The Dissenter

23 Jul 2021

Facing Possibility Of Harshest Sentence Ever For Leak, Daniel Hale Pens Letter To Judge

the President Joe Biden winds down United States military involvement in Afghanistan, a conflict spanning nearly 20 years, the U.S. Justice Department seeks the harshest sentence ever for the unauthorized disclosure of information in a case against an Afghanistan War veteran.

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21 Jul 2021

US Government Seeks Harshest Sentence Ever In Leak Case Against Drone Whistleblower

The United States government urged a federal court to sentence drone whistleblower Daniel Hale to at least nine years in prison for disclosing documents to a reporter.

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14 Jul 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Fuck These Fuckin Fascists’ by The Muslims

The following was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music. Punk rock has a long history of “fuck Nazi/fascists” type songs. The latest release by The Muslims, aqueer, Black, and Brown Muslim punk band hailing from North Carolina, upholds that tradition. The Muslims formed in 2017. Since then, they

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07 Jul 2021

Assange Extradition: British High Court Grants US A Limited Appeal

The High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom agreed to hear the United States government’s appeal in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange but on limited grounds.

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30 Jun 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Reparations Is A Must (4th Of July Love Song)’

Folk duo Dan + Claudia Zanes address the more somber side of American history with “Reparations is a Must (4th of July Love Song),” the first single off their upcoming debut album “Let Love Be Your Guide,” which will be released on September 10.

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24 Jun 2021

Pentagon Whistleblower Under Investigation After Warning About Risks Of War With China Over Taiwan

Pentagon whistleblower Franz Gayl has been part of the United States Marine Corps for over four decades. He spent the last months trying to warn U.S. government officials and the public of the threat of becoming entangled in a war with China over Taiwan.

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Prison Protest

13 Aug 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: An Abolitionist Focus Is A Feminine Focus Feat. Dr. Venezia Michalsen

Dr. Venezia Michalsen, an intersectional feminist criminologist, joins Kim Wilson to discuss gender and imprisonment, reentry, and the criminalization of women’s survival strategies.

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Credit: Dylan Rodríguez
05 Aug 2020

Beyond Prisons: Dylan Rodríguez, Part II: Police Accountability Is Casualty Management

This is the second part of Beyond Prisons’ two-part conversation with professor, author, and abolitionist scholar Dr. Dylan Rodríguez.

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Credit: Dylan Rodríguez
30 Jul 2020

Beyond Prisons: Abolition Is Our Obligation feat. Dylan Rodríguez

Professor, author, and abolitionist scholar Dr. Dylan Rodríguez joins Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein on an episode of the Beyond Prisons podcast. 

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Photo by Black & Pink on Facebook (Source: https://www.facebook.com/167172647960/photos/10157853858817961/)
29 Jul 2020

For Black & Pink Organizers, Decarceration Must Grapple With Constant Violence Against LGBTQ+ People

Adam Mahoney profiles leadership of Black & Pink, a national abolitionist organization dismantling the carceral system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people.

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Plants grow on a burned out police car. Illustration by Dan Nott on Instagram (Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBV0i3kD8bl/)
27 Jul 2020

How Transformative Justice Responds To Violence Without The Carceral System

Abolitionists have confronted violence through Transformative Justice, which models different skills and principles for approaching harm and violence.

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23 Jul 2020

California Initiative Moves Away From Relying On Police To Address Mental Health Crises

Mental Health First is a community-centered initiative to eliminate the need for police as first responders to mental health crises.

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The Bullpen

President Donald J. Trump celebrates the passage of the Tax Cuts Act with Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan | December 20, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
17 May 2018

Corporations Spend Very Few Savings From Tax Cuts On Workers, Data Shows

Despite the corporate washing of Trump’s tax cut, data shows the windfall of money corporations are receiving from the tax cuts is not going to workers.

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02 May 2018

Labor, Progressive Organizations In Seattle Ramp Up Pressure On Amazon To Fund Affordable Housing

The profits from Seattle reaped by Amazon have prompted progressive organizations to call on Amazon to fund solutions to offset the rising cost of living.

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10 Apr 2018

Burgerville Workers May Form America’s First Recognized Fast Food Union After Years Of Retaliation

Fast food chain Burgerville announced they would support a vote to establish a nationally recognized union at their Portland, Oregon location.

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04 Apr 2018

Disney Withholds Bonuses As Union Workers Protest Poverty Wages

Hundreds of Disney World workers marched on March 23 after the company withheld bonuses from 41,000 union employees in Florida and California.

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Photo by www.ccPixs.com via Flickr.
28 Feb 2018

Why Single-Payer Advocates Shouldn’t Obsess Over How To Pay For Universal Health Care

Single-payer advocates from center to left are obsessed with figuring out how to fully pay for universal health care. Here’s why that’s bad politics and bad policy.

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Photo by Rosmarie Voegtli on Flickr
23 Feb 2018

The Pros And Cons Of ‘Medicare Extra For All’ Plan From Center For American Progress

Jon Walker looks at the pros and cons of the ‘Medicare Extra For All’ health care plan published by the Center for American Progress.

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