The following was originally published as part of The Dissenter Newsletter. Former UK diplomat-turned whistleblower Craig Murray was sentenced to eight months in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh for contempt of court resulting from his coverage of the trial of former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond. A three-judge panel
A federal judge ordered drone whistleblower Daniel Hale’s arrest, and United States authorities took him into custody after a judge concluded he violated the terms of his supervised release.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken marked World Press Freedom Day by calling attention to governments that are “becoming less transparent” and “more repressive.” “Some governments incarcerate journalists, harass them, target them for violence,” Blinken stated. “Some use other, more subtle [methods] like mandating professional licenses for journalists and using endless
Credit Suisse, a financial services firm headquartered in Switzerland, violated the terms of a 2014 plea agreement, but the Justice Department under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump declined to punish the investment bank. Former Credit Suisse bankers blew the whistle on the firm’s use of sham companies, foundations, and
In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola covers a British oil industry whistleblower in Croatia who was taken by police to a psychiatric hospital against his will.
Singer-songwriter Chris Pierce highlights this long history of violence against black people is highlighted by singer-songwriter tune, “It’s Been Burning for a While.” The song first premiered on the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, and it linked the events of the summer of 2020 with the dark past.
We discuss the fundamental issues with reform & the co-optation of abolitionist demands, how electronic monitoring denies people’s basic needs while shifting the costs of incarceration from the government onto the individual, why community policing is anti-community, and more.
Students see police as a source of violence and their only protection against it—a contradiction underscoring the need for new school safety models.
Dr. Venezia Michalsen, an intersectional feminist criminologist, joins Kim Wilson to discuss gender and imprisonment, reentry, and the criminalization of women’s survival strategies.
This is the second part of Beyond Prisons’ two-part conversation with professor, author, and abolitionist scholar Dr. Dylan Rodríguez.
Professor, author, and abolitionist scholar Dr. Dylan Rodríguez joins Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein on an episode of the Beyond Prisons podcast.
Adam Mahoney profiles leadership of Black & Pink, a national abolitionist organization dismantling the carceral system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people.
Known as “state innovation waiver,” Trump is seizing upon provision in Obamacare, which Democrats added to dupe progressives into voting for the ACA.
It is almost impossible to wrap one’s head around the amount of money the United States wastes on health care. Here are some ways that money could be better spent.
If efforts to pass Medicare for All are ever going to succeed, supporters are going to have to get serious about addressing two big political hurdles.
President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort has hosted political speeches, social events, and more, raising concerns he is exploiting public office to boost business.
Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant and activist organizations regroup after head tax on Amazon and other large corporations was repealed.
Despite the corporate washing of Trump’s tax cut, data shows the windfall of money corporations are receiving from the tax cuts is not going to workers.