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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22 Jul 2020

In Early 2020, Pentagon Launched ‘Aggressive’ Investigation Into ‘Bad Leaks’

The Pentagon launched an “aggressive” investigation of leaks earlier this year that relies upon an insider threat program established and expanded under President Barack Obama.

Officials are also employing “continuous evaluation,” or total surveillance, of personnel, yet there is very little evidence that safeguards have been implemented to protect the rights of employees and ensure a chilling effect that already lingers does not intensify against potential whistleblowers.

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Philadelphia's No-Cop Zone, known as James-Talib Dean Camp. Photo by Rodrigo F. on Twitter (https://twitter.com/evything4evyone/status/1284134806499078144)
22 Jul 2020

Philadelphia Threatens Protest Encampment With Eviction But Still Has No Plan For Unhoused Residents

Community support prevented the eviction of a protest camp in Philadelphia. Unhoused organizers say they are not going anywhere without a housing guarantee.

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20 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Cases At Carswell Spike To More Than 500 As Reality Winner Tests Positive, Faces Retaliation

More than 500 women imprisoned at Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, have tested positive for COVID-19. It has the second-most cases out of all federal prisons in the United States, and one of the prisoners who has tested positive is NSA whistleblower Reality Winner.

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18 Jul 2020

More Than A Bunch Of Corporate Platitudes: Jen Perelman’s Campaign Against Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Jen Perelman has had the same representative in the United States Congress for nearly 16 years—Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat in Florida’s 23rd congressional district. Now, Perelman is mounting a primary challenge against Wasserman Schultz.

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18 Jul 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Whistleblowers Expose ICE, Bureau of Prisons’ Indifference To COVID-19

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola covers the COVID-19 outbreak at Federal Medical Center Carswell with a particular focus on NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, who requested compassionate release months ago. Later in the show, Gosztola covers allegations from whistleblowers who work for LaSalle

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14 Jul 2020

In A Week, COVID-19 Infections Triple At Women’s Prison Where NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Is Incarcerated

At Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, where NSA whistleblower Reality Winner is incarcerated, the number of COVID-19 infections have tripled in the past week.

Her sister Brittany Winner said one of her bunkmates had “severe symptomatic COVID-19 and was removed.” Brittany Winner believes it is a “matter of time” before Reality Winner falls ill.

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08 Jul 2020

US Government Plays Games With Reality Winner’s Life As Coronavirus Outbreak Is Confirmed At Carswell

As a coronavirus outbreak at Federal Medical Center Carswell spreads, the United States government maintains National Security Agency whistleblower Reality Winner did not show her confinement placed her “at a risk substantial to justify early release.”

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08 Jul 2020

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘All Tomorrow Carry’ By Special Interest

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. The New Orleans punk band released their sophomore album “The Passion Of,” which the group describes as “a precise and deranged vision of punk, an apocalyptic celebration, a step forward into a perverse and uncertain landscape.” As the band’s lyricist

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01 Jul 2020

When US Backed A Mass Murder Program In Indonesia: Interview With Vincent Bevins On ‘The Jakarta Method’

Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome Vincent Bevins, the author of The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program That Shaped Our World, to discuss his book. He was the Brazil correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and the southeast Asia correspondent for the Washington Post. Watch

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