15 Jun 2021

University of California Workers Organize For Salaries That Keep Pace With Cost Of Living

In the months before the coronavirus pandemic abruptly halted the United States economy in March 2020, graduate student workers and faculty members in the University of California system aggressively pushed for cost-of-living salary adjustments through strikes, protests, and rallies on campuses. Though COVID-19 shutdowns and transitions to remote learning disrupted

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14 Jun 2021

Mother Of NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Describes Her Daughter’s Release From Prison

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner was released from federal prison to a halfway house in San Antonio on June 2. She was released one week later to home confinement with her family.

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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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20 May 2021

Movement For Black Lives In Upstate New York: Confronting Police, White Supremacists, And Craven Politicians

Joya Stuckman walked up to her house, which is nestled in the working class First Street neighborhood of Rome, New York, and glanced over at her U-Haul truck. The tires were slashed and the truck was completely covered in racist and neo-Nazi graffiti: thinly veiled death threats, racist slurs, an SS symbol, and swastikas. The numbers “1488,” which is a popular neo-Nazi code, were sprayed on the sides of the truck. Stuckman was terrified.

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18 May 2021

In Rural, Conservative North Carolina County, Anti-Jail Movement Takes Shape

Down Home is organizing an anti-jail movement in a seemingly unlikely place: rural and conservative North Carolina.

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Central California Women's Facility. Photo via California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
12 May 2021

Survivors Of Forced Sterilizations In California Fight A Century Of Violence In Women’s Prisons

In California, survivors of forced sterilizations in women’s prisons fight for reparations after a century of reproductive violence.

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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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