The Dissenter

27 Dec 2021

We’ll All Eventually Think ‘Don’t Look Up’ Is Laughing At Us If Nothing Fundamentally Changes

Most contemporary satirical films are compared to Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb.” It is the standard by which critics and viewers decide if the satire succeeded. Yet in the past decades no film has come close to matching the sharpness and

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23 Dec 2021

Ten Of The Best Protest Albums Of 2021

*The following is a collection of some of the best albums of protest music released in 2021. They were selected by Kevin Gosztola and C.J. Baker, who publishes writing regularly at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. They are in alphabetical order by artist. **Full playlist with each album on Spotify

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20 Dec 2021

The Things Musicians At Territorial Prison Carry: ‘Battle Cry’ Video Premiere

Shadowproof is honored to premiere “Battlecry” from “TLAXIHUIQUI.” It was created by Dane “Zealot” Newton, who is a Black musician at Territorial.

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10 Dec 2021

Assange Plans To Appeal High Court Decision Backing Extradition To United States

In a ruling from UK High Court on Human Rights Day, a district judge’s decision which blocked extradition of Julian Assange was overturned.

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07 Dec 2021

Whistleblower Craig Murray Speaks Out After Being Imprisoned In Scotland Over Blog Posts

In an exclusive interview one day after his release from prison, Craig Murray describes surviving a COVID outbreak and why he is not done challenging his conviction for blog posts.

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24 Nov 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Colonizer’ By Tanya Tagaq

The latest single from Canadian indigenous throat singer Tanya Tagaq’s forthcoming album, “Tongues,” is about accountability. “Oh, you’re guilty,” she sings. “It’s not a question,” a press release from her states.

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Prison Protest

Soledad State Prison (CDCR).
21 Apr 2020

Beyond Prisons: COVID-19 Dispatch From California Prison

“Alice,” whose husband is incarcerated in California, joins Beyond Prisons to discuss how California prison officials are handling COVID-19.

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Photo by CDC on Unsplash
17 Apr 2020

Beyond Prisons: COVID-19 Dispatch From Pennsylvania Prison

Ellis Maxwell shares a conversation they had with Charles Boyd, who is incarcerated at SCI-Phoenix in Pennsylvania, about COVID-19 behind bars.

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Incarcerated abolitionist Stevie Wilson. (CREDIT: Stevie Wilson).
14 Apr 2020

Incarcerated Abolitionist Stephen Wilson On Hunger Strike Against Retaliation For Speaking Out About COVID-19

Incarcerated abolitionist Stephen Wilson began a hunger strike to protest retaliation he faced for speaking out about COVID-19 behind bars in Pennsylvania. 

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Strawberry Hampton. (Photo by Strawberry Hampton)
10 Apr 2020

Strawberry Hampton Argues Reincarceration Was Retaliation For Reporting Sexual Abuse

Strawberry Hampton claims her reincarceration was part of a larger state-run retaliation campaign to silence her for reporting repeated abuse.

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07 Apr 2020

Released From Rikers Island, NYU Student Speaks Out About COVID-19

Writer, artist, and NYU student Jose Díaz shares his experience of being arrested and imprisoned on a technical violation during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Cook County Jail (via Shadowproof)
07 Apr 2020

Detainees Sue As Cook County Jail Becomes One Of Biggest COVID-19 Clusters In United States

Cook County Jail detainees file a class action lawsuit alleging officials “failed in [their] constitutional responsibility” to “provide reasonable protection” against COVID-19.

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The Bullpen

Photo by North Charlestone (northcharleston) on Flickr
27 Mar 2017

Obamacare Is A Failure, But It Will Only ‘Explode’ If Trump Sabotages It

The American Health Care Act has gone down in a blaze of glory. It is time to focus on what President Donald Trump has long said would be his plan B.

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Photo by Ted Eytan (taedc) on Flickr.
22 Mar 2017

At This Rate, We’ll All Be Dead Before Our Country Truly Fixes Health Care

Americans can’t endure endless tinkering with private health insurance. We must change the conversation on health care once and for all.

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Paul Ryan. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
08 Mar 2017

Ryancare Is Just A Shittier Version Of Obamacare

Selling Obamacare was almost impossible for Democrats; selling just a shittier version of Obamacare should be even more difficult for Republicans.

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Health care for all. Photo by wayne marshall (wayneandwax)
22 Feb 2017

It’s Perfectly Fine If Rich Benefit From Universal Social Programs

Calling for laws that would make everyone entitled to the same government assistance to afford health insurance and education is a good thing.

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Photo by Michael Fleshman (fleshmanpix) on Flickr.
26 Jan 2017

Repealing Obamacare: The Push To Eliminate The Individual Mandate

The Trump team has made it clear they are going after the highly unpopular individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

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"Diplomacy in an Era of Disruption" - Conversation with Secretary John Kerry and Tom Friedman on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photo by U.S. Embassy Bern/ Eric Bridiers on Flickr.
25 Jan 2017

Davos: Panicked IMF Head Calls For Wealth Redistribution To Stop Populism

At this year’s World Economic Forum, political and corporate elites recognized populism was on the rise and that increasingly people rebuked their project.

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