29 Jun 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘We Won’t Go Back’ By MILCK

MILCK’s latest protest anthem was the result of attending a pro-choice rally on the steps
of the Supreme Court in DC, just prior to the court overturning Roe v. Wade. The tune features
samples of protesters shouting, “We won’t go back!”

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28 Jun 2022

US Supreme Court May Take Aim At Whistleblower Protection Law

The US Supreme Court will determine whether the US government has the authority to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act when the government has declined to intervene in the case.

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17 Jun 2022

State Of World Press Freedom Darkens As UK Government Approves Assange’s Extradition

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become a monthly subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. United Kingdom Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Patel’s decision to hand over a journalist to the US

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15 Jun 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Spitting Off the Edge of the World’ By Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The influential indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their first tune in close to a decade, “Spitting Off the Edge of the World.” It’s on their upcoming album, “Cool It Down,” out September 30.

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01 Jun 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Rise Above’ By Ibeyi (Featuring Berwyn)

Originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music. The second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd was May 25, and sadly nothing has really changed. Racially motivated killings and cops murdering black people still occur frequently. To comment on this issue, twin sisters Naomi and Lisa Diaz of the

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31 May 2022

Major Political Parties In UK Back ‘State Threats’ Bill That Would Jeopardize Press Freedom

All main political parties in the United Kingdom have called for immediate passage in Parliament of new measures to fight “state threats,” which would restrict press freedom and threaten civil liberties.

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11 May 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘GDP’ By Bob Vylan

The post was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Music. Bob Vylan is a grime punk duo that recently released their second album “Bob Vylan Present ThePrice Of Life.” Just like their 2020 debut album, “We Live Here,” the album features incisive political commentary addressing issues such as systemic

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27 Apr 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Clara Fraser, Clara Fraser’ By Lavender Country

Originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music Back in 1973, Seattle singer-songwriter Patrick Haggerty released what is widely considered tobe the first gay-themed country album under the moniker Lavender Country. At the time only 1000 copies of the self-titled album were printed. In later years, the album generated interest

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20 Apr 2022

Dark Day For Press Freedom As British Court Orders Assange Extradition

A British magistrates court ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States and sent the request for his extradition to Home Office Secretary Priti Patel for approval.

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20 Apr 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Fucked Up If True’ By Soul Glo

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Music. For Soul Glo, being a black hardcore band already made the simple act of making music a political statement. Add to that their radical rhetoric, and you have a group capable of producing fierce protest songs. The group recently

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