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President Donald Trump. Photo by the White House.
11 Aug 2022

Justice Department Unlikely To Charge Trump With Violating The Espionage Act

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an annual paid subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. *Article was updated on August 12 to reflect further developments. Mary McCord, who was the chief of the United States Justice Department’s national security division under President

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10 Aug 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘No More Wars’ By Mádé Kuti

After completion of a United States tour with his father, Mádé released his latest single “No More Wars,” featuring powerhouse vocals and expert backing from his newly formed band The Movement.

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09 Aug 2022

CNN’s Attempt To Police Roger Waters And His ‘This Is Not A Drill’ Show

CNN host Michael Smerconish interviewed Roger Waters about his “This Is Not A Drill” concert tour. By comparing the 7-minute edited version that aired to the 28-minute uncut version, which Smerconish posted, it is evident that producers used the interview to try and paint Waters as a “political madman” to

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01 Aug 2022

FBI Targets Black Liberation Activists, Claims Russia Used Them As Pawns To Spread Propaganda 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States raided the offices and homes of members of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) and the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement. At 5 am in the morning on July 29, FBI agents in St. Louis, Missouri, targeted the Uhuru Solidarity Center

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25 Jul 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Soon’ By Steven Keene

The veteran New York-based singer-songwriter and folk artist Steven Keene has established a
reputation for composing timely social critiques.

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14 Jul 2022

Jury Finds Former CIA Programmer Guilty Of Leaking CIA Hacking Materials To WikiLeaks

A federal jury in New York convicted former CIA employee Joshua Schulte of violating the Espionage Act when he allegedly released materials on the CIA’s hacking capabilities to WikiLeaks.

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Prison Protest

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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Severed Ties (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)
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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Mark "Mustafa" Hinston. Photo via https://freejasongoudlock.org/
05 May 2021

Ohio Prisoner In Solitary Confinement Ends Hunger Strike, Despite No End To Retaliation

A man incarcerated at the Toledo Correctional Institution in Ohio has ended a 48-day hunger strike, his family said.

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Hampden County Jail and House of Correction. Photo: Hampden County Sheriff’s Department website (http://hcsdma.org/).
20 Apr 2021

Letters From Massachusetts Jail Reveal Struggle To Survive Pandemic Winter

Incarcerated people in Massachusetts raised alarm as pandemic winter approached, but county jail officials ignored their pleas—prompting direct action.

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The Bullpen

12 Aug 2020

The Raging Class War Against Poor And Working Class Americans During The COVID-19 Pandemic

From the immense pressure placed on workers to return to low-wage jobs to broken social safety nets that have compounded poverty, food and housing insecurity, and inadequate unemployment benefits, America’s poor and working class have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States,

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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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