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The Dissenter

18 Dec 2019

US Government’s Censorship System Claims Victory Against NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

A federal judge ruled the United States government may confiscate proceeds NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden earned from the publication of his book, Permanent Record, as well as his speeches.

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Kayactivists take part in a rally at Camp Kalama in Kalama, Wash., on May 18, 2019, calling for the Washington Department of Ecology to deny permits for Northwest Innovation Works (NWI) proposed methanol refinery. Governor Inslee recently reversed his stance on the $2 billion dollar facility which would convert natural gas into methane for export via ship to China where it will be used in the production of plastics. (Photo by: Alex Milan Tracy)
17 Dec 2019

World’s Largest Fracked Gas Refinery Violates Federal Funding Law, Say Environmentalists

Columbia Riverkeeper claims Northwest Innovation Works sought billions to build a fracked gas-to-methanol refinery in violation of federal law.

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13 Dec 2019

Dissenter Weekly Update: Boeing 737 Max Whistleblower, CPJ Says Assange Isn’t A Journalist

In this week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update” episode, we highlight the Boeing 737 MAX whistleblower, who testified before the House Transportation Committee. We highlight a whistleblower at Miami-Dade County jail, who was reportedly barred from talking to a Miami Herald reporter about brutality in the facility. Later in the episode, we

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12 Dec 2019

Respected Press Freedom Organization Excludes Assange From Annual List Of Jailed Journalists

Every year, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) compiles a list of journalists jailed throughout the world. It calls attention to authoritarian leaders in countries like China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, who flagrantly clamp down on reporters critical of their governments. But the highly respected press freedom organization, which

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Prison Protest

07 May 2019

Beyond Prisons: Abolition Is A Horizon feat. Sarah K. Tyson

Sarah K. Tyson joins the Beyond Prisons podcast for a conversation about her work as a philosopher, anti-violence advocate, and prison educator.

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02 May 2019

Beyond Prisons: Voting Rights feat. Maya Schenwar

Maya Schenwar returns to Beyond Prisons to discuss voting rights, the current political landscape, and her forthcoming book.

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Bernie Sanders speaks on prisoner voting rights at a CNN Town Hall. Screenshot via CNN on Youtube.
27 Apr 2019

The Shameful Moralizing On Prisoner Voting Rights

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 opponents jumped at the opportunity to give a question on prisoner voting rights the answer it demanded in a shameful display of moralizing.

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"Not Enough Sage." Credit: Dr. Kimberly Robertson
19 Apr 2019

Beyond Prisons: Native Feminisms feat. Dr. Kimberly Robertson

Kim Wilson interviews Dr. Kimberly Robertson on her work on Native feminisms and practices, making art to generate knowledge, and more.

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Credit: Erica Caines / Liberation Through Reading
11 Apr 2019

Beyond Prisons: Message From Liberation Through Reading

A message from Liberation Through Reading about an upcoming event in Philadelphia on April 13th from 12PM-4PM, gifting Black children with free Black books.

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03 Apr 2019

Beyond Prisons: Rachel Herzing On Political Education

Rachel Herzing joins the Beyond Prisons podcast for a conversation on transformation and her work with the Center for Political Education.

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The Bullpen

Protestors demand Medicare for all in Bakersfield, California. Photo by ufcw770 on Flickr.
14 Sep 2017

The Surprising Provision Buried In Sanders’ Medicare For All Bill

Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All bill contained one very interesting section that has been mostly overlooked.

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Vermont Human Right To Healthcare. Rally at the State House in Montpelier, VT. Photo by NESRI on Flickr.
09 Aug 2017

Interview With Jon Walker: Why MICA Is Good Plan To Transition U.S. To Single-Payer Health Care

Health care policy analyst Jon Walker discusses his proposal for transitioning the United States to a single-payer health care system.

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Hospital room. Photo by Sara Star NS on Flickr.
24 Jul 2017

Here’s A National Single-Payer Health Care Plan That Would Work

Shadowproof is proud to contribute to the national health care debate by introducing our plan to transition the U.S. to a single-payer health care system.

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"Healthcare Costs." Photo by Images Money on Flickr.
24 Jul 2017

Medical Insurance And Care For All: A National Single-Payer Bill

The Medical Insurance and Care for All (MICA) program is a public health insurance program based on Medicare but open to all individuals.

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Photo (cropped) via Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur on Flickr.
24 Jun 2017

Senate Trumpcare Bill Shows GOP Thinks Working Poor Should Struggle More For Health Care

Senate Republicans want to make Obamacare much worse in order to fund a large tax cuts for the rich, drug companies, insurance companies, and device makers.

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Photo by Health California on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CampaignForAHealthyCalifornia/photos/a.393244267445755.1073741831.312800772156772/973157642787745/?type=3&theater
07 Jun 2017

California Plan For Single-Payer System Must Confront Political Obstacles To Succeed

Generating support for single-payer health care is important, but it will never succeed without planning for the trade-offs necessary to make it work.

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THE IDIOCRAT

26 Aug 2016

We Can Dwell On Corruption, But Then Who Will Save The Children?

Mayor Wilbur O’Connell is an honorable and caring mayor of Brickleford, but in recent days, he has faced scandalous allegations of corruption that really should trouble residents. In the ten years that O’Connell has been the town’s mayor, he has used his status to encourage charity. Some of the most

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Abu Ghraib gift wrap by Natasha Mayers on Flickr
12 Aug 2016

I Stacked Detainees Into Human Pyramids, Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton

Given my past involvement stacking naked detainees on each other, it’s my belief Clinton understands soldiers experience tough situations every day.

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Demonstrators at the Bernie Sanders rally in Philadelphia during the DNC Convention. Photo by Victoria Pickering on Flickr.
05 Aug 2016

An American Child’s Primer For The US Presidential Election

See the Republican. Voters are angry. He feeds off their anger. Voters are scared. He feeds off their fear. He watches himself on tv. This would make a good tv show.

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Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic Party's nomination for president. Photo by Disney ABC on Flickr.
29 Jul 2016

Clinton Cut Sections From Her Historic DNC Speech, And Here They Are

We managed to uncover some of the sections from Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, which were cut.

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Donald Trump and family, on stage after his RNC acceptance speech. Photo by disneyabc on Flickr.
22 Jul 2016

Trump Cut Sections From His RNC Speech Last Night, And Here They Are

We managed to uncover some of the sections from Donald Trump’s speech, which were cut.

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07 Mar 2016

Comedy Sketch: ‘Bernie Bros On Campus’

Over the past months, I have taken a stab at sketch writing. My attempts at sketch writing mostly stem from the fact that I am enrolled in improvisation classes at the iO Theater in Chicago, and I performed in two sketch shows in the Chicago Sketchfest in January. I am

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