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23 Mar 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Gotterdämmerung’ By Zeal & Ardor

The article originally appeared at Ongoing History of Protest Music. Zeal & Ardor is the brainchild of Swedish musician Manuel Gagneux. It started as an online project,where Gagneux sought feedback on blending two musical genres that don’t traditionally gotogether. He ultimately paired black metal with spirituals and that led to

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15 Mar 2022

UK Supreme Court Slams Door On Assange Appeal, Extradition May Be Authorized

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become a monthly subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. Without any explanation, the British Supreme Court denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange “permission to appeal” a decision by the British High Court. The Supreme Court maintained the appeal did not

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09 Mar 2022

Arms Flood Into Ukraine As US, NATO Pursue Proxy War Over Peace

The strategy significantly expands the growth prospects for military companies like Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.

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09 Mar 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Precious Cargo’ By Hurray For The Riff Raff

“The people who have gotten me through my life are the weirdoes and the poets, the rebellious women, and the activists. They were considered the riffraff by people in power, and they’re the ones that make history,” singer-songwriter Alynda Segarra said in a 2017 PBS News Hour interview.

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01 Mar 2022

Amid Nuclear Crisis, US Officials Reluctant To Pursue Ceasefire In Russia-Ukraine War

The world is in a nuclear crisis, and instead of strongly supporting ceasefire talks to end the Russia-Ukraine war, Western countries are pouring gasoline on the fire.

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23 Feb 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Five Years (Cover)’ By Cowboy Junkies

The Cowboy Junkies produced a video for their cover of David Bowie’s “Five Years” that connects the song to the emergency of climate change.

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Kinetik Justice-Amun. Photo by Free Alabama Movement
01 Dec 2020

Incarcerated Activist Sues Alabama Prison Officials After Facing Retaliation For Exposing Gambling Ring

Kinetik Justice Amun has sued the Alabama Department of Corrections, who he claims engaged in retaliation against him by placing him in solitary confinement.

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17 Nov 2020

Shadowproof Launches Marvel Cooke Journalism Fellowship

Shadowproof launches the Marvel Cooke Fellowship to fund reporting from writers of color on the prison abolition movement.

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02 Nov 2020

Sex-Offense Registry Sweeps Intended To Boost Support For Cops Unwittingly Spread COVID-19

Police say sex-offense registrants who don’t update their information pose an imminent threat. But there’s no evidence to support that logic.

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Broken glass behind black text on yellow background reading Vicky Osterweil In Defense Of Looting
29 Oct 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: In Defense Of Looting Feat. Vicky Osterweil

Vicky Osterweil joins the Beyond Prisons podcast to discuss her book, “In Defense Of Looting,” and the history of rioting and looting as direct action.

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Philadelphia's No-Cop Zone, known as James-Talib Dean Camp. Photo by Rodrigo F. on Twitter (https://twitter.com/evything4evyone/status/1284134806499078144)
19 Oct 2020

Philadelphia Protest Encampment Ends As City Agrees To Plan For Unhoused People

After months of organizing that included the establishment of two protest encampments, Philadelphia’s unhoused people successfully pushed the city to agree to provide housing on a community land trust on October 14.

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Taser. Photo by Anarchimedia on Flickr.
05 Oct 2020

Axon Ramps Up Sale Of Dart-Fired Tasers To US Prisons And Police Departments Around The World

Axon Inc., a $6 billion company known for body cameras and “Tasers,” claims to be making “rapid growth” in U.S. prisons and markets abroad.

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The Bullpen

Photo from Backbone Campaign
04 Dec 2018

The Biggest Moments Of 2018 In The Fight For Universal Health Care

Jonathan Michels and Will Cox look back at some of bright spots and darker developments in the struggle for universal health care that occurred in 2018.

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Photo by majunznk on Flickr.
13 Nov 2018

What Can Be Learned From Democrat And Republican Delusions On Obamacare

After a decade of intense political fighting and two of the largest wave elections in history, the US finally has a quasi-stable political equilibrium on the Affordable Care Act.

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29 Oct 2018

Democrats’ Attempt To Trick Progressives When Drafting Obamacare May Help Trump Ruin Law

Known as “state innovation waiver,” Trump is seizing upon provision in Obamacare, which Democrats added to dupe progressives into voting for the ACA.

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Photo via University of Michigan Medical School Information Services on Flickr.
17 Sep 2018

What The U.S. Could Do If So Much Money Wasn’t Wasted On Health Care

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.

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Photo by Hloom Templates on Flickr.
22 Aug 2018

Taxes And Provider Pay: Two Challenges The Single-Payer Movement Must Address

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.

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Mar-a-Lago. Photo by Wally Gobetz on Flickr.
02 Jul 2018

How President Trump Has Used Mar-a-Lago to Boost His Personal Business

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.

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