The Dissenter

22 Oct 2020

Ten Years Since WikiLeaks Published Iraq War Logs And Revealed ‘Small Change Of War’

The Iraq War Logs published by WikiLeaks revealed 15,000 civilian deaths that were previously unknown. They also exposed torture that the United States military instructed officers to ignore.

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16 Oct 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Expanded DHS ‘Insider Threat’ Program Flouts Privacy Law

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola responds to censorship by Twitter, which invoked a policy adopted after pressure to crack down on WikiLeaks. He also highlights whistleblowing against the JBS meatpacking corporation.

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15 Oct 2020

Canadian TV Network Sued After ‘Falsely Accusing’ Independent News Site Of Being Part Of Russian Cyber Operation

Consortium News, which frequently covers WikiLeaks and various whistleblower stories, has sued Global News for “falsely accusing” the media organization of “being part of a cyber-influence campaign directed by Russia.”

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14 Oct 2020

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘America The Merciful’ By Zealot Featuring Uno

Over a pensive rhythm, Zealot reflects on his incarceration and the way in which some prisoners are afforded second chances for their mistakes and others like him are seemingly denied forgiveness.

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Prison Protest

Philadelphia's No-Cop Zone, known as James-Talib Dean Camp. Photo by Rodrigo F. on Twitter (https://twitter.com/evything4evyone/status/1284134806499078144)
19 Oct 2020

Philadelphia Protest Encampment Ends As City Agrees To Plan For Unhoused People

After months of organizing that included the establishment of two protest encampments, Philadelphia’s unhoused people successfully pushed the city to agree to provide housing on a community land trust on October 14.

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Taser. Photo by Anarchimedia on Flickr.
05 Oct 2020

Axon Ramps Up Sale Of Dart-Fired Tasers To US Prisons And Police Departments Around The World

Axon Inc., a $6 billion company known for body cameras and “Tasers,” claims to be making “rapid growth” in U.S. prisons and markets abroad.

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"Hand in Hand" (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)
01 Oct 2020

Thousands Of Mathematicians Join Boycott Against Police Collaboration

Over 2,000 mathematicians have signed a letter agreeing to boycott all collaboration with police, and insisting their colleagues do the same.

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James Kilgore Speaking
29 Sep 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: Challenging E-Carceration Feat. James Kilgore

Our conversation addresses a number of issues relating to e-carceration including how it deprives people of their liberty, why electronic monitoring is not better than prison, and the use of surveillance technology in the time of COVID-19.

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Bio photos of Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar
08 Sep 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: Prison By Any Other Name Feat. Maya Schenwar & Victoria Law

We discuss the fundamental issues with reform & the co-optation of abolitionist demands, how electronic monitoring denies people’s basic needs while shifting the costs of incarceration from the government onto the individual, why community policing is anti-community, and more.

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NYPD Police Car (School Safety). Photo by Can Pac Swire on Flickr.
20 Aug 2020

Students Victimized By Police Are Conflicted Over NYPD Presence In Their Schools

Students see police as a source of violence and their only protection against it—a contradiction underscoring the need for new school safety models.

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The Bullpen

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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01 Jul 2020

Prioritizing Children’s Wellness Over Cops: The Movement To End Policing In Schools

In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, several school boards voted or are in the process of voting to defund school police forces.

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THE IDIOCRAT

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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Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel. Photo via CIA.
16 May 2018

An Open Letter To Those Who Believe Torture Accountability Should Start With First Woman Nominee For CIA Director

Can you think of any men who were held accountable for CIA torture? No, you cannot. That is why deputy CIA director Gina Haspel should be their next director.

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