02 Aug 2020

Looking Back On Shadowproof’s Fifth Year

We launched Shadowproof five years ago. Many of you helped us accomplish quite a bit so let’s take a moment to celebrate the impact we’ve had. 

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"Abolish the police" graffitied on boards outside Moon Palace Books at 3032 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Tony Webster on Flickr).
18 Jun 2020

OPEN CALL: Freelance Journalism On Prison And Police Abolition

Shadowproof is mobilizing resources and our platform to raise the abolition movement’s visibility, inviting journalists to pitch us stories on the subject.

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Photo by Thomas Cizauskas
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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18 May 2020

Even With COVID-19 Pandemic, Most Media Organizations Get Refugee Issues Wrong

When Katie Dancey-Downs, a journalist in the United Kingdom, pitched Shadowproof a story about COVID-19 and asylum seekers, we knew we wanted to collaborate because of her commitment to covering refugee issue

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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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23 Apr 2020

Journalists Are Essential Workers, Help Us Support Them During COVID-19 Pandemic

Shadowproof needs your help raising money for freelance journalists covering COVID-19’s impact on health care, labor, prisons, and more.

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06 Mar 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Espionage Act Reform Unveiled To Protect Journalists, Whistleblower Disclosures

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” we break down reform legislation that would help ensure the Espionage Act is no longer used against journalists. It would also expand protections for whistleblower disclosures. The rights of members of the press that “solicit, obtain, or publish government secrets” would be protected

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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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