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The Dissenter

16 May 2019

Chelsea Manning Faces More Jail And Steep Fines To Force Compliance With Grand Jury Subpoena

*Listen to the story by clicking the above player. Unable to break Chelsea Manning’s spirit by jailing her, the United States escalated efforts to force her to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks by imposing steep financial penalties. Judge Anthony Trenga held Manning in civil contempt and ordered her

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14 May 2019

In Colombia, General Motors Workers Fight Surge In Firings Over Workplace Injuries

Former General Motors employees in Colombia have protested at US Embassy for several years over practice of firing workers for injuries.

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13 May 2019

Interview With Abby Martin And Robbie Martin Of Media Roots Radio On Venezuela

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, we have a crossover episode with “Media Roots” radio. In the first part of the show, we talk with Abby Martin and Robbie Martin of Media Roots about some of the projects they’re involved in currently. Abby tells us about “Empire Files.” Robbie mentions

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Chelsea Manning. Photo by joltcan on Flickr.
09 May 2019

Chelsea Manning Released From Jail But Received Another Subpoena To Testify Before WikiLeaks Grand Jury

Chelsea Manning was released from a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 9, but according to her defense attorneys, she received another subpoena to testify before the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks prior to her release.

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09 May 2019

Trump Administration Charges Drone Whistleblower With Allegedly Violating Espionage Act

A former language analyst for the U.S. Air Force, who worked for the NSA, was arrested and charged with violating the Espionage Act and other offenses.

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Detroit police. Photo by Thomas Hawk on Flickr.
08 May 2019

Detroit Police Spent More Than Half Million Dollars On Cell-Site Simulator To Track People’s Locations

Documents show Detroit police purchased surveillance technology that allows police to actively track people’s locations through their cell phones.

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Prison Protest

22 Jan 2015

New Rules For Solitary Confinement On Rikers Island Attempt To Fix What Must Be Replaced

Would New York City’s new rules for solitary confinement have saved the life of 19-year-old Andy Henriquez? Henriquez was brought to Rikers Island when he was only 16. Three years later, he was still awaiting trial when he was placed in isolation. Henriquez had complained of chest pains for seven months before being thrown in ‘the bing,’ but no

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The Bullpen

30 Apr 2015

The Roundup for April 30th, 2015

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”197″ align=”right” !} The end of April already? Wow, it seems just only a short time ago I began the spring semester. Baltimore Protests, Day 3 – An investigation found Freddie Gray suffered from a push into a bolt in the police van he was in –

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30 Apr 2015

Former Christie Official and Ally Set To Plead Guilty For Role In Bridgegate

I've obtained this previously unreleased photo of David Wildstein with Chris and Mary Pat Christie, December 2011: pic.twitter.com/kenRu9iuM0 — Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) April 29, 2015 The first shoe is set to drop in the Bridgegate saga as former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official David Wildstein will reportedly

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30 Apr 2015

Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running For President In Democratic Primary

Independent US Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders has formally announced that he is running for president in the Democratic Party primary. The issues Sanders plans to run on should surprise no one – fixing an economic and political system rigged for and by plutocrats. Those are issues Senator Sanders has spent

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29 Apr 2015

The Roundup for April 29th, 2015

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”263″ align=”right” !} Things seem gloomy for us so enjoy the song today! Baltimore Coverage, Day 2 – Across the U.S., folks are showing solidarity with those protesting in Baltimore – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY): Lack of the family structure caused the problems in Baltimore – Martin

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29 Apr 2015

Clinton Foundation Took Money From Firms Lobbying Hillary Clinton State Department, Paying Bill Clinton

Clinton Foundation failed to disclose 1,100 foreign donations http://t.co/IevWCfzPVo pic.twitter.com/6YJtd2MsXa — Bloomberg Business (@business) April 29, 2015 Last Sunday the acting CEO of the Clinton Foundation, Maura Pally, posted a statement on the Clinton Foundation’s blog that the organization was “committed to transparency,” and was planning on refiling tax forms “for

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29 Apr 2015

Obama Laments Poverty In Baltimore While Pushing TPP

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”500″ height=”281″ align=”none” !} In a surreal moment at Tuesday’s joint-press conference, President Barack Obama addressed the unrest in Baltimore by lamenting the effects of poverty in America’s inner cities which was then immediately followed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pronouncing his support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a

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