The Dissenter

Naomi Wolf said, "Project Censored is a lifeline to the world's most urgent and significant stories." (Facebook / Project Censored)
08 Feb 2016

Preview: Shadowproof Event with Project Censored Directors

On Tuesday Feb. 9 at 8pm EST, Kevin Gosztola will interview Andy Lee Roth & Mickey Huff of Project Censored. Join the FREE, LIVE chat online at Shadowproof.

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Rev. Osagyefo Sekou and  Jay-Marie Hil at St. Mary's (Screen shot from St. Mary's video of their performance)
08 Feb 2016

Protest Song of the Week: ‘The Revolution Has Come’

Drawing from the uprising after Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson, Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Jay-Marie Hill, and his band, The Holy Ghost, produced a protest album called, “The Revolution Has Come.” The album of soul and gospel music was released by Farfetched, an independent music and art

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Screen shot from Kartemquin Films' "Marco" (1970)
08 Feb 2016

Kartemquin Films 50: ‘Marco’

In 1969, it was against the law in Chicago for fathers to be in the delivery room with mothers during childbirth. Natural childbirth was also taboo. Kartemquin Films co-founder Jerry Temaner, his wife, Barbara, and Kartemquin cameraman and co-founder Gordon Quinn created a documentary, “Marco,” that captured a beautiful experience

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

The Establishment’s Escalating Pressure on Women to Support Hillary Clinton

There is a sexist double standard, establishment columnists insist. Hillary Clinton can never yell about political revolution because she is a woman. Madeleine Albright wields one of her favorite lines and declares there is a “special place in hell” for women who do not help elect Clinton. Feminist icon Gloria

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Prison Protest

Supreme Court
26 Jan 2016

Juveniles In Prison For Life Without Parole Given New Hope For Freedom

The United States Supreme Court determined juvenile offenders serving life sentences for homicides without parole should be granted the opportunity to “show their crime did not reflect irreparable corruption.” The decision clarified a ruling issued in the 2012 case Miller v. Alabama, which prohibited life without parole sentences for juveniles who

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Tower 5 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (RLEvans on Flickr)
21 Jan 2016

Are We There Yet? The Promise, Perils and Politics of Penal Reform

The reach of the carceral state is truly breathtaking, extending well beyond the estimated 2.2 million people sitting in jail or prison today in America.

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The NYC Board Of Correction oversees the city's jail system.
21 Jan 2016

Rikers Island Imposes Harsh Restrictions on Contact Between Inmates And Visitors

Just before the holidays, NYC’s jail oversight board voted to restrict physical contact between inmates and their visitors on Rikers Island.

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File: Razor wire outside a prison in Maryland. (Flickr / Fred Dunn)
21 Jan 2016

Clemency Is Not Enough: Thousands Still Imprisoned For Nonviolent Marijuana Crimes

About 44 percent of federal marijuana inmates had no or very minimal criminal histories prior to their conviction, and over a third are over the age of 40.

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The Bullpen

Goldman Sachs tower in New York City can be seen across the Hudson River from Battery Park in New Jersey, framed between decorative pillars, in this December 4, 2011 photograph. (Flickr / Katie Killary)
03 Feb 2016

Goldman Sachs Questions ‘The Efficacy Of Capitalism’

Analysts at Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s largest investment banks, questioned capitalism’s effectiveness. What did they really mean by that statement?

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Bernie Sanders embraces a young black woman while speaking into a microphone at a September 27, 2015 campaign appearance in Des Moines, Iowa. (Flickr / Phil Roeder)
01 Feb 2016

Establishment Media Targets Sanders During Run Up To Iowa Caucuses

The establishment media has dropped its pretense of objectivity to launch attacks on Bernie Sanders to benefit their preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton.

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Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase (Remixed photo, based on Dimon photo by Steve Jurvetson on Flickr)
29 Jan 2016

JPMorgan Pays Billions To Settle With Ambac, Lehman Brothers

JPMorgan is almost finished paying off the rich people it screwed in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. As for the poor? Well, not so much.

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Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and Hillary Clinton
27 Jan 2016

Is Goldman Sachs Involved In A Corruption Scandal In Malaysia?

Goldman Sachs’ Southeast Asia chairman​ has taken a leave of absence as his branch is embroiled in a corruption scandal at 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

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The Next Cold War

Turkish air force F-16s With US air force Stratotanker, 2009 (by Dept of Defense)
05 Feb 2016

Turkish Military Buildup on Syria Border

  Next Cold War Roundup, 2/5/16. Turkey Preparing for Invasion of Syria? _ Russian defense ministry says developments on Turkish-Syrian border “give serious grounds to believe Turkey is preparing to invade Syria.  Russian officials have been doing a ground inspection of Turkish military activities in one zone in coordination with

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Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko and Secretary John Kerry (U.S. Department of State)
04 Feb 2016

Ukraine Government In Chaos As Deals With Oligarchs, Neo-Fascists Fray

With the war in the east stalled and the economy crashing, a deal is being revisited in a last minute effort to save the fading government in Kiev.

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Map SITREP northwest Syria. Encircling Aleppo. Siege lifted in Zahraa and Nubbol. Feb. 3, 2016(by Peto Lucem)
03 Feb 2016

Syria Cuts Rebel Supply Lines to Aleppo, Breaks Siege

Next Cold War Roundup 2/3/16 Geneva 3 peace talks are faltering. Both parties admit they never fully began. The Syrian army and coalition advance in northwest Syria intensifies.  The map above shows the encircling of the critical city of Aleppo. Two Shiite enclaves besieged for 3+ years by the opposition were freed which

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Bernie Sanders speaks at the Phoenix Convention Center at a July 18, 2015 rally in front of a large audience and the U.S. and Arizona state flags. (Flickr / Gage Skidmore)
02 Feb 2016

What Is The Sanders Foreign Policy Doctrine?

“President Bernie Sanders” would have massive power to set the course of global politics as Commander-in-Chief. But how would he wield the U.S. military?

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