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The Dissenter

28 Jan 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Good Old American Values’ By Lula Wiles

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Lula Wiles is an Americana trio that effectively uses traditional music forms to provide relevant commentary on current issues. Made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin, they recently released their sophomore album, “What Will We Do.”

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26 Jan 2019

‘Minding The Gap’: Oscar-Nominated Film About Trauma At Home And Growing Up

“Minding The Gap” is a 2018 feature documentary nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola offers a review. The documentary revolves around three characters, who dealt with trauma in their home during adolescence by turning to skateboarding. It grapples with issues of toxic

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24 Jan 2019

Vast Majority Of Democrats In Congress Remain Silent Or Support Coup In Venezuela

As President Donald Trump’s administration backed the overthrow of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, Democratic senators and representatives in Congress were largely silent. Some influential Democrats sided with Trump and expressed support for Juan Guaido, the right-wing opposition figure who declared himself interim president of Venezuela on January 23. But

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President Donald Trump. Photo by White House on Flickr.
23 Jan 2019

Trump Backs Overthrow Of Venezuelan President, Recognizes Right-Wing Opposition Figure As Leader

President Trump recognized right-wing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president, backing regime change against Nicolas Maduro.

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Prison Protest

The Bullpen

11 May 2015

The Weekend Roundup for May 9-10th, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day!/Feliz Dia de Madre! International Politics Overall – The U.S., in spite of a Conservative victory in Britain, is a little hesitant to join with British Prime Minister David Cameron over the latter’s refusal to deal with foreign policy – The rebels in Yemen agreed to a five-day

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09 May 2015

The Roundup for May 8th, 2015

Folks, bear with us in terms of these changes. I’m sure it’s new and, in some cases, still tedious at times. However, if we are to make changes going forward, then this is the best to ensure our efforts can still be strong. International Politics Overall – Inspectors of chemical

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08 May 2015

Obama And Clinton Endorse USA Freedom Act After Court Ruling

Congress should move ahead now with the USA Freedom Act—a good step forward in ongoing efforts to protect our security & civil liberties. -H — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 7, 2015 In the aftermath of yesterday’s court ruling and the looming June 1st deadline to reauthorize the section of the

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07 May 2015

The Roundup for May 7th, 2015

Such a lively, lovely day. Argh, if only the live version of today’s song from their performance at Los Angeles in 2004 was available, then I would place it. International Politics Overall – Pew: Despite both German and U.S. citizens saying they are both reliable as an ally, they do

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Anti-TPP protest at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by susanmelkisethian on Flickr.
07 May 2015

Bernie Sanders Hits Obama For Promoting TPP At Nike Headquarters

Bernie Sanders took President Obama to task for shilling for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the headquarters of Nike, Inc, demanding he cancel his trip.

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07 May 2015

NSA Phone Data Collection Program Revealed By Edward Snowden Ruled Illegal

Second Circuit says #DOJ's expansive definition of the word "relevant" is "unprecedented and unwarranted." #NSA pic.twitter.com/MkjN29NQwL — Brad Heath (@bradheath) May 7, 2015 The Second District US Court of Appeals has ruled that the NSA’s bulk collection phone records program “exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized.” The appellate court decision

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