The Dissenter

15 Mar 2023

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘We Were Here’ By Aysanabee

The song is about reclamation in the face of “fading memories,” “fleeting stories,” and “disappearing words.” Even though there may be efforts to whitewash history, Aysanabee defiantly declares that “it’s in my blood.”

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09 Mar 2023

US Still Trying To Bury ‘Collateral Murder’ Video That WikiLeaks Released

Three years before WikiLeaks made it possible for the public to watch this video, Dean Yates, Reuters bureau chief in Iraq, learned of its existence. Yates testified about the impact of the video at the Belmarsh Tribunal in Sydney, Australia on March 4, 2023.

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08 Mar 2023

A Conversation With Dan Ellsberg On Assange And The State Of Journalism

Daniel has spent many decades sharing not only his experiences as a Nixon-era whistleblower but also showing support for fellow whistleblowers, who have faced similar attacks. He testified at the extradition trial against Assange in the United Kingdom in September 2020.

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07 Mar 2023

On The Long Road To Organizing A Starbucks Union

In a word, the ongoing union organizing drive that has swept the coffee giant Starbucks can be described as ‘unprecedented.’

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01 Mar 2023

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Cop Killer’ By Macy Gray and The California Jet Club

R&B singer Macy Gray and her backing group covered Ice T’s protest song, “Cop Killer,” which was boycotted in 1992 after it was released.

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15 Feb 2023

Missouri Republicans Weaponize ‘Whistleblowing’ To Shut Down Pediatric Care For Transgender Youth

Furthering efforts to block access to transgender care, Missouri Republicans have weaponized “whistleblower” allegations against a clinic

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08 Feb 2023

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Found’ By Fucked Up

Fucked Up’s “Found” chronicles how Indigenous people have been displaced and murdered to build “temples of police and landlords.”

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06 Feb 2023

Unauthorized Disclosure: High Stakes Of Perpetuating War In Ukraine

Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright appear on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast to discuss the high stakes of a protracted war in Ukraine

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01 Feb 2023

Should The Left Embrace Preparedness Culture?

What do we do if the lights go out in our community? Margaret Killjoy says the answer is simple. The Left must embrace preparedness culture.

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Prison Protest

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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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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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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