The Dissenter

21 Sep 2021

Since 9/11, FBI Has Destroyed People Based On Their Race, Religion, Or Country Of Origin

The FBI spent decades since 9/11 targeting potential informants based on their race, religion, and ethnicity, and retaliated if they refused.

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15 Sep 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Another Life Goes By’ By Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

On Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram’s latest album, “662,” he recorded a track written about young Black Americans killed as a result of hatred and policing that was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

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15 Sep 2021

Twenty Years In A Security State: After Failing To Stop 9/11 Attacks, FBI Invented Terrorists

Following the September 11th attacks, an FBI whistleblower accused FBI Headquarters of failing to urgently respond to intelligence that pointed to a terrorism threat. It brought embarrassment to the FBI, and in the months to follow, the FBI transformed into a “preventative crime” agency.

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01 Sep 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Messenger’ By David Strickland (Featuring Erick Sermon, Outlaw By Nature, and Saukrates)

David Strickland is a successful Grammy-winning producer and engineer, who over a two-decade career worked with several hip-hop luminaries including Redman, EPMD, Drake, and a wide range of notable Canadian rappers.

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24 Aug 2021

Ag-Gag Laws Suppressing Whistleblowers Experience Defeat As Iowa Expands Law To Target Video Recording

The Animal Legal Defense Fund warns Iowa’s new law “threatens increased penalties for recording even in public places and locations” long used for advocacy.

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Image adapted from "Shadows" by kdigga on Flickr
23 Aug 2021

Statement On Receiving The Serena Shim Award For Uncompromised Integrity In Journalism

Kevin Gosztola was awarded the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism for his work thus far on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s case. The Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees, based in California, is an antiwar group that gives the award to those whose work is “deemed important,

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Prison Protest

Nube Brown with her fiancé and SF Bay View Editor-In-Chief Keith Malik Washington. Photo Credit: Nube Brown.
09 Mar 2021

Journalist Detained At GEO Group Halfway House Faces Retaliation For Exposing COVID-19 Outbreak

Keith Malik Washington faces retaliation for exposing a COVID-19 outbreak at a halfway house operated by GEO Group.

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Karl Battiste with daughter Karla. Photo courtesy of Karla Battiste.
18 Feb 2021

Ten People Died After Chicago Refused To Stop Jailing People During COVID-19 Pandemic

Chicago’s refusal to significantly reduce incarceration during the COVID-19 pandemic left a wake of preventable death and trauma.

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Donaldson Correctional Facility, Alabama. Cropped version of photo by Patrick Huber on Flickr.
09 Feb 2021

Incarcerated People Airlifted To Hospital Following Violent Attack By Alabama Prison Guards

Loved ones staged a protest outside the hospital where Alabama prisoners were airlifted following an attack by guards.

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Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation
04 Feb 2021

As COVID-19 Spreads In Virginia Civil Commitment Center, Incarcerated Can’t Get Medical Care

People incarcerated at a civil commitment center in VA say they’re not receiving proper medical attention as COVID-19 spreads in the facility.

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26 Jan 2021

Alabama Prisoners Face Solitary, Violence For Organizing Boycott And Work Stoppage

Alabama prisoners face violence and isolation for organizing a boycott and work stoppage. One is on a hunger strike to protest the state’s retaliation.

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12 Jan 2021

Ohio Prisoners Argue State Uses Solitary Confinement To Retaliate Against Political Advocacy

Several people incarcerated in Toledo, Ohio claim they are placed in solitary confinement in retaliation for their political advocacy.

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The Bullpen

04 Aug 2020

Workers Face Retaliation, Including Layoffs, For Organizing Unions During COVID-19 Pandemic

As workers organize unions to improve working conditions during the pandemic, employers have engaged in retaliation, including laying offs.

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01 Jul 2020

Prioritizing Children’s Wellness Over Cops: The Movement To End Policing In Schools

In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, several school boards voted or are in the process of voting to defund school police forces.

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10 Jun 2020

Congress Members Obtain COVID-19 Loans Through Small Business Program

Members of Congress obtained disaster loans for their businesses through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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Photo by Brecht Bug on Flickr.
19 May 2020

‘No One Will Help, No One Will Listen’: Workers Impacted By COVID-19 Outbreak Describe Struggle For Unemployment Benefits

The surge of unemployment claims during COVID-19 has created major backlogs that plague several states and prevent people from receiving money.

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05 May 2020

Fight To Tax Amazon Regains Momentum As Corporation Thrives During COVID-19

During the coronavirus pandemic, Seattle City Council members have launched another effort to tax Amazon and other large corporations.

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20 Nov 2019

Tennessee’s Healthcare Crisis: Bankruptcies, Closing Hospitals, And Medical Debt

The State of Tennessee is in the midst of a health care crisis, where its residents are struggling with debt, bankruptcies, and a lack of access to health care, while suffering from some of the highest rates in the United States of preventable illnesses. 

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