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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When Prison Reform Means Prison Expansion (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)
12 Feb 2020

All 50 States Report Prison Understaffing

Every state in the United States of America has reported prison staffing shortages since 2017, according to research by Shadowproof.

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04 Feb 2020

Reporter Notes: Exposing Corruption Within The DNC

Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola reflects on his reporting on DNC corruption in the hours leading up to the 2020 Iowa caucus disaster.

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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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Chicago Symphony Orchestra practicing in Millennium Park (Photo: niXerKG on Flickr)
06 May 2019

Billionaires Against Funding Symphony Musicians

Summer is a time for music festivals. Yet, like many workers, musicians increasingly face threats to their wages and pension plans.

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Bernie Sanders speaks on prisoner voting rights at a CNN Town Hall. Screenshot via CNN on Youtube.
27 Apr 2019

The Shameful Moralizing On Prisoner Voting Rights

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 opponents jumped at the opportunity to give a question on prisoner voting rights the answer it demanded in a shameful display of moralizing.

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26 Jan 2019

‘Minding The Gap’: Oscar-Nominated Film About Trauma At Home And Growing Up

“Minding The Gap” is a 2018 feature documentary nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola offers a review. The documentary revolves around three characters, who dealt with trauma in their home during adolescence by turning to skateboarding. It grapples with issues of toxic

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Creative Commons Photo via Ichigo121212 on Pixabay (source: https://pixabay.com/en/prison-prison-cell-jail-crime-553836/)
20 Oct 2018

Member Newsletter: Breaking Through Secrecy That Enables Abuse Of Prisoners

Journalist and editor Brian Sonenstein recently wrote about retaliation for supporting the prison strike and provides further insights into his reporting.

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