A federal court declared an “ag-gag” law in North Carolina unconstitutional and barred the state government from enforcing key parts of the law against journalists or whistleblowers.
The most powerful protest music can perfectly encapsulate the moments and moods being experienced by society. At times, it can even come across as eerily prophetic.
Northrop Grumman, the third largest military contractor in the world, was allegedly involved in falsely accusing CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou of “revenge porn.” The false accusation allegedly resulted in his arrest, improper charges, and a police raid that violated his privacy rights.
The Health and Safety for All Workers Act would amend an Occupational and Safety Hazard Act in California so domestic workers were no longer excluded.
On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a few police whistleblower stories. Cariol Horne is a black Buffalo cop, who was fired in 2006 after she attempted to intervene when her white colleague, Gregory Kwiatkowski, put a black man in a chokehold. Kwiatkowski
Proposals for police reform by Democrats are distressingly similar to prior proposals that have done nothing to fundamentally change policing. In fact, the vast majority of provisions in legislation introduced in Congress were recommended by a task force convened by President Barack Obama five years ago.
A jailed activist, who faces felony charges for a digital sit-in against the Boston Children’s Hospital website, has written a letter from the Metropolitan Correctional Center calling attention to what he describes as appalling conditions inside the facility. The letter was addressed to officials at the Justice Department, the Federal
An incarcerated man at the Angola Prison in Louisiana sued prison officials for throwing him in solitary confinement and denying him due process in retaliation for speaking to a journalist at the local Baton Rouge Advocate. William Kissinger, imprisoned at Angola for over 27 years, should be considered a “model prisoner”
Corrections departments conduct searches and introduce policies to diminish contraband, but such efforts arguably play a role in preserving the market.
A recently released Department of Justice audit found a Mississippi private prison—which holds over 2,500 immigrant prisoners, most of whom are Mexican nationals—failed to remedy serious problems with staffing and living conditions that led to a deadly riot in 2012. According to the audit [PDF], the Adams County Correctional Center suffered from chronic under-staffing
A 60-day restriction on email and telephone privileges ended for Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan on December 5, 2016. Hasan, who is incarcerated at the Ohio State Penitentiary, was punished in October for participating in a live radio interview with NPR about the September 9 strike against prison slavery. Prison officials twice prevented Hasan
Journalist and activist Barrett Brown speaks to Shadowproof about life at the halfway house, restitution, restrictions, and his plans now that he’s out of prison.
It looks like former NASA scientist James Hansen was on to something when he called the Paris climate agreement, known as COP21, a bullsh*t PR exercise.
On Saturday, representatives of 196 nations at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) approved an agreement that would cut greenhouse gas/carbon emissions in order to limit the rise of the global average temperature in the 21st century to below 2 degrees centigrade. Under the agreement, carbon emissions would
As inequality gradually worsened there have been attempts to redefine the middle class or deny its imminent destruction. But now there can be little doubt.
The truth is, if you want to see the kind of journalism you like, you are going to have to get used to paying something for it.
An undercover investigation by Greenpeace revealed that US scientists would write research papers for polluters and carbon emitters in exchange for money.
JPMorgan is already under investigation for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), but the WSJ claims there are further crimes.