05 Dec 2019

Dissenter Weekly Update: Whistleblower Deported To Honduras, Walmart Whistleblower Exposes Tax Dodging

This week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update” episode features a story involving a whistleblower, who was deported to Honduras after a hotel collapsed in New Orleans. Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma alleged “dangerous lapses in construction safety to his supervisors” at a Hard Rock hotel site in development. The hotel collapsed on October

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04 Dec 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘She Showed Me Love’ By Neil Young and Crazy Horse

In an interview for MOJO Magazine, Neil Young said it is a “hell of a time to be alive. I wouldn’t wish what’s gonna happen on my grandchildren, and even my children. I’ll probably be here long enough to see the very beginning of the devastation.” That is, “unless we

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27 Nov 2019

Dissenter Weekly Update: Whistleblower Concerns Over Trump Gutting Asylum, WikiLeaks Publishes OPCW Whistleblower Email

This week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update” episode features a story involving whistleblowers at immigration agencies, who object to how President Donald Trump is gutting the asylum process available to immigrants. According to a United States Senate report, “Whistleblowers reported that in nearly all cases where asylum officers found that asylum seekers

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Swedish deputy director of public prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson (Credit: Ruptly stream of May press conference)
19 Nov 2019

Sweden Maintains ‘Rape Suspect’ Narrative Against Julian Assange Even As It Drops Investigation Again

For the third time, the Swedish prosecution authority closed a “preliminary investigation” into sexual allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Swedish deputy director of public prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson (Credit: Ruptly stream of May press conference)
18 Nov 2019

Sweden Pushes On With Assange ‘Investigation,’ Won’t Address UN Torture Rapporteur’s Concerns

Sweden refuses to answer questions raised by United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer about the government’s investigation into Julian Assange.

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13 Nov 2019

Capitol Police Attempted To Arrest Code Pink Activist Medea Benjamin For Allegedly ‘Assaulting’ Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Police in Washington, D.C. surrounded the home of Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin and attempted to arrest her for “assaulting” Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But police did not have a warrant and apparently were uncertain whether an assault was even committed.

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12 Nov 2019

Federal Court: Suspicionless Border Searches Violate Journalists And Travelers’ Constitutional Right To Privacy

A federal court declared that suspicionless border search policies employed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violate the Fourth Amendment right to privacy.

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11 Nov 2019

Trump Applauds Bolivia’s Military Coup As US Establishment Media Blame Morales For Turmoil

President Donald Trump celebrated a military coup in Bolivia that forced President Evo Morales, who recently won a fourth term, to resign on November 10. “After nearly 14 years and his recent attempt to override the Bolivian constitution and the will of the people, Morales’ departure preserves democracy and paves

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07 Nov 2019

California City Abuses Computer Crime Laws In Suit Aimed At Stopping Journalists From Publishing Records

A state appeals court in California struck down an order that undermined freedom of the press and prohibited a blog from publishing documents allegedly obtained through the City of Fullerton’s Dropbox account. Joshua Ferguson, a contributor to Friends For Fullerton’s Future, filed a lawsuit under the California Public Records Act

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06 Nov 2019

Black Man Tortured And Wrongly Imprisoned For 26 Years Sues Chicago Police Who Were Associates Of Jon Burge

A lawsuit was filed in Chicago against police officers who were closely associated with Jon Burge, the disgraced commander who oversaw a regime of torture employed to coerce confessions. The regime spanned from the early 1970s to the 1990s.

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