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08 Aug 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Blood Money’ By Protoje

The Jamaican musician Protoje released his most recent single “Blood Money” in February, and in July, he followed it up with a gripping video, illustrating government corruption, economic inequality, and social injustice in his home country. Protoje emphasizes the way the drug business and money laundering shapes life and culture,

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Dana (left) and Marty (right) Gottesfeld. Photo from Free Marty G: http://freemartyg.com/
07 Aug 2017

Prosecutor Demanded Takedown After Wife Of Incarcerated Activist Published Legally Obtained Court Recording

The wife of an activist, jailed for a digital sit-in against the Boston Children’s Hospital website, says she was threatened for posting sworn testimony on YouTube.

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06 Aug 2017

Interview With Amal Saad On Hezbollah And Liberation Of Lebanon From Al Qaida

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, host Rania Khalek interviews Amal Saad, a professor of political science at Lebanese University and the author of “Hezbollah: Politics and Religion.” Hezbollah recently liberated a part of Lebanon near the Syria-Lebanon border that was controlled by al Qaida. It also established a deal,

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04 Aug 2017

Facing Crisis Of Legitimacy, Trump Administration Pledges To Intensify War On Leaks

President Donald Trump’s administration is in the throes of a crisis of legitimacy and leadership, with federal government employees concerned and unwilling to stay quiet about chaos, incompetence, and questionable acts unfolding within institutions. To respond to an increase in leaks to the press, the Justice Department pledged to escalate

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Flag of Venezuela. Photo by sinlentes on Flickr.
03 Aug 2017

After Constituent Assembly Vote, US-Backed Opposition Further Destabilizes Venezuela With Violence

US-backed opposition in Venezuela foments deadly violence as it refuses to participate in democratic processes supported by Nicolas Maduro’s government.

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Photo by Chris Fithall on Flickr.
02 Aug 2017

Looking Back On Shadowproof’s Second Year

It’s Shadowproof’s second birthday! We take a look back to honestly assess the work we are doing and to share aspirations with members and regular readers.

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01 Aug 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Easy Target’ By John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp produced an oil painting inspired by street art that pointedly declares, “Martin Luther King had a dream, and this ain’t it.” King deliberately looks nothing like the civil rights leader. It is on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the “Mellencamp” exhibit

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Pruitt The Pollutor, Rally To Oppose EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt. Photo by Lorie Shaull via number7cloud on Flickr.
01 Aug 2017

Senior EPA Official Resigns In Protest Against EPA Administrator’s ‘Industry Deregulation’

A senior Environmental Protection Agency official resigned from the agency in protest against Administrator Scott Pruitt’s plans for industry deregulation.

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