29 Jan 2021

US Justice Department Tries To Stifle Alleged WikiLeaks Source’s Challenge To Cruel Confinement

The United States Justice Department is attempting to foil former CIA engineer Joshua Schulte’s challenge to his harsh confinement conditions at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York.

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26 Jan 2021

The American Exceptionalism Of Secretary Of State Antony Blinken

Blinken may not be rapture ready like his predecessor, Mike Pompeo. He may be more willing to wave the LGBTQIA+ rainbow flag when arming proxy forces or backing regime change operations. However, they are both devout believers in American exceptionalism.

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26 Jan 2021

Alabama Prisoners Face Solitary, Violence For Organizing Boycott And Work Stoppage

Alabama prisoners face violence and isolation for organizing a boycott and work stoppage. One is on a hunger strike to protest the state’s retaliation.

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22 Jan 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Whistleblowing Cops, ExxonMobil Fraud—Plus, US Appeals Assange Extradition Decision

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola opens with a couple recent stories involving whistleblowers at police departments, who took a stand against abusive activity.

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19 Jan 2021

Trump Reportedly Abandoned Pardons For Snowden And Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were not offered clemency because Trump “did not want to anger Senate Republicans who will soon determine whether he’s convicted during his Senate trial.”

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19 Jan 2021

New Hampshire’s Homeless Fight For Shelter Despite Forceful Encampment Evictions

New Hampshire’s homeless population, urgently fighting for shelter in a pandemic, struggles as state ignores demands and evicts encampments.

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15 Jan 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Pompeo’s Political Propaganda, Plus Pardon Push In Australia For Assange

For this edition of “Dissenter Weekly” in 2021, host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights complaints from whistleblowers at Voice of America over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech, which they described as a “publicity stunt.”

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13 Jan 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Weeping in the Promised Land’ By John Fogerty

John Fogerty, the legendary former frontman of Creedence Clearwater Revival is no stranger to composing socially conscious tunes. Songs such as “Fortunate Son” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain” are timeless anthems that were written in response to the Vietnam War and President Richard Nixon’s administration.

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13 Jan 2021

Making US Propaganda Exceptional Again: Mike Pompeo’s Voice Of America Speech

During the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed his efforts to incite greater conflict between the United States and Iran. He also used Voice of America (VOA) to broadcast a speech that a group of whistleblowers described as “political propaganda.”

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12 Jan 2021

Ohio Prisoners Argue State Uses Solitary Confinement To Retaliate Against Political Advocacy

Several people incarcerated in Toledo, Ohio claim they are placed in solitary confinement in retaliation for their political advocacy.

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