The Dissenter

21 Sep 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘The Money’ By Rain Perry

Singer-songwriter Rain Perry recently released “A White Album,” a concept piece that addresses white privilege. She is also working on producing a stage version of the album.

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17 Sep 2022

US House Of Representatives Finally Passes Whistleblower Protection Bill With Access To Jury Trials

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an annual paid subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. A whistleblower protection bill containing access to jury trials, which has long been a priority for advocates, passed in the United States House of Representatives on September 15. The legislation, the

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07 Sep 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Odana’ By Mali Obomsawin

Obomsawin uses her music to convey the indigenous
experience and preserve cultural heritage. Her solo debut, “Sweet Tooth,” a compositional suite due for release on October 28, uses field recordings of relatives at Odanak First Nation in order to tell the story of the Wabanaki people.

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24 Aug 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Not Without a Fight’ By Danceland

Joe and Jale Ferland. They recently released their debut album, “Pink Lem.”

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22 Aug 2022

Interview With National Security Journalist William Arkin: FBI Faces Brewing Political Disaster After Mar-a-Lago Raid

Originally published at The Dissenter, a Shadowproof newsletter In 2019, longtime national security journalist William Arkin appeared on “Democracy Now!” and spoke out against liberals in the United States who believed the FBI (and CIA) could save the country from President Donald Trump. “The FBI, in particular, has a deplorable

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15 Aug 2022

CIA, Pompeo Sued For Allegedly Spying On US Attorneys And Journalists Who Met With Assange

A group of journalists and lawyers, who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy, sued the CIA and former director Mike Pompeo.

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Prison Protest

27 Oct 2021

In San Quentin, COVID-19 Prevention No Match For Crowded And Poorly Ventilated Housing

Since COVID-19 wreaked havoc inside California’s prisons, conditions that helped the virus spread have been left unaddressed.

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04 Oct 2021

Massachusetts Chief of Police Sends Racist Emails to Town Officials, Keeps Job

“I couldn’t resist!!!” That’s the last line of a particularly racist email sent by Leyden, Massachusetts Police Chief Daniel Galvis to town officials and fellow officers on March 8, 2016. The email, a chain forward called “FW: How Is Tarzan Doing?” ends with the noble savage telling a nameless third

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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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The Bullpen

Photo by Bank Phrom on Unsplash
03 Mar 2021

US Journalists Form Unions To Survive ‘Hedge Fund Vampires’ And COVID-19 Pandemic

Many of these unions have sought representation from the NewsGuild, a branch of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). They include editorial staff, who recognize the shared working conditions of an industry in crisis.

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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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