Malak Mattar with an art piece. Source: UNRWA
26 May 2021

The Aftermath of War In Gaza

To Asma Alkhaldi, the “ceasefire” in the Gaza Strip is welcome, but the trauma of days of bombing remains.

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26 May 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Racist, Sexist Boy’ By The Linda Lindas

Youth garage punk band The Linda Lindas respond to anti-Asian racism, which spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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24 May 2021

Journalist Abby Martin Had Free Speech Rights Violated By Georgia’s Anti-BDS Law, Court Rules

A federal court ruled in favor of journalist Abby Martin, who was barred from speaking at Georgia Southern University after she refused to pledge she would not boycott Israel. Judge Mark Cohen in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia recognized [PDF] a Georgia state law

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12 May 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Weather Strike’ By Tom Morello and Pussy Riot

“Pussy Riot is one of the most radical and important activist musical groups of all time,” Morello declared in a press statement. “Their fearless blending of art and confrontation is a constant inspiration and it’s an honor to combine forces on this powerful, revolutionary track ‘Weather Strike.’”

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11 May 2021

Whistleblower Craig Murray Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison Over His Reporting On Former Scottish First Minister’s Trial

The following was originally published as part of The Dissenter Newsletter. Former UK diplomat-turned whistleblower Craig Murray was sentenced to eight months in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh for contempt of court resulting from his coverage of the trial of former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond. A three-judge panel

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05 May 2021

Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Detained At Facility Where Chelsea Manning Attempted Suicide

A federal judge ordered drone whistleblower Daniel Hale’s arrest, and United States authorities took him into custody after a judge concluded he violated the terms of his supervised release.

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03 May 2021

US Government Marks World Press Freedom Day By Ignoring Their Attacks On Press Freedom

Secretary of State Antony Blinken marked World Press Freedom Day by calling attention to governments that are “becoming less transparent” and “more repressive.” “Some governments incarcerate journalists, harass them, target them for violence,” Blinken stated. “Some use other, more subtle [methods] like mandating professional licenses for journalists and using endless

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28 Apr 2021

Credit Suisse Faces Renewed Push To Investigate Whistleblower Claims They Violated Plea Deal

Credit Suisse, a financial services firm headquartered in Switzerland, violated the terms of a 2014 plea agreement, but the Justice Department under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump declined to punish the investment bank. Former Credit Suisse bankers blew the whistle on the firm’s use of sham companies, foundations, and

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22 Apr 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Attack Against British Oil Industry Whistleblower Escalates

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola covers a British oil industry whistleblower in Croatia who was taken by police to a psychiatric hospital against his will.

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21 Apr 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘It’s Been Burning For A While’ By Chris Pierce

Singer-songwriter Chris Pierce highlights this long history of violence against black people is highlighted by singer-songwriter tune, “It’s Been Burning for a While.” The song first premiered on the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, and it linked the events of the summer of 2020 with the dark past.

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