The Dissenter

Spirit Airlines has refused to rebook customers when passengers complained they were afraid to fly with them. (Photo by Woodys Aeroimages)
21 Nov 2015

When Airlines and Security Validate American Passengers’ Fear of Brown People

One week after the Paris attacks, any American Muslim or U.S. citizen with brown skin lives in fear of what might happen if they go out in public. It is particularly awful for those brown-skinned Americans who decide to travel by plane because airlines, police, and security agents are legitimizing

Screen shot from Laurie Anderson's "Heart of a Dog" documentary
20 Nov 2015

Film Review: ‘Heart of a Dog’ Is A Wondrous Meditation On Life & Death

Laurie Anderson’s documentary, “Heart of a Dog,” is an intensely personal meditation on life and death, and a reflection on American culture after 9/11.

File: A General Atomics MQ-1A Predator drone. (Wikimedia Commons / United States Air Force)
19 Nov 2015

‘You Can’t Buy My Soul’: Drone Whistleblowers Speak Out

Four former drone operators spoke out about their experiences piloting and killing, including children, with America’s lethal fleet of drones.

In this November 14, 2015 photograph, a group of Shia Muslims hold a candlelit vigil in Detroit, Michigan, for the victims of recent terrorist attacks in Beirut and Paris. (Flickr / Lion Multimedia Productions)
17 Nov 2015

Paris Attacks Fuel New Cycle Of Anti-Muslim Hysteria In The United States

After the Paris Attacks, innocent Muslims are facing a host of threats and even violent attacks, while American Islamophobia threatens to reach new heights.


Prison Protest

Hutto immigrant detention center. (Google Streetview)
02 Nov 2015

ICE Punishes Immigrant Women On Hunger Strike With Isolation, Cold Cells

Guards at the Hutto Detention Center in Texas, are retaliating against immigrant detainees engaged in a hunger strike to protest their living conditions.

Thousands rally for immigrant dignity and justice in Washington DC, near The National Mall on Tuesday, October 8 2013. (Stephen Melkisethian on Flickr)
29 Oct 2015

Immigrant Detainees’ Access to Bond Hearings Expanded by Appeals Court

A federal appeals court affirmed and expanded a prior ruling to grant immigrant detainees in the Ninth Circuit access to bond hearings every six months.

File: A discarded pregnancy test rests on a bed of dirt. (Flickr / Dominic Casario)
29 Oct 2015

Mandatory Inmate Pregnancy Tests To End In Alameda County Jails

Under a settlement with ACLU of Northern California, Alameda County & Corizon Health Services can no longer force women in custody to take pregnancy tests.

File: A roll of yellow tear-off tickets labeled "Admit One." Tickets to the Shadowproof Event Series are now available. (Morguefile)
27 Oct 2015

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The Bullpen

Hillary Clinton responds to Bernie Sanders question about her Wall Street donors during the Democratic debate on Saturday. (Screenshot)
16 Nov 2015

Hillary Clinton Defends Wall Street Patronage With 9/11, McFeminism

If you thought it was inappropriate of Hillary Clinton to invoke 9/11 to respond to allegations of campaign finance corruption, you’re not alone.

Jesus casting out the money changers at the Temple (Lecen on Wikimedia)
13 Nov 2015

American Consumers $11.85 Trillion In Debt, Corporate Sector Re-Leveraging

According to an analysis by personal finance information company NerdWallet, American consumers owe a total of $11.85 trillion in debt.

Neel Kashkari marches in the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade in this July 19, 2014 photograph. (Wikimedia Commons / Tristan Loper)
12 Nov 2015

TARP Chief To Lead Minneapolis Fed

With the appointment of Neel Kashkari to the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs alumni now lead four out of the 12 branches of the Federal Reserve.

"Denied," an advertisement which aired during the Republican presidential debate, presents a bizarre vision of an Orwellian CFPB agency. (Screenshot)
11 Nov 2015

Wall Street Group Goes On Ad Blitz Against CFPB

Viewers of last night’s Republican presidential debate were treated to quite a spectacle. Not only did they get to see a presidential debate, but multiple times during the commercial breaks a 30-second ad called “Denied,” by the 501(c)(4) group American Action Network, played and presented an Orwellian vision of the


The Next Cold War