The Dissenter

18 Aug 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Who’ By Georgia English

Georgia English is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter, who recently put out a poignant album “Pain
and Power.” This collection of tunes could be considered a musical journal that chronicles English’s experiences of overcoming trauma.

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17 Aug 2021

The Afghanistan War And The Dissenters We Should’ve Listened To

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter. Become a paid subscriber and help us expand our coverage of whistleblower stories. President Joe Biden delivered a speech where he stood by the withdrawal of United States military forces from Afghanistan, but he crudely blamed the people of Afghanistan

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11 Aug 2021

In Assange Extradition Case, British High Court Expands US Appeal

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter. For a limited time, take 25% off a monthly subscription and help us boost our coverage of the Assange case. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was astounded by Britain’s High Court after it reversed a prior decision and permitted the United

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28 Jul 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Why We March’ By AWKWORD & Jesse Jett

This hard-hitting collaboration between two politically minded hip-hop artists was released on July 24 to coincide with the Medicare For All marches that took place on that day across 50 cities.

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27 Jul 2021

Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Receives 45-Month Sentence For Releasing Drone Documents

Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison. It was a severe sentence but not the harshest sentence ever issued in an Espionage Act prosecution against a former United States government employee or contractor for the “unauthorized disclosure” of information. The sentence was not what U.S.

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23 Jul 2021

Facing Possibility Of Harshest Sentence Ever For Leak, Daniel Hale Pens Letter To Judge

the President Joe Biden winds down United States military involvement in Afghanistan, a conflict spanning nearly 20 years, the U.S. Justice Department seeks the harshest sentence ever for the unauthorized disclosure of information in a case against an Afghanistan War veteran.

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Prison Protest

23 Dec 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: Study And Struggle Feat. Garrett Felber

Garrett Felber joins Beyond Prisons to discuss Study and Struggle, a political education project which supports and collaborates with MS grassroots organizations.

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Kinetik Justice-Amun. Photo by Free Alabama Movement
01 Dec 2020

Incarcerated Activist Sues Alabama Prison Officials After Facing Retaliation For Exposing Gambling Ring

Kinetik Justice Amun has sued the Alabama Department of Corrections, who he claims engaged in retaliation against him by placing him in solitary confinement.

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17 Nov 2020

Shadowproof Launches Marvel Cooke Journalism Fellowship

Shadowproof launches the Marvel Cooke Fellowship to fund reporting from writers of color on the prison abolition movement.

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02 Nov 2020

Sex-Offense Registry Sweeps Intended To Boost Support For Cops Unwittingly Spread COVID-19

Police say sex-offense registrants who don’t update their information pose an imminent threat. But there’s no evidence to support that logic.

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Broken glass behind black text on yellow background reading Vicky Osterweil In Defense Of Looting
29 Oct 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: In Defense Of Looting Feat. Vicky Osterweil

Vicky Osterweil joins the Beyond Prisons podcast to discuss her book, “In Defense Of Looting,” and the history of rioting and looting as direct action.

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Philadelphia's No-Cop Zone, known as James-Talib Dean Camp. Photo by Rodrigo F. on Twitter (https://twitter.com/evything4evyone/status/1284134806499078144)
19 Oct 2020

Philadelphia Protest Encampment Ends As City Agrees To Plan For Unhoused People

After months of organizing that included the establishment of two protest encampments, Philadelphia’s unhoused people successfully pushed the city to agree to provide housing on a community land trust on October 14.

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The Bullpen

22 Jul 2019

Many Shortfalls Of Wage Theft Enforcement For Migrant Workers

Migrant workers share stories of wage theft and retaliation by employers, and how there is little-to-no enforcement of state labor protections.

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01 Jul 2019

‘We’re Not Being Paid’: Musicians Struggle Against Orchestra Management, Streaming Services

At the end of May, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra management informed their musicians that the summer season would be canceled and musicians would be locked out beginning June 17, the first work stoppage for the orchestra in 31 years. “We’re not being paid. They told us our health insurance will

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (Photo: AFGE on Flickr)
15 Apr 2019

How Bernie Sanders’ Position On Filibuster Is Needlessly Complicated

Jon Walker describes how Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ stance on filibuster reform is needlessly complicated.

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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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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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