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26 Jan 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Landlord Of The Gentriflies’ By Calm. (Featuring Lee Reed and Buddha)

Calm is a hip-hop duo featuring rapper Time and producer Awareness. Time has also done engineering work for Common and is a journalist who has worked with Noam Chomsky.

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24 Jan 2022

British High Court Opens Door For Assange To Appeal To Supreme Court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prevailed in his effort to obtain certification from the British High Court of Justice, which would allow him to appeal their prior decision to the Supreme Court.

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19 Jan 2022

Iowa Judge Upholds Ag-Gag Charge Brought Against Animal Rights Activist Hours Before Dismissing The Case

An Iowa judge upheld one of the state’s “ag-gag” laws in a case brought against an animal rights activist, hours before dismissing all charges.

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12 Jan 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Guardian Angel Platoon’

The Guardian Angel Platoon is the moniker of Canadian veteran, activist, and singer-songwriter Dennis MacKenzie. He released the self-titled album in 2021, right before Canada’s Remembrance Day.

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11 Jan 2022

Twenty Years Of Barbarism At Guantánamo: Biden Could End It But Lacks The Political Will

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter, a project of Shadowproof. Become a paid subscriber and help us expand our work. The first “high-value detainee” at Guantánamo military prison was approved for transfer a day before the detention camp marked the 20th anniversary of confining prisoners in

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27 Dec 2021

We’ll All Eventually Think ‘Don’t Look Up’ Is Laughing At Us If Nothing Fundamentally Changes

Most contemporary satirical films are compared to Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb.” It is the standard by which critics and viewers decide if the satire succeeded. Yet in the past decades no film has come close to matching the sharpness and

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Prison Protest

The Police Enter (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)
15 Jul 2020

Community Organizers Address Sexual Violence Without The Criminal Justice System

Nicole Froio examines how some prison abolitionists are approaching gendered harm without the involvement of the criminal justice system.

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Alameda County Sheriff's Office BearCat. Photo by San Leandro Privacy on Flickr.
14 Jul 2020

Federal Asset Forfeiture May Undermine Efforts To Defund Police

Asset forfeiture is potentially a major obstacle to defunding police because the public lacks control over external revenue sources.

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08 Jul 2020

Beyond Prisons: Historian David Stein Reflects On Ascent Of Abolition

Historian David Stein joins the Beyond Prisons podcast to reflect on the sudden rise in awareness of the abolition movement.

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02 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak Feared At Massachusetts Prison After Incarcerated Man Collapses In Kitchen

Advocates and incarcerated people fear a potential COVID-19 outbreak at MCI Norfolk in Massachusetts after an incarcerated man collapsed during his kitchen duty shift.

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"Abolish the police" graffitied on boards outside Moon Palace Books at 3032 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Tony Webster on Flickr).
18 Jun 2020

OPEN CALL: Freelance Journalism On Prison And Police Abolition

Shadowproof is mobilizing resources and our platform to raise the abolition movement’s visibility, inviting journalists to pitch us stories on the subject.

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09 Jun 2020

Beyond Prisons: How Do We Get Through This? feat. Kay Whitlock & Donna Murch

Donna Murch and Kay Whitlock join Beyond Prisons to think through the question “how do we get through this?” in light of the intensity of the pandemic.

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The Bullpen

Protestors demand Medicare for all in Bakersfield, California. Photo by ufcw770 on Flickr.
14 Sep 2017

The Surprising Provision Buried In Sanders’ Medicare For All Bill

Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All bill contained one very interesting section that has been mostly overlooked.

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Vermont Human Right To Healthcare. Rally at the State House in Montpelier, VT. Photo by NESRI on Flickr.
09 Aug 2017

Interview With Jon Walker: Why MICA Is Good Plan To Transition U.S. To Single-Payer Health Care

Health care policy analyst Jon Walker discusses his proposal for transitioning the United States to a single-payer health care system.

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Hospital room. Photo by Sara Star NS on Flickr.
24 Jul 2017

Here’s A National Single-Payer Health Care Plan That Would Work

Shadowproof is proud to contribute to the national health care debate by introducing our plan to transition the U.S. to a single-payer health care system.

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"Healthcare Costs." Photo by Images Money on Flickr.
24 Jul 2017

Medical Insurance And Care For All: A National Single-Payer Bill

The Medical Insurance and Care for All (MICA) program is a public health insurance program based on Medicare but open to all individuals.

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Photo (cropped) via Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur on Flickr.
24 Jun 2017

Senate Trumpcare Bill Shows GOP Thinks Working Poor Should Struggle More For Health Care

Senate Republicans want to make Obamacare much worse in order to fund a large tax cuts for the rich, drug companies, insurance companies, and device makers.

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07 Jun 2017

California Plan For Single-Payer System Must Confront Political Obstacles To Succeed

Generating support for single-payer health care is important, but it will never succeed without planning for the trade-offs necessary to make it work.

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