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Featured Reporting

The Dissenter

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – A Navy guard assigned to Joint Task Force Guantanamo’s Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion patrols Camp Delta’s recreation yard during the early morning of July 7, 2010. (JTF Guantanamo photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth)
11 Jun 2019

Supreme Court Rejects Prisoner’s Case, Won’t Address Perpetual Detention At Guantanamo

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case brought by a Guantanamo Bay captive against his perpetual detention, even though war on terrorism has no end in sight.

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11 Jun 2019

Facebook Bikeshare Workers Organize Against Anti-Union Campaign

At Facebook headquarters, workers for Bikes Make Life Better face an anti-union campaign from their employers as they try to form a union.

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10 Jun 2019

ICE Shackles Terminally Ill Patients, Uses Therapy Sessions Against Children During Immigration Hearings

When a man in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who had metastatic cancer, was brought to a hospital in Houston, a doctor was not able to conduct a proper examination. ICE would not let the doctor remove restraints that ran across his body, and he died after a

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07 Jun 2019

Interview With Rob Kall On His Book, ‘The Bottom-Up Revolution’

Kevin Gosztola, managing editor of Shadowproof.com, interviewed Rob Kall, OpEdNews.com founder and host of the “Bottom-Up” talk radio show. Kall launched OpEdNews in the 1990s and enlisted a group of volunteer editors to help publish submissions to the website. It was at the forefront of a shift in news that

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Prison Protest

Credit: Erica Caines / Liberation Through Reading
11 Apr 2019

Beyond Prisons: Message From Liberation Through Reading

A message from Liberation Through Reading about an upcoming event in Philadelphia on April 13th from 12PM-4PM, gifting Black children with free Black books.

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03 Apr 2019

Beyond Prisons: Rachel Herzing On Political Education

Rachel Herzing joins the Beyond Prisons podcast for a conversation on transformation and her work with the Center for Political Education.

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Image adapted from "Shadows" by kdigga on Flickr
27 Mar 2019

Freelance Journalists: Open Call For Submissions In April

Shadowproof is seeking pitches from journalists or writers for publication in April. We list several subjects we would like to pay journalists to cover.

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These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the US government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to send them to boarding schools where their identities, cultures and their rights to speak their Native languages were forcefully stripped away from them. (Photo: US government)
27 Mar 2019

Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice

Critical accounts of police abuse and mass incarceration overlook structural violence visited upon Native peoples for centuries, and how it relates to and differs from Black peoples’ experiences.

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Credit: Taylar Nuevelle
22 Mar 2019

Beyond Prisons: Taylar Nuevelle On Knitting In Prison

Taylar Nuevelle joins Beyond Prisons to share her love of knitting, the space it created for her while in prison, as well as how it was used to punish her.

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19 Mar 2019

Alabama Prisoners Associated With Anti-Violence Program Put In Solitary, Launch Hunger Strike

Eight Alabama prisoners in solitary confinement have gone on hunger strike. They’re part of Free Alabama Movement and/or linked to anti-violence program that was shut down by Alabama Department of Corrections.

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The Bullpen

Photo via University of Michigan Medical School Information Services on Flickr.
17 Sep 2018

What The U.S. Could Do If So Much Money Wasn’t Wasted On Health Care

It is almost impossible to wrap one’s head around the amount of money the United States wastes on health care. Here are some ways that money could be better spent.

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Photo by Hloom Templates on Flickr.
22 Aug 2018

Taxes And Provider Pay: Two Challenges The Single-Payer Movement Must Address

If efforts to pass Medicare for All are ever going to succeed, supporters are going to have to get serious about addressing two big political hurdles.

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Mar-a-Lago. Photo by Wally Gobetz on Flickr.
02 Jul 2018

How President Trump Has Used Mar-a-Lago to Boost His Personal Business

President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort has hosted political speeches, social events, and more, raising concerns he is exploiting public office to boost business.

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20 Jun 2018

Seattle Activists Regroup After Amazon, Other Corporations Defeat Tax To Fund Affordable Housing

Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant and activist organizations regroup after head tax on Amazon and other large corporations was repealed.

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President Donald J. Trump celebrates the passage of the Tax Cuts Act with Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan | December 20, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
17 May 2018

Corporations Spend Very Few Savings From Tax Cuts On Workers, Data Shows

Despite the corporate washing of Trump’s tax cut, data shows the windfall of money corporations are receiving from the tax cuts is not going to workers.

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02 May 2018

Labor, Progressive Organizations In Seattle Ramp Up Pressure On Amazon To Fund Affordable Housing

The profits from Seattle reaped by Amazon have prompted progressive organizations to call on Amazon to fund solutions to offset the rising cost of living.

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THE IDIOCRAT

06 Nov 2017

US Politicians Prepare Thoughts And Prayers For Next Victims Of Shooting They Won’t Do Anything To Prevent

The White House and members of Congress prepared thoughts and prayers for those who will be shot and killed in the nation’s next mass shooting. “It is best to be ready, since we’re not going to entertain a national conversation or support a policy change that could possibly reduce the

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Scott Pruitt. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
11 Oct 2017

Scott Pruitt’s EPA Will Fight For States’ Rights To Climate Change

In a draft four-year plan, the Scott Pruitt’s EPA promises to go above and beyond to restore the rights of states to endure climate change.

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08 Oct 2017

National Weather Service Reluctantly Takes On Role Of Forecasting Next Gun Massacre

As a nation once again debates whether to debate whether to do anything meaningful to make it harder for Americans to kill masses of people with guns, sources with the National Weather Service said they plan to include potential threats of gun violence in their forecasts. One official sighed very

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17 Aug 2017

Here Is The NDA That George Soros Forced Professional Anarchist To Sign

It was nearly six months ago that I came forward and revealed my role as a professional anarchist paid to protest President Donald Trump by George Soros. Upon revealing the truth, I immediately had to go into hiding and I sought out privacy tools that weren’t infiltrated by Soros and

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27 May 2017

Tips For Politicians Looking To Swiftly Dispatch Pesky Reporters

These days a politician cannot seem to go anywhere without encountering a journalist, who thinks he or she has the right to thrust a recorder in your face and ask a question about the day’s latest developments that are making the news. Here are some tips for handling reporters, who

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25 Feb 2017

I Was A Professional Anarchist Paid By Super-Rich Liberal George Soros To Bring Trump Down

Weeks into the presidency of a buffoonish but vicious tyrant, I feel compelled to take off my black bandana, hooded sweatshirt, and kick off my steel-toed boots to reveal myself to the people. This is especially for those who believe the United States is faced with an uprising led by

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