25 Jul 2022

Abolitionist Organizers Warn ‘Counter-Extremism’ Won’t Stop White Supremacist Violence

This article was funded by the Marvel Cooke Fellowship. Read more about this reporting project and make a contribution to fund our fellowship budget. In May, a gunman killed ten Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and livestreamed the event on Twitch. While that by itself was horrific, many were further

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25 Jul 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Soon’ By Steven Keene

The veteran New York-based singer-songwriter and folk artist Steven Keene has established a
reputation for composing timely social critiques.

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14 Jul 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘FITS/My Love Can’t Be’ By Katie Alice Greer

released her full-length solo debut “Barbarism.” Greer wrote, produced, and recorded the entire
album herself.

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10 Jul 2022

Post-Roe Organizing For Abortion Decriminalization: Interview With Andrea Ritchie

On the latest episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, Andrea Ritchie joins Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola for a conversation about organizing for abortion decriminalization in a post-Roe United States.

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28 Jun 2022

US Supreme Court May Take Aim At Whistleblower Protection Law

The US Supreme Court will determine whether the US government has the authority to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act when the government has declined to intervene in the case.

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17 Jun 2022

State Of World Press Freedom Darkens As UK Government Approves Assange’s Extradition

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become a monthly subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. United Kingdom Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Patel’s decision to hand over a journalist to the US

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15 Jun 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Spitting Off the Edge of the World’ By Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The influential indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their first tune in close to a decade, “Spitting Off the Edge of the World.” It’s on their upcoming album, “Cool It Down,” out September 30.

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Green grass and a tree line in the foreground with a big rainbow above it. WIthin the rainbow is a flare of light like it's a halo around the sun.
08 Jun 2022

Facing Summer Heat, Activists Say Cooling Centers Are Far From Enough

June 2022 will mark the one-year anniversary of the record-setting heat wave that killed over 500 people across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Canada. The Pacific Northwest, known for cold, rainy winters and mild summers reached high temperatures in 2021 with 116 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland, Oregon and 121 degrees in

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01 Jun 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Rise Above’ By Ibeyi (Featuring Berwyn)

Originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music. The second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd was May 25, and sadly nothing has really changed. Racially motivated killings and cops murdering black people still occur frequently. To comment on this issue, twin sisters Naomi and Lisa Diaz of the

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31 May 2022

Major Political Parties In UK Back ‘State Threats’ Bill That Would Jeopardize Press Freedom

All main political parties in the United Kingdom have called for immediate passage in Parliament of new measures to fight “state threats,” which would restrict press freedom and threaten civil liberties.

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