02 Aug 2020

Looking Back On Shadowproof’s Fifth Year

We launched Shadowproof five years ago. Many of you helped us accomplish quite a bit so let’s take a moment to celebrate the impact we’ve had. 

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24 Jul 2020

Top 10 Protest Albums Of 2020 (So Far)

Kevin Gosztola and C.J. Baker compiled some of best albums of protest music released in 2020 (so far), including SAULT, Run The Jewels, and Steve Earle.

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"Abolish the police" graffitied on boards outside Moon Palace Books at 3032 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Tony Webster on Flickr).
18 Jun 2020

OPEN CALL: Freelance Journalism On Prison And Police Abolition

Shadowproof is mobilizing resources and our platform to raise the abolition movement’s visibility, inviting journalists to pitch us stories on the subject.

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29 May 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Reality Winner Predicted DOJ Would Pretend They Never Received Request For Release

Billie Winner-Davis, the mother of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, admits she did not believe it. Her daughter told her the Justice Department, or Bureau of Prisons, would claim she never filed for compassionate release at Federal Medical Center Carswell. Winner also suggested they would “mysteriously lose the form,” and as

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27 May 2020

LAPD’s Hollywood Office: How The Department Shaped ABC’s ‘The Rookie’

Through this video essay, Tom Secker examines the Los Angeles Police Department’s Entertainment Trademark Unit, which deals with Hollywood. Specifically, he focuses on ABC’s “The Rookie.”

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"Shadows" by kdigga on Flickr
22 May 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Key Regulatory Agency For Workers Has Massive Backlog Of Whistleblower Complaints

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has received around two dozen complaints a day during the coronavirus pandemic. The agency has over 1,000 complaints in their backlog. Later in the show, Gosztola covers a

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Photo by Thomas Cizauskas
21 May 2020

What Happens To Restaurant Workers State-By-State Is Of National Consequence

What happens to “essential workers,” or those on front lines, impacts all making low wages, especially as impacts of COVID-19 keep rippling through economy.

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18 May 2020

Even With COVID-19 Pandemic, Most Media Organizations Get Refugee Issues Wrong

When Katie Dancey-Downs, a journalist in the United Kingdom, pitched Shadowproof a story about COVID-19 and asylum seekers, we knew we wanted to collaborate because of her commitment to covering refugee issue

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05 May 2020

Rest In Power To Drummer And Afrobeat Master Tony Allen

For the May 3 newsletter, Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola paid tribute to Nigerian drummer Tony Allen. *** Tony Allen developed a signature way of playing the drums, including polyrhythms, that defined some of the most revolutionary music ever produced. And right up until his death at the age of

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23 Apr 2020

Journalists Are Essential Workers, Help Us Support Them During COVID-19 Pandemic

Shadowproof needs your help raising money for freelance journalists covering COVID-19’s impact on health care, labor, prisons, and more.

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