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The Dissenter

06 Sep 2019

American Muslims Claim Victory In Challenging And Exposing Unconstitutional Terrorism Watchlist

Twenty-three American Muslims successfully challenged the unconstitutional terrorism watchlist and further exposed the vastness of this secretive process.

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05 Sep 2019

Verizon Workers File Federal Complaints Against Alleged Racist Workplace Culture

Michael Sainato reports on equal employment opportunity complaints that workers filed against Verizon alleging the company engages in racial discrimination.

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04 Sep 2019

Justice Department To Force Imprisoned Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond To Testify Against WikiLeaks

The Justice Department transferred imprisoned hacktivist Jeremy Hammond to Virginia to force him to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.

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03 Sep 2019

Financiers Of For-Profit Prisons Targeted With ‘Rolling Picket’ Organized By Anti-ICE Activists

Activists in New York organized “rolling picket” and targeted financiers of for-profit prisons, like CoreCivic and GEO Group, that hold detained immigrants.

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FBI Director James Comey. Photo by FBI.
29 Aug 2019

Former FBI Director James Comey Saved By America’s Two-Tiered Justice System Of Prosecuting Leaks

When former FBI director James Comey retained, mishandled, and disseminated certain memos from his meetings with President Donald Trump, he violated FBI and Justice Department policies, as well as the FBI employment agreement he signed, according to the department’s inspector general. However, the inspector general did not recommend prosecution for

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Still image from "More Arriving" promotional video (source: Bandcamp)
29 Aug 2019

London-Based Musician Sarathy Korwar Celebrates South Asian Voices, Turns Racial Stereotypes On Their Head

Sarathy Korwar’s album, ‚ÄúMore Arriving,‚ÄĚ celebrates refugees and migrants who continue to flow into the UK and serves as a statement of brown pride.

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Prison Protest

16 Feb 2015

New Wrongful Death Lawsuit Raises More Questions About Coming Rikers Island Reforms

Over 40% of Rikers inmates have diagnosed mental illness, and Offley and Ballard are just two of far too many people who have been maimed or killed by the prison’s pathetic delivery of medical care. Corizon has lied to families of deceased Rikers inmates, and is under scrutiny in other states for similar misconduct.

How many more reasons will the city need before it is willing to re-assess its relationship with Corizon and take prisoners out of harms way?

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07 Feb 2015

Conflict of Interest Brewing as Ohio Confronts Prison Overcrowding

Ohio’s¬†prison system is facing a severe overcrowding crisis. With facilities hovering around¬†130% capacity,¬†prison chief Gary Mohr considered declaring an overcrowding emergency for the first time in the state’s history. This would have granted¬†early release to¬†prisoners nearing the end of their sentences, but those plans were inexplicably scuttled¬†less than a month

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28 Jan 2015

Report: For-Profit Medical Provider Killed Mentally Ill Inmate in Solitary Confinement on Rikers Island

The New York State Commission on Correction released a new report this week, detailing the findings from its investigation into the horrific and preventable death of mentally ill black inmate, Bradley Ballard. Ballard was left in his cell for six days straight in September, 2013. Guards shut the water off to his cell for over four

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23 Jan 2015

Emergency Early Release Taken Off The Table as Ohio Considers Options for Overcrowded Prisons

As prisoners, advocates and journalists warned of deteriorating conditions in Ohio’s¬†prisons over the past year, the inmate population slowly crept¬†back up to around 30% over capacity.

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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

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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28 Apr 2015

The Roundup for April 28th, 2015

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”263″ align=”right” !} Keep that funky groove going, Baltimore. Rebellion in Baltimore – The folks in Baltimore are¬†saying enough¬†of the violence and demand change to a failed system. The riot in the city is¬†just fury citizens¬†there have – Here are¬†five things¬†to keep in mind when listening and

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28 Apr 2015

Japan And US Strike Major Military Agreement

U.S. & Japan unveil new cybersecurity alliance: http://t.co/5Oj6NvwUi6 pic.twitter.com/ozc02vyluA — The Hill (@thehill) April 28, 2015 In the decades after World War II the nation of Japan has maintained a small military and abided by laws designed to restrain militarism. Though that restraint was initially imposed by the US in

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28 Apr 2015

Baltimore Burns After Funeral For Freddie Gray

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”500″ height=”281″ align=”none” !} Pent up anger over police conduct boiled over once again in Baltimore on Monday leading to¬†riots across the city.¬†The triggering event appears to be the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died in police custody after his spine was severed. Gray was

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27 Apr 2015

The Roundup for April 27th, 2015

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”197″ align=”right” !} Quite a stacked roundup! International Politics Overall – Attorney Michael Ratner joins¬†The Real News¬†to talk¬†about the success of the BDS campaign and the resistance against it – History is written in the eyes of the victor, even if the victor lost the Vietnam War

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