The Dissenter

09 Mar 2022

Arms Flood Into Ukraine As US, NATO Pursue Proxy War Over Peace

The strategy significantly expands the growth prospects for military companies like Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.

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09 Mar 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Precious Cargo’ By Hurray For The Riff Raff

“The people who have gotten me through my life are the weirdoes and the poets, the rebellious women, and the activists. They were considered the riffraff by people in power, and they’re the ones that make history,” singer-songwriter Alynda Segarra said in a 2017 PBS News Hour interview.

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01 Mar 2022

Amid Nuclear Crisis, US Officials Reluctant To Pursue Ceasefire In Russia-Ukraine War

The world is in a nuclear crisis, and instead of strongly supporting ceasefire talks to end the Russia-Ukraine war, Western countries are pouring gasoline on the fire.

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23 Feb 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Five Years (Cover)’ By Cowboy Junkies

The Cowboy Junkies produced a video for their cover of David Bowie’s “Five Years” that connects the song to the emergency of climate change.

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16 Feb 2022

British Officials Spread Moscow Coup Plot Disinformation For United States

Months of frenzied speculation about an imminent Russian invasion of Kiev by Western journalists, think tanks, and politicians culminated on February 15 with Moscow reducing its military footprint near Ukraine’s border.The withdrawal came one day beforePresident Joe Biden’s administration inexactly forecast a phantom incursion.

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10 Feb 2022

UK Official Secrets Act Proposals Take Cues From US Espionage Act Cases

Proposals could expand imprisonment for whistleblowers and journalists from two years to as high as 14 years in prison.

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Prison Protest

29 Sep 2021

At San Quentin, Incarcerated People Organize For Safety As Prison Transfers Spread COVID-19

Adamu Chan remembers how it felt to be trapped in San Quentin as COVID-19 spread and how #StopSanQuentinOutbreak helped him get free.

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NYPD officers on cell phones. Photo by Elvert Barnes on Flickr.
12 Aug 2021

Abolishing Police Surveillance In NYC: Will Transparency Help Or Make It Harder?

New York City implemented a police surveillance transparency law, but activists are divided on if it helps or hurts their cause.

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"Prisoner" by Jared Rodriguez / Truthout via Flickr.
10 Aug 2021

Jailhouse Lawyers Take On COVID-19 Where Prisons Won’t

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, jailhouse lawyers have struggled for safety measures, and against restrictions on privileges and mobility.

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28 Jul 2021

In New York City, New Jails Threaten Dreams For True Community Spaces and Restorative Architecture

Bronx residents welcome the closure of Rikers but are worried plans for new jails will compromise dreams for truly community-created spaces.

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15 Jul 2021

In Building Global Solidarity, Abolitionists Look For Links Between Struggles

Abolitionist organizers are building global solidarity, navigating a wide range of challenges from language to selective anti-imperialism.

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Severed Ties (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)
14 Jul 2021

There’s Nothing New About Georgia’s ‘New Vision’ For Parole

As Georgia moves into the next phase of the pandemic, it is becoming clear that the state’s incarcerated population has actually increased despite releases spurred by COVID-19. While state prison officials tout a “new vision” for parole released just earlier this year, underneath it all exists an arbitrary and unfair

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The Bullpen

15 Feb 2021

Union Workers In Ohio Try To Stop GE Lighting, Walmart From Shipping Their Jobs To China

General Electric Lighting-Savant notified 81 workers at their Bucyrus, Ohio plant in the first week of January that they would be laid off and production would move to China. Management claimed it was necessary due to the high cost of producing LED light bulbs.

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19 Nov 2020

US Wildfire Victims Forced To Crowdfund To Rebuild Their Lives

Americans who lost their homes and belongings to wildfires that spread across the western United States over the past several weeks are struggling to rebuild their lives in the aftermath.

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06 Oct 2020

Whole Foods Workers Face Retaliation For Demanding Enforcement Of COVID-19 Safety Measures, Opposing Anti-BLM Dress Code

Two Whole Foods workers allege they were fired for voicing concerns over COVID-19, hazard pay, and an anti-Black Lives Matter dress code policy.

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31 Aug 2020

Workers At Factories For Sporting Goods Companies Say Management Fired Them To Get Rid Of Union

Around 200 unionized workers who make sports equipment for Wilson Sporting Goods, Mizuno, and CCM Hockey at a factory in Yangon, Myanmar, were fired at the end of June 2020 after orders from companies stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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18 Aug 2020

Bangladesh Clothing Factory Workers Face Layoffs As Retail Corporations Cancel Orders During Pandemic

Thousands of factory garment workers in Bangladesh are laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as U.S. and E.U. retailers cancel orders.

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12 Aug 2020

The Raging Class War Against Poor And Working Class Americans During The COVID-19 Pandemic

From the immense pressure placed on workers to return to low-wage jobs to broken social safety nets that have compounded poverty, food and housing insecurity, and inadequate unemployment benefits, America’s poor and working class have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States,

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