THE DISSENTER

05 Jan 2021

US Incarceration System Deemed Too Cruel For Julian Assange

The following was originally published as part of The Dissenter newsletter. The mass incarceration system in the United States is cruel and inhumane, and as a result, the U.S. government had their extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied by a British district judge. As Judge Vanessa Baraitser declared

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Coal worker's pneumoconiosis. A dissected human lung is black and full of coal dust.
04 Jan 2021

Coal Miners Fight Congress To Save Black Lung Benefits

Coal miners secured additional funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, but without a longer-term solution, they’ll be right back where they started at the end of 2021.

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04 Jan 2021

In Assange Case, British Judge Rejects US Government’s Extradition Request

Citing harsh federal prison conditions in the United States, a British district court judge rejected the United States government’s extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Judge Vanessa Baraitser accepted that Assange was diagnosed with a “recurrent depressive disorder.” Although he functions at a high level, she accepted he was

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