05 Dec 2019

Dissenter Weekly Update: Whistleblower Deported To Honduras, Walmart Whistleblower Exposes Tax Dodging

This week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update” episode features a story involving a whistleblower, who was deported to Honduras after a hotel collapsed in New Orleans. Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma alleged “dangerous lapses in construction safety to his supervisors” at a Hard Rock hotel site in development. The hotel collapsed on October

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02 Dec 2019

Beyond Prisons: Instead Of Calling The Cops

In a followup to the episode, “Stop Hugging Cops,” Beyond Prisons hosts Brian Sonenstein and Kim Wilson discuss alternatives to calling the police.

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27 Nov 2019

Dissenter Weekly Update: Whistleblower Concerns Over Trump Gutting Asylum, WikiLeaks Publishes OPCW Whistleblower Email

This week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update” episode features a story involving whistleblowers at immigration agencies, who object to how President Donald Trump is gutting the asylum process available to immigrants. According to a United States Senate report, “Whistleblowers reported that in nearly all cases where asylum officers found that asylum seekers

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27 Nov 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Iraq2Chile (Martyrs of Hope)’ By Lowkey Featuring Mai Khalil

The following post was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Songs. Lowkey is a rapper and activist of English and Iraqi descent, who recently released “Soundtrack to the Struggle 2,” the long-awaited follow-up to his 2011 album, “Soundtrack to the Struggle.” Part of the reason for Lowkey’s eight-year hiatus

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22 Nov 2019

Shadowproof Launches Weekly Show Highlighting Whistleblower Stories, Developments With WikiLeaks

Shadowproof launched a show that will stream weekly on YouTube and cover whistleblowing, WikiLeaks, and related press freedom stories.

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20 Nov 2019

Tennessee’s Healthcare Crisis: Bankruptcies, Closing Hospitals, And Medical Debt

The State of Tennessee is in the midst of a health care crisis, where its residents are struggling with debt, bankruptcies, and a lack of access to health care, while suffering from some of the highest rates in the United States of preventable illnesses. 

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19 Nov 2019

Tom Secker Presents ‘Jack Ryan, The CIA, And Venezuela’ (Video)

Journalist Tom Secker, known for his work at Spy Culture, produced a video essay on the Amazon series, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.” It breaks down how the CIA, Defense Department, and other United States government agencies produced the show. Secker outlines some of the history of U.S. government  involvement in

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Swedish deputy director of public prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson (Credit: Ruptly stream of May press conference)
19 Nov 2019

Sweden Maintains ‘Rape Suspect’ Narrative Against Julian Assange Even As It Drops Investigation Again

For the third time, the Swedish prosecution authority closed a “preliminary investigation” into sexual allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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19 Nov 2019

Why I Support Closing Rikers Island Without Building New Jails: A Letter From Prisoner Jennifer Rose

Incarcerated No New Jails NYC member Jennifer Rose, who organizes in solidarity from California, explains their opposition to the city’s $11 billion investment in detention.

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Swedish deputy director of public prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson (Credit: Ruptly stream of May press conference)
18 Nov 2019

Sweden Pushes On With Assange ‘Investigation,’ Won’t Address UN Torture Rapporteur’s Concerns

Sweden refuses to answer questions raised by United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer about the government’s investigation into Julian Assange.

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