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The Dissenter

Las Vegas metro police line the stage at the Nevada State Democratic Convention. (Photo via Millenials For Bernie on Twitter - @Bernlennials)
17 May 2016

How Democrats Manipulated Nevada State Party Convention Then Blamed Sanders For Chaos

If Bernie Sanders couldn’t have won the Nevada convention, why did the Democratic Party go through the trouble of stifling his campaign’s influence?

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Laura Jane Grace burns birth certificate at concert in North Carolina (Screen shot from video by @kwymer6)
16 May 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘True Trans Soul Rebel’ by Against Me!

During a concert in North Carolina on May 16, Laura Jane Grace of the band Against Me! burned her birth certificate in protest against an anti-transgender law. Grace, a transgender person, declared as her birth certificate went up in flames, “Goodbye, gender.” She smiled as her fellow band members and

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Witness Against Torture: Ribbons at the White House. Photo by Justin Norman on Flickr)
16 May 2016

Iraqi Torture Survivors Argue Appeals Court Has Duty To Hold Contractor Responsible

Attorneys for Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib argue CACI International, Inc., should be held accountable for unlawful conduct at the military prison.

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Alaa Yasin. Photo by Georgia Detention Watch
12 May 2016

After Hunger Strike, Detention Center Plans To Punish Stateless Palestinian With Solitary

Yasin has been held without release or deportation for more than eight months, and was detained after he used his uncle’s address on his visa application.

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The Bullpen

Signatories to Right/Left letter on Defense Cuts
02 May 2016

Right And Left Coalition Propose Over $38 Billion In Cuts For Pentagon

While conservatives and progressives in America may have stark differences, we all agree on reducing waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer money.

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Old Town San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Bryce Myhre
27 Apr 2016

Wall Street Funds Battle By Proxy In Congress Over Puerto Rico Bailout

Though there is much talk of principle, it looks as though the real battle lines in Puerto Rico are drawn by alliances between funds and elected officials.

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World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. Photo by nostri-imago on Flickr
25 Apr 2016

White House May Declassify 9/11 Files As Saudis Ramp Up Lobbying

Former Senator Graham said he believed the White House may release at least some parts of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional 9/11 inquiry.

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Sharp Edges

Mike VanElzakker, a 42 year-old neuroscientist, tells Shadowproof why he will likely vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein if Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party Nominee.
14 Apr 2016

Voters Share Perspectives On Rejecting Two-Party System In 2016 Election

Shadowproof interviewed a number of Americans who are refusing to vote for Hillary Clinton, come what may.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, USAID Administrator Raj Shah and Deputy Commander SOUTHCOM General P.K. Keen meet with President Rene Preval in a tent at the Prince-au-Port airport, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2010. Photo by USAID on Flickr.
07 Apr 2016

The Global Consequences Of Hillary Clinton’s Predatory Pragmatism

The “pragmatic” policies advocated by politicians have consequences. There is an aftermath, and in the case of Clinton, it usually is a bloody one.

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Hundreds march on media offices in New York to protest the #ChapelHillShooting (Photo by Joe Catron on Flickr)
03 Apr 2016

Leading US Presidential Candidates Normalize Anti-Muslim Sentiment

We’ve witnessed a formulaic normalization of anti-Muslim sentiment expressed by leading political personalities, and candidates running for president.

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Program for a International Women’s Day event in San Francisco, 1975, from the RF Kampfer Revolutionary Literature Archive [http://radicalarchive.tumblr.com/post/140685633339/radicalarchive-program-for-a-international]
31 Mar 2016

Introducing ‘Sharp Edges’—A New Column at Shadowproof

Our new column will introduce readers to stories from the margins of complex and oft-ignored realities being faced by communities that continue to resist

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The Next Cold War

Osama bin Laden and al-Zawahiri during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, in November 2001. (By Hamid Mir CC BY-SA 3.0)
10 May 2016

Al Qaeda Leaders Call for Jihad and Emirate, Syrian Coalition Alliance Weakens

The fighting in Syria continues. The US and Russia continue to work on cessation of hostilities. Al Qaeda calls for unity jihad and an emirate in Syria.

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Golan Heights (left, by R. Ertov, wikimedia). Shavit launch vehicle believed to be derivative of the Jericho missile (right, by טל ענבר wikimedia)
06 May 2016

Golan Cowboys And That Time Israel Prepared To Nuke Syria And Egypt

AP and the New York Times published a colorful report of the cowboys of the Golan Heights and their intent to stay on this land.

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US Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV. (Photo adapted from US Navy).
05 May 2016

Another US Service Member Killed In Iraq, Where There Are ‘No Boots On The Ground’

Despite sincere declarations by the State Department that there are “no boots on the ground” in Iraq & Syria, US service members keep dying in combat there.

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Prison Protest

Screenshot from Advanced Correctional Healthcare training video, entitled "A Jail Is Not A Health Spa"
21 Mar 2016

Lawsuit: Pregnant Pretrial Detainee Denied Care, Forced To Carry Dead Child For Days

A federal lawsuit claims a pregnant pre-trial inmate was denied basic access to healthcare that could have saved the life of her unborn child.

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Signs for a bail bondsmen. (gigaboss on Flickr)
26 Feb 2016

Legislation To End Money Bail Introduced In Congress

Congressman Ted Lieu introduced the No Money Bail Act of 2016, which prohibits the payment of money as a condition of pretrial release.

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A detailed aerial view of Rikers Island. (Wikimedia Commons / United States Geological Survey)
26 Feb 2016

Talk Of Jail Construction Creeping Into Debate Over Closing Rikers Island

Will plans to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex simply lead to the construction of new, smaller jails throughout New York City?

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Bernie Sanders (Creative Commons Photo by Benjamin Kerensa)
20 Feb 2016

Bernie Sanders Is Rarely Disloyal to Democrats

On a few recent occasions, Senator Sanders has been instrumental in securing important political victories for the White House at the public’s expense.

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