16 Jan 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Blowing Whistle On Business Of War In Iraq—Plus, Honduras and DOJ Cheat Whistleblower

On this week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola discusses how military contractors are speaking out after President Donald Trump assassinated—and attempted to assassinate—leaders of militias aligned with General Qassim Soleimani. Current and former employees for a military contractor called Sallyport Global Services claim the Iranian-backed militia,

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Screen shot from CNN's Democratic presidential debate on January 14, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa (Source)
15 Jan 2020

CNN, Clinton Democrats Sow Discord In Democratic Presidential Race

Before, during, and after the last presidential debate before the Iowa Caucuses, CNN and Clinton Democrats sowed discord among Democratic voters by promoting a spurious story against Sanders—that he told Warren a woman could not win the election during a private meeting in December 2018.

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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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Layleen Xtravaganza-Polanco. (Photo via family GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/layleen-cubilette-our-angel)
14 Jan 2020

How Layleen Xtravanganza-Polanco’s Case Impacted Organizing For Transgender Prisoners

Centering transgender prisoners can motivate reform within an abolitionist vision. But so-called solidarity has been used to legitimize incarceration, too.

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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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Members of the Certain Days Collective, 2019. (L to R): Josh Davidson, David Gilbert, Sara Falconer, Daniel McGowan
10 Jan 2020

Beyond Prisons: Certain Days Collective

Activists behind the Certain Days calendar join the Beyond Prisons Podcast to discuss their project, which raises money for prisoners and grassroots groups.

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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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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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