The Dissenter

Photo by Jobs For Felons Hub on Flickr.
01 Nov 2017

Appeals Court Lets Officer Off Hook For ‘Unconstitutional Arrest’ Because He Couldn’t Have Known It Violated Rights

The court asserted the officer couldn’t have known force was “clearly unreasonable” given “lack of guiding precedent,” and granted him immunity for his actions.

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01 Nov 2017

Protest Platforms: Music Streaming Cooperative Restores Agency To Artists

In the first of a three-part series, Liz Pelly explores how platforms can shape music and enable protest. She highlights streaming cooperative, Resonate.

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30 Oct 2017

Week 8: Guide To NFL Players Who Protested During National Anthem

The majority of Houston Texans players took a knee during the anthem after their team owner, Bob McNair, reportedly said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison,” during a meeting between owners and players. McNair’s comment infuriated players, and several players considered a walkout in protest. Wide receiver DeAndre

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30 Oct 2017

Interview: Cindy Milstein On Grieving And Mourning Losses From Structural Forces

Cindy Milstein, the editor of the book, Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work Of Grief,  joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast for an interview on why we should not bury or make private our pain when we grieve from death or loss as a result of injustice or systemic oppression. She

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Prison Protest

10 Aug 2017

Beyond Prisons — Episode 11: Jailhouse Lawyers Speak

We’re joined by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak: a national collective of incarcerated people who provide legal assistance behind bars.

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James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Delaware. Photo by trconrad2001 on Flickr
21 Jul 2017

Beyond Prisons — Episode 10: Demanding Human Rights At Vaughn feat. Emily Abendroth

On episode 10 of Beyond Prisons, we talk about Thomas Gordon, who is incarcerated at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, a state prison in Delaware.

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Crop of the cover of "Captive Nation." Photo of the Soledad Brothers being transported from court in 1970. Photo by Dan O'Neil.
29 Jun 2017

Beyond Prisons — Episode 9: Captive Nation feat. Dan Berger

Dan Berger joins episode 9 of Beyond Prisons to discuss his book, “Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era.”

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16 Jun 2017

Beyond Prisons — Episode 8: Prison Labor feat. Jared Ware

We discuss prison jobs programs, organizing against prison slavery, abolishing the 13th Amendment, and the Millions for Prisoners march in Washington, D.C.

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Krystal Rountree, founder of iamWE and national organizer of the upcoming Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March
14 Jun 2017

Beyond Prisons – Episode 7: Millions For Prisoners Human Rights March Feat. Krystal Rountree

Krystal Rountree discusses the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March on August 19 in Washington, D.C. and the campaign to abolish the 13th amendment.

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Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of Truthout and author of "Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better."
03 Jun 2017

Beyond Prisons – Episode 6: Mothering Under Surveillance feat. Maya Schenwar

Brian and Kim speak with Maya Schenwar about her book, “Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better.”

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Sharp Edges

Photo by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
20 Jun 2017

ICE Raids Against Iraqi Catholics Present Existential Problem For Refugees

To the sound of chilling screams, dozens of Chaldeans and other Iraqis were detained by immigration agents on June 11 in Michigan.

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Yale University graduate teachers protest the administration's refusal to negotiate with them over labor conditions. Source: Local 33 - UNITE HERE on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/local33unitehere/photos/rpp.377951369059344/673212159533262/?type=3&theater)
15 Jun 2017

Yale Graduate Teachers Union Presses On With Struggle For Negotiated Contract

Yale University graduate teachers unionized in February but are being stonewalled by an administration that refuses to negotiate with them.

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Photo by Water You Fighting For on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WaterYouFightingFor/photos/a.793607307399255.1073741828.792641617495824/1330320743727906/?type=3&theater
07 Jun 2017

The Forgotten Residents Of Flint Still In Throes Of Deadly Water Crisis

As media focuses on national politics, Flint residents with debt and no access to clean water feel forgotten and believe pressure was taken off officials.

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18 May 2017

Sanctuary Communities And The Fallacy Of ‘Good Immigrants’ Vs. ‘Bad Immigrants’

There are four sanctuary states in the United States, and over 200 sanctuary cities and counties, as of March 20. President Donald Trump’s administration has actively targeted sanctuary communities, and threatened to cut federal funding, but the administration’s pursuit of legal avenues in order to curb sanctuary cities has, so

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Tom Cat Bakery truck. Photo by traveleden on Flickr.
11 May 2017

New York Bakery Workers Resist Management’s Collusion With DHS Immigrant Crackdown

Tom Cat Bakery workers in New York resist management’s collusion with immigration officials from the Department of Homeland Security

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Abdul El-Sayed, candidate for governor of Michigan. Source: https://abdulformichigan.com
19 Apr 2017

American Muslims See Campaigns For Office As Way To Fight Prejudice

American Muslims are increasingly running for political office to challenge institutional prejudice and discrimination in the United States.

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The Bullpen

Healthcare Justice March - October 26, 2013. Photo by United Workers on Flickr.
10 Apr 2017

Road To Single-Payer: How The US Can Achieve Universal Health Care

This is the moment for honest assessment of how U.S. could adopt single-payer, a proven system that would actually deliver affordable universal health care.

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Photo by North Charlestone (northcharleston) on Flickr
27 Mar 2017

Obamacare Is A Failure, But It Will Only ‘Explode’ If Trump Sabotages It

The American Health Care Act has gone down in a blaze of glory. It is time to focus on what President Donald Trump has long said would be his plan B.

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Photo by Ted Eytan (taedc) on Flickr.
22 Mar 2017

At This Rate, We’ll All Be Dead Before Our Country Truly Fixes Health Care

Americans can’t endure endless tinkering with private health insurance. We must change the conversation on health care once and for all.

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Paul Ryan. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
08 Mar 2017

Ryancare Is Just A Shittier Version Of Obamacare

Selling Obamacare was almost impossible for Democrats; selling just a shittier version of Obamacare should be even more difficult for Republicans.

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Health care for all. Photo by wayne marshall (wayneandwax)
22 Feb 2017

It’s Perfectly Fine If Rich Benefit From Universal Social Programs

Calling for laws that would make everyone entitled to the same government assistance to afford health insurance and education is a good thing.

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Photo by Michael Fleshman (fleshmanpix) on Flickr.
26 Jan 2017

Repealing Obamacare: The Push To Eliminate The Individual Mandate

The Trump team has made it clear they are going after the highly unpopular individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

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GOVINT

THE IDIOCRAT

25 Oct 2016

That Tweet Of Clinton Showing Off Her Cubs Fandom, Explained

Clinton’s press secretary tweeted a photo of her reacting to the Cubs, as they beat the Dodgers to make it to the World Series for the first time in 71 years.

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06 Oct 2016

Video: Kevin Gosztola Performs At Laughing Liberally Chicago

The Laughing Liberally chapter in Chicago hosted their monthly event on October 5, and Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola performed a satirical piece, “An Unsolicited Guide To Protesting The Right Way.” A written version of this satire appeared on Shadowproof weeks ago, but it was revised and updated for this

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Hippie grandmas can get away with pumping their fists. Can you imagine what would happen if Hillary Clinton did this? Photo: Kevin Gosztola.
23 Sep 2016

Jill Stein Is Like Your Cool Hippie Grandma—And That’s Not A Good Thing

Millennials may see their hippie grandmother in Stein, but no amount of sun worshipping or tchotchke-crafting prepares you for being Leader of the Free World.

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"So here's the thing: How does disrespecting national songs that make people proud liberate anyone?" Photo by Miller Center on Flickr.
02 Sep 2016

An Unsolicited Guide To Protesting And Exercising Your Rights The Right Way

You should always adjust your tactics and message to make it easier for your fellow Americans to avoid confronting injustice.

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26 Aug 2016

We Can Dwell On Corruption, But Then Who Will Save The Children?

Mayor Wilbur O’Connell is an honorable and caring mayor of Brickleford, but in recent days, he has faced scandalous allegations of corruption that really should trouble residents. In the ten years that O’Connell has been the town’s mayor, he has used his status to encourage charity. Some of the most

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Abu Ghraib gift wrap by Natasha Mayers on Flickr
12 Aug 2016

I Stacked Detainees Into Human Pyramids, Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton

Given my past involvement stacking naked detainees on each other, it’s my belief Clinton understands soldiers experience tough situations every day.

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