The Dissenter

Journalist Rania Khalek discusses her plans for covering the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
30 Apr 2017

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 14

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast episode, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss UC Berkeley and Ann Coulter, immigrant prosecutions, President Donald Trump’s busy day on April 26, and one of the most recent ominous reports about the Arctic ice melting. With Rania in the Middle East for the

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Jeffrey Sterling (still from The Invisible Man)
29 Apr 2017

Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Put In Solitary After Officer Threatened Him

Bureau Of Prisons covers for officer after he bullies CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling then puts him in solitary confinement.

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Gen John Nicholson visits Afghan National Army Officers Acadamy ANAOA (6 Oct 16). Photo from ISAFMedia on Flickr.
27 Apr 2017

Afghan Forces Hang Detainees On Doors And Windows For Long Periods, Torture Them Into Confessions

A report from the United Nations indicates there is no accountability for torture by Afghan forces and the number of incidents of torture remains steady.

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New York protest demands justice for Rasmea Odeh. Photo by Joe Catron on Flickr.
26 Apr 2017

CNN Overlooks Torture By Israeli Forces To Smear Women’s Rights Advocate Facing Deportation

In political case, Rasmea Odeh pled guilty in court on April 26. CNN covered the plea by peddling right-wing propaganda about her past.

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Prison Protest

Photo by Dan Sorenson Photography on Flickr.
08 Dec 2016

‘Chase And Scatter’ Leaves Refugees For Dead In US-Mexico Borderlands

Law enforcement efforts to capture refugees crossing the vast wilderness of the US-Mexico borderlands leads to injury, trauma, death, and disappearance.

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30 Nov 2016

Deconstructing Flaws In Important New Report On Solitary Confinement

A new report on solitary confinement provides access to important data on the number of people in some form of solitary confinement in the United States. However, because the United States prison system is not one body but a collection of fiefdoms that set their own administrative rules and definitions, the data

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30 Nov 2016

Report Offers Rare Data On Solitary Confinement In United States

A new report provides a rare view of “current comprehensive data on the use of restricted housing,” which is more commonly known as solitary confinement. Released by the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) and Yale Law Schools’ Liman Program, the report, “Aiming To Reduce Time-In-Cell,” outlines efforts undertaken by various jurisdictions

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26 Nov 2016

Disentangling The Many Media Failures Of 2016

In the wake of the 2016 election, Shadowproof believes it is worthwhile to assess the state of journalism and the need for contrition, especially from those with the most influence and power in the press who failed citizens so miserably. Donald Trump’s election was aided and abetted by liberal journalists, who accelerated the decline of

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04 Nov 2016

Alabama Prison Officials Retaliate Against Prison Strike Leader By Cutting Water To Cell

Advocates say prison officials at the Kilby Correctional Facility in Alabama turned off the water to Kinetik Justice Amun’s solitary cell after he initiated a hunger strike. Officials then transferred him to the Limestone Correctional Facility, which has a “behavioral modification program” known among prisoners as a “hot bay” dorm in which prisoners

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28 Oct 2016

For Incarcerated, Contraband Cell Phones Are Lifeline To Outside

Jails and prisons across the country struggle to tamp down the sale and use of contraband cell phones. But for many prisoners, especially those involved in the national prison strike against slave labor, access to such technology is considered a lifeline. Prisoners in Alabama, South Carolina, New York, and other states use contraband phones

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The Bullpen

05 Dec 2016

Wall Street Doesn’t Believe Donald Trump Will Push His Platform

Wall Street doesn’t believe Trump is going to actually deliver on his promises, that the platform was bullshit, and that no bank breakup is coming

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30 Nov 2016

Steve Bannon Says Joining Goldman Sachs Is Like ‘Joining The Jesuits’

Trump is backing two former Goldman Sachs executives for high positions within his administration.

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Above, Christie takes the Oath of Office January 19, 2010: “I will diligently, faithfully, impartially, justly, and to the best of my knowledge and ability execute the said office in conformity with the powers delegated to me and that I will to the utmost of my skill and ability promote the peace and prosperity and maintain the lawful rights of the said State, so help me God.”
28 Nov 2016

The Case to Impeach Chris Christie

Governor Christie took an oath to serve the people of New Jersey. That he broke it is his disgrace. But, if we allow him to get away with breaking it, the disgrace will also be ours.

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28 Nov 2016

Corporate Media Will Not Save Us From “Fake News”

If “fake news” was simply incorrect information then the mainstream media’s election coverage would certainly count.

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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon at the Fortune Global Forum in 2013. Photo by Fortune Live Media.
23 Nov 2016

JPMorgan Pays $264 Million Fine For Bribing Chinese Officials

The latest payment of $264 million comes after JPMorgan hired the relatives of Chinese government officials to win business in China.

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"Chris Christie - Whoppers on the Bridge." Image by Donkey Hotey on Flickr.
21 Nov 2016

With Bridgegate Convictions Comes Calls To Impeach Chris Christie

Now that appointees of Gov. Christie have been convicted for their involvement in Bridgegate, New Jersey lawmakers are calling for his impeachment.

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Sharp Edges

Photo by Cory Doctorow on Flickr.
18 Nov 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 25: Don’t Get Caught

On this episode, Roqayah and Kumars speak with Freddy Martinez, a computer security researcher and activist specializing in communications security and police accountability.

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Photo by IoSonoUnaFotoCamera.
09 Nov 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 24: President Trump

We have on @BrettPain and @MurderBryan from Street Fight Radio to discuss what’s next for those of us on the left following this absolutely crushing defeat.

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Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
09 Nov 2016

The Left Must Mobilize In The Face Of A Trump Victory

Mourn the election of Donald Trump if you must, but come hell or high water, we must mobilize.

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Still from preview video of "Islam In America." Animation by Roqayah Chamseddine.
03 Nov 2016

Interview: Sarah Anastasia, Muslim Makeup Artist And Skin Care Consultant

In the latest installment of “Islam In America,” Roqayah Chamseddine is joined by Sarah Anastasia, a 27-year-old Muslim makeup artist and skin care consultant based in Massachusetts. Sarah discusses her service work and the exploitation and abuse that workers often face. She also talks about her sexual assault, how sexual assault survivors, specifically

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Photo by eggrole on Flickr.
02 Nov 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 23: Don’t Get Sick

Roqayah and Kumars speak with a man who was diagnosed with cancer who finds himself stuck in between our healthcare system and the drug war.

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30 Oct 2016

Federal Employee With Stage IV Cancer May Lose Job For Taking Medical Marijuana

A 36-year-old U.S. man diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in March of this year is now being forced to confront the likelihood of losing his job should he choose to use marijuana for the purpose of relieving symptoms caused by his cancer and cancer treatments. John Doe is a

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The Next Cold War

Photo by Pimkie (pimkie_fotos) on Flickr.
20 Feb 2017

John McCain Struggles To Defend Pax Americana In Munich

Senator John McCain gives his best defense for the neoliberal world order crumbling all around him and seeks to rally support for continuing Pax Americana.

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Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn at MacDill, AFB, FL. Feb. 6, 2017 (DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen)
17 Feb 2017

After “Politically Assassinating” Flynn IC Fears “Friday Night Massacre” by Hedge Fund Manager in Deep State War

The intelligence community politically assassinated Mike Flynn and may be “Friday night massacred” by a hedge fund manager and Trump ally with ties to the defense industry. The race for Raqqa is on and Turkey may be involved. Libya requested NATO help on the 6th anniversary of their “revolution”. And

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Former General Michael Flynn. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/Released
14 Feb 2017

Deep State Leak Campaign Brings Down National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

After one of the most blatant leak campaigns by national security officials in recent memory, former General Michael Flynn resigned from office as national security advisor.

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Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
13 Feb 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 8: The Neocons In The Trump Era Feat. Robbie Martin

Dan and Joanne interview filmmaker Robbie Martin about the future of the neoconservatives now that the candidate they lined up against has become president.

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Afghan National Army Military Police in Parwan province, Afghanistan. January, 2017. Army photo by Bob Harrison
10 Feb 2017

“Mr. Cheese” Somali President; More Troops & Afghanistan Stalemate; Take Raqqa Quickly; Ukraine Rebel Assassination

Somalia’s new president “Mr. Cheese,” is a Somali-American technocrat. The situation in Afghanistan is at a “stalemate,” generals want more troops. Isolation operation on Raqqa is nearly complete with an imperative to take it quickly. Another rebel commander assassinated in Ukraine. And more in our global war news roundup…  

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10 Feb 2017

Planner Of 9/11 Attacks Claims U.S. Foreign Policy Was Cause

You simply cannot tell the complete story of 9/11 without including the history of U.S. imperial transgressions in the Middle East.

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