The Dissenter

12 Feb 2018

Frontline’s ‘Gang Crackdown’: How Trump Uses MS-13 To Justify Unlawful Detention Of Undocumented Teens

‘The Gang Crackdown’ shows how the Trump administration uses MS-13 to justify the widespread criminalization of innocent and nonviolent immigrants.

11 Feb 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 4: US Government Strikes In Syria, Trump Yearns For Gaudy Military Parade

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola address a Daily Beast piece claiming to “expose” Redfish, a Russian-backed grassroots media project where Khalek briefly worked. Khalek talks about the sheer disingenuousness of this attack. Later in the show, Khalek and Gosztola discuss recent airstrikes by the United States against pro-government forces

10 Feb 2018

Film Review: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Perseveres Through Prejudice And Suspicion

Dealing with the death of someone you love is difficult enough. It can be infinitely worse if the grief is compounded by the fact that every day of your life is spent seeking acceptance in the world, as is the case in the Oscar-nominated film, “A Fantastic Woman.” “A Fantastic

Ravi Ragbir (center) faces deportation by ICE for his activism (Photo from New Sanctuary Coalition's Facebook)
09 Feb 2018

First Amendment Lawsuit: ICE Targets Immigrant Rights Groups And Activists For Political Speech

Immigrant rights groups file a first amendment lawsuit against ICE over targeting immigrant rights activists with repression.


Prison Protest

16 Jun 2017

Beyond Prisons — Episode 8: Prison Labor feat. Jared Ware

We discuss prison jobs programs, organizing against prison slavery, abolishing the 13th Amendment, and the Millions for Prisoners march in Washington, D.C.

Krystal Rountree, founder of iamWE and national organizer of the upcoming Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March
14 Jun 2017

Beyond Prisons – Episode 7: Millions For Prisoners Human Rights March Feat. Krystal Rountree

Krystal Rountree discusses the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March on August 19 in Washington, D.C. and the campaign to abolish the 13th amendment.

Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of Truthout and author of "Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better."
03 Jun 2017

Beyond Prisons – Episode 6: Mothering Under Surveillance feat. Maya Schenwar

Brian and Kim speak with Maya Schenwar about her book, “Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better.”

Akeem Browder, founder of Shut Down Rikers Island, speaks in front of a mural for his brother, Kalief Browder. Screenshot from YouTube user Peter Eliscu:
11 May 2017

Beyond Prisons – Episode 5: Shut Down Rikers Island Feat. Akeem Browder

Brian and Kim speak with Akeem Browder, founder of the campaign to Shut Down Rikers Island and the Kalief Browder Foundation.

09 May 2017

As Abolition Becomes More Likely, Chicago Bond Fund Sees Future Where They Aren’t Needed

Around 70 people volunteer for the Chicago Community Bond Fund, a nonprofit organization that raises money to post bond for people who can’t afford to get out of Cook County Jail while awaiting trial. The bond fund relies on volunteers and purposely avoids hiring full time staff. It was an all-volunteer organization until February,

Five Mualimm-ak. Source:
05 May 2017

Beyond Prisons — Episode 4: Abolition By Any Means Necessary feat. Five Mualimm-ak

In this candid and personal interview, activist Five Mualimm-ak discusses his life, reintegration, and why he’s fighting to abolish prisons by any means necessary.


Sharp Edges

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

06 Dec 2016

An American In Syria: The Anti-Fascist Struggle For Communal Society In The Ruins

The young United States florist headed to Raqqa, Syria, as a volunteer with the People’s Defense Units, or YPG, is known to most on Twitter as PissPigGranddad. He’s a part of ‘weird Twitter’—what’s been described as a sort of Dadaist subculture that most often experiments with elements of irony. For nearly


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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