Justice

Steve April 9, 2021

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights the turmoil at Google, which inspired a shareholder to demand the corporation adopt protections for whistleblowers. Amazon is in the midst of thwarting workers at a plant in Bessemer, Alabama, from forming a union. Kevin covers a ruling by the National Labor […]

Steve April 9, 2021

Although libertarian journalist/author Radley Balko is right-of-center politically and has been active in the Cato Institute, he has been a blistering critic of police overreach — especially with the War on Drugs. Some far-right pundits have accused Balko of being anti-police, which he isn’t. Favoring reforms in police work does not make him anti-law enforcement. […]

Steve April 9, 2021

Democrats are seeing the largest advantage over Republicans in nearly a decade according to a recent Gallup poll. The poll, released on Wednesday and conducted via phone from January to March, found that 9 percent more Americans currently affiliate themselves with the Democratic Party than the Republican Party. This means that, throughout the first quarter […]

Steve April 8, 2021

Vice President Joe Biden speaks in front of the Pentagon during a 9/11 Anniversary Service at the Pentagon, in Arlington, VA. Sep. 11, 2011. The future isn’t what it used to be. As a teenager in the 1970s, I watched a lot of TV science fiction shows, notably Space: 1999 and UFO, that imagined a […]

Steve April 8, 2021

The United States government plans to expand a program for monitoring the Mexico border through cutting edge artificial intelligence technology. At the vanguard of the project is Anduril, a nerd-chic tech firm with ties to Palantir. Delivery orders, statements of work, and contracts obtained by Shadowproof help to illustrate the scope and potential outcomes of […]

Steve April 7, 2021

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene https://unfoxnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/echo/Fil-3AMarjorie_Taylor_Greene_swearing_in.jpg We must cut off all of this hypocritical hydra’s heads all at once – the prudish-pope heads, the petulant-brat heads, the smarter-than-science heads, the ignorance-is-smart heads, the crowing heads, the whiny heads, the pedantic heads that scorn us for our immorality and the cynical heads that cackle at us for […]

Steve April 7, 2021

The post originally was published as part of The Dissenter Newsletter. When Hurricane Zeta hit the Gulf of Mexico in October 2020, the storm nearly resulted in another catastrophe similar to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. A lawsuit [PDF]—one of several civil lawsuits—was filed by Christopher Pleasant, a former employee of Transocean and Triton Voyager Asset […]

Steve April 7, 2021

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is an acclaimed novelist, poet, scholar, and singer. She is also a member of the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg people, native to southern Ontario, Canada. She recently released her stunning new album “Theory Of Ice.” One of the issues heavily dealt with on the album is climate change. For example, the opening track […]

Steve April 6, 2021

Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL), one of former President Donald J. Trump’s most vocal allies during his term, reportedly sought a blanket pre-emptive pardon from the White House during the final weeks of President Trump’s administration, a revelation that comes as the lawmaker finds himself the subject of a federal sex-trafficking investigation. Around that time, Gaetz […]

Steve April 6, 2021

President Donald J. Trump participates in a town hall interview taping with Sean Hannity of Fox News Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Green Bay-Austin Struble International Airport in Green Bay, Wis. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) Perhaps it was inevitable, but now it’s certain: Three months out from the violent insurrection Donald Trump […]