Image adapted from "Shadows" by kdigga on Flickr
18 Jan 2018

Freelance Journalists: Open Call For Submissions In February

Shadowproof is seeking pitches from freelance journalists or writers for publication in February. We list topics we want to pay particular attention.

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Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights. Photo by Molly Adams (mollyswork) on Flickr.
18 Jan 2018

Trump Administration Transforms ICE Into Tool For Political Repression

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appears to be escalating its targeting of immigrant rights activists for deportation.

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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning holds a rose in an advertisement for her campaign for Senate. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=52&v=RAXo1Y7AK_I
16 Jan 2018

The Audacity Of Chelsea Manning’s Senate Campaign Rankles Democrats

Democrats reacted feverishly to the news that whistleblower Chelsea Manning will challenge Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin in the upcoming primary.

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Still from the film "The Post" (2017). Source: https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-post
12 Jan 2018

Film Review: ‘The Post’ Depicts A Newspaper Paralyzed By Coziness With Power

“The Post” is more than a story about the Pentagon Papers. It is a character study of Washington Post publisher, who was compromised by her ties to elites.

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09 Jan 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Failed State’ By David Rovics

Prolific singer-songwriter David Rovics is one of the few working musicians, who regularly produce topical protest songs which directly address current events. His music is in the tradition of radical folk musicians like Phil Ochs. From his latest album, “Ballad of a Wobbly,” released in December, Rovics breaks down what

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Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis. Photo by Secretary of Defense on Flickr.
08 Jan 2018

Trump Administration Held U.S. Citizen Incommunicado In Iraq For Months Until ACLU Intervened

President Donald Trump’s administration detained a United States citizen incommunicado in military custody for nearly four months.

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
04 Jan 2018

The Espionage Act And NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner’s Uphill Struggle To Defend Herself

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner faces an uphill battle at trial after Obama-era leak prosecutions intensified the government’s ability to wield the Espionage Act.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Photo by Karol Franks on Flickr.
04 Jan 2018

Appeals Court Rules Against Idaho’s Unconstitutional Ag-Gag Law Aimed At Suppressing Journalists

In a decision upholding the First Amendment, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled key parts of an Idaho “ag-gag” law are unconstitutional.

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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Photo from District Court website.
03 Jan 2018

Judge Rules Against Trump Administration’s ‘Warehousing’ Of Iraqi Nationals In Jails

A federal judge ordered the US government to provide bond hearings for nearly 300 Iraqi nationals, who were detained by ICE and have languished in jail.

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31 Dec 2017

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 42: Farewell, 2017!

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola bid farewell to 2017 in the season’s finale. During the show, the hosts talk about Donald Trump’s foreign policy and what liberal imperialists and neoconservatives disliked about Trump’s first year. We celebrate what parts of Trump’s agenda grassroots resistance was able to stall while

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