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The Dissenter

04 Dec 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘She Showed Me Love’ By Neil Young and Crazy Horse

In an interview for MOJO Magazine, Neil Young said it is a “hell of a time to be alive. I wouldn’t wish what’s gonna happen on my grandchildren, and even my children. I’ll probably be here long enough to see the very beginning of the devastation.” That is, “unless we

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27 Nov 2019

Dissenter Weekly Update: Whistleblower Concerns Over Trump Gutting Asylum, WikiLeaks Publishes OPCW Whistleblower Email

This week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update” episode features a story involving whistleblowers at immigration agencies, who object to how President Donald Trump is gutting the asylum process available to immigrants. According to a United States Senate report, “Whistleblowers reported that in nearly all cases where asylum officers found that asylum seekers

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27 Nov 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Iraq2Chile (Martyrs of Hope)’ By Lowkey Featuring Mai Khalil

The following post was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Songs. Lowkey is a rapper and activist of English and Iraqi descent, who recently released “Soundtrack to the Struggle 2,” the long-awaited follow-up to his 2011 album, “Soundtrack to the Struggle.” Part of the reason for Lowkey’s eight-year hiatus

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22 Nov 2019

Shadowproof Launches Weekly Show Highlighting Whistleblower Stories, Developments With WikiLeaks

Shadowproof launched a show that will stream weekly on YouTube and cover whistleblowing, WikiLeaks, and related press freedom stories.

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Prison Protest

Connie Grier
04 Mar 2019

Beyond Prisons: Pennsylvania Prison Policy Targets Educators & Volunteers (feat. Connie Grier)

Connie Grier joins Beyond Prisons to discuss a new policy in Pennsylvania prisons targeting materials brought in by educators, religious practitioners, and others.

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Families gather outside the state prison in Corcoran, California, to protest prisoner fights and lockdown conditions. (Credit: IWOC)
26 Feb 2019

More Reports Of ‘Gladiator Fights’ As California Prison Officials Tear Up Cells To Find Recording Device

Another fight between rival prisoner groups, which advocates say are arranged by officials, took place at the state prison in Corcoran, CA on February 20.

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Soledad State Prison (CDCR).
18 Feb 2019

California Prisoners Say Videos Show ‘Gladiator Fights’ At Soledad State Prison

California prisoners released video recordings of two prisoner fights they say were set-up by officials at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, California.

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13 Feb 2019

Corcoran Prisoners Describe Life Under Lockdown

Two prisoners at Corcoran describe their experiences under a months-long lockdown as they contemplate resuming their hunger strike after negotiations failed.

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08 Feb 2019

Following Hunger Strike, Corcoran Prisoners Say Negotiations With Warden Have Fallen Apart

Prisoners at Corocoran who went on hunger strike during lockdown are contemplating their next move after negotiations with the warden apparently fell apart.

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19 Jan 2019

Beyond Prisons: Transformative Justice & Pod-Mapping

Beyond Prisons hosts Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein begin a conversation on transformative justice, exploring the concepts of “Pods” and “Pod-mapping.”

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The Bullpen

Photo by North Charlestone (northcharleston) on Flickr
27 Mar 2017

Obamacare Is A Failure, But It Will Only ‘Explode’ If Trump Sabotages It

The American Health Care Act has gone down in a blaze of glory. It is time to focus on what President Donald Trump has long said would be his plan B.

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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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