The Dissenter

Seattle Police. Photo by Toby Scott (cornucopia2012) on Flickr.
19 Sep 2017

Appeals Court Rejects Absurd Claim Use Of Force Policy Violates Seattle Officers’ Second Amendment Rights

A federal appeals court rejected Seattle police claims that a “use of force” policy violates their Second Amendment rights to use firearms.

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18 Sep 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Won’t Let It Go’ By La Neve

Joey La Neve DeFrancesco is a guitarist for Downtown Boys, the Providence group whose recent full-length Cost Of Living received widespread critical acclaim. The group was called “the most exciting punk band in America” and described as “rewriting the rules of punk rock.” Under the radar, earlier this year, DeFrancesco

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16 Sep 2017

Interview With Rania Khalek On Her Time With The Yezidi PMF In Iraq

Host Rania Khalek of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast spent a week with the Yezidi Popular Mobilization Forces in newly liberated south Sinjar in August. She learned many Yezidis join the PM to protect their families, defend their towns, and save those in their family captured by ISIS. In the first

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Mike Pompeo. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
15 Sep 2017

Harvard Kennedy Succumbs To CIA Pressure, Revokes Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship

Harvard revoked an invitation for United States military whistleblower Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow after intense pressure from the CIA.

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Prison Protest

15 Feb 2017

Securus And CoreCivic Sued For Providing Attorney-Prisoner Calls To Law Enforcement

Attorneys Adam Crane and David Johnson sued private prison company CoreCivic and the for-profit phone and video visitation service Securus Technologies in federal court for recording and storing confidential communications between pretrial detainees and their attorneys. Crane and Johnson allege [PDF] CoreCivic and Securus made recorded communications available to law enforcement agencies, including prosecutors, which not

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Plymouth County Correctional Facility. Photo from Massachusetts state government website: mass.gov.
13 Feb 2017

Human Rights Abuses Highlighted In Jailed Activist’s Letter From Plymouth County Correctional Facility

Marty Gottesfeld, who is in jail for digital sit-in against a children’s hospital website, describes conditions at Plymouth County Correctional Facility.

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08 Feb 2017

2017 Has Already Seen Several Prison Rebellions

The first few weeks of 2017 saw prison uprisings in Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and California.

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Protesters gather outside of GEO Group's immigration detention center in Aurora, Colorado (Justin Valas on Flickr)
02 Feb 2017

Trump Executive Orders Expand Mass Incarceration Of Immigrants

President Donald Trump issued two executive orders on January 25 that will most likely contribute to the mass incarceration of immigrants in the United States. One, titled Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, is best known for its provisions to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. But it

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A seclusion unit in a special education room at Grant Wood Elementary School in Iowa. Photo from state complaint filed by Coralville Law Firm.
31 Jan 2017

Iowa Department Of Education Faces Complaint Over Seclusion Rooms For Special Needs Students

In December 2016, Iowa attorney Mary Richard filed a complaint with the state’s Department of Education opposing the use of seclusion units in schools. The units are located within special education classrooms and used to hold children with autism and other disorders in “time-out.” The seclusion units are generally built of plywood, measuring six by six

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24 Jan 2017

Jailed Activist Pens Letter To Justice Department On MCC New York’s Squalid Conditions

A jailed activist, who faces felony charges for a digital sit-in against the Boston Children’s Hospital website, has written a letter from the Metropolitan Correctional Center calling attention to what he describes as appalling conditions inside the facility. The letter was addressed to officials at the Justice Department, the Federal

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Sharp Edges

"Palestine." Photo by MissyKel on Flickr.
04 Jan 2017

Delete Your Account — Episode 31: One Democratic State

Kumars and Roqayah speak with Ali Abunimah about the Obama administration’s Israel-Palestine legacy and the movement for Palestinian human rights.

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Photo by ILuvGadgets on Flickr
30 Dec 2016

Delete Your Account — Episode 30: Lessons From 2016

It’s been a difficult year for everyone left-of-center, and, if we are going to be honest with ourselves, a lot of our assumptions have been seriously challenged.

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Photo by George Thomas (hz536n) on Flickr.
20 Dec 2016

Delete Your Account — Episode 29: Don’t Forget Flint

Flint resident Melissa Mays discusses the serious health consequences she and her family have dealt with as a result of using their own tap water.

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Photo by DonkeyHotey on Flickr.
13 Dec 2016

Delete Your Account — Episode 28: Time For A Debt Strike

Alexis Goldstein discusses Trump’s choice for Treasury Secretary and his history of racist lending practices and profiting off of the backs of mistreated homeowners.

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13 Dec 2016

Flint Residents Face More Trauma With Dirty Flint River As Water Source

Former Flint resident recalls her childhood and how it was well-known Flint River was dirty and polluted. Now, as a water source, it will bring more trauma.

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Photo by Rodrigo Vieira on Flickr
06 Dec 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 27: Get Your People

On this episode, Kumars and Roqayah speak with returning guest Mariame Kaba, though most of you know her as @prisonculture on Twitter.

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The Bullpen

28 Dec 2016

Economic Recovery Is Mostly A Myth For The 99 Percent

The famous United States stock index known as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (or simply the Dow) flirted with approaching a historic high of 20,000. The index, which shows how the largest 30 companies publicly traded in the U.S. are performing, is considered a key indicator of how well U.S.

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Deutsche Bank. Photo by Björn Láczay (dustpuppy) on Flickr.
26 Dec 2016

European Banks Settling Mortgage Securities Fraud Cases

Both German Deutsche Bank and Swiss Credit Suisse are settling charges with the U.S. government over their involvement in fraud in the mortgage market.

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21 Dec 2016

White House Claims Over 80% Of Low-Skilled Jobs Will Be Automated

Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers claims jobs with a median wage paying less than $20 an hour have an 83% chance of being automated.

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19 Dec 2016

Six Generic Drug Makers Caught In Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Attorneys general in 20 states sued six generic drug makers for conspiring to increase prices on generic medications to boost profits.

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David Brock, founder of the Clinton super PAC Correct The Record. Screenshot from C-SPAN2
14 Dec 2016

David Brock Calls Press ‘Animals’ And Pledges To Destroy Trump

In a recent interview, David Brock defiantly told Politico writer (and Podesta emails star) Glenn Thrush that any attempt to attribute Hillary Clinton’s loss to the candidate herself was a “Kellyanne Conway line,” in reference to President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. Brock went on to seemingly blame anything

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Photo by seatont2002 on Flickr.
12 Dec 2016

Wells Fargo Fake Accounts Scandal Spreads To Life Insurance Business

Prudential Financial announced it would suspend the distribution of a low-cost life insurance policy through Wells Fargo.

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