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The Dissenter

A flyer at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London, reading "FREE ASSANGE. NO U.S. EXTRADITION." Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
25 Mar 2020

Judge Denies Assange Bail As UN Human Rights Official Urges Governments To Protect Detainees During COVID-19 Pandemic

A British judge denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s request for bail, despite the global spread of the coronavirus in prisons and detention centers.

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23 Mar 2020

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Corona Virus Climate Catastrophe Fascist Empire 2020 Blues Massacree’ By David Rovics

“Corona Virus Climate Catastrophe Fascist Empire 2020 Blues Massacree” is a satirical tune from David Rovics that deals with life in the time of a global pandemic. It addresses society’s failure to respond to the spread of COVID-19 in a timely manner.

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21 Mar 2020

Republicans, Including A Trump Supporter, Funded Joe Biden’s Super PAC In February

A super PAC that backs Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden received significant funding from Republican donors, including one supporter of President Donald Trump, according to campaign finance disclosures from February. Unite The Country was launched in October by former Biden aides. The board was chaired by Mark Doyle, a former

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19 Mar 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Whistleblowing During The Coronavirus Pandemic

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” we discuss whistleblower stories related to the spread of COVID-19 or the coronavirus. 

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Prison Protest

When Prison Reform Means Prison Expansion (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)
12 Feb 2020

All 50 States Report Prison Understaffing

Every state in the United States of America has reported prison staffing shortages since 2017, according to research by Shadowproof.

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Over 150 Sex worker activists from around the world gather at the Pre-Conference Networking Meeting, ahead of the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam 2018. Photo by Juno Mac on Flickr.
11 Feb 2020

Decriminalizing Sex Work Is Popular Among Democrats And Independents

New polling from Data For Progress shows a majority of American voters—especially Democrats and Independents—support decriminalizing sex work.

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President Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
29 Jan 2020

Meet The Cops: Inside Donald Trump’s New Commission On Policing

Attorney General William Barr swore in 18 members of a White House commission on policing—all of whom work in law enforcement.

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Layleen Xtravaganza-Polanco. (Photo via family GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/layleen-cubilette-our-angel)
14 Jan 2020

How Layleen Xtravanganza-Polanco’s Case Impacted Organizing For Transgender Prisoners

Centering transgender prisoners can motivate reform within an abolitionist vision. But so-called solidarity has been used to legitimize incarceration, too.

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Members of the Certain Days Collective, 2019. (L to R): Josh Davidson, David Gilbert, Sara Falconer, Daniel McGowan
10 Jan 2020

Beyond Prisons: Certain Days Collective

Activists behind the Certain Days calendar join the Beyond Prisons Podcast to discuss their project, which raises money for prisoners and grassroots groups.

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19 Dec 2019

Beyond Prisons: Sunlight Is A Human Right

Jared Ware joins the Beyond Prisons podcast for a conversation on deteriorating abusive conditions within South Carolina prisons.

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The Bullpen

Photo from Backbone Campaign
04 Dec 2018

The Biggest Moments Of 2018 In The Fight For Universal Health Care

Jonathan Michels and Will Cox look back at some of bright spots and darker developments in the struggle for universal health care that occurred in 2018.

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Photo by majunznk on Flickr.
13 Nov 2018

What Can Be Learned From Democrat And Republican Delusions On Obamacare

After a decade of intense political fighting and two of the largest wave elections in history, the US finally has a quasi-stable political equilibrium on the Affordable Care Act.

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29 Oct 2018

Democrats’ Attempt To Trick Progressives When Drafting Obamacare May Help Trump Ruin Law

Known as “state innovation waiver,” Trump is seizing upon provision in Obamacare, which Democrats added to dupe progressives into voting for the ACA.

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Photo via University of Michigan Medical School Information Services on Flickr.
17 Sep 2018

What The U.S. Could Do If So Much Money Wasn’t Wasted On Health Care

It is almost impossible to wrap one’s head around the amount of money the United States wastes on health care. Here are some ways that money could be better spent.

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Photo by Hloom Templates on Flickr.
22 Aug 2018

Taxes And Provider Pay: Two Challenges The Single-Payer Movement Must Address

If efforts to pass Medicare for All are ever going to succeed, supporters are going to have to get serious about addressing two big political hurdles.

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Mar-a-Lago. Photo by Wally Gobetz on Flickr.
02 Jul 2018

How President Trump Has Used Mar-a-Lago to Boost His Personal Business

President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort has hosted political speeches, social events, and more, raising concerns he is exploiting public office to boost business.

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THE IDIOCRAT

23 Nov 2017

President Donald Trump Allegedly Groped A Thanksgiving Turkey

President Donald Trump hoisted the Thanksgiving turkey into the air, and said, “Is this a woman turkey?” And added, “Women turkeys are very special.”

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23 Nov 2017

Man Still On Hold Waiting For Liberal Hotline To Tell Him What To Say About Trump During Thanksgiving Dinner

Not wanting to let the moment pass, a man is still waiting for a liberal hotline to give him talking points on Trump that he can repeat to family.

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06 Nov 2017

US Politicians Prepare Thoughts And Prayers For Next Victims Of Shooting They Won’t Do Anything To Prevent

The White House and members of Congress prepared thoughts and prayers for those who will be shot and killed in the nation’s next mass shooting. “It is best to be ready, since we’re not going to entertain a national conversation or support a policy change that could possibly reduce the

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Scott Pruitt. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
11 Oct 2017

Scott Pruitt’s EPA Will Fight For States’ Rights To Climate Change

In a draft four-year plan, the Scott Pruitt’s EPA promises to go above and beyond to restore the rights of states to endure climate change.

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08 Oct 2017

National Weather Service Reluctantly Takes On Role Of Forecasting Next Gun Massacre

As a nation once again debates whether to debate whether to do anything meaningful to make it harder for Americans to kill masses of people with guns, sources with the National Weather Service said they plan to include potential threats of gun violence in their forecasts. One official sighed very

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17 Aug 2017

Here Is The NDA That George Soros Forced Professional Anarchist To Sign

It was nearly six months ago that I came forward and revealed my role as a professional anarchist paid to protest President Donald Trump by George Soros. Upon revealing the truth, I immediately had to go into hiding and I sought out privacy tools that weren’t infiltrated by Soros and

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