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The Dissenter

Graffiti from a solidarity action in Oakland, California (Photo by @lrsphm)
27 Sep 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Abolish Legal Slavery’ By Moe Shinola

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Moe Shinola of Kansas City, Missouri, produced a protest song to coincide with the launch of the national prison labor strike on September 9. Called “Abolish Legal Slavery,” it specifically highlights what Shinola described as the “corporate exploitation of prison labor” and the “prisoner exception to the

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Jill Stein speaks to supporters and the press at Hofstra University (Screen shot of Jill Stein campaign's live stream)
26 Sep 2016

Debate Commission Enforces Exclusion By Having Jill Stein Escorted Off Hofstra

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was escorted off Hofstra University’s campus just hours before the first presidential debate of the general election. The escort was part of the Commission on Presidential Debates’ exclusion of her campaign from the debate. At a demonstration and press conference outside the university after

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25 Sep 2016

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’: Episode 25—Syria, Chelsea Manning, And More

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the ongoing bloodshed and war in Syria, which is not limited to Aleppo. Khalek and Gosztola also talk about the latest unsettling development with Chelsea Manning, who the U.S. Army punished with two weeks in solitary confinement.

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Hippie grandmas can get away with pumping their fists. Can you imagine what would happen if Hillary Clinton did this? Photo: Kevin Gosztola.
23 Sep 2016

Jill Stein Is Like Your Cool Hippie Grandma—And That’s Not A Good Thing

Millennials may see their hippie grandmother in Stein, but no amount of sun worshipping or tchotchke-crafting prepares you for being Leader of the Free World.

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Prison Protest

Children gather around a sculpture of a fist at the FICPFM conference in Oakland. Photo by Victoria Nam.
15 Sep 2016

‘It’s All By Force’: Formerly Incarcerated People Speak Out On Prison Reform

Formerly incarcerated leaders of the criminal justice movement share their perspectives on reform during a national conference in Oakland, California.

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Graffiti from a solidarity action in Oakland, California (Photo by @lrsphm)
12 Sep 2016

Prison Strike Against Slave Labor Spreads To At Least Twelve States

Years of prisoner organizing and resistance culminated on September 9, as a national labor strike against slave-like conditions escalated.

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Still from "Toughest Prisons in America - Lewisburg Federal Documentary." Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ipVwX7frk
07 Sep 2016

Changes To Federal Solitary Confinement Rules Modestly Improve Cruel Conditions

The Bureau of Prisons changed its policies governing Special Management Units in federal prisons, but they are unlikely to meaningfully improve living conditions.

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Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan. Photo via Lucasville Amnesty. Source: http://www.lucasvilleamnesty.org/2016/08/detailed-update-from-imam-siddique.html
01 Sep 2016

Muslim Prisoner Accuses Ohio Supermax Prison Of Retaliation For Involvement In Planned Strike

Siddique Hasan says he is facing retaliation from prison officials, who are making false claims that he asked a staff imam to wear a bomb into the prison.

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Still image from "Attica Prison Riot - William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe . POV on PBS" on Youtube. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXgP0lkqPNk
31 Aug 2016

The Legacy Of Attica: Prisoners Plan Labor Strike For Rebellion’s Anniversary

Prisoners across the country have planned a national labor strike action for September 9, 2016, the 4th anniversary of the rebellion at the Attica State Prison.

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Photo by thomashawk on Flickr.
25 Aug 2016

In States Like Tennessee, Private Prisons Will Survive Obama Administration

Madison Deal died at a CCA prison in Tennessee as news broke that the Justice Department would draw-down its agreements with private prison contractors.

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The Bullpen

Hillary Clinton leaves 9/11 memorial after feeling ill. Photo by Zdenek Gazda (zgazda66) on Twitter.
12 Sep 2016

Hillary Clinton Collapses At 9/11 Memorial, Health Questions Raised

What illness is Hillary Clinton suffering from?

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Aerial view of the Pentagon, Arlington, VA (by Mariordo Camila Ferreira & Mario Duran Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons)
07 Sep 2016

Inspector General Report: Pentagon Misreporting Trillions Of Dollars

The Pentagon has been caught, once again, not keeping track of where the money is going and remains unable to go through an audit.

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Anti-TPP protest at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by susanmelkisethian on Flickr.
31 Aug 2016

Obama Scrambles To Pass TPP As Corporate Tribunals Face Scrutiny

Though opposition to TPP has typically focused on the threat of losing American jobs, another concern is coming front and center: loss of sovereignty.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo by China state media outlet Xinhuanet.
29 Aug 2016

Hillary Clinton Connected To ‘Grand Godfather’ Of Extreme Nationalism, Putin

On Thursday, former Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Reno, Nevada, criticizing the “alt-right’s” support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Neera Tanden. Photo by americanprogressaction on Flickr.
24 Aug 2016

Clinton Aide Neera Tanden’s Role In Welfare Reform Questioned

Clinton and her allies want to distance themselves from the 90s, or at least the more unpalatable parts of the era.

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Photo by Oglethorp University on Flickr.
22 Aug 2016

Is The Clinton Foundation Really A Charity?

While the Clinton Foundation has been a great way to trade cash for favors from the State Department, it does little actual charitable work.

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Sharp Edges

Still from "Boy Of War." Source: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/boy-from-war-demo-fund-animation#/
06 Sep 2016

‘Boy From War’ Filmmakers Describe Power Of Animation To Present Trauma Of War

Shadowproof interviewed Usama Alshaibi and Eman Akram Nader about the subject of their unique and stunning project, “Boy Of War.”

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Delete Your Account logo by Roqayah Chamseddine
06 Sep 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 15: We Are Workers

On this very special Labor Day episode, Roqayah and Kumars interview Emmett Rensin, a writer and contributing editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is also a University of Iowa graduate student and proud, dues-paying member of United Electrical Workers Local 896, better known as the Coalition of

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Colin Kaepernick, Quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers football team. Photo by brookward on Flickr.
29 Aug 2016

Colin Kaepernick’s Protest For Black Lives Met With Nationalistic Outrage

Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, faced the flames for his conscious decision to remain seated during the national anthem.

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Delete Your Account logo by Roqayah Chamseddine
29 Aug 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 14: Changing Minds

On this episode, Roqayah and Kumars talk to Bryan Quinby and Brett Pain, co-hosts of Street Fight, an anarcho-comedy radio show that airs weekly on WCRS.

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The Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo by criminalintent on Flickr.
24 Aug 2016

For Great Sioux Nation, Dakota Access Pipeline Is “A Disaster Waiting To Happen”

The Dakota Access Pipeline will not only impact the environment but also lead to an influx of out-of-state workers and increase crime, drug use, and sex trafficking.

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(Left to right) Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Sam Harris. Photo by reuvenim on Flickr.
23 Aug 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 13: Fear Of The Other

Roqayah and Kumars are joined by joined by Imraan Siddiqi, who explains how Islamophobia manifests in ways that go far beyond mere criticism of Islam.

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The Next Cold War

US special forces in al-Rai, Syria (via Twitter)
16 Sep 2016

US-Backed FSA Threatens Slaughter of US Commandos; American Flag Flying in Border Town

US special forces deployed to work with Turkish forces in Operation Euphrates Shield were threatened by US-backed Free Syrian Army forces, and more in our round-up.

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Israeli Air Force flight for Israel's 63rd Independence Day, 2011. (By IDF, CC BY 2.0)
13 Sep 2016

Rebels Reject Deal; Syrian Forces Claim Shootdown of Israeli Plane Bombing Golan

Next Cold War Roundup 9/13/16 US and Russia reached a deal on Syria for a ceasefire, humanitarian aid, and later military cooperation and a roadmap for political transition. The Syrian government accepted the deal while the major opposition rebel groups rejected it, issuing some demands to secure their agreement. The

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Lt. Gen. Townsend, and Col. Nugen observe a HIMARS artillery rocket strike in Iraq. Sep., 2016 (by Capt. Alvis, USMC
09 Sep 2016

US HIMARS Rocket Strikes in Syria From Turkey; Carter’s Oxford Speech Pressures Russia

The US has deployed HIMARS rocket artillery and troops in Turkey near the Syrian border and, in the last week, has launched rocket attacks into northern Syria.

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Photos taken from the Norse Attack Map. By Christiaan Colen on Flickr.
08 Sep 2016

With Russia Paranoia, Corporate Media Becomes Sales Force For Cyberwar

The next Cold War is upon us. And, in what looks like an act of profound laziness, Russia is once again the focus of the establishment’s ire and dark fantasies.

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G20 Evening Gala. Hangzhou, China. Sept., 2016 (by Pete Souza)
06 Sep 2016

Syrian Forces Surround Eastern Aleppo; CIA-Backed Rebel Shot British Journo

At the G20, Pres. Obama met with Turkish Pres. Erdogan, where he promised to help bring coup plotters to justice, and with Russian Pres. Putin, where they failed to agree on a Syria deal.

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Afghan National Army, 2014. (by DoD)
02 Sep 2016

900 Afghan Forces Killed in July. Putin Talks About Deal With US.

Next Cold War Roundup 9/2/16 Russian President Vladimir Putin said there may be a deal with the US on Syria in the near future and a Russian official said the deal must be reached while President Barack Obama is in office. Putin also confirmed that Russia and Turkey are aligning their

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