26 May 2022

Documents Reveal How Pentagon Shaped ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Into A Recruitment And PR Vehicle

Files on “Top Gun: Maverick” detail the influence the Pentagon had over the sequel to Top Gun, how that affected the storyline and character arcs, and which “key talking points” became part of the script.

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23 May 2022

Despite Worsening Opioid Crisis, Many Jails And Prisons Remain Opposed To Treatment Medications

Three drugs are approved by the FDA for opioid use disorder yet are treated as dangerous contraband in most jails and prisons. (NC Dept of Public Safety on Flickr)

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11 May 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘GDP’ By Bob Vylan

The post was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Music. Bob Vylan is a grime punk duo that recently released their second album “Bob Vylan Present ThePrice Of Life.” Just like their 2020 debut album, “We Live Here,” the album features incisive political commentary addressing issues such as systemic

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27 Apr 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Clara Fraser, Clara Fraser’ By Lavender Country

Originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music Back in 1973, Seattle singer-songwriter Patrick Haggerty released what is widely considered tobe the first gay-themed country album under the moniker Lavender Country. At the time only 1000 copies of the self-titled album were printed. In later years, the album generated interest

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20 Apr 2022

Dark Day For Press Freedom As British Court Orders Assange Extradition

A British magistrates court ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States and sent the request for his extradition to Home Office Secretary Priti Patel for approval.

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20 Apr 2022

In Era Of Overlapping Crises, Drug-User Organizers Share Lessons Learned Fighting Abandonment

The skills and experience drug-user organizers have built over decades are increasingly relevant for grave new contexts.

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20 Apr 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Fucked Up If True’ By Soul Glo

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Music. For Soul Glo, being a black hardcore band already made the simple act of making music a political statement. Add to that their radical rhetoric, and you have a group capable of producing fierce protest songs. The group recently

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23 Mar 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Gotterdämmerung’ By Zeal & Ardor

The article originally appeared at Ongoing History of Protest Music. Zeal & Ardor is the brainchild of Swedish musician Manuel Gagneux. It started as an online project,where Gagneux sought feedback on blending two musical genres that don’t traditionally gotogether. He ultimately paired black metal with spirituals and that led to

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15 Mar 2022

UK Supreme Court Slams Door On Assange Appeal, Extradition May Be Authorized

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become a monthly subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. Without any explanation, the British Supreme Court denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange “permission to appeal” a decision by the British High Court. The Supreme Court maintained the appeal did not

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09 Mar 2022

Arms Flood Into Ukraine As US, NATO Pursue Proxy War Over Peace

The strategy significantly expands the growth prospects for military companies like Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.

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