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The Dissenter

11 Feb 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Heavy As Lead’ By Leyla McCalla

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Back in April 2014, the Flint water crisis began when the decision was made to switch from treated water to an untreated water source for the sake of saving money. This resulted in lead contamination that adversely affected over

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09 Feb 2019

Film Review: No Easy Ways Out On ‘Beale Street’

Kevin Gosztola reviews “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature the night before the Oscars. He offers some commentary on why the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences did not nominate the film for “Best Picture.” The aesthetic of a Barry Jenkins

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06 Feb 2019

In McCarthyist Display, MSNBC Hosts Grill Tulsi Gabbard Over Her US Foreign Policy Views

MSNBC hosts heavily relied upon unfair allegations and grilled Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard, who appeared on “Morning Joe” to discuss her 2020 presidential campaign. Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist, and Kasie Hunt put on a self-righteous and shameful display because Gabbard refused to be baited into using buzzwords that

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05 Feb 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Take It’ By Black Roots

In this vintage reggae tune from Black Roots, the group comments on capitalism’s exploitation of poor and working class people. The song, “Take It,” says we’re “living in an unjust world, when the rich have put the poor in chains.” It empathizes with workers who labor from early in the

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Prison Protest

The Bullpen

16 May 2015

The Roundup for May 15th, 2015

Rest in peace B.B. King. International Politics Overall – Jamal Abdi, policy director at the National Iranian American Council, talks to The Real News about the current relationship between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. – With at least $2 billion in Afghanistan, the U.S. military can spend on a lot of useless things

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15 May 2015

Obama Defends Decision Allowing Shell to Drill for Oil in the Arctic

President Barack Obama defended his recent decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill in the Arctic Ocean by saying he was reassured there were “strong safeguards” in place. Josh Earnest, press secretary of the White House, elaborated more on the Obama administration’s decision as part of the “all-of-the-above approach” at a

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15 May 2015

Stephanopoulos Will Not Moderate GOP Debate After Clinton Donations Revealed

George Stephanopoulos acknowledges giving money to Clinton Foundation http://t.co/vHgq0JV6GU pic.twitter.com/3ksece5MEO — NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) May 14, 2015 ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has agreed to not moderate an ABC News-sponsored Republican primary debate after it was revealed that he had given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Stephanopoulos acknowledged the donation

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15 May 2015

The Roundup for May 14th, 2015

Fitting song as I finish my last day of class for this semester. Now I enter into the following week with five finals. I think I can do it. International Politics Overall – Gallup: Fifty-nine percent of Africans approve of American leadership, while 39 percent of Asians say the same;

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14 May 2015

Senate Democrats Fold, Obama To Get Fast-Track On TPP

You can't read the TPP, but huge corporations like Apple, @Nike and @Walmart can. http://t.co/zs14Mh9HbO pic.twitter.com/bixJrk6cAE — The Intercept (@the_intercept) May 13, 2015 For a brief shining moment it looked like Senate Democrats might actually stand up for their own constituents and oppose a terrible so-called “trade deal.” But now

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14 May 2015

The Roundup for May 13th, 2015

Good day folks! International Politics Overall – The Saudi-led coalition accused the Houthi rebels in Yemen of violating the ceasefire – The Vatican will sign a treaty with the state of Palestine, which is unprecedented Middle East – Things are so bad in the Gaza Strip that some folks are

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