Photo by Brecht Bug on Flickr.
19 May 2020

‘No One Will Help, No One Will Listen’: Workers Impacted By COVID-19 Outbreak Describe Struggle For Unemployment Benefits

The surge of unemployment claims during COVID-19 has created major backlogs that plague several states and prevent people from receiving money.

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18 May 2020

Countries Exploit COVID-19 Pandemic To Shut Down Borders And Block Refugees

People around the world face more and more obstacles to seeking asylum, as borders remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and refugee organizations are concerned that the crisis has become an excuse for governments to limit the human rights of displaced people in the name of public health.

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16 May 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Federal Whistleblowers Try To Save Americans From Corrupt COVID-19 Response

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola joins various media organizations in highlighting the testimony of Rick Bright, the former deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response at Health and Human Services (HHS) and former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA.

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner. Photo via StandWithReality.org.
14 May 2020

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Files Appeal For Compassionate Release During COVID-19 Pandemic

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner appealed a federal court decision, which rejected her request for compassionate release from Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas.

“The entire basis for Reality’s motion—and so many like hers—is that she cannot afford to wait until she is removed from FMC Carswell in a stretcher, or worse, before she is afforded relief,” Winner’s attorneys declared.

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12 May 2020

Street Medics See Cuba As A Model For COVID-19 Response In Vulnerable Communities

Street medics like Dr. Armen Henderson see Cuba as model for responding to COVID-19, as U.S. government fails to provide health care to vulnerable people.

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07 May 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Amazon Executive Quits Over Fired Whistleblowers, Officials Silence Whistleblowers In Prison

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights an Amazon Web Services executive who resigned in protest against the wider corporation’s whistleblower firings.

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06 May 2020

As COVID-19 Spreads Through Prisons, Officials Use Solitary Confinement To Silence Protests

*The following was originally published at Solitary Watch. In early April, as reports of deaths from COVID-19 began to emerge from U.S. prisons and jails, Aaron Campell posted a desperate 20-minute Facebook Live video shot using a contraband cell phone. The video showed sick people gasping and coughing on his

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05 May 2020

Fight To Tax Amazon Regains Momentum As Corporation Thrives During COVID-19

During the coronavirus pandemic, Seattle City Council members have launched another effort to tax Amazon and other large corporations.

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04 May 2020

Amazon Web Services Executive Resigns In Protest Against Firing Of Whistleblowers

A vice president and distinguished engineer at Amazon Web Services resigned in protest against the corporation’s firing of coronavirus whistleblowers.

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30 Apr 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Whistleblowing Employees Say Bureau Of Prisons Misled Public On COVID-19 Response

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a whistleblower complaint submitted by Regina Warren, the president of AFGE Local 1006, on behalf of 400 correctional officers in Texas. The officers allege the Bureau of Prisons knowingly misled the public on the agency’s response to the coronavirus. 

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