[Editor’s Note: This is the third in The Dissenter’s weekly series on 9/11 and its impact on cinema, which will be published as a companion to our series, “Twenty Years In A Security State.”]

During the 2004 presidential campaign, Vice President Dick Cheney defended President George W. Bush’s response to…


[Editor’s Note: This is the second in The Dissenter’s weekly series on 9/11 and its impact on cinema, which will be published as a companion to our series, “Twenty Years In A Security State.”]

“After September 11, 2001, as American soldiers went into battle in Afghanistan and then Iraq, it…


FBI Special Agent Anthony Hubbard (Screen shot from the promotional trailer for “The Siege” and fair use for the purposes of commentary)

[Editor’s Note: This is the first in The Dissenter’s weekly series on 9/11 and its impact on cinema, which will be published as a companion to our series, “Twenty Years In A Security State.”]

Yunis Shokuri, who was a Guantanamo Bay prisoner for over 13 years, once recalled the plot…


You are reading this because once again a group of Democrats in the political and media establishment are blaming prominent people and their advocacy during the 2016 presidential election for a horrible development.

It does not matter that these individuals had nothing to do with what is upsetting the population…


Photo from President Joe Biden’s White House

The United States Supreme Court ruled on March 4 that federal government agencies may invoke the “deliberative process privilege” to conceal documents from release under the Freedom of Information Act. It was widely viewed as a setback for government transparency.

Sierra Club sued the Fish and Wildlife Service for “biological…


Screen shot from Senate Foreign Relations Committee broadcast of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s confirmation hearing

“American leadership still matters. The reality is the world simply does not organize itself,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken proclaimed at his confirmation hearing. “When we are not engaged, when we are not leading, then one of two things is likely to happen. …


ADX Florence, a supermax prison in Colorado (Bureau of Prisons)

The mass incarceration system in the United States is cruel and inhumane, and as a result, the U.S. government had their extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied by a British district judge.

As Judge Vanessa Baraitser declared [PDF], “The detention conditions in which Mr. Assange is likely to…


Photo: Marcos Oliveira/Agência Senado (Source)

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, a co-founder of The Intercept, accused editors at the media organization of censorship and resigned. It involved a story he drafted on Joe Biden and allegations of corruption stemming from his son’s laptop that was purportedly given to the New York Post.

He shared a piece about…


Photo of Daniel Ellsberg by Christopher Michel

Opponents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange often hold up Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as an example of someone who was responsible for a good leak. They insist WikiLeaks is not like the Pentagon Papers because supposedly Assange was reckless with sensitive documents.

On the seventh day of an extradition…


The trial portion of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing will unfold from September 7 until at least September 24.

Ahead of the extradition hearing, Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola interviewed Barry Pollack, who is Assange’s lawyer in the United States.

In the interview, Pollack outlines why the U.S. government’s…

Kevin Gosztola

Journalist. Writes about politics. Managing editor of Shadowproof.com. Twitter: @kgosztola

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