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The Dissenter

11 Nov 2019

Trump Applauds Bolivia’s Military Coup As US Establishment Media Blame Morales For Turmoil

President Donald Trump celebrated a military coup in Bolivia that forced President Evo Morales, who recently won a fourth term, to resign on November 10. “After nearly 14 years and his recent attempt to override the Bolivian constitution and the will of the people, Morales’ departure preserves democracy and paves

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07 Nov 2019

California City Abuses Computer Crime Laws In Suit Aimed At Stopping Journalists From Publishing Records

A state appeals court in California struck down an order that undermined freedom of the press and prohibited a blog from publishing documents allegedly obtained through the City of Fullerton’s Dropbox account. Joshua Ferguson, a contributor to Friends For Fullerton’s Future, filed a lawsuit under the California Public Records Act

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06 Nov 2019

Black Man Tortured And Wrongly Imprisoned For 26 Years Sues Chicago Police Who Were Associates Of Jon Burge

A lawsuit was filed in Chicago against police officers who were closely associated with Jon Burge, the disgraced commander who oversaw a regime of torture employed to coerce confessions. The regime spanned from the early 1970s to the 1990s.

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Seal for the Department of Justice. Image via Department of Justice.
05 Nov 2019

Former CIA Employee Who Allegedly Disclosed ‘Vault 7’ Files To WikiLeaks Challenges Espionage Act Charges

Former CIA employee Josh Schulte, who is accused of leaking the “Vault 7” files to WikiLeaks, urged a federal court to rule the Espionage Act is unconstitutional and dismiss the charges against him.

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04 Nov 2019

Interview With Renato Velez On The Protests In Chile And The Military Crackdown

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast are joined by Renato Velez, a left-wing activist in Chile. He has been involved in the protests and talks to them about how they were sparked.

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01 Nov 2019

‘It’s A Definitive Shift’: Chicago Teachers Union Strike A Major Victory For Public Education

“It’s a definitive shift in the entire landscape, not just in Chicago, but throughout the U.S., away from privatization, school closures, charter schools, and the kind of Koch Brother funding of private schools instead of public schools, a threat we’ve been fending off for the last 30 years,” said Jackson Potter, a union bargaining member and high school teacher in Chicago.

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Prison Protest

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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05 Aug 2015

Corizon Health Services Makes Bad Prison Healthcare Even Worse For Florida Inmate

Prison mistreatment may have given Oberist Saunders a staph infection after surgery, but under the privatized healthcare of Corizon Health Services, things got even worse, according to a lawsuit. Florida prisons have been home to some of the most horrific stories of inmate abuse and medical neglect and this lawsuit shows the harm caused by putting profit over patient health.

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04 Aug 2015

NYPD Allegedly Entraps Methadone User Outside Of Clinic

A federal lawsuit filed on March 11, 2015 claims James Angone was wrongfully arrested and imprisoned after leaving a Queens methadone clinic. Angone maintains an undercover New York Police Department officer framed him for attempting to sell narcotics after he refused the officer’s proposition to give him his medication.

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The Bullpen

06 May 2015

The Roundup for May 6th, 2015

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”263″ align=”right” !} Quite a roundup, hope you enjoy it! International Politics Overall – We should be careful in saying the United States exports democracy to countries overseas because the U.S. truly is not a democracy; Although, we certainly are aware of that – U.S. Defense Secretary

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06 May 2015

Fed Chair Yellen Met With Firm Involved In Fed Leak Case

The Department of Justice has now opened a criminal investigation into the leaking of information about a Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMA) meeting. Details of the meeting were disclosed without authorization by a financial consulting firm, Medley Global Advisors, and have led to questions about whether members of the Fed may

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06 May 2015

#BlackLivesMatter: Ethiopian-Israelis Take To Streets To Protest Discrimination, Police Brutality

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”500″ height=”281″ align=”none” !} Israel continues to be rocked by protests by Ethiopian Israelis claiming to be facing discrimination in the country due to being black. Protesters and police clashed as protesters blocked roadways and surrounded government buildings leading to multiple arrests and injuries. The protests have drawn international attention

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05 May 2015

The Roundup for May 5th, 2015

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”263″ align=”right” !} Good day folks! It’s Marx’s birthday! International Politics Overall – Gareth Porter: “Why Iran Must Remain a US Enemy” – The United Nations envoy to Yemen will once again attempt peace talks involving Saudi Arabia and Yemen – The Obama administration is committed to

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05 May 2015

The Roundup for May 5th, 2015

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”263″ align=”right” !} Good day folks! International Politics Overall – Gareth Porter: “Why Iran Must Remain a US Enemy” – The United Nations envoy to Yemen will once again attempt peace talks involving Saudi Arabia and Yemen – The Obama administration is committed to standing with a

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05 May 2015

Secrecy Around TPP Causing Problems For Obama In Congress

Read & share this important letter: why 5 top experts believe the President's #TPP trade deal must exclude ISDS. http://t.co/CF6matD2a3 — Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 2, 2015 The Most Transparent Administration In History™ is running into problems in Congress promoting fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) thanks, in part,

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