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Chechnya Is Trying to Exterminate Gay People–Our Silence only Emboldens Vladimir Putin and Ramzan Kadyrov
Mehdi Hasan | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jul 2020

Chechnya is a small Muslim-majority republic in southwestern Russia. It is also a place where gay people live in terror. Since 2017, there have been a series of state-sponsored anti-gay purges across Chechnya, in which hundreds of gay men have been arrested and detained in secret prisons.

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The Microsoft Police State: Mass Surveillance, Facial Recognition, and the Azure Cloud
Michael Kwet | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jul 2020

14 Jul 2020 – Microsoft is knee-deep in services for law enforcement, fostering an ecosystem of companies that provide police with software using Microsoft’s cloud and other platforms. The full story of these ties highlights how the tech sector is increasingly entangled in intimate, ongoing relationships with police departments. Microsoft declined to comment.

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How “Cancel Culture” Repeatedly Emerged in My Attempt to Make a Film About Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova
Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jul 2020

14 Jul 2020 – Growing up as a gay child in South Florida in the late 1970s and into the dark 1980s era of Reagan and AIDS, my childhood hero was the tennis star Martina Navratilova. In 1975, at the age of 18, Navratilova fled Communist Czechoslovakia, leaving her entire family behind in a daring escape, to emigrate to the U.S. In the 1980s, she became one of the only openly gay celebrities in the world, an LGBT and feminist pioneer, and an outspoken political dissident.

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How the House Armed Services Committee, in the Middle of a Pandemic, Approved a Huge Military Budget and More War in Afghanistan
Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jul 2020

9 Jul 2020 – The least-discussed Congressional proceedings are often the most consequential — and almost always bipartisan.

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With the World Focused on the Pandemic, Israel Prepares to Annex Large Swaths of the West Bank
Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jun 2020

18 Jun 2020 – Israel is planning a move on July 1 that the international community regards as one of the gravest assaults on the international law: annexation of not only the decades-old settlements in the West Bank, which the U.N. Security Council in 2016 declared illegal to be permanent Israeli land, but also the Jordan Valley, that is central to Palestinian agriculture.

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Not Just “Cops”: It’s Time to End the Entertainment Industry’s Anti-Black, Pro-Police Programming
Rich Benjamin | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jun 2020

20 Jun 2020 – “Cops,” the longest-running reality TV show in U.S. history, was recently canceled after more than 30 years on air. The Paramount Network announced its decision to pull the plug on the seminal reality show after protests over George Floyd’s death and police brutality. The cancellation is barely a first step, however.

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Philippines: Maria Ressa’s Libel Conviction Is a Blow to Press Freedom
James Risen | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jun 2020

15 Jun 2020 – Journalist Maria Ressa, who has long resisted efforts by Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte to throw her in jail and shut down her Manila-based news organization, was found guilty on criminal libel charges in a Filipino court today. The editor who has come to symbolize the global fight for press freedom now faces the prospect of up to six years in prison, even as she continues to fend off other legal assaults from the Duterte regime.

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Animal Rights Activists Uncover the Locations of Thousands of Factory Farms
Alleen Brown | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jun 2020

31 May 2020 – Animal rights activists published an interactive map today revealing the locations of more than 27,500 farms and animal agriculture facilities, including 5,812 identified using satellite imagery, many of which do not appear in public records. Users will be able to pin new locations to the map and attach photos and videos documenting animal cruelty and health violations. The animal agriculture industry has spent decades fighting to avoid the disclosure of such information.

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Naomi Klein: How Big Tech Plans to Profit from the Pandemic
Naomi Klein | The Intercept/The Guardian - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 May 2020

For a few moments during NY governor Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus briefing on Wed 6 May, the grimace was replaced by a smile. The inspiration: a video visit from the former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who announced that he will be heading up a panel to reimagine New York state’s post-Covid reality, with an emphasis on permanently integrating technology into every aspect of civic life.

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With a Distracted Public, the Pentagon Tries to Get Away with Killing Innocent Civilians
Murtaza Hussain | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 May 2020

8 May 2020 – The United States’ wars continue to rage in the Middle East and Africa against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Trump administration has shown itself to be not just indifferent, but positively encouraging of the killing of civilians in foreign wars. If there is a time to get away with killing people with no fear of accountability, it’s now.

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Why the Stock Market Is Healthy as Americans Die from Coronavirus
Jon Schwarz | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Apr 2020

12 Apr 2020 – This past week the S&P 500 went up 301 points, or 12 percent, its best performance in 46 years. During the same week, the reported number of Americans killed by Covid-19 went up 11,499, or 161 percent, the coronavirus’s best performance ever. So this seems like a good time to reevaluate our treasured belief that a rising stock market reflects general human flourishing. Consider a few more events that happened this week around the same time as this excited tweet from Donald Trump, who somehow is the president of the United States:

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Coronavirus Capitalism and How to Beat It
Naomi Klein | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Apr 2020

16 Mar 2020 – Governments around the world are busily exploiting the coronavirus crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks. “I’ve spent two decades studying the transformations that take place under the cover of disaster,” writes Naomi Klein. “I’ve learned that one thing we can count on is this: During moments of cataclysmic change, the previously unthinkable suddenly becomes reality.”

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Banks Pressure Health Care Firms to Raise Prices on Critical Drugs, Medical Supplies for Coronavirus
Lee Fang - The Intercept, 23 Mar 2020

19 Mar 2020 – Investment bankers have been candid about the opportunity to raise drug prices on critical drugs and medical supplies.

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Coronavirus Capitalism — and How to Beat It
Naomi Klein - The Intercept, 23 Mar 2020

16 Mar 2020 – I’ve spent two decades studying the transformations that take place under the cover of disaster. I’ve learned that one thing we can count on is this: During moments of cataclysmic change, the previously unthinkable suddenly becomes reality. In recent decades, that change has mainly been for the worst — but this has not always been the case. And it need not continue to be in the future.

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“Keep It Confidential:” The Secret History of U.S. Involvement in Brazil’s Scandal-Wracked Operation Car Wash
Andrew Fishman, Natalia Viana and Maryam Saleh - The Intercept, 16 Mar 2020

12 Mar 2020 – Leaked conversations between Brazilian officials reveal the inner workings of a secretive collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice on a sprawling anti-corruption effort known as Operation Car Wash. The chats, analyzed in partnership with the Brazilian investigative news outlet Agência Pública, show that the Brazilians were extremely accommodating to their U.S. partners, going out of their way to facilitate their involvement in ways that may have violated international legal treaties and Brazilian law.

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Pentagon’s Own Map of U.S. Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of “Light” Footprint
Nick Turse - The Intercept, 2 Mar 2020

27 Feb 2020 – Since 9/11, the U.S. military has built a sprawling network of outposts in more than a dozen African countries. The Intercept has obtained U.S. military documents and a set of accompanying maps that provide the locations of these African bases in 2019. These formerly secret documents, created by the Pentagon’s Africa Command and obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, offer an exclusive window into the footprint of American military operations in Africa.

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(Português) Manual para Envenenar a Terra
Lee Fang – The Intercept, 17 Feb 2020

15 fev 2020 – Embora neonicotinoides, um dos inseticidas mais comuns do mundo, sejam proibidos na UE, uma sofisticada guerra de informações os manteve no mercado americano.

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Trump and Netanyahu Dictate Terms of Palestinian Surrender to Israel and Call It Peace
Robert Mackey – The Intercept, 10 Feb 2020

29 Jan 2020 – Donald Trump unveiled “a vision for peace,” which permits Israel to annex much of the occupied West Bank, offering the Palestinians only limited autonomy.

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How the Environmental Lawyer Who Won a Massive Judgment against Chevron Lost Everything
Sharon Lerner – The Intercept, 3 Feb 2020

29 Jan 2020 – Steven Donziger won a multibillion-dollar judgment against Chevron in Ecuador. The company sued him in New York, and now he’s under house arrest. “I’m like a corporate political prisoner, they are trying to totally destroy me,” he said.

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At Guantánamo Bay, Torture Apologists Take Refuge in Empty Code Words and Euphemisms
Margot Williams – The Intercept, 3 Feb 2020

29 Jan 2020 – These phrases are used: “intelligence requirements,” “abusive drift,” “countermeasures to resistance,” “Pavlovian response,” “learned helplessness,” “negative reinforcement,” “conditioning strategy,” a chart of “moral disengagement.” Torturers used a technique known as “walling,” in which a detainee is thrown against a wall that is described as “safe” because it is made of plywood and constructed to have “bounce.” When walling was used, a beach towel was protectively wrapped around the prisoner’s neck and later became a “Pavlovian” tool that the detainee could be shown to remind him of the suffering he’d endured. This is how torturers speak, cloaking their actions in anodyne language.

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Architect of CIA’s Torture Program Testifies Just Yards from Accused 9/11 Plotter He Waterboarded
Margot Williams – The Intercept, 27 Jan 2020

21 Jan 2020 – “I suspected from the beginning that I would end up here,” psychologist James Mitchell told a Guantánamo Bay courtroom.

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Bolsonaro, under Fire, Dismisses His Culture Minister for Giving a Nazi Speech, but It Is Still Representative of Brazil’s Governing Ethos
Glenn Greenwald and Victor Pougy – The Intercept, 20 Jan 2020

18 Jan 2020 – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, under severe pressure from multiple corners, yesterday fired his Culture Minister, Roberto Alvim, for recording and publishing what can only be described — with no hyperbole — as a Nazi speech about Brazilian art. WATCH: the literal Nazi speech with English subtitles that has shone a light on the true ideology of the Bolsonaro movement.

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(Português) Brasil: Documento confidencial mostra que Cultura vai continuar pregando ideais nazistas mesmo sem o Secretário Roberto Alvim
Amanda Audi – The Intercept, 20 Jan 2020

17 Jan 2020 – Roberto Alvim foi demitido da Secretaria Especial da Cultura após copiar um discurso do chefe da propaganda nazista, Joseph Goebbels. Mas isso não quer dizer que os colegas do dramaturgo, que continuam trabalhando e orientando a política cultural do país, pensem diferente dele.

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TV Pundits Praising Suleimani Assassination Neglect to Disclose Ties to Arms Industry
Lee Fang – The Intercept, 13 Jan 2020

6 Jan 2020 – David Petraeus, Jack Keane, Van Hipp, John Negroponte, and Jeh Johnson all celebrate President Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate Qassim Suleimani.

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Everybody’s Watching You: The Intercept’s 2019 Big Brother/Surveillance Technology Coverage
The Intercept – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jan 2020

27 Dec 2019 – A look back at The Intercept’s must-read technology stories from 2019.

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With Suleimani Assassination, Trump Is Doing the Bidding of Washington’s Most Vile Cabal
Jeremy Scahill – The Intercept, 6 Jan 2020

3 Jan 2020 – While the media focus for three years of the Trump presidency has centered around “Russia collusion” and impeachment, the most dangerous collusion of all was happening right out in the open — the Trump/Saudi/Israel/UAE drive to war with Iran.

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The Trump Administration Just Killed Iran’s Most Famous Military Commander. We’re Not Ready for What’s Next.
Murtaza Hussain – The Intercept, 6 Jan 2020

3 Jan 2020 – The assassination of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani may be President Donald Trump’s most reckless foreign policy move to date.

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The Invention of “Ethical Artificial Intelligence”: How Big Tech Manipulates Academia to Avoid Regulation
Rodrigo Ochigame – The Intercept, 23 Dec 2019

20 Dec 2019 – A Silicon Valley lobby enrolled elite academia to avoid legal restrictions on AI.

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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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