The Dissenter

The seal of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency inlaid in the floor of the main lobby of the Original Headquarters Building. (Wikimedia Commons / Duffman)
13 Nov 2015

Leak Hypocrisy: CIA Employee, Contractor Who Committed Security Breaches Weren’t Prosecuted

Evidence revealed by a VICE News investigation revealed the government’s hypocrisy in pursuing whistleblowers like John Kiriakou and Jeffrey Sterling.

Andy Worthington speaking at an event "Resisting Empire: Global Resistance to Guantanamo and Torture" in Sheffield, United Kingdom on October 5, 2012. (Wikimedia / Tobias Klenze)
13 Nov 2015

Protest Music Project: Andy Worthington Interviewed on Songwriting and His Influences

Andy Worthington of The Four Fathers talks about his album, “Love and War,” and what influenced him to become a writer & performer of protest music.

Albert Woodfox (
11 Nov 2015

Dissenting Against Another Unjust Retrial Of Albert Woodfox By State Of Louisiana

Although a court just ruled that Albert Woodfox could be retried, Judge James L. Dennis objected to the years of torture the state has put Woodfox through.

Chelsea Manning's prison mugshot from week she began hormone therapy (via Chelsea Manning Support Network)
10 Nov 2015

Letter From Leavenworth: Chelsea Manning Discusses ‘Personal And Emotionally Tough Letters’ From Trans People

In a second letter from Chelsea Manning, she reflects on being put on 21-day recreation restriction and what it is like to read letters from trans people.


Prison Protest

Karnes Detention Facility (UUSC4ALL on Flickr)
19 Oct 2015

Texas Prisons For Migrant Families May Be Licensed As ‘Childcare Facilities’

Texas is considering granting childcare licenses to immigrant family detention centers in order to bring them into compliance with a federal court order.

7 World Trade Center, home to Moody's New York offices (p2-r2 on Flickr)
16 Oct 2015

Moody’s Downgrades Corizon’s Parent Company, Citing Contract Losses

Moody’s cited volatility among Corizon Health Service’s contracts and confusion regarding the status of company’s agreement with Florida.

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) | Photo from CURB report on jail spending
15 Oct 2015

Despite Prop 47, California Continues to Invest In Incarceration

California fails to take advantage of opportunities to reduce their inmate population, according to an annual report published by prison reform group Californians United For A Responsible Budget (CURB). This trend occurs in spite of the fact that California voters passed Proposition 47 last year to reduce the number of people incarcerated

Buzz Westfall Justice Center, the St. Louis County Jail | Photo by Dave Herholz
09 Oct 2015

St. Louis County to Privatize Healthcare at Jail, Documents Show

If St. Louis chooses to privatize healthcare at the Buzz Westfall Detention Center and Family Court Juvenile Justice Center, the county could end up announcing a deal with a contractor any day now. According to documents obtained by Shadowproof, St. Louis “anticipates selection of an apparent successful proposer at the beginning of October


The Bullpen

Sgt. Black Richardson and Staff Sgt. Gregg Foland, assigned to Bravo Company, TF Gladius, 82nd Airborne Div., talk to a local gas station owner about insurgent activity in the Kapisa province of Afghanistan on Nov. 4, 2009. (Photo by ISAFMedia on Flickr)
06 Nov 2015

Afghanistan Waste-A-Thon Continues With $43 Million Gas Station

The latest addition to the already $1.7 trillion “War on Terror” is a $43 million gas station in Afghanistan that should have cost around $500,000.

"Stop Fast Track rally in D.C." by AFGE on Flickr
05 Nov 2015

White House Releases Text Of Trans-Pacific Partnership

The White House has released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) online, the first time the public will see history’s largest trade deal.

The Takata Corporation is a Japanese airbag manufacturer
04 Nov 2015

Takata Fined $200 Million For Lying About Defective Airbags

The federal government announced a $200 million fine for car airbag manufacturer Takata for failing to issue a recall after selling defective airbags.

The exterior of AIG headquarters in New York City. (Wikimedia Commons / AIG Corporate)
03 Nov 2015

Too Big To Fail AIG Refuses To Break Up

AIG executives are refusing to consider a plan created by shareholder activist Carl Icahn to break up the massive “Too Big To Fail” corporation.


The Next Cold War