Kit O’Connell
Kit O’Connell
Gonzo journalist for hire. He/They. Disabled. (Gender)Queer. Antifascist. Formerly @Ministryofhemp #BLM Donate: http://patreon.com/kitoconnellSource
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Almost One-Third Of Children Live In Poverty In ‘The Richest Nation In The World’ - Shadowproof

Almost One-Third Of Children Live In Poverty In ‘The Richest Nation In The World’ - Shadowproof

Published in partnership with .AUSTIN, Texas — The financial collapse of 2008 and the absence of true economic recovery in the years since has left millions more children in poverty than before the recession. About 22 percent of American children live in poverty, and even that figure may not fully account for all those who are struggling., which ranks states based on the well-being of children living there, about 3 million more children were impoverished in 2013 than in 2008, an increase of 3 percent that brings the total number of children in poverty to 16,087,000. Following the report’s...

September 5, 2019
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A lone hen escapes the battery cages - Shadowproof

A lone hen escapes the battery cages - Shadowproof

A battery cage egg farm with an escaped hen on the walkway between the tiers of battery cages at a factory farm, photographed on January 3, 2008. (Flickr / Farm Sanctuary)Fund our reporting and keep our website online.

September 6, 2019
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Laura Dern 99 Homes - Shadowproof

Laura Dern 99 Homes - Shadowproof

in “99 Homes,” Laura Dern plays a “socially unstable but loving mother” who develops into the moral compass of the film. (Screenshot: 99 Homes)Fund our reporting and keep our website online.

September 7, 2019
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Parking Ticket - Daniel Guy CC NC ND Flickr - Shadowproof

Parking Ticket - Daniel Guy CC NC ND Flickr - Shadowproof

File: A Minneapolis traffic control agent places a parking ticket on a car windshielf. (Flickr / Daniel Guy)Fund our reporting and keep our website online.

September 7, 2019
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Datacenter - Leonardo Rizzo CC Flickr - Shadowproof

Datacenter - Leonardo Rizzo CC Flickr - Shadowproof

File: A technician in an office chair works on a laptop in a server room, full of Internet servers, photographed on February 22, 2010. (Flickr / Leonardo Rizzo)Fund our reporting and keep our website online.

September 7, 2019
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Military Knew Vietnam War Would Fail, Daniel Ellsberg Reveals

Military Knew Vietnam War Would Fail, Daniel Ellsberg Reveals

Published in partnership with .MINNEAPOLIS — MintPress News is proud to host “,” a 13-part audio conversation between famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and social justice activist Arn Menconi.Menconi wrote that these interviews are a “mixture of historical, political science and Dan’s sixty-year scholarly analysis as a former nuclear planner for Rand Corporation.”For more information on the interview and Daniel Ellsberg, see . In the of the interview, Menconi asks Ellsberg to explain more about the origins of the war in Vietnam and how it led to Ellsberg’s eventual decision to leak the...

September 7, 2019
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Interfaith Americans Show Support And Solidarity For Muslims

Interfaith Americans Show Support And Solidarity For Muslims

Published in partnership with .AUSTIN, Texas — As Muslims in America face an unprecedented wave of violence in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, Americans of many faiths are coming together to show solidarity against these disturbing threats.According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the largest advocacy group for Muslims in the United States, there have been — the most for any year since the organization began tracking incidents in 2009.“November 2015 was the most significant spike, with a total of 17 mosque incidents, with all but 2 of...

September 7, 2019
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Over $1 Trillion Spent Since Nixon Began The War On Drugs - Shadowproof

Over $1 Trillion Spent Since Nixon Began The War On Drugs - Shadowproof

Published in partnership with .WASHINGTON — The “war on drugs” costs Americans a staggering amount of money every year that it persists. Despite the billions they receive, federal, state and local law enforcement have a proven inability to stem the flow of drugs on the nation’s streets.Since Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs in June 1971,  by 2010. to fight the drug war in the United States, according to Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting more humane drug policies.It’s also taken a massive toll on human lives. In 2013, at least 2.2 million people were incarcerated...

September 7, 2019
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Chungking Mansions Courtyard - Zachary Senn - Shadowproof

Chungking Mansions Courtyard - Zachary Senn - Shadowproof

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September 7, 2019
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Korean War Troops - Photo by Corporal Peter McDonald, USMC PD Wikimedia - Shadowproof

Korean War Troops - Photo by Corporal Peter McDonald, USMC PD Wikimedia - Shadowproof

A column of troops and armor of the 1st Marine Division move through Chinese lines during near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. (Wikimedia Commons / US Marine Corps / Corporal Peter McDonald)Fund our reporting and keep our website online.

September 5, 2019
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