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.
21 Sep 2020

A Guide To Journalists And Organizations Covering Assange Trial For Those Upset About Lack Of Media Coverage

Diagnosing why establishment media institutions are not covering WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition trial in London has become increasingly widespread among persons known for their political commentary.

But here is a list of individuals and organizations reporting on Assange extradition trial, despite an establishment media blackout.

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Khaled El Masri. Screen shot from "Outlawed," a documentary produced in 2006 with support from ACLU, Amnesty International, Center for Constitutional Rights, and other groups.
18 Sep 2020

Khaled El Masri Stands Up To CIA Intimidation, Supports Assange During Extradition Trial

Khaled El Masri, a survivor of CIA torture and detention, indicated support for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during extradition trial.

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17 Sep 2020

Assange’s Extradition Trial: Court Hears About History Of Political Prosecutions Under Espionage Act

“There has never, in the century-long history of the Espionage Act, been an indictment of a U.S. publisher under the law for the publication of secrets,” declared Carey Shenkman, an attorney who has co-authored a first-of-its-kind peer-reviewed book on the Espionage Act.

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16 Sep 2020

Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange: At Extradition Trial, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Dismantles False Narrative

Opponents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange often hold up Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as an example of someone who was responsible for a good leak. They insist WikiLeaks is not like the Pentagon Papers because supposedly Assange was reckless with sensitive documents. On the seventh day of an extradition

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Prison Protest

"Abolish the police" graffitied on boards outside Moon Palace Books at 3032 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Tony Webster on Flickr).
18 Jun 2020

OPEN CALL: Freelance Journalism On Prison And Police Abolition

Shadowproof is mobilizing resources and our platform to raise the abolition movement’s visibility, inviting journalists to pitch us stories on the subject.

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09 Jun 2020

Beyond Prisons: How Do We Get Through This? feat. Kay Whitlock & Donna Murch

Donna Murch and Kay Whitlock join Beyond Prisons to think through the question “how do we get through this?” in light of the intensity of the pandemic.

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03 Jun 2020

Beyond Prisons: Reflecting On The Protests

Kim and Brian sit down for an extended conversation on the current Black Lives Matter protests, policing and police reform, media literacy, and more.

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02 Jun 2020

Beyond Prisons: Evolving Political Consciousness feat. Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams discusses co-founding the hashtag “#MasculinitySoFragile” and evolving political consciousness on an episode of the Beyond Prisons podcast.

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06 May 2020

As COVID-19 Spreads Through Prisons, Officials Use Solitary Confinement To Silence Protests

*The following was originally published at Solitary Watch. In early April, as reports of deaths from COVID-19 began to emerge from U.S. prisons and jails, Aaron Campell posted a desperate 20-minute Facebook Live video shot using a contraband cell phone. The video showed sick people gasping and coughing on his

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Governor Andrew Cuomo. Credit: NY State Government.
01 May 2020

New York Is Denying Incarcerated Women Food, Says Grassroots Coalition

Incarcerated women at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility say they are being denied food, according to Survived and Punished New York.

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The Bullpen

18 Dec 2018

How We Define ‘Cheapest Health Care’ Radically Shapes Policy Discussions

How “cheapest” is defined in the context of health care has radically shaped health care policy in the past and will shape it in the future.

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Photo by Pictures Of Money on Flickr.
10 Dec 2018

Best Option For Funding Medicare For All May Be Employer Mandate

Voters have a clear preference for how to fund Medicare for All: requiring employers to purchase Medicare (or equivalent) coverage for their employees.

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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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THE IDIOCRAT

27 May 2017

Tips For Politicians Looking To Swiftly Dispatch Pesky Reporters

These days a politician cannot seem to go anywhere without encountering a journalist, who thinks he or she has the right to thrust a recorder in your face and ask a question about the day’s latest developments that are making the news. Here are some tips for handling reporters, who

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25 Feb 2017

I Was A Professional Anarchist Paid By Super-Rich Liberal George Soros To Bring Trump Down

Weeks into the presidency of a buffoonish but vicious tyrant, I feel compelled to take off my black bandana, hooded sweatshirt, and kick off my steel-toed boots to reveal myself to the people. This is especially for those who believe the United States is faced with an uprising led by

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Screenshot of CSPAN broadcast of Trump news conference.
16 Feb 2017

We Obtained Leaked Copy Of Trump’s Plans For First 100 Days And It’s Just Wow!

We got a glimpse at copy of what Trump plans to do by his 100th day and, whoa! It’s simply incredible!

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01 Feb 2017

Donald Trump Remembered Some Black People For Black History Month

Read President Donald Trump’s remarks at a Black History Month event with African Americans.

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30 Jan 2017

Creators Of ‘Paul Ryan: The Magazine’ Discuss Their Satirical Project

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is both a media darling, who positions himself as a leader that can temper President Donald Trump’s extremism, and an embodiment of much of Ayn Rand’s most destructive ideology, who is eager to carry out the agenda of the Koch Brothers. He is

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15 Jan 2017

Trump’s Cabinet Of Terror: Let Us Explain To You What These Foul Creatures Really Think

We watched or combed through the transcript of every confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s cabinet picks this past week to bring you this explainer that is sure to make your knees buckle and induce nausea. This is not for the faint of liberal hearts. Here are the views of each

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