The Dissenter

Screen shot from video put together by Light in the Attic Records for "Native North America Vol. 1" compilation
23 Nov 2015

Protest Song of the Week: ‘I Pity the Country’ by Willie Dunn

While many Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, there are countless Native Americans who will be marking the holiday with a “National Day of Mourning” to remember the genocide of millions of Native people. Coinciding with the holiday, America still finds itself experiencing an ignorant and grotesque form of

Penn State student holds candle in memory of  victims of Paris attacks during vigil (Photo by Cameron Hart)
22 Nov 2015

Podcast: After Paris Attacks, Islamophobia About as Awful as After 9/11

In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, numerous American Muslims or U.S. citizens, who have brown skin, live in fear of what might happen if they go out in public. There have been several reported hate crimes. One mosque was vandalized by a ripped up Quran covered in feces.

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.


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

In this March 17, 2009 photograph, two men scale the border fence into Mexico a few hundred yards away from where Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions are building a 1,500 foot-long concrete-ined drainage ditch and a 10 foot-high wall to increase security along the U.S. and Mexico border in Douglas, Ariz. (Wikimedia Commons / U.S. Navy / Steelworker 1st Class Matthew Tyson)
20 Nov 2015

Mexican Immigration Reverses: Do We Still Need A Wall?

A report from the Pew Research Center released Thursday claims that more Mexicans are leaving the US than entering it.

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase (Steve Jurvetson on Flickr)
18 Nov 2015

JPMorgan Facing Criminal Probe For Pre-Crash Mortgage Securities Fraud

On Tuesday, WSJ reported JPMorgan and RBS are facing criminal probes for selling fraudulent mortgage-backed securities that led to the 08 crash.

File: The New York Stock Exchange trading floor during the May 15, 2014 IPO of Zendesk. (Flickr / Scott Beale / Laughing Squid)
17 Nov 2015

Report: Corporate America’s Higher Earnings Due To Stock Buyback Scams

Corporate America is cannibalizing the economy through stock buybacks, allowing the 1% to pocket more corporate earnings than ever before.

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.


The Next Cold War

US Army M1A2 Abrams Tank
23 Nov 2015

Next Cold War Roundup 11-23-15

  Welcome to the Next Cold War Roundup, posted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 AM Eastern. You’ll find here what you won’t find in the mainstream news on issues of war and peace.   News & Analysis Crimea Crimea in Dark After Power Lines Are Blown Up MOSCOW

File: In this October 29, 2013 photograph, a F-35 Lightning fighter jet drops a laser-guided bomb. (Flickr / Ministry of Defence Images / Darin Russell)
19 Nov 2015

US-Saudi Relationship Discredits US Fight Against ISIS

Despite Saudi Arabia’s support for ISIS and repeated human rights abuses in Yemen, the U.S. approved a $1.3 billion arms sale to the Saudis this week.

Images from Department of Defense, Public Domain
11 Nov 2015

Introducing The Next Cold War

Shadowproof is pleased to announce the launch of the Next Cold War: a place focused on US imperial ambition and the forces getting in its way.