2019-03-07: Social Media Postees

Trump Cancels Report on Civilians Killed by US Drone Strikes
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-07
(CD) — In his latest attack on transparency, President Donald Trump on Wednesday rescinded a rule requiring U.S. intelligence officials to publicly disclose the number of civilians killed by drone strikes. "Shameful, indefensible, dangerous," tweeted Elizabeth Beavers, associate policy director with progressive advocacy group Indivisible. "Time for Congress to step in." Trump used an executive order to scrap the three-year-old rule, …
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Should We Trust Artificial Intelligence Regulation by Congress If Facebook Supports It?
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2019-03-07
Last week, several members of Congress began pushing the resolution with the aim of "supporting the development of guidelines for ethical development of artificial intelligence." It was introduced by Reps. Brenda Lawrence and Ro Khanna — the latter of whom, crucially, represents Silicon Valley, which is to the ethical development of software what West Virginia is to the rollout of clean energy. This has helped make Khanna a national figure, in part because, far from being a tech industry cheerleader, he's publicly supported cracking down on the data Wild West his home district helped create. For exa…
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Stand with the Salinas Community Against Police Brutality
Brenda Rodriguez Mendoza Presente | indybay.org | 2019-03-07
Closter Park, 401 Towt St., Salinas…
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Assange May Be Elephant in Room as Chelsea Manning a Fights Federal Grand Jury Subpoena
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-06
"If you end up going to trial rather than taking a plea, they actually use it against you in sentencing. They do something called 'sentencing enhancement' and they call it 'failure to take responsibility.'" — CIA-Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou…
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Revealed: British Army Deployed "Interrogators" to Abu Ghraib Despite Abuse Concerns
Ian Cobain | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-06
Ministry of Defence refuses to answer MEE's questions about what its personnel were doing and what they saw at height of torture scandal in US-run Baghdad prison | *** | Britain's defence ministry covertly deployed a team of interrogators to Iraq's notorious …
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"How to Hide an Empire": Daniel Immerwahr on the History of the Greater United States
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-05
"How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States." That's the title of a new book examining a part of the U.S. that is often overlooked: the nation's overseas territories from Puerto Rico to Guam, former territories like the Philippines, and its hundreds of military bases scattered across the globe. We speak with the book's author, Daniel Immerwahr, who writes, "At various times, the inhabitants of the U.S. Empire have been shot, shelled, starved, interned, dispossessed, tortured and experimented on. What they haven't been, by and large, is seen." Immerwahr is an associate professor of history at No…
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Universities on the Foreign Payroll
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-05
After the Central Intelligence Agency found that the crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia likely ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced it would be reviewing its "Institute-level engagements" with the Kingdom. The fallout from the murder of Khashoggi has put a spotlight on Saudi Arabia's extensive financial connections to universities acro…
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From Guam to the Philippines, the US Ignores Victims of Its Empire
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-05
How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States. That's the title of a new book examining a part of the U.S. that is often overlooked: the nation's overseas territories from Puerto Rico to Guam, former territories like the Philippines, and its hundreds of military bases scattered across the globe. We speak with the book's author, Daniel Immerwahr, who writes, "At various times, the inhabitants of the U.S. Empire have been shot, shelled, starved, interned, dispossessed, tortured and experimented on. What they haven't been, by and large, is seen." Immerwahr is an associate professor of history at N…
truthout.org/video/from-guam-to-the-phil…

The Global Left and the Danger of a Dirty War in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner — Mint Press News | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-25
Lucas Koerner warns that the Global North "left" critique of "authoritarianism" in Venezuela serves as ideological cover for the current coup and impending dirty war pushed by Washington.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14350

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