No-No Boy is a multimedia project formed by Julian Saporiti & Erin Aoyama while pursuing their doctorates at Brown University.
Originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music Armed with his weapon of choice, a guitar with the words “This Machine Kills Fascists” painted on it, Woody Guthrie was a pivotal contributor to the canon of protest tunes. He composed nearly 3,000 songs, many of which remained unpublished. This has
Die Jim Crow Records, the first record company to work exclusively with musicians impacted by the United States prison system, has collaborated with another formerly incarcerated artist named EL BENTLY 448.
On World Press Freedom Day, the United States State Department abandoned its policy of not commenting on the case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and essentially backed the prosecution against him.
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The following article was made possible by paid subscribers. Support independent journalism on whistleblowers and press freedom and subscribe to Shadowproof’s Dissenter Newsletter. Even as Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg closes in on the end of an incredible and impactful life, the Washington Post and the pundit class still cannot resist
Mark Stewart made several contributions to the canon of protest music as part of the pioneering UK
post-punk band The Pop Group, his solo work, and various other projects. He died on
April 19, 2023, at the age of 62, and no cause of death was immediately shared.
A judge in North Carolina found two journalists with the Asheville Blade guilty of “trespassing” on Christmas in 2021 when they stayed in a public park to cover Asheville police as officers evicted a homeless encampment.
British police invoked a terrorism law in the United Kingdom to question and later arrest a French publisher over his alleged involvement in protests in France.
Prison health care is designed to avoid or withhold care for as long as possible, often to the point of causing serious harm.
As Georgia prison officials move towards fully digitizing communications with Securus and curtailing access to contraband cellphones, incarcerated people and their loved ones are speaking out.
James Jones and Caren Holmes surveyed incarcerated people in the US and UK to collectivize our knowledge of mutual aid practices in prisons.
Incarcerated Georgians and their loved ones have struggled to stay in touch after the Georgia Department of Corrections began switching communications services from JPay to Securus, as the former merges its systems with the latter.
Supporters of Native American activist Leonard Peltier rallied in Washington, D.C. to demand President Biden grant clemency to the long-held prisoner.
Success Stories helps incarcerated men discover how to live more fully by rejecting patriarchal values and toxic masculinity.
At Washington’s Stafford Creek Corrections Center, a group of incarcerated organizers have built community with local youths to fight for sentencing reforms, grappling with what it means to organize through an abolitionist lens from inside.
Three drugs are approved by the FDA for opioid use disorder yet are treated as dangerous contraband in most jails and prisons. (NC Dept of Public Safety on Flickr)
The skills and experience drug-user organizers have built over decades are increasingly relevant for grave new contexts.