Dissenter Weekly: Massive COVID-19 Outbreak At Women's Medical Prison

Plus, workers allege retaliation at Disney, McDonald's over COVID-19 safety


On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola provides an update on the COVID-19 outbreak at Federal Medical Center Carswell, where the number of women who have tested positive spiked from around 200 to more than 500. NSA whistleblower Reality Winner is one of the prisoners that received positive results.

Later in the show, Gosztola covers the Pentagon's "aggressive" leak investigation that Pentagon Secretary Mark Esper apparently launched in early 2020. He breaks down how the insider threat program was likely used and the impact it probably has had on potential whistleblowers.

This edition also highlights multiple stories of workplace retaliation against employees at Disney and McDonald's because they demanded safety protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, McDonald's apparently has a "blacklist" of gossipers or troublemakers.

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This week’s stories:

At Carswell, More Than 500 Women, Including Reality Winner, Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

In Early 2020, Pentagon Launched 'Aggressive' Investigation Into 'Bad Leaks'

McDonald's Worker Says Corporation Fired Her For Organizing, Seeking Safety Gear During COVID-19

Disney Allegedly Fired Performers After They Demanded COVID-19 Testing

Lucasfilm Supports Sgt. Esqueda, Who Blew The Whistle On Eric Lurry's Death