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Dissent Newswire

June 1, 2023

First Georgia came for the activists. Then for the solidarity movement.

On the morning of May 31, 2023, the Atlanta Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation carried out a S.W.A.T raid to arrest three organizers with the Atlanta Solidarity Fund on charges of money laundering and charity fraud. These
May 19, 2023

Latest FBI Political Spying Scandal Has Disturbing Echoes With 1960s War on Anti-War, Black Power Protests

In 1967, the Johnson Administration forced the Department of the Army, Department of Justice, and FBI to form a special unit on civil disturbances. One of the key tasks of this unit was proving a connection between foreign governments (namely,
May 16, 2023

It’s time to defund CP3 and TVTP

There’s not enough terrorism for…DHS? DHS has branched out beyond its statutory mandate of addressing emergencies and preventing terrorism into addressing the hodgepodge category of “targeted violence,” which, oddly, includes both school shootings and sabotaging oil pipelines among other crimes.
April 25, 2023

Defending Rights & Dissent Statement on Indictment of African People’s Socialist Party Members

Defending Rights & Dissent expresses its concern with the indictment of three members of the African People’s Socialist Party, along with one member of Black Hammer, for allegedly acting as unregistered foreign agents of Russia. According to a Department of
April 25, 2023

TikTok bans neglect the global landscape of surveillance

Aside from being Chinese in origin, Congress can’t quite make up its mind about what, precisely, the problem is with TikTok. Is it a deficit of censorship, or an overabundance of it? Is the problem actually with TikTok, or is
April 14, 2023

DRAD Statement: Jack Teixeira and the Espionage Act

Earlier this morning Jack Teixeira, a 21 year old member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, was charged with two counts under §793 of the Espionage Act for unlawfully obtaining and communicating national defense information.  Additionally, Teixeira was charged under
April 12, 2023

BREAKING: Seven members of Congress take a stand for Assange

Four years ago today, six men dragged Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London into a van, where he was carted off to Belmarsh Prison, where he remains, fighting extradition to the U.S. On April 11, 2019, after
April 5, 2023

Surveillance and the narrative gravity of the national security state

Surveillance is made of dogs. It’s also made of us. In Bottoms Up and the Devil Laughs: A Journey Through the Deep State, Kerry Howley dives into what surveillance is, what stories are told with intelligence data, and, ultimately, how
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