During Hurricane Zeta

A lawsuit—one of several civil lawsuits—was filed by Christopher Pleasant, a former employee of Transocean and Triton Voyager Asset Leasing assigned to the Deepwater Asgard. He claims the corporations delayed disconnecting from a deepwater well until it was unsafe to “unlatch the vessel.”

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Prison Protest

Nube Brown with her fiancé and SF Bay View Editor-In-Chief Keith Malik Washington. Photo Credit: Nube Brown.
09 Mar 2021

Journalist Detained At GEO Group Halfway House Faces Retaliation For Exposing COVID-19 Outbreak

Keith Malik Washington faces retaliation for exposing a COVID-19 outbreak at a halfway house operated by GEO Group.

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Karl Battiste with daughter Karla. Photo courtesy of Karla Battiste.
18 Feb 2021

Ten People Died After Chicago Refused To Stop Jailing People During COVID-19 Pandemic

Chicago’s refusal to significantly reduce incarceration during the COVID-19 pandemic left a wake of preventable death and trauma.

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Donaldson Correctional Facility, Alabama. Cropped version of photo by Patrick Huber on Flickr.
09 Feb 2021

Incarcerated People Airlifted To Hospital Following Violent Attack By Alabama Prison Guards

Loved ones staged a protest outside the hospital where Alabama prisoners were airlifted following an attack by guards.

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Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation
04 Feb 2021

As COVID-19 Spreads In Virginia Civil Commitment Center, Incarcerated Can’t Get Medical Care

People incarcerated at a civil commitment center in VA say they’re not receiving proper medical attention as COVID-19 spreads in the facility.

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26 Jan 2021

Alabama Prisoners Face Solitary, Violence For Organizing Boycott And Work Stoppage

Alabama prisoners face violence and isolation for organizing a boycott and work stoppage. One is on a hunger strike to protest the state’s retaliation.

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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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The Bullpen

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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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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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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