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Inside the Archive of an LSD Researcher with Ties to the CIA’s MKUltra Mind Control Project
Tom O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring – The Intercept, 2 Dec 2019

24 Nov 2019 – On the night of July 4, 1954, San Antonio, Texas, was shaken by the rape and murder of a 3-year-old girl. The man accused of these crimes was Jimmy Shaver, an airman at the nearby Lackland Air Force Base with no criminal record. Shaver claimed to have lost his memory of the incident… Despite the outrage of congressional leaders and more than three years of headlines about the brutalities of the program, no one — not the “Black Sorcerer” Sidney Gottlieb, nor senior CIA official Richard Helms, nor Jolly West — suffered any legal consequences.

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Iraqi Children Born Near U.S. Military Base Show Elevated Rates of “Serious Congenital Deformities,” Study Finds
Murtaza Hussain – The Intercept, 2 Dec 2019

25 Nov 2019 – More than a decade and a half after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, a new study found that babies are being born today with gruesome birth defects connected to the ongoing American military presence there. “The war has spread so much radiation here that, unless it is cleaned up, generations of Iraqis will continue to be affected.”

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Politicians Protect Meat Industry by Making Activists Criminals
Leighton Akio Woodhouse and David Zlutnick -The Intercept, 4 Nov 2019

12 Oct 2019 – This video includes graphic images some readers may find disturbing. The meat industry depends, more than anything else, on walls. The walls of farms and slaughterhouses prevent consumers from seeing what the production of their food really looks like. They prevent journalists and activists from exposing unethical, even criminal acts within. They enable corporations to paint happy, bucolic pictures of their operations that bear no resemblance to the reality of modern-day factory farming.

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Coca-Cola Named Most Polluting Brand in Global Audit of Plastic Waste
Sharon Lerner – The Intercept, 4 Nov 2019

23 Oct 2019 – Coca-Cola was found for the second year in a row to be the most polluting brand in a global audit of plastic trash conducted by the Break Free From Plastic global movement. The giant soda company was responsible for more plastic litter than the next top three polluters combined.

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(Português) Coca-Cola É a Maior Produtora de Lixo Plástico do Mundo, Aponta Auditoria Internacional
Sharon Lerner – The Intercept, 28 Oct 2019

24 out 2019 – Pelo segundo ano consecutivo, a Coca-Cola foi responsável pela produção de mais lixo plástico do que o total dos três poluidores que aparecem logo abaixo dela no ranking.

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The Silencing of Kashmir: Arundhati Roy on India, Modi, and Fascism
Mehdi Hasan | Deconstructed - The Intercept, 7 Oct 2019

3 Oct 2019 – Modi appears set on ending Jammu and Kashmir’s special semi-autonomous status and bringing it fully under the control of New Delhi, a move that residents of the Muslim-majority region strongly reject. Arundhati Roy, India’s most famous novelist and a passionate voice for Kashmiri self-determination, joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the Kashmir crisis and India’s troubling rightward tilt.

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Fearful of Lula’s Exoneration, His Once-Fanatical Prosecutors Request His Release from Prison. But Lula Refuses.
Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept, 7 Oct 2019

4 Oct 2019 – Lula’s accusers are desperately trying to get him out of prison, while he insists on staying there until he’s fully exonerated.

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More U.S. Commandos Are Fighting Invisible Wars in the Middle East
Nick Turse – The Intercept, 30 Sep 2019

25 Sep 2019 – The percentage of commandos deployed to the Middle East is on the rise (Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets and Marine Corps Raiders among them) at a time when the USA is planning a troop drawdown in Afghanistan, with Trump’s announcements that the Islamic State has been defeated, and that the U.S. is “rapidly pulling out of Syria.” Gone are the military surges and the faddish fixation with counterinsurgency, rehabilitated from the Vietnam War dustbin.

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The Right to a Future, with Naomi Klein and Greta Thunberg
The Intercept – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2019

10 Sep 2019 – Watch a special event in New York City hosted by Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein and headlined by trailblazing climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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“Never Be Ashamed:” Why I Decided Not to Delete My Old Internet Posts
Edward Snowden – The Intercept, 23 Sep 2019

21 Sep 2019 – While working for the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden helped build a system to enable the United States government to capture all phone calls, text messages, and emails. Six years ago, he provided documents about this electronic panopticon to journalists, and the shocking revelations that ensued set off massive changes — changes in attitudes and behaviors, in policies and technologies, across private industry and the public sector, in the U.S. and around the world.

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The Best Movie Ever Made about the Truth behind the Iraq War Is “Official Secrets”
Jon Schwarz – The Intercept, 9 Sep 2019

“Official Secrets,” which opened Friday [30 Aug] in New York and Los Angeles, is the best movie ever made about how the Iraq War happened. It’s startlingly accurate, and because of that, it’s equally inspiring, demoralizing, hopeful, and enraging. Please go see it.

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Emails Show Monsanto Orchestrated GOP Effort to Intimidate Cancer Researchers
Lee Fang – The Intercept, 9 Sep 2019

23 Aug 2019 – In 2015, the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, classified glyphosate, an active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, as a “probable carcinogen,” setting off a global debate about the world’s most popular weedkiller.

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The Secret Government Rulebook for Labeling You a Terrorist (Reprint)
Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux – The Intercept, 9 Sep 2019

23 Jul 2014 – The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.

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(Português) Steve Schwarzman, Apoiador de Donald Trump, Impulsiona o Desmatamento na Amazônia
Ryan Grim – The Intercept, 2 Sep 2019

29 Aug 2019 – Steve Schwarzman é o CEO do Grupo Blackstone, controlador de uma empresa brasileira que está ajudando a transformar a Amazônia em área de cultivo.

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A Top Financier of Trump and McConnell Is a Driving Force behind Amazon Deforestation
Ryan Grim – The Intercept, 2 Sep 2019

27 Aug 2019 – Steve Schwarzman is the CEO of the Blackstone Group, which partially owns a Brazilian firm that is helping transform the Amazon from jungle to farmland.

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GOP Lobbyists Help Brazil Recruit U.S. Companies to Exploit the Amazon
Lee Fang – The Intercept, 2 Sep 2019

23 Aug 2019 – The disaster is widely blamed on interests seeking to clear the world’s largest rainforest for cattle ranching, mining, and export-focused agribusiness. Documents reveal that those interests are being pushed in the U.S. by Republican lobbyists, friendly with President Donald Trump’s administration, who entered into talks with the Brazilian government to promote corporate investment in the Amazon.

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It’s Time to Indict [Nobel Peace Laureate] Aung San Suu Kyi for Genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar
Mehdi Hasan – The Intercept, 26 Aug 2019

24 Aug 2019 – Unspeakable crimes were committed by Burmese troops and vigilantes: Rohingya men hacked to death; children burned alive; women and girls raped and sexually assaulted in their hundreds and thousands. Scores of villages were pillaged and razed to the ground as more than 700,000 Rohingya were driven from their homes. One cautious estimate put the death toll at more than 10,000. Two years on, as Rohingya refugees languish in squalid camps across the border in Bangladesh, it is difficult to overstate the sheer barbarism they have had to endure.

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Here Are Five Lies about Iran That We Need to Refute to Stop another Illegal War
Mehdi Hasan – The Intercept, 19 Aug 2019

14 Aug 2019 – The Trump administration is lying about Iran and its nuclear program. The media has to debunk this false drumbeat for war.

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India Moves to Strip Kashmir of Autonomy, Potentially Setting Up Conflict in Disputed Territory
Murtaza Hussain – The Intercept, 12 Aug 2019

5 Aug 2018 – Early morning today, the Indian government announced a change to its constitution, revoking the autonomy of the disputed northern state of Jammu and Kashmir and potentially setting the stage for a major new conflict. The change opens the door to a situation similar to Chinese policy in Tibet and Xinjiang and Israeli policy in the West Bank, allowing the Indian government to move huge numbers of settlers into Kashmir, the country’s only Muslim-majority region, thereby forcibly transforming its demographics.

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Brazil Supreme Court Minister Rules to Protect Press Freedom for Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept
Trevor Timm – The Intercept, 12 Aug 2019

8 Aug 2019 – In a crucial victory for press freedom in Brazil, the Supreme Court has barred the Bolsonaro administration and Justice Minister Sergio Moro from investigating The Intercept Brasil and journalist Glenn Greenwald for its reporting on unethical and potentially illegal conduct involving Moro.

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Violence Has Spiked in Africa since the Military Founded AFRICOM, Pentagon Study Finds
Nick Turse – The Intercept, 5 Aug 2019

29 Jul 2019 – AFRICOM “disrupts and neutralizes transnational threats” in order to “promote regional security, stability and prosperity,” according to its mission statement. But since AFRICOM began, security and stability in Africa have plummeted according to a Pentagon research institution. “Overall, militant Islamist group activity in Africa has doubled since 2012.”

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Activists Camped at Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Face Government Opposition as They Attempt to Block Telescope Construction on Sacred Land
Aída Chávez – The Intercept, 29 Jul 2019

24 Jul 2019 – On July 17, police in riot gear arrested at least 33 Native Hawaiian elders, or kupuna, for peacefully blocking construction of a massive telescope on sacred land on the dormant volcano of Mauna Kea. The arrests came after the kupuna — some of whom use canes or wheelchairs — were blocking the road to the summit. Shortly after the arrests, Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed an emergency order to give law enforcement more authority to remove activists on Mauna Kea, close roads, and ensure delivery of materials to the construction site.

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Waste Only: How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World
Sharon Lerner – The Intercept, 29 Jul 2019

20 Jul 2019 – Once regarded mostly as an eyesore or a nuisance, plastic waste is now widely understood to be a cause of species extinction, ecological devastation, and human health problems. The industry is gearing up for the fight of its life, which may explain why an expert in actual warfare gave the keynote at the plastics conference. Much of the “recycled” plastic scrap that the U.S. sent to China [931 million kilograms in 2017] was burned or buried instead of being refashioned into new products.

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Border Patrol Agents Tried to Delete Racist and Obscene Facebook Posts. We Archived Them.
Ryan Devereaux – The Intercept, 8 Jul 2019

5 Jul 2019 – Border Patrol agents quickly began deleting racist and violent posts after the existence of their private Facebook group was reported. Here are some of those posts.

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The World’s Leaders Are Terrible – Declaration of Independence from All of Them
Jon Schwarz and Michael Gerber – The Intercept, 8 Jul 2019

4 Jul 2019 – We, therefore, the Sane People of this Planet, who don’t think that anybody will (or should) remember any of us in 500 years, do solemnly publish and declare that all the world’s Leaders are hereby relieved of their positions; that our feeling is, enough already with the Jihads and Crusades and Glorious Struggles and Finest Hours; that we believe we will be much better off without Leaders,…

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Amazon Rainforest on Fire in Brazil
Alexander Zaitchik – The Intercept, 8 Jul 2019

6 Jul 2019 – On the Front Lines of Bolsonaro’s War on the Amazon, Brazil’s Forest Communities Fight against Climate Catastrophe – Without action, the loss of another fifth of Brazil’s rainforest will trigger a cascading system collapse called ”dieback“ and release a carbon bomb.

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The US Environmental Protection Agency Move to Phase Out Animal Experiments Could Mean the End of Toxics Regulations
Sharon Lerner – The Intercept, 8 Jul 2019

3 Jul 2019 – The EPA is moving forward with a plan to sharply reduce and ultimately phase out experimental testing on lab animals. In an undated internal memo sent in late June, EPA chief Andrew Wheeler explained that the agency will cut its funding for experiments on mammals in half by 2025.

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In Court, Facebook Blames Users for Destroying Their Own Right to Privacy
Sam Biddle – The Intercept, 1 Jul 2019

Judge Chhabria asked, seemingly unable to believe [Facebook’s] Snyder’s argument: “If Facebook promises not to disseminate anything that you send to your hundred friends, and Facebook breaks that promise and disseminates your photographs to a thousand corporations, that would not be a serious privacy invasion?”Snyder didn’t blink: “Facebook does not consider that to be actionable, as a matter of law under California law.”

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(Português) A Lava Jato usou o Judiciário brasileiro para fins políticos
João Filho – The Intercept Brasil, 24 Jun 2019

16 Jun 2019 – Suspeitava-se que a Lava Jato era um grupo político articulado entre membros do Ministério Público e o judiciário. Os indícios apontavam um conluio entre procuradores e um juiz que atuava para influenciar o jogo político-partidário e manipular a opinião pública. Faltava o batom na cueca. Não falta mais.

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“Their Little Show”: Brazilian Judge in Corruption Case Mocked Lula’s Defense and Secretly Directed Prosecutors’ Media Strategy During Trial
Andrew Fishman, Rafael Moro Martins, Leandro Demori, Glenn Greenwald and Amanda Audi – the Intercept, 24 Jun 2019

17 Jun 2019 – Brazil’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro, while serving as a judge in a corruption case that upended Brazilian politics, took to private chats to mock the defense of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and direct prosecutors’ media strategy, according to newly unearthed chats from an archive obtained by The Intercept Brasil.

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(Português) Como e por que o Intercept está publicando chats privados sobre a Lava Jato e Sergio Moro (Partes 1 a 6)
Glenn Greenwald, Betsy Reed e Leandro Demori – The Intercept Brasil, 17 Jun 2019

Série de reportagens mostra comportamentos antiéticos e transgressões que o Brasil e o mundo têm o direito de conhecer. Uma enorme coleção de materiais nunca revelados fornece o olhar sem precedentes sobre as operações da força-tarefa anticorrupção que transformou a política brasileira e conquistou a atenção mundial. As Mensagens Secretas da Lava Jato:

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Glenn Greenwald on the Leaked Brazil Archive Exposing Operation Car Wash
The Intercept – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jun 2019

15 June 2019 – Glenn Greenwald Explains the Political Earthquake in Brazil Caused by Our Ongoing Exposés

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How and Why the Intercept Is Reporting on a Vast Trove of Materials about Brazil’s Operation Car Wash and Justice Minister Sergio Moro (Parts 1 to 3)
Glenn Greenwald, Leandro Demori and Betsy Reed – The Intercept, 17 Jun 2019

A massive archive exclusively provided to The Intercept confirms long-held suspicions about the politicized motives and deceit of Brazil’s corruption investigators who plotted Lula’s conviction and Bolsonaro’s rise.

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The Media Loves This UFO Expert Who Says He Worked for an Obscure Pentagon Program. Did He?
Keith Kloor – The Intercept, 3 Jun 2019

1 Jun 2019 – There is no discernible evidence that Luis Elizondo ever worked for a government UFO program, much less led one… “We know that UFOs exist. This is no longer an issue. The issue is why are they here? Where are they coming from? And what is the technology behind these devices that we are observing?”… The grainy footage of tiny, darting objects, combined with Elizondo’s earnest claims of “compelling evidence” for “phenomena” he couldn’t identify, made for great television.

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Watch: Interview with Brazil’s Ex-President Lula from Prison, Discussing Global Threats, Neoliberalism, Bolsonaro, and More
Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept, 27 May 2019

22 May 2019 – Among the planet’s significant political figures, no one is quite like Lula. Born into extreme poverty, illiterate until the age of 10, forced to quit school at the age of 12 to work as a shoe shiner, losing a finger at his factory job at 19, and then becoming a labor activist, union leader, and founder of a political party devoted to a defense of laborers (the Workers’ Party, or PT), Lula has always been, in all respects, the exact opposite of the rich, dynastic, oligarch-loyal, aristocratic prototype that has traditionally wielded power in Brazil.

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(Português) Video: Glenn Greenwald Entrevista Lula – ‘Bolsonaro é a velha política, eu sou a nova’
Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept, 27 May 2019

22 maio 2019 – Eu queria saber a visão de Lula–que, goste ou não, é um dos mais importantes líderes da esquerda mundial–sobre os motivos que nos trouxeram até aqui, depois de 14 anos de um governo que, ele diz, foi excelente para a população. Sim, ele foi o presidente que mais combateu a pobreza, a desigualdade, que mais criou universidades e programas para obsessivamente acabar com a fome no Brasil. A vida das pessoas melhorou. O que explica, então, o sofrimento que fez com que a população migrasse o voto dele e de Dilma, com o PT, para um extremista como Bolsonaro?

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Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever
Sam Biddle – The Intercept, 27 May 2019

20 May 2019 – Offered to select Facebook partners, the data includes not just technical information about Facebook members’ devices and use of Wi-Fi and cellular networks, but also their past locations, interests, and even their social groups. This data is sourced not just from the company’s main iOS and Android apps, but from Instagram and Messenger as well. The data has been used by Facebook partners for more controversial uses like racially targeted ads.

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The Indian Government Has Systematically Used Torture to Crush Opposition in Kashmir, New Report Finds
Murtaza Hussain – The Intercept, 27 May 2019

26 May 2019 – “Torture is an ongoing issue in Kashmir, but the reality is that most cases are not even reported.” A landmark report has accused the Indian government of “systematically and indiscriminately” using torture as a tool to crush an independence movement in the northern state of Kashmir.

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Animal Matters: Episode 3
The Intercept – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2019

What Are the Philosophical Premises for Why Animal Life Has No Value or Is of Less Worth?

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Testing the Line: As Animal Rights Activists Push Legal Boundaries, Canada Considers What Makes a Terrorist
Alleen Brown – The Intercept, 20 May 2019

12 May 2019 – Industry representatives in Canada have pointed to special penalties in the U.S. for those who trespass or capture footage on animal agriculture properties.

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Four Simple Steps the U.S. Media Could Take to Prevent a Trump War with Iran
Mehdi Hasan – The Intercept, 20 May 2019

17 May 2019 – Here we go again. Sixteen years after the U.S. media helped the Bush administration spread lies about the threat by Iraq, the Trump administration is spreading similar myths about the threat posed by Iran. The 64,000-rial question is whether or not journalists have learned any lessons whatsoever from the Iraqi WMD debacle of 2003.

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Animal Matters: Episode 2
Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept, 13 May 2019

15 Apr 2019 – How the Cause Went From the Leftist Fringe to the Trans-Ideological Mainstream

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Blowback: How ISIS Was Created by the U.S. Invasion of Iraq
Mehdi Hasan – The Intercept, 13 May 2019

Had it not been for Bush’s catastrophic decision to invade and occupy Iraq in 2003, in defiance of international law, the world’s most feared terrorist group would not exist today. ISIS is blowback. Within weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein, the U.S. morphed from heroic liberators into brutal occupiers.

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Swarms of Drones, Piloted by Artificial Intelligence, May Soon Patrol Europe’s Borders
Zach Campbell – The Intercept, 13 May 2019

11 May 2019 – Imagine you’re hiking through the woods near a border. Suddenly, you hear a mechanical buzzing, like a gigantic bee. Two quadcopters have spotted you and swoop in for a closer look. Antennae on both drones pick up the radio frequencies coming from the cell phone in your pocket. Cameras and other sensors try to ascertain your intentions. Are you a threat? Are you illegally crossing a border? Do you have a gun? Are you engaging in acts of terrorism or organized crime?

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The Complete Mercenary [Terrorist?]: How Erik Prince Used the Rise of Trump to Make an Improbable Comeback
Matthew Cole – The Intercept, 6 May 2019

3 May 2019 – Erik Prince now offers a complete mercenary supply chain: anything from military hardware to social media manipulation in partnership with Project Veritas.

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Julian Assange Languishes in Prison as His Journalistic Collaborators Brandish Their Prizes
Charles Glass – The Intercept, 22 Apr 2019

14 Apr 2019 – WikiLeaks’ collaborators were the world’s leading newspapers: the New York Times, The Guardian, El Pais of Spain, and Paris’s Le Monde. If Assange violated the law, they were in it with him. One of the best-remembered disclosures was a military video of an American helicopter crew taking delight in shooting dead two Reuters journalists and 10 other civilians on the streets of Iraq. Journalists who published his leaked documents continue working without fear of prosecution and, in some cases, brandish their journalism prizes while denouncing the man who made them possible.

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(Português) A acusação contra Julian Assange pelo governo dos EUA representa uma grave ameaça à liberdade de expressão
Glenn Greenwald e Micah Lee – The Intercept Brasil, 15 Apr 2019

12 Abr 2019 – O Departamento de Justiça americano usou a antipatia do público em relação ao Assange para tentar criminalizar uma função vital do jornalismo investigativo.

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The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
Glenn Greenwald and Micah Lee – The Intercept, 15 Apr 2019

12 Apr 2019 – The Trump DOJ is exploiting animosity toward Assange to launch a thinly disguised effort to criminalize core functions of investigative journalism.

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Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition
Robert Mackey – The Intercept, 15 Apr 2019

11 Apr 2019 – The WikiLeaks founder was arrested by British police who were invited into Ecuador’s London embassy today after his asylum was withdrawn. This breaking news report will be updated throughout the day.

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How to Think about Breaking Up Big Tech
David Dayen – The Intercept, 8 Apr 2019

1 Apr 2019 – Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up tech giants Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple has given concentrated corporate power its most prominent political platform since the 1912 presidential election. Whether such policy boldness means anything in a brand-obsessed political landscape will be determined when ballots are cast.

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Lyft and Other Gig-Economy Giants Cash In with IPOs Before Labor Laws Catch Up with Them
Lee Fang – The Intercept, 8 Apr 2019

1 Apr 2019 – Gig-economy companies Lyft, Uber, and Postmates are racing to file IPOs this year, a mad dash replete with ever-increasing multibillion-dollar valuations. But is the rush to start trading on the public markets also a sprint to evade compliance with current labor law? Recent financial and lobbyist filings suggest that the gig-economy giants are hoping to get ahead of a wave of enforcement actions, new legislation, regulatory requirements, and lawsuits that could force these companies to finally and formally classify full-time workers as employees.

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The Rise of Surveillance Capitalism
Naomi Klein and Shoshana Zuboff -The Intercept, 1 Apr 2019

1 Mar 2019 – Join The Intercept’s Naomi Klein and Harvard Business School professor Shoshana Zuboff for an engaging discussion about the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism” and the quest by corporations to predict and control our behavior.

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Animal Matters: Episode 1
Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept, 1 Apr 2019

28 Mar 2019 – Our first episode debuts today: it is time for humanity to grapple with its treatment of animals and the multilevel damage done by animal agriculture.

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U.S. Mercenaries Arrested in Haiti Were Part of a Half-Baked Scheme to Move $80 Million for Embattled President
Matthew Cole and Kim Ives – The Intercept, 25 Mar 2019

20 Mar 2019 – It was too good a deal for the band of semi-employed military veterans and security contractors to turn down.

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NYT’s Exposé on the Lies about Burning Aid Trucks in Venezuela Shows How U.S. Government and Media Spread Pro-War Propaganda
Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept, 25 Mar 2019

10 Mar 2019 – Independent journalists skeptical of government claims proved these lies weeks ago, but the propagandistic U.S. media ignored them.

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Don’t Just Condemn the New Zealand Attacks — Politicians and Pundits Must Stop Their Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
Mehdi Hasan – The Intercept, 18 Mar 2019

15 Mar 2019 – “It’s the birthrates.” So begins the online manifesto of the man accused of shooting and killing at least 49 Muslims in a terror attack targeted at two mosques in New Zealand. “Even if we were to deport all Non-Europeans from our lands tomorrow, the European people would still be spiraling into decay and eventual death,” it continues. “In the end we must return to replacement fertility levels, or it will kill us.”

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After 18 Years of War, the Taliban Has the Upper Hand in Afghanistan Peace Talks
Bilal Sarwary and Murtaza Hussain – The Intercept, 25 Feb 2019

15 Feb 2019 – For many observers, the negotiations register as a defeat — recognition that the Taliban has not only survived, but will be central to Afghanistan’s future.

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Jair Bolsonaro Praised the Genocide of Indigenous People. Now He’s Emboldening Attackers of Brazil’s Amazonian Communities.
Sam Cowie – The Intercept, 18 Feb 2019

16 Feb 2019 – “The Brazilian cavalry was very incompetent. Competent, yes, was the American cavalry that decimated its Indians in the past and nowadays does not have this problem in their country.” That’s the opinion of Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, expressed on the floor of Congress.

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Elliott Abrams, Trump’s Pick to Bring “Democracy” to Venezuela, Has Spent His Life Crushing Democracy
Jon Schwarz – The Intercept, 4 Feb 2019

30 Jan 2019 – The choice of Abrams sends a clear message: The Trump administration intends to brutalize Venezuela, while proclaiming our love for human rights.

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Google’s Sidewalk Labs Plans to Package and Sell Location Data on Millions of Cellphones
Ava Kofman – The Intercept, 4 Feb 2019

28 Jan 2019 – Google’s sibling company Sidewalk Labs offers planning agencies the ability to model an entire city’s patterns of movement.

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(Português) Oxford e Harvard amam Paulo Freire, o pedagogo que Bolsonaro quer tirar do MEC com um lança-chamas
Rosana Pinheiro-Machado – The Intercept Brasil, 28 Jan 2019

23 Jan 2019 – Paulo Freire e seu método crítico são a principal referência na formação de professores das melhores universidades do mundo.

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Meet the Team behind CNN Brasil: A Businessman Accused of Exploiting Slave Labor and an Executive from a Fox News-style Outlet
Piero Locatelli and Andrew Fishman – The Intercept, 28 Jan 2019

20 Jan 2019 – CNN Brasil is poised to become “Brazil’s Fox News” — in lockstep with Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing movement.

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Study: U.S. Newspapers Are More Than Twice as Likely to Cite Israeli Sources in Headlines than Palestinian Ones
Murtaza Hussain – The Intercept, 14 Jan 2019

12 Jan 2019 – The study analyzed 50 years of news headlines on the Israel-Palestine conflict and found an overwhelming slant toward the Israeli point of view.

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(Português) A Verdade sobre a Presença Norte-Americana na África
Nick Turse – The Intercept, 31 Dec 2018

26 dez 2018 – Pelo menos 34 bases militares dos Estados Unidos estão espalhadas pela África, com grandes concentrações ao norte, oeste e no chifre da África.

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They Rescued Pigs and Turkeys from Factory Farms — and Now Face Decades in Prison
Leighton Akio Woodhouse, Pedro Armando Aparicio and David Zlutnick – The Intercept, 24 Dec 2018

23 Dec 2018 – Direct Action Everywhere engages in a practice called “open rescue.” Open rescue involves entering, without authorization, the facilities of animal-based industries, such as farms, slaughterhouses, and puppy mills, documenting the conditions within them, and removing as many animals as possible, usually from among the sick and injured. The activists don’t wear masks and make no effort to conceal their identities; they post the videos on social media for the world to see. By practically inviting prosecution, the activists aim to make a point: that the laws that regard these animals as mere property are wrong and that violating those laws is a moral imperative.

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The Truth about Israel, Boycotts, and BDS
Mehdi Hasan - The Intercept, 24 Dec 2018

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the first members of US Congress to support the BDS Movement. Mehdi Hasan debunks some of the controversies surrounding BDS.

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Unhinged GDP Growth Could Actually Destroy the Economy, Economists Find
Kate Aronoff – The Intercept, 10 Dec 2018

5 Dec 2018 – In order to grapple with the harsh reality, governments need new ways of measuring welfare and well-being that don’t rely on GDP growth.

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Here’s Facebook’s Former “Privacy Sherpa” Discussing How to Harm Your Facebook Privacy
Sam Biddle – The Intercept, 10 Dec 2018

6 Dec 2018 – In a chat seized by U.K. authorities, privacy officer Yul Kwon discussed how Facebook planned to circumvent an Android privacy dialog.

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Homeland Security Will Let Computers Predict Who Might Be a Terrorist on Your Plane — Just Don’t Ask How It Works
Sam Biddle – The Intercept, 10 Dec 2018

3 Dec 2018 – The software, developed under contract, will be given to foreign governments. It is already being tested.

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U.S. Military Says It Has a “Light Footprint” in Africa: These Documents Show a Vast Network of Bases
Nick Turse – The Intercept, 3 Dec 2018

1 Dec 2018 – At least 34 U.S. military bases are scattered across Africa, with high concentrations in the north, west, and Horn of Africa.

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The Dangerous Junk Science of Vocal Risk Assessment
Ava Kofman – The Intercept, 3 Dec 2018

25 Nov 2018 – Risky Business – AC Global Risk claims to be able to determine your level of “risk” as an employee or an asylum-seeker based not on what you say, but how you say it.

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Trump’s Amoral Saudi Statement Is a Pure Expression of Decades-Old “U.S. Values” and Foreign Policy Orthodoxies
Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept, 26 Nov 2018

21 Nov 2018 – U.S. elites who have armed and funded the world’s worst monsters pretend to be offended by Trump’s support for the Saudis.

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Amazon’s Accent Recognition Technology Could Tell the Government Where You’re From
Belle Lin – The Intercept, 19 Nov 2018

15 Nov 2018 – A new patent shows how Alexa could derive ethnic origin and emotion by analyzing speech. Experts think the government could come after the resulting data.

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Tax Havens and Other Dirty Tricks Let U.S. Corporations Steal $180 Billion from the Rest of the World Every Year
Jon Schwarz – The Intercept, 29 Oct 2018

26 Oct 2018 – A new study shows that the corporate use of tax havens is central to how the U.S. functions and wields its power around the world.

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(Português) Não Ignore as Mudanças do Brasil de Bolsonaro
Leandro Demori – The Intercept Brasil, 29 Oct 2018

29 Out 2018 – Estamos todos em um mundo novo. O brasileiro votou em Jânio Quadros porque estava cansado da corrupção, votou em Fernando Collor porque estava cansado da corrupção, votou em Jair Bolsonaro porque estava cansado da corrupção. A corrupção que nos acompanha desde sempre é o maior cabo eleitoral de candidatos que se apresentam como antissistema e antipolítica, mesmo que sejam, eles mesmos, parte da mesma geléia moral que dizem combater.

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A Short History of U.S. Meddling in Foreign Elections
Mehdi Hasan – The Intercept, 29 Oct 2018

1 Oct 2018 – Almost everyone — bar Donald Trump — seems to believe that the Russian government meddled in the 2016 election. So that should be condemned. In this video, I examine the ways in which the United States has, in fact, spent the past 70-odd years meddling in elections across the world.

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Jair Bolsonaro Is Elected President of Brazil. Read His Extremist, Far-Right Positions in His Own Words.
Andrew Fishman – The Intercept, 29 Oct 2018

28 Oct 2018 – Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil today. The far-right candidate received more than 55 percent of valid votes. After taking aim at the media throughout his campaign, he chose to make his first statement after the election via Facebook Live, rather than a press conference. “We could not continue to flirt with socialism, communism, populism, and the extremism of the left,” he said. The broadcast was picked up by major TV networks, but repeatedly froze due to connection issues. “All of the promises made to political groups and the people will be kept,” he added.

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American Executives: Election of Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil Is a “Bullish Opportunity for Us”
Zaid Jilani and Lee Fang – The Intercept, 29 Oct 2018

25 Oct 2018 – Financial markets appear more than happy to overlook the authoritarian impulses and violent promises of Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, hoping he will deliver decisive, pro-business economic policies. In a giddy investor call today, Timothy Hassinger, chief executive officer of Lindsay Corp., the Nebraska-based farming equipment manufacturer, referred to the far-right politician as “considered strongly as pro-ag,” calling his likely election victory a “bullish opportunity for us.”

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Fossil Fuels Are a Threat to Civilization, New U.N. Report Concludes
Kate Aronoff – The Intercept, 15 Oct 2018

On Monday [8 Oct], the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a daunting report: we are on track for around 3 degrees Celsius of warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions. We will see coastal cities swallowed by the sea, global food shortages, and $54 trillion in climate-associated costs as soon as 2040.

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Calves in Confinement: Gruesome Footage of Dairy Calves Exposes a Gaping Loophole in California’s Landmark Animal Welfare Law
Saul Elbein – The Intercept, 15 Oct 2018

8 Oct 2018 – An investigation by activist group DxE showed thousands of dairy calves held in tight hutches, despite efforts to outlaw such confined conditions. This article includes graphic images that some readers may find disturbing.

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I Just Visited Lula, the World’s Most Prominent Political Prisoner. A “Soft Coup” in Brazil’s Election Will Have Global Consequences.
Noam Chomsky – The Intercept, 8 Oct 2018

2 Oct 2018 – As the fifth most populous country, what happens in Brazil matters. The current election reflects dynamics that are globally relevant and historically familiar.

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Vulture Funds Stand to Make Millions in Wake of Hurricane Maria
Kate Aronoff – The Intercept, 1 Oct 2018

28 Sep 2018 – Vulture funds scooped up hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Puerto Rican debt after Hurricane Maria hit.

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(Português) Um aborto a cada quatro grávidas: A cidade em que o agrotóxico glifosato contamina o leite materno e mata até quem ainda nem nasceu
Nayara Felizardo – The Intercept Brasil, 24 Sep 2018

17 Set 2018 – O mesmo veneno que garante a riqueza dos fazendeiros da cidade está provocando uma epidemia de intoxicação em mães e bebês. Estima-se que uma em cada quatro grávidas da cidade tenha sofrido aborto, que 14% dos bebês nasçam com baixo peso (quase do dobro da média nacional) e que 83% das mães tenham o leite materno contaminado. Os dados são do sanitarista Inácio Pereira Lima na sua tese de mestrado em saúde da mulher pela Universidade Federal do Piauí.

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Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” Aims Not at Trump but at Those Who Created the Conditions That Led to His Rise
Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept, 24 Sep 2018

21 Sep 2018 – Moore’s new film will surprise, please, disturb, disgust and anger everyone – for different reasons – and that’s what makes it so worthwhile.

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The U.S. Goes to War against the ICC to Cover Up Alleged War Crimes in Afghanistan
Murtaza Hussain – The Intercept, 17 Sep 2018

12 Sep 2018 – John Bolton is on a jihad against the ICC, seeking to ensure that the U.S. is free of international norms on human rights.

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No One Will Be Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Oslo Accords
Jon Schwarz and Alice Speri – The Intercept, 17 Sep 2018

On September 13, 1993, Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization signed the Oslo Accords on the lawn of the White House. Israel’s occupation has only become more entrenched — thanks in part to the cooperation of the Palestinian leadership installed by the Oslo Accords.

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(Português) Como funciona o lobby da Nestlé, Unilever e Danone para esconder o excesso de sal, gordura e açúcar nos rótulos
João Peres – The Intercept Brasil, 17 Sep 2018

14 set 2018 – Empresas exageram números, perseguem cientistas e jogam a culpa em você para barrar nova proposta da Anvisa para os rótulos dos alimentos.

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Dear Anonymous Trump Official, There Is No Redemption in Your Cowardly Op-Ed
Mehdi Hasan – The Intercept, 10 Sep 2018

6 Sep 2018 – Dear Anonymous Trump Official, Sorry, what was the point of this particular piece? And what is it that you want from the rest of us? A thank-you card? A round of applause? The nation’s undying gratitude? Screw. You. There is no redemption; no exoneration for you or your colleagues inside this shit-show of an administration. You think an op-ed in the paper of record is going to cut it? Gimme a break.

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It Took a Handful of Italian Women to Kneecap One of the World’s Most Brutal Crime Networks
Alice Speri – The Intercept, 10 Sep 2018

9 Sep 2018 – “The Good Mothers” tells the story of the women who turned against the ’Ndrangheta, a ferocious, family-based Mafia criminal cult rooted in southern Italy.

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(Português) 50 empresas vendem metade dos alimentos do mundo – e elas estão cada vez maiores
Rafael Moro Martins | The Intercept Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Sep 2018

4 Set 2018 – Concentração no Brasil é ainda maior, aponta Atlas do Agronegócio, documento que faz retrato do mercado de alimentos e insumos e agora tem sua primeira edição brasileira.

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Facebook Suspended a Latin American News Network and Gave Three Different Reasons Why
Sam Biddle – The Intercept, 27 Aug 2018

20 Aug 2018 – Facebook offered a jumble of explanations for why Telesur’s English-language page was suddenly taken down and then reinstated two days later.

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The U.S. Is Building a Drone Base in Niger That Will Cost More Than $280 Million by 2024
Nick Turse – The Intercept, 27 Aug 2018

21 Aug 2018 – The Pentagon disclosed that in addition to the base’s $100 million construction cost in Agadez, more than $30 million a year will be spent to operate it.

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(Português) ‘Esquece do seu filho’: o Brasil está tirando crianças indígenas de suas mães e colocando para adoção
Tatiane Klein – The Intercept, 20 Aug 2018

28 Julho 2018 – Sem terra e vivendo em extrema pobreza, mães indígenas no Brasil lutam contra as autoridades locais que estão levando seus filhos.

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One Million Muslim Uighurs Have Been Detained by China, the U.N. Says. Where’s the Global Outrage?
Mehdi Hasan – The Intercept, 20 Aug 2018

13 Aug 2018 – One. Million. People. There are around 11 million Uighurs living in Xinjiang, which means that almost one in 10 of them has been detained. Where is the outrage from the governments of majority-Muslim countries, which so often claim to speak on behalf of their oppressed Muslim brothers and sisters across the globe?

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A Palestinian Bedouin Village Braces for Forcible Transfer as Israel Seeks to Split the West Bank in Half
Alice Speri – The Intercept, 20 Aug 2018

13 Aug 2018 – Khan al-Ahmar is one of the last-standing obstacles in the way of Israel’s plan to completely swallow up a broad swath of land around Jerusalem.

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“Forget Your Son”: Brazil Is Forcibly Taking Indigenous Children and Putting Them Up for Adoption
Tatiane Klein – The Intercept, 20 Aug 2018

19 Aug 2018 – Without land and living in extreme poverty, indigenous mothers in Brazil are fighting back against local authorities who are taking their children.

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Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not “Human Nature”
Naomi Klein – The Intercept, 6 Aug 2018

3 Aug 2018 – Nathaniel Rich, in his massive New York Times Magazine article [Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change], argues “human nature” kept “us” from fixing climate change in the 1980s. He’s dead wrong.

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The Homecoming: How Ahed Tamimi Became the Symbol of Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Oppression
Alice Speri – The Intercept, 6 Aug 2018

31 Jul 2018 — Ahed Tamimi’s story highlighted the plight of Palestinian children in Israeli military jails. Hundreds more remain behind bars.

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U.S. Secret Wars in Africa Rage On, Despite Talk of Downsizing
Nick Turse – The Intercept, 30 Jul 2018

26 Jul 2018 – US Special Operations forces in Africa are supposed to be training and advising, but they keep ending up in situations that are indistinguishable from combat. Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and other commandos have been involved in reconnaissance and “direct action” combat raids with local forces in Cameroon, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia, and Tunisia.

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How a One-Word Loophole Will Make It Easier for the U.S. to Sell Weapons to Governments That Kill Civilians
Alex Emmons – The Intercept, 30 Jul 2018

20 Jul 2018 – The change could benefit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — top U.S. weapons clients that are engaged in a destructive bombing campaign against civilians in Yemen.

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