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The Intercept’s Transition From Guard Dog to Attack Dog for the Establishment

    The Intercept’s Transition From Guard Dog to Attack Dog for the Establishment

The Ecuadorian embassy in London cut off Julian Assange’s internet access in October of 2016, but the WikiLeaks Twitter account kept posting about leak drops uninterrupted. The embassy’s action made headlines all across mainstream media. It is common knowledge for anyone who was paying attention to WikiLeaks during that time. The Intercept‘s editors are unquestionably aware…

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The U.S. Military Will Have More Robots Than Humans by 2025

    The U.S. Military Will Have More Robots Than Humans by 2025

WASHINGTON – While cyborg soldiers and fully automated weapons have long been fodder for futuristic sci-fi thrillers, they are now a reality and, if the Pentagon gets its way, will soon become the norm in the U.S. military. As Defense One reported last Thursday, the Army had just concluded a live-fire exercise using a remote-controlled…

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As American as Apple Pie: Rape in a Culture that Looks the Other Way

    As American as Apple Pie: Rape in a Culture that Looks the Other Way

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — Shortly before midnight on September 3, 1944, an African-American sharecropper named Recy Taylor was walking home from church with two companions in Abbeville, Alabama when the women noticed a green Chevy sedan drive past four times before finally rattling to a stop just a few feet ahead. Seven white men, armed…

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America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

    America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

I’m in my mid-thirties, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in what President George W. Bush called the “Global War on Terror,” I was still in college. I remember taking part in a couple of campus antiwar demonstrations and, while working as a waitress…

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Jeff Sessions’ Dog Whistle to White Supremacy: Sheriffs Guard Our “Anglo-American Heritage”

  Jeff Sessions’ Dog Whistle to White Supremacy: Sheriffs Guard Our “Anglo-American Heritage”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed a meeting of the National Sheriff’s Association on February 12 in Washington. As the nation’s chief law enforcer, Sessions was “among friends” and such an appearance should have been uneventful. What could possibly go wrong? Well … it appears that the Attorney General may have improvised a…

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Outsourcing Intel: How Intel-for-Hire Undermines U.S. Intelligence

  Outsourcing Intel: How Intel-for-Hire Undermines U.S. Intelligence

In 2016, Tim Shorrock wrote an article describing the five intelligence giants that control domestic policy, foreign policy, military, and civilian leaders with the products they sell. They create the information, analyze the information, and decide who the President of the United States will see as an enemy and who as a friend. The smaller companies provide…

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Military Spending Is Already Bankrupting America

  Military Spending Is Already Bankrupting America

Mark my words, America’s war spending will bankrupt the nation. For that matter, America’s war spending has already bankrupted the nation to the tune of more than $20 trillion dollars. Now the Trump Administration is pushing for a $4.4 trillion budget for fiscal year 2019 that would add $7 trillion to the already unsustainable federal deficit in order to sustain America’s military empire…

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The New Threat Posed by Privatizing America’s Intelligence Agencies

  The New Threat Posed by Privatizing America’s Intelligence Agencies

Back in 1991, during the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the general consensus of the intelligence community was that America needed a strong Russia. Russians bore the weight of dismantling the Soviet Union and an internally strong and stable Russia was considered the biggest stable democratic government in the hemisphere. A strong Russia provides stability…

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Terror Attack That Alex Jones Blamed on Muslims, Revealed to Be Inspired by Frequent Guest on His Show

  Terror Attack That Alex Jones Blamed on Muslims, Revealed to Be Inspired by Frequent Guest on His Show

During the early morning of June 19, 2017, a man drove a 3.5 ton van into a crowd in Finsbury Park, London. The attacker targeted worshippers leaving the nearby Muslim Welfare House mosque after finishing evening prayers. One man was killed and 10 others were injured. The driver of the van reportedly shouted that he wanted to “kill all…

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Poverty: American Style

  Poverty: American Style

In December last year, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, issued a statement on his 15-day fact-finding mission of some of the U.S.’s poorest neighborhoods.   Alston, the author of the quoted phrase in the excerpt, is an Australian who is a professor of law at New York University.  During his…

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