20 Nov 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Despite War Crimes Investigation, Australian Military Whistleblower Still Faces Prosecution

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a whistleblower from the Australian military named David McBride, who still faces prosecution for leaking information on war crimes in Afghanistan even though the country recently completed an investigation into the violence. Later in the show,

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Joe Biden. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
13 Nov 2020

Dissenter Weekly: The Biden Transition And The War On Whistleblowers

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights some of the individuals on President-elect Joe Biden’s agency review teams, which he appointed for his transition to the White House who previously participated in the war on whistleblowers when Barack Obama was president.

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Supporters of Julian Assange demonstrate outside court in London. Screencap source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrjVOedHS4o
09 Nov 2020

Assange Legal Team Submits Closing Argument Against Extradition To United States

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team submitted their closing argument to a British magistrates’ court. They argue, “It is politically motivated, it is an abuse of the process of this court, and it is a clear violation of the Anglo-U.S. treaty that governs this extradition.”

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07 Nov 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Dumping Radioactive Waste In Landfills, Belmarsh Prison Tragedy

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola shares an update on President Donald Trump’s National Regulatory Commission and their plans to allow the dumping of radioactive waste in garbage landfills. Later in the show, Gosztola discusses former Homeland Security official Miles Taylor, the “Anonymous”

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30 Oct 2020

Dissenter Weekly: DHS Urges Employees To Rat Out Leakers, Snowden’s Permanent Residency In Russia

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a whistleblower retaliation suit filed against President Donald Trump’s administration by former EPA official who worked for the disgraced ex-EPA chief Scott Pruitt. Later in the show, Gosztola covers an illegal gag order at the Homeland

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27 Oct 2020

Whistleblower Who Exposed Ex-EPA Chief’s Scandalous Conduct Sues EPA Over Retaliation

An Environmental Protection Agency whistleblower, whose disclosures ultimately led to former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation, filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging his free speech and due process rights were violated. The lawsuit [PDF] says Kevin Chmielewski was a political appointee and worked as Pruitt’s deputy chief of staff

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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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