The Dissenter

Screen shot of graphic shared on Twitter by WikiLeaks.
17 Oct 2016

The Podesta Emails Revelations: A Collection

A collection of revelations from the “Podesta Emails” released by WikiLeaks, organized by issue with links to news articles or particular emails.

Hillary Clinton at a rally in West Des Moines, Iowa (Photo by Gage Skidmore)
16 Oct 2016

How Clinton Campaign Chose Not To Ban Funds Raised By Foreign Registered Agents

Emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, which were published by WikiLeaks, reveal details on how the campaign decided whether to allow “foreign registered agents” to raise money for them. One email even lists the names of 23 individuals out of more than 350 prospective bundlers considered by the campaign. On

The People's Climate March during the Democratic National Convention in July. (Photo by Becker1999)
15 Oct 2016

‘Get A Life’: Clinton Bashed Anti-Fracking Activists During Private Labor Meeting

At a private meeting with the Building Trades Council, Hillary Clinton bashed environmentalists who oppose natural gas fracking and insist the United States must keep all fossil fuels in the ground. She said these environmentalists need to “get a life.” A transcript of a part of the meeting, which took

Photo by Barbara Kinney via Hillary for America on Flickr.
14 Oct 2016

Clinton Wanted Political Benefits Of Supporting ‘Fight For 15’ Without Backing $15 Wages

Clinton’s campaign wanted all the political advantages of supporting SEIU’s fight for a $15 minimum wage but didn’t want to support a $15 minimum wage.


Prison Protest

Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan. Photo via Lucasville Amnesty. Source:
04 Oct 2016

Ohio Muslim Prisoner Threatened With Punishment For NPR Interview On Prison Strike

Ohio prisoner Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan says he was recently threatened with disciplinary action by an investigator at the Ohio State Penitentiary for speaking on the National Public Radio program, “On Point,” about the September 9 national prison strike. Hasan, who is a Muslim spiritual leader on death row for his alleged

D. Ray James Correctional Facility. Photo by GEO Group. Source:
30 Sep 2016

Bureau Of Prisons Renews Private Prison Contract In Georgia

The federal Bureau of Prisons is extending its two year contract for the D. Ray James Correctional Facility, a Geo Group-operated private prison.

Huntsville Prison (Photo by c0ldgirl)
29 Sep 2016

Resistance Continues As Historic Prison Strike Enters Fourth Week

UPDATE: The prison strikes raging across the country are about more than just slave labor practices. Prisoners are also taking action against other abuses they face, such as the lack of adequate medical and mental healthcare. On Friday morning, Free Alabama Movement’s Kinetik Justice Amun posted a video to Twitter, which provides a

A pregnant prisoner in a bare cell with a simple bed. The inmate's head is turned away from the camera, so only her hair is visible. (National Crittenton Foundation)
29 Sep 2016

Why Women Joined—And Didn’t Join—One Of The Largest Prison Strikes In US History

The number of incarcerated women participating in a national prison strike launched on September 9 may be very small compared to the number of incarcerated men, however, their actions have been no less significant. “I would like you and supporters to know that there was a symbolic protest at Washington

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley tours Holman after multiple uprisings in March 2016. (Photo from Governor Bentley's office)
26 Sep 2016

Guards May Have Gone On Strike At Holman Correctional Facility In Alabama

The Free Alabama Movement put out a statement suggesting the guards at Holman correctional facility in Alabama went on strike.

File: A doctor's station in a hospital. Multiple lawsuits accuse an Advanced Correctional Healthcare doctor of negligence toward incarcerated patients. (Morguefile)
22 Sep 2016

Notorious County Jail And Contractor Sued Again For Denying Inmate Treatment For Alcohol Withdrawal

The case of Roy Davis follows a pattern of misconduct by officials at Madison County Jail and those working for Advanced Correctional Healthcare.


The Bullpen

Still from PBS NewsHour broadcast of the first 2016 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
28 Sep 2016

TPP And Trade Take Center Stage At First Presidential Debate

The debate focused on trade deals signed by the US and their effects on the country’s working class, particularly in swing states OH, MI, and PA.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Screen shot from Fox News affiliate in Phoenix.)
26 Sep 2016

FBI: Murder Rate Up Over 10% Due To Increased Killings Of Black Men

According to the data, over 900 more black men were murdered in 2015 than 2014, their deaths mostly the result of gun violence.

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies before the Senate Banking Committee. Still from CSPAN Broadcast.
21 Sep 2016

Wells Fargo CEO Tells Congress Bank’s Culture Not To Blame

On Tuesday, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testified before the Senate Banking Committee regarding the company’s recent fraudulent account scandal.

Still image from video of Black Lives Matter protester confronting Hillary Clinton about her "superpredator" comment. Source:
19 Sep 2016

Hillary Clinton Offers Millennials A Misleading Look At Her Record In Op-Ed

The Clinton campaign continues to believe her problem with Millennials is that her message isn’t reaching them. The actual problem is the message itself.

ITT Technical Institute. Photo by Forsaken Fotos on Flickr.
15 Sep 2016

ITT Tech Students Start Debt Strike

Over 100 former students of the now-defunct for-profit ITT Technical Institute have announced a debt strike against their government-issued student loans.

Wells Fargo. Photo By Ildar Sagdejev (Specious) - Own work, GFDL,
14 Sep 2016

Wells Fargo CEO Refuses To Resign After Massive Fraud Exposed

Employees who wanted to increase their sales numbers used privileged customer information to apply and/or acquire products and services without customers’ knowledge.


Sharp Edges

Photo by The All-Nite Images on Flickr.
19 Sep 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 17: Slavery Never Ended

Roqayah and Kumars interview several organizers affiliated with the prison labor strike currently happening at dozens of facilities across the country.

Fidencio Sanchez (Source:
16 Sep 2016

When Charity Tokenizes Laborers And Fuels Loathing Of Working Class

Ninety year-old Fidencio Sanchez has sold popsicles in Chicago for nearly 76 years, according to an interview with CNN. “I feel my body is starting to give up on me,” Sanchez said. “I suffer sometimes when it’s cold, and my arms and feet hurt.” Sanchez’s elderly wife, Eladia, used to help

In San Francisco, a solidarity protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Photo by Peg Hunter)
12 Sep 2016

Struggle To Kill Dakota Access Pipeline Reinvigorated By Obama Intervention

While viewed as a small victory, U.S. government intervention emboldens indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

Sacred Stone Camp. Photo by Joe Brusky on Flickr.
10 Sep 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 16: Oil And Water #NoDAPL

Roqayah and Kumars interview Ruth H. Hopkins, a Lakota and Dakota of the Great Sioux Nation, and an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Nation.

Still from "Boy Of War." Source:
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.”

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


The Next Cold War

Sec. Kerry with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.October, 2016. (by State Dept)
07 Oct 2016

War Party ‘Fever Pitch’ for Syria Strikes; Al Qaeda Rejects Evacuation Offer

Next Cold War Roundup 10/7/16 Josh Rogin reports a “fever pitch” among hawks inside the Obama administration making US military intervention plans for Syria. George Soros, and a day later John Kerry, called for a war crimes investigation. The Russian military issued a warning about strikes on Syria. UN envoy

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06 Oct 2016

Syria White Helmets Become Latest Neocon Tool For Regime Change

US neoconservatives and other proponents of regime change in Syria have a new tool in their quest to play God in the Middle East: the Syria White Helmets.

White Helmets members celebrate with armed al Nusra (al Qaeda) jihadists in Syria (Still shot from video)
04 Oct 2016

ISIS Disappears From Mosul on Battle’s Eve; White Helmets Exposed

ISIS has reportedly disappeared from the streets of Mosul; an exposé of the “White Helmets” in Syria has rattled the War Party establishment, and more in our round-up.

Free Syrian Army using Chinese FN-6 MANPADS in 2013.
30 Sep 2016

US Won’t Let Aleppo Fall; MANPADS to Syrian Rebels; War Pressure & Propaganda

Next Cold War Roundup 9/30/16 War of Words Continues to Escalate, Kerry Threatens to Cut All Ties With Russia _ In response to Samantha Power’s “barbarism” accusation, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova said the US is trying to distract from their attack on Syrian troops in Deir Ezzor, and then

Fake image suggesting #TrumpWon started in Russia, which went viral and was initially treated as reality by multiple media outlets.
29 Sep 2016

Establishment Media Caught Promoting Fake Russian Story On #TrumpWon Hashtag

There is a specter haunting the establishment media, the specter of a Trump presidency. This idea is apparently so terrifying that no unethical and hypocritical action is too extreme for “mainstream” journalists to take if it they believe it will damage Trump’s presidential prospects. Enter the Russian threat. Russian President

US Ambassador to UN Samantha Power and Henry Kissinger as she received Kissinger Prize. June, 2016 (by US Mission to UN)
27 Sep 2016

Samantha Power’s Rhetoric Endangers Peace Talks; Nusra Interview Claims US & Israeli Support

Samantha Power and others accused Russia of barbarism and war crimes before walking out of the emergency UN meeting they convened, and more in our round-up.


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