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The Dissenter

22 Aug 2019

Biden Senior Adviser: Push For Climate Debate Takes DNC Into ‘Dangerous Territory’

Symone Sanders, a senior adviser to Joe Biden, described a grassroots push for a presidential climate debate sponsored by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as “dangerous territory in the middle of a Democratic primary process.” The remarks came during a meeting of the DNC Resolutions Committee, which defeated the resolution

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Officers disrupt family outreach outside Holman prison in Alabama. Source: https://www.facebook.com/mona.song.505/videos/154318249087673/
21 Aug 2019

As Corruption Runs Rampant In Alabama Prisons, Officers Thwart Organizing Outside Holman Facility

Volunteers conducting outreach to family of Alabama prisoners were stopped by officers, who alleged trespassing at Holman prison.

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Immigrant detention center. Photo by Patrick Feller on Flickr.
20 Aug 2019

With Record Number Of Immigrants In ICE Detention, Class Action Lawsuit Outlines ‘Atrocious Conditions’

A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 55,000 immigrants alleges ICE is responsible for “atrocious conditions” that amount to torture.

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19 Aug 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ by Jimi Hendrix

It was fifty years ago that Jimi Hendrix performed the United States national anthem during a Monday morning for tens of thousands of people at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Hendrix was the last act to take the stage. He had top-billing and was supposed to take the stage

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Prison Protest

Kinetik Justice-Amun. Photo by Free Alabama Movement
13 Mar 2019

Alabama Prison Officials Won’t Say Why Prison Strike Leader Is In Solitary Confinement

Alabama prisoner Robert Earl Council, who has faced retaliation for organizing incarcerated workers for years, is in isolation after he was transferred.

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12 Mar 2019

Connecticut Could Be First State To Curb Blanket Discrimination Against People With Criminal Records

Connecticut could become first state in United States to prohibit blanket discrimination against people with criminal records.

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Connie Grier
04 Mar 2019

Beyond Prisons: Pennsylvania Prison Policy Targets Educators & Volunteers (feat. Connie Grier)

Connie Grier joins Beyond Prisons to discuss a new policy in Pennsylvania prisons targeting materials brought in by educators, religious practitioners, and others.

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Families gather outside the state prison in Corcoran, California, to protest prisoner fights and lockdown conditions. (Credit: IWOC)
26 Feb 2019

More Reports Of ‘Gladiator Fights’ As California Prison Officials Tear Up Cells To Find Recording Device

Another fight between rival prisoner groups, which advocates say are arranged by officials, took place at the state prison in Corcoran, CA on February 20.

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Soledad State Prison (CDCR).
18 Feb 2019

California Prisoners Say Videos Show ‘Gladiator Fights’ At Soledad State Prison

California prisoners released video recordings of two prisoner fights they say were set-up by officials at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, California.

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13 Feb 2019

Corcoran Prisoners Describe Life Under Lockdown

Two prisoners at Corcoran describe their experiences under a months-long lockdown as they contemplate resuming their hunger strike after negotiations failed.

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The Bullpen

22 Feb 2018

‘Medicare Extra For All’ Proposal Represents Tectonic Shift Among Democrats

A tectonic shift occurred in the Democratic Party. The Center for American Progress, the powerful center-left establishment organization which sees itself as the Democratic White House in exile, released their new “Medicare Extra for All” plan. In many ways, it is nearly identical to the Medical Insurance and Care for

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07 Feb 2018

If America’s Largest Companies Can’t Shop For Better Health Insurance, No One Can

Last week, to great fanfare, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced they will work on a new health care program for their employees “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.” The response to this announcement unintentionally produced some remarkably insightful conversation about American health care reform. What exactly this new

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Young Americans for Liberty supporter wearing "Taxation Is Theft" hat. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
09 Jan 2018

All Taxation Is Theft: Four Words To Understand The Republican Party

Besides the minimum taxes necessary to pay for national defense and basic law enforcement, the Republican Party treats all taxation as theft.

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01 Dec 2017

History Suggests Democrats Unlikely To Repeal Unpopular Tax Bill If It Passes

Senate Republicans are in a rush to pass a very unpopular tax bill that would dramatically cut taxes for the rich and corporations. There are many reasons why they want to pass this unpopular bill. It is what their donors want. Tax cuts are an article of faith among the

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President Trump delivers a statement on Syria. (Screenshot from White House video)
18 Oct 2017

Trump Is Taking Advantage Of The Fact That Obamacare Was Made To Be Broken

Trump is trying to remove as many Jenga blocks from Obamacare, as he legally can. The problem is that Obamacare is made of Jenga blocks in the first place.

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Protestors demand Medicare for all in Bakersfield, California. Photo by ufcw770 on Flickr.
14 Sep 2017

The Surprising Provision Buried In Sanders’ Medicare For All Bill

Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All bill contained one very interesting section that has been mostly overlooked.

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THE IDIOCRAT

Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
05 Jan 2017

Introducing Beyond Satire

I am pleased to announce the launch of Shadowproof’s “Beyond Satire” section. Shadowproof launched as an independent press organization that aspires to support a range of work from freelance journalists, but I always knew at some point there would be expansions to complement our journalistic work and give the organization

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Trump Tower. Photo by m01229 on Flickr.
05 Jan 2017

Trump’s Lawyers Had Part Of A Book Cut Because It Detailed His Encounters With Women

President Donald Trump’s legal team threatened to make life unbearable for the authors if they included these incredibly shocking revelations.

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25 Oct 2016

That Tweet Of Clinton Showing Off Her Cubs Fandom, Explained

Clinton’s press secretary tweeted a photo of her reacting to the Cubs, as they beat the Dodgers to make it to the World Series for the first time in 71 years.

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06 Oct 2016

Video: Kevin Gosztola Performs At Laughing Liberally Chicago

The Laughing Liberally chapter in Chicago hosted their monthly event on October 5, and Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola performed a satirical piece, “An Unsolicited Guide To Protesting The Right Way.” A written version of this satire appeared on Shadowproof weeks ago, but it was revised and updated for this

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Hippie grandmas can get away with pumping their fists. Can you imagine what would happen if Hillary Clinton did this? Photo: Kevin Gosztola.
23 Sep 2016

Jill Stein Is Like Your Cool Hippie Grandma—And That’s Not A Good Thing

Millennials may see their hippie grandmother in Stein, but no amount of sun worshipping or tchotchke-crafting prepares you for being Leader of the Free World.

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"So here's the thing: How does disrespecting national songs that make people proud liberate anyone?" Photo by Miller Center on Flickr.
02 Sep 2016

An Unsolicited Guide To Protesting And Exercising Your Rights The Right Way

You should always adjust your tactics and message to make it easier for your fellow Americans to avoid confronting injustice.

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