22 Jan 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Whistleblowing Cops, ExxonMobil Fraud—Plus, US Appeals Assange Extradition Decision

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola opens with a couple recent stories involving whistleblowers at police departments, who took a stand against abusive activity.

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19 Jan 2021

Trump Reportedly Abandoned Pardons For Snowden And Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were not offered clemency because Trump “did not want to anger Senate Republicans who will soon determine whether he’s convicted during his Senate trial.”

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19 Jan 2021

New Hampshire’s Homeless Fight For Shelter Despite Forceful Encampment Evictions

New Hampshire’s homeless population, urgently fighting for shelter in a pandemic, struggles as state ignores demands and evicts encampments.

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15 Jan 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Pompeo’s Political Propaganda, Plus Pardon Push In Australia For Assange

For this edition of “Dissenter Weekly” in 2021, host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights complaints from whistleblowers at Voice of America over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech, which they described as a “publicity stunt.”

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13 Jan 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Weeping in the Promised Land’ By John Fogerty

John Fogerty, the legendary former frontman of Creedence Clearwater Revival is no stranger to composing socially conscious tunes. Songs such as “Fortunate Son” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain” are timeless anthems that were written in response to the Vietnam War and President Richard Nixon’s administration.

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13 Jan 2021

Making US Propaganda Exceptional Again: Mike Pompeo’s Voice Of America Speech

During the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed his efforts to incite greater conflict between the United States and Iran. He also used Voice of America (VOA) to broadcast a speech that a group of whistleblowers described as “political propaganda.”

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08 Jan 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Reality Winner’s Sexual Abuse Claim, Trump’s Hollowing Out Of Oversight Agencies

On the first edition of “Dissenter Weekly” in 2021, host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola starts off the year with coverage of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, who allegedly was threatened by a guard over a sexual assault claim she filed.

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06 Jan 2021

British Judge Keeps Assange In Prison, Despite Ruling Against Extradition

A British district judge denied bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a hearing in which the prosecution argued he had helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “flee justice” and would abscond if released from the Belmarsh high-security prison. “As far as Mr. Assange is concerned, this case has not been

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05 Jan 2021

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Alleges Guard Threatened Her Over Sexual Abuse Claim

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s mother alleges a prison guard she reported for sexual abuse has threatened her with retaliation.

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05 Jan 2021

US Incarceration System Deemed Too Cruel For Julian Assange

The following was originally published as part of The Dissenter newsletter. The mass incarceration system in the United States is cruel and inhumane, and as a result, the U.S. government had their extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied by a British district judge. As Judge Vanessa Baraitser declared

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