29 May 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Reality Winner Predicted DOJ Would Pretend They Never Received Request For Release

Billie Winner-Davis, the mother of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, admits she did not believe it. Her daughter told her the Justice Department, or Bureau of Prisons, would claim she never filed for compassionate release at Federal Medical Center Carswell. Winner also suggested they would “mysteriously lose the form,” and as

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27 May 2020

LAPD’s Hollywood Office: How The Department Shaped ABC’s ‘The Rookie’

Through this video essay, Tom Secker examines the Los Angeles Police Department’s Entertainment Trademark Unit, which deals with Hollywood. Specifically, he focuses on ABC’s “The Rookie.”

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26 May 2020

US Government Attempts To Bureaucratically Thwart NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner’s Appeal For Compassionate Release

The coronavirus may infect NSA whistleblower Reality Winner while she is incarcerated at a women’s prison hospital. She has a history of respiratory illness that makes her exceptionally vulnerable. Yet, the United States government contends they have no record of Winner ever submitting a request for relief.

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22 May 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Key Regulatory Agency For Workers Has Massive Backlog Of Whistleblower Complaints

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has received around two dozen complaints a day during the coronavirus pandemic. The agency has over 1,000 complaints in their backlog. Later in the show, Gosztola covers a

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21 May 2020

In ‘Right-To-Work’ States, Restaurant Workers Mobilize During COVID-19 For Better Conditions

Restaurant workers in ‘right-to-work’ states face unique challenges as they struggle for better conditions during COVID-19.

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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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20 May 2020

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Nine Times Out Of Ten’ By Ryan Harvey

As we currently face a global pandemic, it is easy to lose sight that these issues are compounded by an endless cycle of war. America’s never-ending war in Afghanistan, the continuing fallout of the Iraq War, and the continued US support for regime change in various countries contributed to the refugee crisis and has affected countless innocent lives.

These issues are examined by punk-folk artist and activist Ryan Harvey on “Nine Times Out Of Ten,” a track off his latest album “You Have No Country.”

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19 May 2020

‘No One Will Help, No One Will Listen’: Workers Impacted By COVID-19 Outbreak Describe Struggle For Unemployment Benefits

The surge of unemployment claims during COVID-19 has created major backlogs that plague several states and prevent people from receiving money.

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18 May 2020

Countries Exploit COVID-19 Pandemic To Shut Down Borders And Block Refugees

People around the world face more and more obstacles to seeking asylum, as borders remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and refugee organizations are concerned that the crisis has become an excuse for governments to limit the human rights of displaced people in the name of public health.

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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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