10 Nov 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Waltzing Will Trilogy’ By Lavender Country

Originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music On October 31, 2022, trailblazing singer-songwriter and activist Patrick Haggerty died at the age of 78. A few weeks earlier he suffered a stroke. He fronted Lavender Country which is widely believed to be the first openly gay country band. In 1973,

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03 Nov 2022

NSA Whistleblower Unearthed ‘Project’ That Targeted US Communications

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an annual paid subscriber to help us continue our coverage of whistleblowers. A National Security Agency whistleblower unearthed a hot-shot analyst’s unauthorized “project” that targeted the communications of citizens or persons in the United States, according to a top secret inspector general

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26 Oct 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Man With No Name’ By Fantastic Negrito

“Man with No Name,” which appears on the album, is a painful reminder that often the identity and experiences of the oppressed are erased.

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25 Oct 2022

The Parts Of Chelsea Manning’s Book Censored By The US Government

The United States government censored parts of Chelsea Manning’s new book, where she attempted to describe the information she provided to WikiLeaks in 2010.

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25 Oct 2022

Chelsea Manning’s Book Further Complicates US Government’s Case Against Julian Assange

In the United States government’s case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, prosecutors claim that he communicated with US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning through an encrypted chat client known as Jabber.

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A photo of a notebook with notes taken by Edward Munsuer, who participated in the Success Stories program. Credit: Edward Munsuer.
06 Oct 2022

In California, Prisoners Organize Program To Confront Patriarchy And Toxic Masculinity

Success Stories helps incarcerated men discover how to live more fully by rejecting patriarchal values and toxic masculinity.

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28 Sep 2022

In Washington State, Incarcerated Organizers Build Community With Youth To Fight For Releases

At Washington’s Stafford Creek Corrections Center, a group of incarcerated organizers have built community with local youths to fight for sentencing reforms, grappling with what it means to organize through an abolitionist lens from inside.

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21 Sep 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘The Money’ By Rain Perry

Singer-songwriter Rain Perry recently released “A White Album,” a concept piece that addresses white privilege. She is also working on producing a stage version of the album.

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17 Sep 2022

US House Of Representatives Finally Passes Whistleblower Protection Bill With Access To Jury Trials

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an annual paid subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. A whistleblower protection bill containing access to jury trials, which has long been a priority for advocates, passed in the United States House of Representatives on September 15. The legislation, the

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07 Sep 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Odana’ By Mali Obomsawin

Obomsawin uses her music to convey the indigenous
experience and preserve cultural heritage. Her solo debut, “Sweet Tooth,” a compositional suite due for release on October 28, uses field recordings of relatives at Odanak First Nation in order to tell the story of the Wabanaki people.

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