The Dissenter

Laquan McDonald Black Friday Mag Mile Protest March. Photo by kgnixer on Flickr
13 Apr 2016

Task Force Lambasts Chicago Police Department’s Decades-Long Record Of Systemic Racism

The Chicago Police Accountability Task Force released a report, which shows the deep and systemic problem of racism within the Chicago Police Department.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr
12 Apr 2016

Hillary Clinton Says Honduras Coup Not Illegal In Daily News Editorial Board Interview

Hillary Clinton told the Daily News there was a strong case to be made that the Honduran coup was legal.

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"Curtis" (1970)
11 Apr 2016

Protest Song of Week: ‘(Don’t Worry) If There’s Hell Below, We’re All Going To Go’

In the late 1960s, black Americans in inner cities rioted and rebelled against poverty and oppression. Black Americans demanded more investment in black communities to alleviate the conditions contributing to widespread despair. There was also a fierce crackdown by authorities on the Black Panthers, which attempted to empower black Americans

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President Obama on Fox News Sunday
11 Apr 2016

Obama Claims Outcome Of Investigation Into Clinton Emails Won’t Be Political

President Obama highlights the unequal enforcement of laws to “protect” national security against high-ranking government officials and low-level personnel.

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The Bullpen

International money collage. Photo by jonnimont on Flickr.
04 Apr 2016

Panama Papers: Document Leak Reveals Details Of Offshore Financial System

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists produced another substantial report on troubling offshore financial activities.

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Hillary Clinton confronts Green Peace activist after being questioned about her connections to the oil industry.
01 Apr 2016

Hillary Clinton Lies About Being Lied About On Fossil Fuel Connections

Clinton lashed out at a Greenpeace organizer, saying “I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me.”

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Still image from CNN broadcast of Hillary Clinton's speech in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2008.
30 Mar 2016

#BernieOrBust Dynamic Somehow A Revelation For Corporate Media

If the Democratic Party puts up former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as its nominee for president in 2016, many Democrats will not vote for her.

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The Next Cold War

New design of banknote 500 hryven. Photo by Julia Berezovska/ Press office NBU on Flickr
12 Apr 2016

#PanamaPapers Truthers Blame Russia For Leak As Ukraine Continues To Implode

Clifford Gaddy, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, has put out a conspiracy theory on the Panama Papers leak.

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U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrive at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb/Released)
11 Apr 2016

B-52 Bombers Deployed to Qatar, EU Friendly Minister May Replace Yatsenyuk in Ukraine

Next Cold War Roundup 4/11/16 B-52 long range bombers have arrived in Qatar, first time since 1991 Gulf War since these long-range bombers have been based in the Middle East.  Syrian peace talks set to resume in Geneva. US and Russia’s interests are converging. Neither wants to be blamed for

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr
07 Apr 2016

CAP-Neocon Partnership Raises Concerns For Hillary Clinton Presidency

The Center For American Progress, a think tank aligned with the Democrats and the Clinton family, has long been under scrutiny for its financing activities.

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Prison Protest

File: Razor wire outside a prison in Maryland. (Flickr / Fred Dunn)
21 Jan 2016

Clemency Is Not Enough: Thousands Still Imprisoned For Nonviolent Marijuana Crimes

About 44 percent of federal marijuana inmates had no or very minimal criminal histories prior to their conviction, and over a third are over the age of 40.

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A detailed aerial view of Rikers Island. (Wikimedia Commons / United States Geological Survey)
11 Jan 2016

Reforms For Young Adults On Rikers Island Could Face Further Delays

NYC Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte made his second request for more time to end punitive segregation for Young Adults on Rikers Island.

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Tired Little Girl by Tim Brown on Flickr
07 Jan 2016

DHS Says ‘Focus On The Family’ With Latest Deportation Action

When will the U.S. accept that deportation, detention and messaging campaigns mean little to people immersed in danger and suffering at home?

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz at Netroots Nation 2011 (Marta Evry on Flickr)
07 Jan 2016

DNC Chairwoman Flippantly Defends Her Support for War on Drugs

The DNC Chairwoman’s scary feelings about “drug culture” perpetuate the destruction of “safety” for countless Americans, especially those in her state.

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