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The Dissenter

Joe Biden. Photo by Marc Nozell via Flickr.
28 Jun 2019

Joe Biden Didn’t End Iraq War, Yet He Claimed Credit During Debate

Joe Biden took credit for withdrawing troops from Iraq during the Democratic presidential debate. But the withdrawal was part of an agreement made by President George W. Bush.

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New DNC Chair Tom Perez. Photo by Edward Kimmel (mdfriendofhillary) on Flickr.
26 Jun 2019

Holding Debate In Miami Offers Establishment Democrats A Way To Resist Transforming The Party

Over two nights in Miami, the Democratic National Committee will host the first presidential debate of the 2020 primary on June 26 and 27. There are multiple swing states the Democratic nominee must win in 2020 to prevent a repeat of what happened with President Donald Trump in 2016. So,

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25 Jun 2019

When Former Prisoner Sold Dr. John A Protest Song From Angola Prison

Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., known in the world of music as Dr. John, died on June 6. His hometown of New Orleans bid farewell to the musician last Saturday and paraded through the streets with brass bands playing in his honor as his casket was taken by a horse carriage

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Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
19 Jun 2019

As EPA Continues To Shield Fossil Fuel Industry, Report Warns Of Future Filled With Hazardous Waste

In a follow-up report, Earthworks once again warns the EPA is failing to protect the environment from hazardous waste from oil and gas drilling.

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Prison Protest

Photo by Nick Muscavage.
20 Sep 2018

How Bail Reform Trapped Marijuana Activist NJ Weedman In Jail

The case of NJ Weedman shows how the state’s bail reform act allows for detention without bail and extra time to be added to a trial date.

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Graphic by Amanda Priebe: https://www.amandapriebe.com/movement/
18 Sep 2018

Beyond Prisons — Episode 28: Prison Strike 2018

Recorded in the midst of the strike, the Beyond Prisons team discusses the strike’s progress, the challenges of organizing, and why the press is unprepared to cover it.

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South Carolina prisoners abandoned to Hurricane Florence were forced to fill over 35,000 sand bags. Photo via SC Department of Corrections on Twitter.
14 Sep 2018

Member Newsletter: Why South Carolina Abandoned Prisoners During Hurricane Florence

Brian Sonenstein examines decision not to evacuate South Carolina prisoners in path of Hurricane Florence and what it says about how we dehumanize them.

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13 Sep 2018

Illinois Department Of Corrections Sued For Censoring Book On Attica Uprising

Illinois Department of Corrections was sued for allegedly censoring “Blood In The Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.”

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Marshall Project President Carroll Bogert. Source: https://vimeo.com/256634875
29 Aug 2018

Fact-Checking The Prison Strike: Marshall Project Reveals Bias Against Prisoner-Led Resistance

The Marshall Project devotes its prison strike coverage to trying to discredit organizers and insinuate they engaged in a PR stunt.

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A prison strike poster designed by Melanie Cervantes, Xicanx artist and cultural worker and co-founder of Dignidad Rebelde. Source: https://incarceratedworkers.org/topics/prison-strike-2018
20 Aug 2018

At Great Risk, Prisoners Seize Reform Narrative And Engage In National Strike

Incarcerated people in at least 17 states are expected to protest from August 21 to September 9 for humane living conditions, the end of prison slavery, and more

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The Bullpen

Photo by Ted Eytan (taedc) on Flickr.
22 Mar 2017

At This Rate, We’ll All Be Dead Before Our Country Truly Fixes Health Care

Americans can’t endure endless tinkering with private health insurance. We must change the conversation on health care once and for all.

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Paul Ryan. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
08 Mar 2017

Ryancare Is Just A Shittier Version Of Obamacare

Selling Obamacare was almost impossible for Democrats; selling just a shittier version of Obamacare should be even more difficult for Republicans.

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Health care for all. Photo by wayne marshall (wayneandwax)
22 Feb 2017

It’s Perfectly Fine If Rich Benefit From Universal Social Programs

Calling for laws that would make everyone entitled to the same government assistance to afford health insurance and education is a good thing.

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Photo by Michael Fleshman (fleshmanpix) on Flickr.
26 Jan 2017

Repealing Obamacare: The Push To Eliminate The Individual Mandate

The Trump team has made it clear they are going after the highly unpopular individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

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"Diplomacy in an Era of Disruption" - Conversation with Secretary John Kerry and Tom Friedman on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photo by U.S. Embassy Bern/ Eric Bridiers on Flickr.
25 Jan 2017

Davos: Panicked IMF Head Calls For Wealth Redistribution To Stop Populism

At this year’s World Economic Forum, political and corporate elites recognized populism was on the rise and that increasingly people rebuked their project.

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23 Jan 2017

Setback For Neoliberalism: Trump Dumps TPP, Will Renegotiate NAFTA

President Donald Trump reportedly signed executive orders that will remove the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and start a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It increases the possibility that the Trump administration will deliver a fatal blow to neoliberal globalization. That such actions came

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