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The Dissenter

14 Feb 2019

Interview With Writer Barry Eisler On Political Thriller, ‘Killer Collective,’ And More

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome author Barry Eisler to the show. He spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, and he has written several best-selling espionage novels. His most recent book is The Killer Collective. During the show, Eisler talks about developing

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Elliott Abrams. Still frame via C-Span (Source: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4779974/representative-omar-clashes-elliott-abrams-us-military-role-central-america).
13 Feb 2019

Elliott Abrams Melts Down As Muslim Congresswoman Questions Role In Crimes Against Humanity

Elliott Abrams, the special envoy to Venezuela for the Trump administration, melted down when Rep. Ilhan Omar highlighted his criminal conduct in Iran-Contra.

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12 Feb 2019

Chicago Activists Demand Candidates For Mayor Back Civilian Police Accountability

Reflecting on Chicago Police Department under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration, activists demand next mayor support police accountability.

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Nancy Pelosi. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr.
12 Feb 2019

Why It Didn’t Take Long For Democrats To Reinforce Right-Wing Attacks Against Ilhan Omar

Democratic Party leaders in Congress made an example out of Muslim Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, and forced her to apologize for tweets she sent against the influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) over elected United States officials. The messages about the pro-Israel lobby were

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Prison Protest

23 Jan 2015

Emergency Early Release Taken Off The Table as Ohio Considers Options for Overcrowded Prisons

As prisoners, advocates and journalists warned of deteriorating conditions in Ohio’s prisons over the past year, the inmate population slowly crept back up to around 30% over capacity.

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22 Jan 2015

New Rules For Solitary Confinement On Rikers Island Attempt To Fix What Must Be Replaced

Would New York City’s new rules for solitary confinement have saved the life of 19-year-old Andy Henriquez? Henriquez was brought to Rikers Island when he was only 16. Three years later, he was still awaiting trial when he was placed in isolation. Henriquez had complained of chest pains for seven months before being thrown in ‘the bing,’ but no

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The Bullpen

20 May 2015

Ukraine Corruption Problems Remain As US Plans New Propaganda War

Learning from Uncle Sam: to Russia's annoyance, U.S. hones Ukrainian fighting skills. http://t.co/qXN8dALMQq pic.twitter.com/gUSnRVOWm9 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 19, 2015 A year after a US-backed coup forced out the democratically elected government in Ukraine under the banner of “anti-corruption” the state of affairs in Kiev remains unchanged as

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20 May 2015

The Roundup for May 19th, 2015

We move on to Venezuela. Three finals down, two to go! Happy Birthday to Malcolm X! He would have been 90 if he was alive. International Politics Overall – The United Nations warned at least 2,000 refugees were trapped at sea for weeks off the coast of Myanmar – At

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19 May 2015

Rand Paul Says Iraq Surge ‘Worked’

Sen. Rand Paul: It was a mistake to go to war with Iraq in 2003. PO-20TU pic.twitter.com/9o7qsh7kXZ — CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) May 19, 2015 Something strange is happening to Senator Rand Paul. Since the beginning of his presidential campaign Paul has started to change his positions on a number of

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19 May 2015

The Roundup for May 18th, 2015

Today we move on to Spain! International Politics Overall – Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa announced the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States will accept refugees stranded off the coast of Thailand – Gareth Porter: “The Misfire in Hersh’s Big Bin Laden Story” – The Vatican said the “angel of

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18 May 2015

Senator Feinstein Says TPP Is Not For Corporate America, Critics Should ‘Take A Good Look’

Top Dem: Trade bill not for big business http://t.co/7CtcqHtoE5 pic.twitter.com/UJbzI655u6 — The Hill (@thehill) May 17, 2015 The rhetoric for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is hitting new levels of absurdity. Though all available evidence – including leaked portions – shows the TPP is a massive give away to corporate interests,

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18 May 2015

The Weekend Roundup for May 16-17th, 2015

In honor of finals, let’s do another week of songs from around the globe. We’ll start in Pakistan. International Politics Overall – Pope Francis I: Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas is “an angel of peace“; Whoa, whoa, whoa, let’s not get too carried away here – U.S. commandos killed 32 Islamic

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