05 May 2020

Rest In Power To Drummer And Afrobeat Master Tony Allen

For the May 3 newsletter, Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola paid tribute to Nigerian drummer Tony Allen. *** Tony Allen developed a signature way of playing the drums, including polyrhythms, that defined some of the most revolutionary music ever produced. And right up until his death at the age of

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16 Dec 2019

Devastating Defeat For Corbyn Isn’t A Bad Omen For The US Left

*A version of this newsletter written by Shadowproof’s Kevin Gosztola was sent out on December 14. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s drubbing in the United Kingdom election has many neoliberal politicians and media pundits claiming the outcome is a warning to Democrats, like Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Certainly,

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08 Oct 2019

Trump Impeachment Fueled By Grievances Of A National Security State Committed To New Cold War

The articles of impeachment against Trump will represent the desires of the national security state to engage in a New Cold War against Russia and China. It will feature the grievances of current and former intelligence and military officials, who have lost faith in the ability of Trump to properly project American strength.

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Chelsea Manning waits on a subway platform. Still image from "XY Chelsea" trailer via SHOWTIME.
10 Jun 2019

‘XY Chelsea’ Is Bittersweet Film On Chelsea Manning’s Life After Commutation

“XY Chelsea” explores moments in Chelsea Manning’s life immediately following her release from military prison at Fort Leavenworth.

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18 Apr 2018

Member Newsletter Preview: Let’s See Disney’s CEO Live In A Motel

Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, made $37 million last year. A $52 billion deal with Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox granted Iger $100 million worth of stock. It raised his annual compensation, including bonuses and stock grants, to $48 million. Meanwhile, Disney World and Disneyland workers are living in and out

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