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The bug in Mueller’s report to be released Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election. Trump should challenge that, says VIPS. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: The Fly in the Mueller Ointment Mr. President: The song has ended but the melody lingers […]

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Facebook, Twitter Given Nine Months To Store Russian Users' Data In Country

April 16, 2019           |                                       

MOSCOW — Russia’s communications watchdog has given social media companies Twitter and Facebook nine months to move Russian users’ data onto servers in Russia, the Interfax news agency reports. Interfax on April 16 quoted Roskomnadzor head Aleksandr Zharov as saying he hoped the companies would comply with Russian data law and that the country’s authorities […]

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This article is part of a Three years on, it is clear that these austerity policies are not succeeding. In 2018, GDP was 5% lower than in 2014, and unemployment has increased from 4.8% in 2014 to 12.3% in 2018. Despite steep budget cuts, the fiscal deficit and the public debt have increased due to […]

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After 50 years of struggle, 10 years of physical occupation and over 11,000 canisters of tear gas, that rarest of things happened to one of France’s most infamous social movements: they won. In January 2018, plans for the Gran Ouest airport, in the making for half a century, were cancelled. The 4,000-acre territory known as […]

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Posted by Ann Jones at 7:23am, April 11, 2019.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. Here was a tweet from October 2014 about a president who liked to golf: “Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf. Worse than Carter.” And that was just […]

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., both took aim this week at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., an escalation of recent attacks by ensconced elements of the party against newer members of Congress. Ocasio-Cortez, who is often charged by Democrats in Congress with dividing the party, has not […]

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“Funding is…a matter of collective experimentation – and even of historical creation or invention.” This quote – from Brazilian academic and activist Marcelo Lopez de Souza – sums up one of the key lessons we’ve learnt from working with a diverse range of community development practitioners and academics from across the globe who are grappling […]

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Within days, India conducted the first test of an anti-satellite weapon. Its success, in a rare instance, was announced by the Prime Minister himself in a broadcast to the nation! It was implied that it was all because of him and had nothing to do with Nehru or Indira Gandhi, who assiduously built India’s core […]

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Population Bomb, or Bomb the Population?

April 2, 2019           |                                       

There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because […]

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Junk Food News

April 1, 2019           |                                       

Each year’s Project Censored volume includes a chapter on “junk-food news” — trivial or scarcely-significant stories that receive disproportionate coverage by the corporate media, thereby crowding out more-significant issues. This week’s Project Censored Show features three of the researchers for the junk-food news chapter, “Blurred Lines and Clickbait,” from Censored 2019: Fighting the Fake News […]

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Facebook Charged With Discrimination for Targeted Housing Ads

March 28, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—Facebook was charged with discrimination by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development because of its ad-targeting system. HUD said Thursday that Facebook is allowing advertisers to exclude people based on their neighborhood by drawing a red line around those neighborhoods on a map and giving advertisers the option of showing ads only to […]

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What are we supposed to do with rural America? This is a question that keeps Paul Krugman up at night. It bothers him because he’s both a liberal and a true believer in capitalism. He sees deindustrialization—capitalism’s logical consequence —leaving people behind in rural areas, but he doesn’t have a way to square this troubling […]

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It’s a pet theory of mine, probably wrong, but nonetheless fun to think about, that it’s Trump’s role as debtor that holds a key to his appeal. In June 2016, Donald Trump told CBS This Morning, “I’m the king of debt. I’m great with debt. Nobody knows debt better than me.” And it’s true: Trump […]

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