13 Jan 2021

Making US Propaganda Exceptional Again: Mike Pompeo’s Voice Of America Speech

During the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed his efforts to incite greater conflict between the United States and Iran. He also used Voice of America (VOA) to broadcast a speech that a group of whistleblowers described as “political propaganda.”

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08 Jan 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Reality Winner’s Sexual Abuse Claim, Trump’s Hollowing Out Of Oversight Agencies

On the first edition of “Dissenter Weekly” in 2021, host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola starts off the year with coverage of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, who allegedly was threatened by a guard over a sexual assault claim she filed.

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06 Jan 2021

British Judge Keeps Assange In Prison, Despite Ruling Against Extradition

A British district judge denied bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a hearing in which the prosecution argued he had helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “flee justice” and would abscond if released from the Belmarsh high-security prison. “As far as Mr. Assange is concerned, this case has not been

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05 Jan 2021

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Alleges Guard Threatened Her Over Sexual Abuse Claim

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s mother alleges a prison guard she reported for sexual abuse has threatened her with retaliation.

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05 Jan 2021

US Incarceration System Deemed Too Cruel For Julian Assange

The following was originally published as part of The Dissenter newsletter. The mass incarceration system in the United States is cruel and inhumane, and as a result, the U.S. government had their extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied by a British district judge. As Judge Vanessa Baraitser declared

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04 Jan 2021

In Assange Case, British Judge Rejects US Government’s Extradition Request

Citing harsh federal prison conditions in the United States, a British district court judge rejected the United States government’s extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Judge Vanessa Baraitser accepted that Assange was diagnosed with a “recurrent depressive disorder.” Although he functions at a high level, she accepted he was

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18 Dec 2020

Dissenter Weekly: New Acting Attorney General Involved In Lawsuit Against Snowden’s Book

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights Jeffrey A. Rosen, the acting attorney general who will be at the Justice Department until the end of President Donald Trump’s administration in January. He was involved in the lawsuit against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s book, Permanent Record.

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11 Dec 2020

Dissenter Weekly: COVID-19 Data Whistleblower Targeted In Raid—Plus, Assange Update

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola comments on the raid that Florida state agents conducted against COVID-19 data whistleblower Rebekah Jones.

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
07 Dec 2020

Eleventh Circuit Rules Against NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner’s Appeal For Compassionate Release

The 11th United States Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s request for compassionate release from a federal prison, even though COVID-19 remains a pervasive threat.

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04 Dec 2020

Dissenter Weekly: FDA Whistleblower Exposes ‘Biohazard Nightmare’ At Merck Plant

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a report in Vanity Fair that reveals horrendous and unsanitary conditions at a Merck vaccine plant in Durham, North Carolina.

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