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The Dissenter

David Petraeus (CIA Photo)
25 Jan 2016

Upon Petraeus’ Request, Prosecutors Removed Embarrassing Reference To Kiriakou Case From Plea Deal

When former CIA director David Petraeus requested prosecutors remove reference to John Kiriakou’s case from his plea deal, they astoundingly complied.

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A U.S. Sailor assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion stands watch over a cell block at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while detainees look through magazines and books March 30, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Nistas/Released)
25 Jan 2016

Guantánamo Prisoner Who Was Force-Fed Rejects Resettlement To Unidentified Country

Muhammad Bawazir, a Yemeni detained at Guantánamo Bay who was force-fed during hunger strikes, refused to be transferred to a country in the Balkans.

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The Whistleblowers (Photo from group's Facebook page)
25 Jan 2016

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Dissatisfaction Suite’ by The Whistleblowers

A new band, The Whistleblowers, from Brooklyn recently released their first EP, which consists entirely of protest music. They describe themselves as a project “born out of a vacuum of socially conscious music.” The song from their album, “Imaginary Lines,” which is Shadowproof’s “Protest Song of the Week,” is a

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Screen shot from "Hum 255" (1970)
24 Jan 2016

Kartemquin Films 50: ‘Hum 255’

At the University of Chicago, during the winter quarter of 1968-1969, students protest the firing of Professor Marlene Dixon and occupy an administration building. They sing “We Shall Not Be Moved” and appear on film describing how they view student power. A number of the students see their action as

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Prison Protest

Hopkins County Detention Center (HCDC) in Madisonville, Kentucky (Google Maps)
12 Nov 2015

Appeals Court Finds Jail Medical Contractor ‘Recklessly Indifferent’ In Young Inmate’s Death

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a case involving private inmate medical contractor Southern Health Partners (SHP), finding the company was recklessly indifferent to the medical needs of a 25-year-old at the Hopkins County Detention Center (HCDC) in Madisonville, Kentucky. The lawsuit [PDF], brought by the administratrix of

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Activists holding a "Campaign To Shut Down Rikers" banner are escorted out of a recent DOC meeting where officials asked to delay changes to solitary confinement. (Screenshot from Twitter video by @ShutDownRikers)
11 Nov 2015

New York City Postpones Elimination Of Solitary Confinement For Young Adults

New York City’s Board of Correction voted on Tuesday to delay the elimination of solitary confinement for young adults until the end of February 2016.

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Poster on Ellis Island (Wilson Loo Kok Wee on Flickr)
06 Nov 2015

ICE Claims There Is No Hunger Strike At Hutto Amid Escalating Retaliation

ICE continues to deny there is an inmate demonstration taking place at T. Don Hutto as hunger striker claim retaliation against them is intensifying.

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Hutto immigrant detention center. (Google Streetview)
02 Nov 2015

ICE Punishes Immigrant Women On Hunger Strike With Isolation, Cold Cells

Guards at the Hutto Detention Center in Texas, are retaliating against immigrant detainees engaged in a hunger strike to protest their living conditions.

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The Bullpen

File: A sign outside a payday loan shark announcing their services, photographed on October 8, 2012. (Flickr / HelenCobain)
08 Jan 2016

Millennials Increasingly Using Payday Lenders And Pawnshops

In the past five years, 40% of millennials used a payday loan, pawnshop, tax refund advance or other alternative financial product.

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Actor Kostas Voutsas leads an anti-workplace bullying workshop at the Oregon Department of Transportation on September 18, 2013. (Flickr / Oregon Department of Transportation)
06 Jan 2016

Corporate Diversity Policies Don’t Help Women Or Minorities

A study by the American Sociological Review found that workplace diversity policies may even make things worse for minorities like black women.

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An empty board room with a large meeting table surrounded by executive office chairs. (Flickr / reynermedia)
04 Jan 2016

Wall Street Taking Over Nonprofit Sector

A new study by Stanford Social Innovation Review reveals the growing Wall Street take over of the boards of major nonprofit organizations.

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The remains of a broken piggy bank sit atop a bed of dollar bills. (Flickr / 401(K) 2012)
30 Dec 2015

1% Still Beating The Crap Out Of The Tax Code

The rich have devised a number of massive loopholes to avoid paying taxes, with taxation of carried interest being one of the most blatant.

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The Next Cold War

From A Very Heavy Agenda, Directed by Robbie Martin. (http://averyheavyagenda.blogspot.com/)
19 Jan 2016

Film Series Sheds Light On Neoconservatives Old And New

The three-part series begins in the weeks after 9/11, when neoconservatives opportunistically used anxiety about another attack to push their agenda.

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Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Federation Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Switzerland, March 2015 (Dept of State)
18 Jan 2016

Battles in Idlib and Aleppo May Trump Peace Talks in Syria

Next Cold War Roundup 1/18/16 Iran Sanctions Lifted, Prisoners Swapped, US Treasury Slapped New Ballistic Program Sanctions "We’ve achieved this historic progress through diplomacy, without resorting to another war in the Middle East." —@POTUS #IranDeal — The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 17, 2016   _ #JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal) criteria were

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President Obama and First Lady with Saudi King Salman and Saudi Royal Family Members Jan 2015
15 Jan 2016

Saudi Royal Unrest As Iran Sanctions End And Oil Prices Drop

Next Cold War Roundup 1/15/16 Saudi King May Abdicate to Son, Prince Reckless _ An report from 13 Jan. Institute For Gulf Affairs article says “Saudi King Salman Al-Saud plans to abdicate his throne and install his son Mohammed as king, multiple highly-placed sources told the Institute for Gulf Affairs.”

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U.S. Army Special Operations Soldiers, assigned to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan, arrive in a Tactical Vehicle at a staging area on an undisclosed forward operating base in Helmand Province as two CH47 Chinook helicopters fly overhead on April 9, 2007.
(Flickr / U.S. Army / Spc. Daniel Love)
14 Jan 2016

ISIS In Afghanistan Declared Foreign Terrorist Group, More War To Follow

After failing to destroy the Taliban, the U.S. is setting the stage for another war in Afghanistan with an ISIS affiliate made up of former Taliban members.

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