The Guardian Angel Platoon is the moniker of Canadian veteran, activist, and singer-songwriter Dennis MacKenzie. He released the self-titled album in 2021, right before Canada’s Remembrance Day.
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Most contemporary satirical films are compared to Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb.” It is the standard by which critics and viewers decide if the satire succeeded. Yet in the past decades no film has come close to matching the sharpness and
*The following is a collection of some of the best albums of protest music released in 2021. They were selected by Kevin Gosztola and C.J. Baker, who publishes writing regularly at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. They are in alphabetical order by artist. **Full playlist with each album on Spotify
Shadowproof is honored to premiere “Battlecry” from “TLAXIHUIQUI.” It was created by Dane “Zealot” Newton, who is a Black musician at Territorial.
In a ruling from UK High Court on Human Rights Day, a district judge’s decision which blocked extradition of Julian Assange was overturned.
Loved ones staged a protest outside the hospital where Alabama prisoners were airlifted following an attack by guards.
People incarcerated at a civil commitment center in VA say they’re not receiving proper medical attention as COVID-19 spreads in the facility.
Alabama prisoners face violence and isolation for organizing a boycott and work stoppage. One is on a hunger strike to protest the state’s retaliation.
Several people incarcerated in Toledo, Ohio claim they are placed in solitary confinement in retaliation for their political advocacy.
Garrett Felber joins Beyond Prisons to discuss Study and Struggle, a political education project which supports and collaborates with MS grassroots organizations.
Kinetik Justice Amun has sued the Alabama Department of Corrections, who he claims engaged in retaliation against him by placing him in solitary confinement.
Migrant workers share stories of wage theft and retaliation by employers, and how there is little-to-no enforcement of state labor protections.
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
Jon Walker describes how Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ stance on filibuster reform is needlessly complicated.
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.
Voters have a clear preference for how to fund Medicare for All: requiring employers to purchase Medicare (or equivalent) coverage for their employees.
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.