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Documents From ‘Argo’ Production Reveal What It’s Like To Film At CIA Headquarters

Tom Secker 2021-07-29 Since the early 1970s the Central Intelligence Agency has granted access to their Langley headquarters to a small handful of film and TV producers to add credibility and authenticity to spy dramas—often in exchange for positive portrayals of the agency.  Newly released CIA…

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Why We March’ By AWKWORD & Jesse Jett

CJ Baker 2021-07-28 Originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music This hard-hitting collaboration between two politically minded hip-hop artists was released on July 24 to coincide with the Medicare For All marches that took place on that day across 50 cities. The tune powerfully highligh…

In New York City, New Jails Threaten Dreams For True Community Spaces and Restorative Architecture

Tamar Sarai 2021-07-28 In 2019, New York City made the historic pledge to shutter the 89-year-old Rikers Island jail complex by 2026. In the years since, budget restrictions and the pandemic have at once pushed back the proposed timeline and heightened the urgency to address conditions on the island…

Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Receives 45-Month Sentence For Releasing Drone Documents

Kevin Gosztola 2021-07-27 Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison. It was a severe sentence but not the harshest sentence ever issued in an Espionage Act prosecution against a former United States government employee or contractor for the “unauthorized disclosu…

Facing Possibility Of Harshest Sentence Ever For Leak, Daniel Hale Pens Letter To Judge

Kevin Gosztola 2021-07-23 The following was originally published as part of The Dissenter Newsletter, a project of Shadowproof. Subscribe here.As President Joe Biden winds down U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, a conflict spanning nearly 20 years, the As the President Joe Biden winds down Un…

US Government Seeks Harshest Sentence Ever In Leak Case Against Drone Whistleblower

Kevin Gosztola 2021-07-21 The following was originally published as part of The Dissenter Newsletter, a project of Shadowproof. The United States government urged a federal court to sentence drone whistleblower Daniel Hale to at least nine years in prison for disclosing documents to a reporter. Pros…

“They Treat Us Horribly”: Striking Frito-Lay Worker Speaks Out About Conditions In Topeka Facility

Eoin Higgins 2021-07-20 Frito-Lay workers in Topeka, Kansas are entering their 12th day of striking today over poor working conditions, outrageous schedules, and poor treatment.  Samuel Huntsman, 23, is one of those workers. He has been with the company for three years and in that time has seen con…

In Building Global Solidarity, Abolitionists Look For Links Between Struggles

Nicole Froio 2021-07-15 “Our histories never unfold in isolation,” Angela Davis wrote in Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement. “We cannot truly tell what we consider to be our own histories without knowing the other stories. And often we discove…

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Fuck These Fuckin Fascists’ by The Muslims

CJ Baker 2021-07-14 The following was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music. Punk rock has a long history of “fuck Nazi/fascists” type songs. The latest release by The Muslims, a queer, Black, and Brown Muslim punk band hailing from North Carolina, upholds that tradition.The M…

There’s Nothing New About Georgia’s “New Vision” For Parole

C. Dreams 2021-07-14 As Georgia moves into the next phase of the pandemic, it is becoming clear that the state’s incarcerated population has actually increased despite releases spurred by COVID-19. While state prison officials tout a “new vision” for parole released just earlier this year, und…

Assange Extradition: British High Court Grants US A Limited Appeal

Kevin Gosztola 2021-07-07 The following was originally published as part of Shadowproof’s newsletter, The Dissenter. To become a subscriber, go here.The High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom agreed to hear the United States government’s appeal in the extradition case against WikiLeaks foun…

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Reparations Is A Must (4th Of July Love Song)’

CJ Baker 2021-06-30 For some, the Fourth of July is a patriotic day to celebrate the independence of the United States. For others, it is a mournful reminder of a nation built on colonialism and systemic racism. Folk duo Dan + Claudia Zanes address the more somber side of American history with “Re…

Pentagon Whistleblower Under Investigation After Warning About Risks Of War With China Over Taiwan

Kevin Gosztola 2021-06-24 The following was published as part of The Dissenter Newsletter, which is a project of Shadowproof. Become a subscriber here.Pentagon whistleblower Franz Gayl has been part of the United States Marine Corps for over four decades. He spent the last months trying to warn U.S…

The US Government’s Jailing Of A Drone Whistleblower

Kevin Gosztola 2021-06-16 The following was published as part of The Dissenter Newsletter, a project of Shadowproof. Become a subscriber here. When the United States government had drone whistleblower Daniel Hale arrested and the judge revoked his bail, they deprived him of the ability to tie up lo…

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Zami’ By Moor Mother

CJ Baker 2021-06-16 The following post was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music.Experimental musician and acclaimed spoken word artist Camae Ayewa had a prolific 2020 with the free jazz project Irreversible Entanglements and a few projects released under her spoken word alias Moo…

University of California Workers Organize For Salaries That Keep Pace With Cost Of Living

Michael Sainato 2021-06-15 In the months before the coronavirus pandemic abruptly halted the United States economy in March 2020, graduate student workers and faculty members in the University of California system aggressively pushed for cost-of-living salary adjustments through strikes, protests, a…

Mother Of NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Describes Her Daughter’s Release From Prison

Kevin Gosztola 2021-06-14 *The following report was originally published as part of The Dissenter Newsletter, a project of Shadowproof.NSA whistleblower Reality Winner was released from federal prison to a halfway house in San Antonio on June 2. She was released one week later to home confinement wi…

The Aftermath of War In Gaza

Eoin Higgins 2021-05-26 This article is reprinted with permission from Eoin Higgins. Subscribe to his newsletter, “The Flashpoint,” at [] After 11 days of relentless bombing that killed at least 248 Palestinians, including 66 children, there is a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. To Asma Alkhaldi, a…

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Racist, Sexist Boy’ By The Linda Lindas

CJ Baker 2021-05-26 The post was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Songs.Back in March 2020, ten-year-old Mila was approached by a boy in her school whose father told him to stay away from Chinese people. “It was my first experience of racism, and I didn’t really know how to res…

Journalist Abby Martin Had Free Speech Rights Violated By Georgia’s Anti-BDS Law, Court Rules

Kevin Gosztola 2021-05-24 A federal court ruled in favor of journalist Abby Martin, who was barred from speaking at Georgia Southern University after she refused to pledge she would not boycott Israel.Judge Mark Cohen in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia recognize…

Movement For Black Lives In Upstate New York: Confronting Police, White Supremacists, And Craven Politicians

Brendan Maslauskas Dunn 2021-05-20 Joya Stuckman returned home late at night after visiting her friend. It was Labor Day weekend but there was little to celebrate. She felt exhausted after spending the entire day loading a moving truck in order to escape what had become an untenable living situation…

In Rural, Conservative North Carolina County, Anti-Jail Movement Takes Shape

Amanda Abrams 2021-05-18 Maybe in another rural, conservative county, a proposal to build a new jail would’ve been approved with very little fanfare. Even in Haywood County itself, a mountainous region in western North Carolina, the idea probably wouldn’t have garnered much attention a few years…

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Weather Strike’ By Tom Morello and Pussy Riot

CJ Baker 2021-05-12 The post was originally published as part of Ongoing History of Protest Songs.Tom Morello has a long career creating political music as the guitarist of Rage Against The Machine, The Nightwatchman, and for several other projects. It should come as no surprise that he joined force…

Survivors Of Forced Sterilizations In California Fight A Century Of Violence In Women’s Prisons

Citlali Pizarro 2021-05-12 California community organizers continue to fight for reparations after the state forcibly sterilized people for more than a century, offering little more than an empty apology and three rejected compensation bills.  Since 2017, organizers have pushed for legislation to c…

Whistleblower Craig Murray Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison Over His Reporting On Former Scottish First Minister’s Trial

Mohamed Elmaazi 2021-05-11 The following was originally published as part of The Dissenter Newsletter.Former UK diplomat-turned whistleblower Craig Murray was sentenced to eight months in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh for contempt of court resulting from his coverage of the trial of former…


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