2019-09-16: Social Media Postees

Our Invisible Government
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
When an [intelligence service] uses dirty tricks, provides billions of dollars in weapons to renegade militias and Islamic radicals, overthrows governments and assassinates leaders, leaving in its wake mayhem and disasters it did not foresee, it has failed. (Photo: Mr. Fish) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-09-16_at_10.52.12_am.png

Our Invisible Government
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
There are two forms of government in the United States. There is the visible government–the White House, Congress, the courts, state legislatures and governorships–and the invisible government, or deep state, where anonymous technocrats, intelligence operatives, generals, bankers, corporations and lobbyists manage foreign and domestic policy regardless of which political party holds a majority. | The most powerful and important organs in the invisible government are the nation's bloated and unaccountable intelligence agencies. They are the vanguard of the invisible government. They oversee a vast "bla…

The Torture and Murder of Julian Assange
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Back in May, retired USAF lieutenant colonel Karen Kwiatkowski said the CIA's "Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being 'treated' with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ." | On September 14, Kwiatkowski …

Why Is Julian Assange Being Tortured to Death?
Karen Kwiatkowski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
I think we already know the answer. We need to go further and try and understand what this partially veiled, but completely serious, US and UK destruction of a modern journalist means for all of us. | Assange is an advocate …

Iranian Drones Launched from Iraq Carried Out Attacks on Saudi Oil Plants
David Hearst | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
The strikes which paralysed the Saudi oil industry on Saturday morning, forcing it to halve its output of crude oil, were made by Iranian drones launched from Hashd al-Shaabi bases in southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi intelligence official has told …

The Brexit crisis and the struggle for the unity and political independence of the working class
wsws.org | 2019-09-16
The authoritarian turn represented by Johnson's prorogation of parliament is the most advanced expression of the breakdown of the traditional mechanisms of parliamentary rule.

SPY PIGEONS & KILLER CIGARS: Weird ways CIA tried to win the Cold War
rt.com | 2019-09-15
The CIA has declassified documents revealing its Cold War spy pigeons program, the latest revelation of the truly bizarre lengths the US went to, which included killer cigars, trained dolphins, and acoustic kitties. | Pigeon spies: | The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has declassified details of its secret spy-pigeon mission during the Cold War, named 'Tacana'. It used the birds to secretly photograph sites inside the Soviet Union. The avian species was chosen because of their ability to navigate their way back home, and they apparently flew their missions while expensive cameras were strapped to th…

Outing of CIA's Kremlin mole echoes Iraq WMD hoax
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-15
The outing of a CIA informant inside of the Kremlin raises new questions about the Russia investigation and the intelligence…

How the FBI Increased Its Power After 9/11 and Helped Put Trump in Office
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-09-14
Former FBI agent Mike German recounts the transformation of the FBI from a law enforcement agency into a dangerously powerful domestic intelligence force.

Harrowing Cables Detail How the CIA Tortured Accused 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Jeopardizing the Case Against Him
Daniel DeFraia | theintercept.com | 2019-09-11
Thirteen recently declassified cables reveal interrogators' attempts to turn detainees into collaborators in the war against Al Qaeda.

The FBI Was Deeply Involved in CIA Black Site Interrogations Despite Years of Denials, Guantánamo Defense Lawyer Says
Margot Williams | theintercept.com | 2019-09-11
The word haunting the austere courtroom was torture. Torture not only tormented the perpetrators; it has delayed justice for the families of 9/11 victims.

Being Black is Not a Crime: Yunek's Story of Police Brutality
aclu.org | 2019-09-11
A personal story of police brutality at the hands of the police in Peoria, Illinois. | My name is Yunek Moore. I am a Black woman, a college graduate, and a survivor of police brutality. I'm choosing to tell my story because, sadly, this wasn't the last time something like this happened to a person of color in Peoria, Illinois, and that must change. | On June 4, 2013, I was a happy 17-year-old looking forward to attending college at Millikin University. I had just graduated high school, where I was ranked 11th in my entire class and spoke at graduation as one of my final duties as Senior Class President. | That n…

Rift Exposed: A Desertion Robbed League of the South of Its Longtime Headquarters and Hints that a Member Chose His Real Estate Holdings over Southern Culture
Brett Barrouquere | splcenter.org | 2019-09-04
League of the South (LOS), a neo-Confederate organization that advocates for Southern secession, has been roiled by a key defection that resulted in the group losing its headquarters in Wetumpka, Alabama, about 20 miles north of Montgomery.

Spurned & Burned: Anti-Muslim Extremists Rebuff Prominent Chapter Leader
Intelligence Report Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Images of the World Trade Center in flames exposed a schism between a notable hate group's activists and its aspirations, leading to a prominent member's resignation.

Out of the Darkness: Conversion Therapist Quits 'Ex-Gay' Movement
Intelligence Report Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
According to Truth Wins Out, Matheson's fellow ex-gay leader Rich Wyler announced his exit in a post to a private Facebook group. TWO "goes undercover to expose 'ex-gay' conversion leaders as hypocritical frauds that have not actually changed their sexual orientation," its website states.

Hatewatch: Brave in the Dark
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Using fake names and fictional avatars, wannabe killers and hatemongers exude courage and commitment to their hateful causes.

No' Money, Mo' Problems: Militiaman's Fundraising Plea Devolves into Lawsuit and Mistrust
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
The jailed militiaman had an interesting fundraising appeal.

Resolute: The Battle Against Hate Demands Vigilance
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Hate persists. It's relentless.

Identity Unmasked: Meet the Proprietors of the Internet's Largest Neo-Confederate Propaganda Machine
splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
A small Facebook campaign predicated on keeping Confederate monuments in place has morphed into a group of more than 200 ardent, secretive separatists planning to make the South a separate nation.

The Last Word: When Dollars Matter 
More Than Decency
Keegan Hankes, Intelligence Project | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
As America's technology and financial giants struggle, or refuse, to curb hate on their platforms, far-right extremists leverage them to build war chests that promote bigotry and violence.

A Church Divided: Sex Worker Scandal Exposes Fault Lines in Anti-LGBTQ Church Network
Intelligence Report Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
An anti-LGBTQ pastor's admission to "sins" that included prostitutes, marijuana and gambling set off a series of events that roiled his congregation and caused a split in a satellite church in another state.

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