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The Dissenter

15 Jul 2019

To Attack Julian Assange, CNN Twisted Records From CIA-Backed Espionage Operation

CNN took records showing Ecuador embassy had security firm spy on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and twisted them into evidence of Russian collaboration.

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Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel. Photo via CIA.
11 Jul 2019

Invoking WikiLeaks And Torture Report, CIA Pushes For Expansion Of Secrecy Law To Stifle Public Criticism

As requested by CIA, intelligence authorization bills would drastically expand scope of Intelligence Identities Protection Act to criminalize individuals.

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10 Jul 2019

At ‘Kids In Cages’ Congressional Hearing, Mother And Human Rights Advocates Share Stories Of Cruelty At The Border

Yazmin Juarez, who fled Guatemala and was held in detention at a facility in Dilley, Texas, where her baby contracted a severe respiratory illness that led to her death, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The hearing was titled, ‚ÄúKids In Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border,‚ÄĚ

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09 Jul 2019

‘There’s More Of Us Than Landlords’: Tenant Organizing In The Trump Era

Tenants throughout the U.S. struggle with the high cost of living and loss of their homes, but are escalating a grassroots movement for housing justice.

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Photo from Jews for Racial & Economic Justice in New York.
08 Jul 2019

Immigrant Rights Activists Renew Push Against Palantir To Cancel $53 Million Contract With ICE

Immigrant rights activists mobilized in New York and Washington D.C. to demand Palantir Technologies cancel its contract with ICE.

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02 Jul 2019

Let’s Not Rewrite History To Defend Joe Biden’s Record Of Racist Dog-Whistle Politics

Liberal pundits excuse Joe Biden for his leadership on the 1994 crime bill because “it was a different time” when Americans were more tolerant of injustice.

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Prison Protest

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

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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27 Apr 2015

Loretta Lynch Sworn In As Attorney General As Wall Street Deadline Looms

JUST IN: Loretta Lynch sworn in as attorney general http://t.co/YjvJFLDwBp pic.twitter.com/ZnS7WlksBX — The Hill (@thehill) April 27, 2015 Loretta Lynch has sworn in today as the¬†first female African-American Attorney General.¬†Lynch has now officially replaced problematic Attorney General Eric Holder who failed to make one serious criminal case against the Wall

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