The Dissenter

21 Jan 2020

Anti-LGBT Bolsonaro Government Targets Glenn Greenwald With Criminal Charge For Exposing Their Corruption

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, a co-founder of The Intercept, was charged with a cyber crime by the right-wing government of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil.

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16 Jan 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Blowing Whistle On Business Of War In Iraq—Plus, Honduras and DOJ Cheat Whistleblower

On this week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola discusses how military contractors are speaking out after President Donald Trump assassinated—and attempted to assassinate—leaders of militias aligned with General Qassim Soleimani. Current and former employees for a military contractor called Sallyport Global Services claim the Iranian-backed militia,

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Screen shot from CNN's Democratic presidential debate on January 14, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa (Source)
15 Jan 2020

CNN, Clinton Democrats Sow Discord In Democratic Presidential Race

Before, during, and after the last presidential debate before the Iowa Caucuses, CNN and Clinton Democrats sowed discord among Democratic voters by promoting a spurious story against Sanders—that he told Warren a woman could not win the election during a private meeting in December 2018.

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14 Jan 2020

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘One Million’ By Turismo Girlfriend World Tour

The following was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Songs. Turismo Girlfriend World Tour is the moniker of Julie Bernouis, a French-born singer-songwriter based in New York. “I don’t pretend to be an activist. I’m not Bob Dylan. But I like a serious catchy and upbeat song,” Bernouis stated.

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Prison Protest

10 Aug 2015

Advanced Correctional Healthcare Doctor Faces Multiple Federal Lawsuits

An ongoing federal civil rights lawsuit alleges in less than one month at Indiana’s Dearborn County Detention Center, jail staff neglected the obvious and critical medical needs of a 69-year-old inmate, allowing his conditions to deteriorate so severely he would later spend nearly 200 days recovering in hospitals and nursing homes. Advanced Correctional Healthcare

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08 Aug 2015

Corizon Health Services Breaks Second Death Settlement Record This Year

2015 has been a big year for Corizon Health Services: in the span of six months, the nation’s largest for-profit inmate healthcare provider has managed to break not one, but two different state records for the largest wrongful death settlement payouts in history.

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07 Aug 2015

Obama Administration Shamefully Attempts to Scuttle Court Order Against Immigrant Family Detention

On Thursday, President Barack Obama’s administration requested that a federal court reverse a July 24 order which prohibited the detention of mothers and children who fled violence in countries in Central America. This represents a slimy attempt to push Judge Dolly M. Gee into scuttling an order, which sought to hold the Obama administration accountable for corruption and misconduct that has been ongoing as a result of immigration policies. But the administration does not stop there.

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07 Aug 2015

How Correctional Associations Help Corporations Buy Access To Prisons

A new report by In The Public Interest (ITPI) illustrates how private companies that operate prisons or services within prisons use correctional associations to gain intimate access to decision makers in government — almost entirely off the books. Private companies pay millions of dollars each year to attend their conferences, lead trainings and workshops, give speeches, and advertise their products and services to law enforcement officials in attendance.

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06 Aug 2015

Kalief Browder’s Family Is Suing New York City for $20 Million

The New York Daily News reports the family of Kalief Browder will serve New York City with a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit. Browder’s case was one of the driving forces behind the jail reform movement in New York City, prompting Mayor Bill de Blasio to order changes to the city’s solitary confinement policy for juvenile inmates.

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06 Aug 2015

New Report Finds Inmate Deaths on the Rise

Inmate deaths in local jails and state prisons are on the rise for the third year in a row, according to a new study by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics. The report, released on August 4, found that the number of jailhouse deaths increased between 2012 and 2013 even though jail populations declined by 4% during that time.

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The Bullpen

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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14 May 2015

Over Easy: Around the World

Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene. In an effect that might have been anticipated, the side effect/peripheral damage of our first

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13 May 2015

Democrats In Senate Block TPP Fast-Track Authority For Obama

Democrats are giving President Obama the full Emmett Till treatment over Elizabeth Warren. Good luck in 2016! — Allan Brauer (@allanbrauer) May 12, 2015 President Barack Obama’s campaign to give him authority to jam a secretive “trade” deal down Congress’ throat hit a roadblock in the Senate on Tuesday when

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13 May 2015

The Roundup for May 12th, 2015

Good day folks! Almost done with classes! Just three days and then finals next week. International Politics Overall – The West is worried about a conflict brewing over Libya’s natural resources; I wonder how we could have avoided this… – Neither the U.S. and Russia have been able to agree on

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12 May 2015

White House Approves Arctic Drilling

Despite constant complaints of inaction on climate change by Congress, the Obama Administration has now approved drilling in the Arctic Ocean. The approval opens the way not just for more carbon emissions but possible dangers of oil spills and other despoilment of a new section of the planet. The concession

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12 May 2015

The Roundup for May 11th, 2015

Made two different cakes today! Quite proud of my baking ability. You can be find what I made, for both, here. International Politics Overall – The U.S. is scrambling to reassure its allies in the Gulf things are fine – As a result of bombardment from Yemen, a Pakistan and

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