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Senator Richard Burr: a Longtime Fan of Torture

    Senator Richard Burr: a Longtime Fan of Torture

Newly released official documents obtained by the National Security Archive showing that CIA Director Gina Haspel directly supervised waterboarding at the first CIA “Black Site” simply confirm what Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) already knew as he orchestrated the charade that was Haspel’s confirmation hearing.  Burr allowed her to “classify” her own direct role in waterboarding…

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Abused Asylum-Seekers Launch Legal Battle Against ICE and its “Concentration Camp” Prisons

    Abused Asylum-Seekers Launch Legal Battle Against  ICE and its “Concentration Camp” Prisons

ADELANTO, CALIFORNIA – A group of refugees from Central America, who faced beatings and abuse while detained at a California detention center last year, are pursuing legal action in hopes of drawing attention to the systematic abuse of migrants who are being confined in a growing network of concentration camp-style facilities across the United States.…

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DNC Welcomes Donations From Fossil Fuel Employer PACs

    DNC Welcomes Donations From Fossil Fuel Employer PACs

The Democratic National Committee’s executive committee passed a resolution introduced by DNC chair Tom Perez, which encourages donations from employee political action committees in the fossil fuel industry. Perez introduced the resolution to show that the Democrats are committed to supporting workers and unions that “power the American economy.” But it directly undermines a resolution passed…

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The Space Force and New Anti-Russia Sanctions Are Interrelated

    The Space Force and New Anti-Russia Sanctions Are Interrelated

On Aug. 9, Vice President Mike Pence called for the establishment of a Space Force by 2020. US Defense Secretary James Mattis also came out in support of the idea to create a new unified command of the armed forces to focus on space operations. He said the Defense Department will address space as a new war-fighting domain. A report to Congress…

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Court Bans Harmful Pesticide that Trump EPA Tried to Keep on the Market

  Court Bans Harmful Pesticide that Trump EPA Tried to Keep on the Market

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the harmful pesticide chlorpyrifos within 60 days. The court’s ruling is being seen as a major victory for environmentalists and public health activists, who have been fighting to ban the agro-chemical for well over a decade, and comes a few…

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Cables From Secret CIA Black Site Read Like Gina Haspel’s Torture Journal

  Cables From Secret CIA Black Site Read Like Gina Haspel’s Torture Journal

Government cables reported in the New York Times on Friday “read like torture journaling,” critics said after reviewing the “loud noise, sleep deprivation, forced nudity, wall-slamming, and waterboarding” that CIA interrogators used on an al-Qaida suspect in 2002 at a secret prison run by Gina Haspel, whom the Senate confirmed as agency chief in May despite widespread outrage over her torturous record. Gina Haspel ran the secret CIA…

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Watch: Reporters Slam US For Refusing to Condemn Saudi-US Airstrike On Yemen School Bus

  Watch: Reporters Slam US For Refusing to Condemn Saudi-US Airstrike On Yemen School Bus

Just as expected, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert refused to condemn Thursday’s coalition airstrike on a school bus in Yemen, which left as many as 50 people dead and 63 injured — the vast majority of which were children.  As we reported previously, Saudi-US/UK coalition jets scored a direct hit on the school bus packed with children as it drove through a crowded market…

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Why does Rashida Tlaib Support US Military Aid to Israel?

  Why does Rashida Tlaib Support US Military Aid to Israel?

There has been much euphoria over the Michigan primary win on Tuesday that sets up Palestinian American Rashida Tlaib to become the first Muslim woman to enter Congress if, as widely expected, she wins the general election in November. “As the child of immigrants and an Arab, Tlaib is acutely aware of the issues that impact our…

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A NATO-Funded Team is Advising Facebook On Flagging “Propaganda”

  A NATO-Funded Team is Advising Facebook On Flagging “Propaganda”

This is not at all comforting: during a week that’s witnessed Alex Jones’ social media accounts taken down by Facebook, Apple, Spotify and Google, and what appears to be a growing crackdown against alternative media figures including several prominent Libertarians, notably the Ron Paul Institute director, and the Scott Horton Show, who found their Twitter accounts suspended — we learn that the Atlantic Council is…

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Crime Against Humanity: 99-Year-Old Nuremberg Prosecutor Calls Out Trump’s Detention of Children

  Crime Against Humanity: 99-Year-Old Nuremberg Prosecutor Calls Out Trump’s Detention of Children

The last surviving prosecutor at the Nazi Nuremberg trials just offered harsh criticism for the Trump administration’s family separation crisis resulting from its cruel immigration policies, calling it “a crime against humanity.” Ninety-nine year old Ben Ferencz made the comments in a recent lengthy interview with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad…

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