The Dissenter

16 Feb 2022

British Officials Spread Moscow Coup Plot Disinformation For United States

Months of frenzied speculation about an imminent Russian invasion of Kiev by Western journalists, think tanks, and politicians culminated on February 15 with Moscow reducing its military footprint near Ukraine’s border.The withdrawal came one day beforePresident Joe Biden’s administration inexactly forecast a phantom incursion.

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10 Feb 2022

UK Official Secrets Act Proposals Take Cues From US Espionage Act Cases

Proposals could expand imprisonment for whistleblowers and journalists from two years to as high as 14 years in prison.

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09 Feb 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Down In Virginia’ By Grace Victoria

Composed around the time that George Floyd was murdered by police in 2020, “Down In Virginia” is an exploration of the racism and violence faced by Black people on a constant basis.

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02 Feb 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘The Overload’ By Yard Act

We all feel the malaise of what has become normal, whether it is life under a global pandemic and/or the expansion of austerity measures that impact everyone. “The Overload,” Yard Act’s single from their debut album, is an anthem for those struggling to keep their head above water. Yard Act

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26 Jan 2022

CIA Funded Experiments On Danish Orphans For Decades

Did the CIA conduct experiments on Danish orphans to perfect torture techniques?

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26 Jan 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Landlord Of The Gentriflies’ By Calm. (Featuring Lee Reed and Buddha)

Calm is a hip-hop duo featuring rapper Time and producer Awareness. Time has also done engineering work for Common and is a journalist who has worked with Noam Chomsky.

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"Hand in Hand" (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)
01 Oct 2020

Thousands Of Mathematicians Join Boycott Against Police Collaboration

Over 2,000 mathematicians have signed a letter agreeing to boycott all collaboration with police, and insisting their colleagues do the same.

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James Kilgore Speaking
29 Sep 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: Challenging E-Carceration Feat. James Kilgore

Our conversation addresses a number of issues relating to e-carceration including how it deprives people of their liberty, why electronic monitoring is not better than prison, and the use of surveillance technology in the time of COVID-19.

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Bio photos of Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar
08 Sep 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: Prison By Any Other Name Feat. Maya Schenwar & Victoria Law

We discuss the fundamental issues with reform & the co-optation of abolitionist demands, how electronic monitoring denies people’s basic needs while shifting the costs of incarceration from the government onto the individual, why community policing is anti-community, and more.

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NYPD Police Car (School Safety). Photo by Can Pac Swire on Flickr.
20 Aug 2020

Students Victimized By Police Are Conflicted Over NYPD Presence In Their Schools

Students see police as a source of violence and their only protection against it—a contradiction underscoring the need for new school safety models.

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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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The Bullpen

20 Jun 2018

Seattle Activists Regroup After Amazon, Other Corporations Defeat Tax To Fund Affordable Housing

Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant and activist organizations regroup after head tax on Amazon and other large corporations was repealed.

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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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