14 Jan 2020

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘One Million’ By Turismo Girlfriend World Tour

The following was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Songs. Turismo Girlfriend World Tour is the moniker of Julie Bernouis, a French-born singer-songwriter based in New York. “I don’t pretend to be an activist. I’m not Bob Dylan. But I like a serious catchy and upbeat song,” Bernouis stated.

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13 Jan 2020

Interview: Mohammad Marandi On Aftermath Of Trump’s Assassination Of Iranian General Soleimani (With Transcript)

On “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, Mohammad Marandi breaks down what unfolded in aftermath of President Trump’s assassination of Qassim Soleimani.

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09 Jan 2020

Dissenter Weekly: EPA Employees Push For ‘Bill Of Rights’ With Whistleblower Protections

This week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update” includes the story of unionized EPA employees fighting for whistleblower protections as part of a bill of rights.

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07 Jan 2020

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘We Are Rising’ by Taína Asili

The following post was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Taína Asili is a New York-based Puerto Rican singer, filmmaker, and activist who for over two decades has been using her art to honor the tradition of her ancestors and deliver a stirring message of hope and liberation.

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Retired general David Petraeus on "Face The Nation." Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcuN8QWymUk
07 Jan 2020

To Make Sense Of Soleimani Assassination, Media Turn To Disgraced Iraq War General David Petraeus

Following the United States’ assassination of Iranian General Qassim Soleimani, media turned to Iraq War general David Petraeus to provide “expert” commentary

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03 Jan 2020

Dissenter Weekly With Guest John Kiriakou: UN Official Condemns ‘Coercive Confinement’ Of Chelsea Manning

In our first “Dissenter Weekly Update” episode of the year, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou joins the show. He is also a former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. We highlight letters to the United Kingdom and United States government from United Nations Special Rapporteur Nils Melzer that condemn

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01 Jan 2020

UN Special Rapporteur On Torture Blasts UK Government’s Indifference To Abuse Against Julian Assange

UN Special Rapporteur On Torture Nils Melzer strongly objected to the UK government’s indifference toward WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s ongoing abuse and mistreatment in detention.

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31 Dec 2019

The Dissenter’s Top Films Of 2019

Kevin Gosztola highlights several top films from 2019, including Dark Waters, Hail Satan?, The Nightingale, and The Report.

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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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