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21 May 2020

What Happens To Restaurant Workers State-By-State Is Of National Consequence

What happens to “essential workers,” or those on front lines, impacts all making low wages, especially as impacts of COVID-19 keep rippling through economy.

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05 May 2020

Rest In Power To Drummer And Afrobeat Master Tony Allen

For the May 3 newsletter, Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola paid tribute to Nigerian drummer Tony Allen. *** Tony Allen developed a signature way of playing the drums, including polyrhythms, that defined some of the most revolutionary music ever produced. And right up until his death at the age of

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05 Jan 2020

Spotting The State Department’s Propaganda For Escalating War Against Iran

*A version of this newsletter written by Shadowproof’s Kevin Gosztola was sent out on January 3. President Donald Trump’s administration assassinated Iranian general Qassim Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. They were killed in a drone strike near Baghdad’s international airport overnight on January 3. Viewed as an escalation

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16 Dec 2019

Devastating Defeat For Corbyn Isn’t A Bad Omen For The US Left

*A version of this newsletter written by Shadowproof’s Kevin Gosztola was sent out on December 14. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s drubbing in the United Kingdom election has many neoliberal politicians and media pundits claiming the outcome is a warning to Democrats, like Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Certainly,

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08 Oct 2019

Trump Impeachment Fueled By Grievances Of A National Security State Committed To New Cold War

The articles of impeachment against Trump will represent the desires of the national security state to engage in a New Cold War against Russia and China. It will feature the grievances of current and former intelligence and military officials, who have lost faith in the ability of Trump to properly project American strength.

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02 Aug 2019

A Celebration Of Pioneering Satirist Paul Krassner

Pioneering satirist Paul Krassner proclaimed, “Irreverence is my only sacred cow, and the more repression there is, the more need there is for irreverence toward those who are responsible for that repression.”

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Chelsea Manning waits on a subway platform. Still image from "XY Chelsea" trailer via SHOWTIME.
10 Jun 2019

‘XY Chelsea’ Is Bittersweet Film On Chelsea Manning’s Life After Commutation

“XY Chelsea” explores moments in Chelsea Manning’s life immediately following her release from military prison at Fort Leavenworth.

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