27 Dec 2019

Top Ten Albums Of Protest Music In 2019

*The following is a collection of some of the best albums of protest music released in 2019. They were selected by Kevin Gosztola and C.J. Baker, who publishes writing regularly at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. They are in alphabetical order by artist. Kishi Bashi — Omoiyari Kishi Bashi’s stunning

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20 Dec 2019

Dissenter Weekly: US Censorship System Wins Against Snowden, Latest In Assange Extradition Case

In our latest “Dissenter Weekly Update” episode, we highlight how the United States government won its lawsuit against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and may confiscate proceeds he earned from his book, Permanent Record, as well as his speeches. The U.S. government accused Snowden of violating secrecy agreements he signed with the NSA

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18 Dec 2019

US Government’s Censorship System Claims Victory Against NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

A federal judge ruled the United States government may confiscate proceeds NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden earned from the publication of his book, Permanent Record, as well as his speeches.

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Kayactivists take part in a rally at Camp Kalama in Kalama, Wash., on May 18, 2019, calling for the Washington Department of Ecology to deny permits for Northwest Innovation Works (NWI) proposed methanol refinery. Governor Inslee recently reversed his stance on the $2 billion dollar facility which would convert natural gas into methane for export via ship to China where it will be used in the production of plastics. (Photo by: Alex Milan Tracy)
17 Dec 2019

World’s Largest Fracked Gas Refinery Violates Federal Funding Law, Say Environmentalists

Columbia Riverkeeper claims Northwest Innovation Works sought billions to build a fracked gas-to-methanol refinery in violation of federal law.

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13 Dec 2019

Dissenter Weekly Update: Boeing 737 Max Whistleblower, CPJ Says Assange Isn’t A Journalist

In this week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update” episode, we highlight the Boeing 737 MAX whistleblower, who testified before the House Transportation Committee. We highlight a whistleblower at Miami-Dade County jail, who was reportedly barred from talking to a Miami Herald reporter about brutality in the facility. Later in the episode, we

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12 Dec 2019

Respected Press Freedom Organization Excludes Assange From Annual List Of Jailed Journalists

Every year, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) compiles a list of journalists jailed throughout the world. It calls attention to authoritarian leaders in countries like China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, who flagrantly clamp down on reporters critical of their governments. But the highly respected press freedom organization, which

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11 Dec 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Goat Head’ By Brittany Howard

The following post originally appeared at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Best known as the powerhouse lead vocalist of Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard recently released her critically acclaimed debut album “Jamie.” The album is named after her sister who passed away in her teens. Yet, although the loss of her

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10 Dec 2019

US Government Would Like Staunch Opponent Of WikiLeaks To Testify Against Alleged ‘Vault 7’ Leaker

The United States government would like a staunch opponent of WikiLeaks to testify against former CIA employee Josh Schulte, who is accused of leaking the “Vault 7” files to WikiLeaks. But Schulte’s defense attorney contends such testimony would be “irrelevant, prejudicial, and confusing.” Paul Rosenzweig is the founder of a

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09 Dec 2019

Interview: Writer Tom Mueller On His Book, ‘Crisis Of Conscience: Whistleblowing In An Age Of Fraud’

Writer Tom Mueller joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast to discuss his book, Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing In An Age Of Fraud, which was released in October. During the interview, Mueller describes how he came to work on this book, which over 500-plus pages documents and explores whistleblowing in many

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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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