The Dissenter

26 Oct 2021

The PATRIOT Act And The Whistleblowers Who Challenged Mass Surveillance After 9/11

Twenty years ago, the PATRIOT Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush. Whistleblowers later challenged the expanded surveillance.

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18 Oct 2021

Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Imprisoned In Communications Management Unit Designed For Terrorists

Daniel Hale is the first person accused of an unauthorized disclosure of information to be imprisoned in a Communications Management Unit by the United States government.

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13 Oct 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘No Jesus Piece’ By Snotty Nose Rez Kids

The following was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music. The Canadian Indigenous hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids recently released “No Jesus Piece,”the fourth single off their upcoming album “Life After,” which will drop on October 22. It is the follow-up to their excellent 2019 album, “Trapline” (one of

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30 Sep 2021

Report On CIA Plans To Kidnap Or Kill Assange Show Clearest Evidence Yet Of Improper Pressure On Prosecutors

A Yahoo! News report on the CIA’s plans to kidnap or kill Assange contains some of the strongest evidence yet that Assange was only charged with crimes because of the agency’s thirst for vengeance.

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29 Sep 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘In Your Path’ By War On Women

Considering the U.S. Supreme Court has two alleged rapists and both US presidential candidates were alleged rapists, the lyrics of “In Your Path” carry an additional resonance.

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28 Sep 2021

Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo Was Reportedly Obsessed With Killing Assange

The latest revelations around Assange are exactly why so many advocates did not think it was acceptable for the Obama administration to move forward and not look backward.

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Prison Protest

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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18 May 2021

In Rural, Conservative North Carolina County, Anti-Jail Movement Takes Shape

Down Home is organizing an anti-jail movement in a seemingly unlikely place: rural and conservative North Carolina.

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Central California Women's Facility. Photo via California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
12 May 2021

Survivors Of Forced Sterilizations In California Fight A Century Of Violence In Women’s Prisons

In California, survivors of forced sterilizations in women’s prisons fight for reparations after a century of reproductive violence.

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Mark "Mustafa" Hinston. Photo via https://freejasongoudlock.org/
05 May 2021

Ohio Prisoner In Solitary Confinement Ends Hunger Strike, Despite No End To Retaliation

A man incarcerated at the Toledo Correctional Institution in Ohio has ended a 48-day hunger strike, his family said.

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Hampden County Jail and House of Correction. Photo: Hampden County Sheriff’s Department website (http://hcsdma.org/).
20 Apr 2021

Letters From Massachusetts Jail Reveal Struggle To Survive Pandemic Winter

Incarcerated people in Massachusetts raised alarm as pandemic winter approached, but county jail officials ignored their pleas—prompting direct action.

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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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