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The Dissenter

17 Feb 2020

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Asks Trump To Commute Her Prison Sentence

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner submitted a petition for a commutation of her prison sentence. “The continued imprisonment of Reality Leigh Winner serves no social or preventative purpose,” the petition declares. “Her continued incarceration is costly, unnecessary to protect the public, burdensome to her health and well-being, and not commensurate with the severity of her offense.”

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14 Feb 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Alleged ‘Vault 7’ Materials Leaker On Trial, Interior Department Whistleblower Reinstated

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights the trial against alleged CIA leaker Joshua Schulte, who the government claims provided “Vault 7” materials to WikiLeaks.

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Bernie Sanders at a University Nevada Reno Rally. Photo by Trevor Bexon on Flickr.
13 Feb 2020

The Culinary Workers Union, Medicare For All, and the Latest Cynical Attack On Bernie Sanders

The Culinary Workers Union spread a flyer on 2020 presidential candidates that said Bernie Sanders would “require Medicare For All.”

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10 Feb 2020

Documents: Inside The US Army’s Massive $2 Million Propaganda Campaign For ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

In 2016, the United States Army developed a months-long, multi-platform promotional campaign for the ‘Independence Day’ sequel.

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Prison Protest

These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the US government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to send them to boarding schools where their identities, cultures and their rights to speak their Native languages were forcefully stripped away from them. (Photo: US government)
27 Mar 2019

Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice

Critical accounts of police abuse and mass incarceration overlook structural violence visited upon Native peoples for centuries, and how it relates to and differs from Black peoples’ experiences.

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Credit: Taylar Nuevelle
22 Mar 2019

Beyond Prisons: Taylar Nuevelle On Knitting In Prison

Taylar Nuevelle joins Beyond Prisons to share her love of knitting, the space it created for her while in prison, as well as how it was used to punish her.

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19 Mar 2019

Alabama Prisoners Associated With Anti-Violence Program Put In Solitary, Launch Hunger Strike

Eight Alabama prisoners in solitary confinement have gone on hunger strike. They’re part of Free Alabama Movement and/or linked to anti-violence program that was shut down by Alabama Department of Corrections.

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Kinetik Justice-Amun. Photo by Free Alabama Movement
13 Mar 2019

Alabama Prison Officials Won’t Say Why Prison Strike Leader Is In Solitary Confinement

Alabama prisoner Robert Earl Council, who has faced retaliation for organizing incarcerated workers for years, is in isolation after he was transferred.

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12 Mar 2019

Connecticut Could Be First State To Curb Blanket Discrimination Against People With Criminal Records

Connecticut could become first state in United States to prohibit blanket discrimination against people with criminal records.

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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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The Bullpen

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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18 Jan 2017

Report: Eight Men Own As Much Wealth As Poorest Half Of The World

A report from Oxfam International shows eight men own as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people in the world. Oxfam says new data from India and China suggests previous estimates of global wealth concentration credited the poorest half of the world with too much wealth. The report is

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16 Jan 2017

Trump’s Chief Of Staff Promises To Keep Entitlements But Obamacare Plan Unknown

President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus says there are no plans to cut Social Security or Medicare. This was Trump’s position throughout the Republican primaries and general election. But Priebus was less blunt on whether the expansion of Medicaid brought by the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) would

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16 Jan 2017

The Revolutionary Socialism Of Martin Luther King Jr.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the establishment (and their media) like to celebrate MLK’s love of imperial America and centrist economic doctrine. The symbol celebrated bares little resemblance to the actual man and his ideas. There is a reason the FBI orchestrated a well-resourced campaign to destroy King that

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President-elect Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
11 Jan 2017

Day After Obama’s Farewell Speech, Trump Gives A Press Conference

President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech and lamented inequality, saying, “For all the real progress we’ve made, we know it’s not enough. Our economy doesn’t work as well or grow as fast when a few prosper at the expense of a growing middle class.” Obama continued, “But stark inequality

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09 Jan 2017

FBI Arrests Volkswagen Executive Involved In Emissions Scandal

The FBI arrested former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Schmidt was in charge of emissions compliance for Volkswagen and is believed to have participated in a scheme to fake emissions levels to meet U.S. government requirements for pollution. Volkswagen cheated U.S. emission

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