2019-03-10: Social Media Postees

Stand with the Salinas Community Against Police Brutality
Brenda Rodriguez Mendoza Presente | indybay.org | 2019-03-10
Closter Park, 401 Towt St., Salinas…
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Tech Bias: Self-driving Cars More Likely to Hit Black People
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-09
Self-driving cars are more likely to hit anyone who isn't white based on algorithmic bias, according to a recent study. | RELATED: | Leaked Docs Show US Border Patrol Gathering Intelligence on Journalists Covering Caravan | Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, United States found that detection systems like sensors and cameras of automated cars detect people with lighter skin tones more easily. | While the report, "Predictive Inequity i…
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Chelsea Manning jailed for refusal to testify against WikiLeaks
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-09
The courageous whistleblower has already been imprisoned for seven years and subjected to solitary confinement and torture for exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/09/mann…

U.S. Has Supplied UAE $27B in Arms Despite Nation's Links to Torture, Mercenaries & Child Soldiers
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-07
We look at how U.S. weapons are supporting the ongoing devastation in Yemen with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of a new report about the role the United Arab Emirates has played in Yemen. It is titled "'Little Sparta': The United States-United Arab Emirates Alliance and the War in Yemen." We also speak with Ruhan Nagra, the executive director of the University Network for Human Rights, and Radhya Al-Mutawakel, chairperson of the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights. They recently published an investigation into the role of U.S.
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/7/us_has_sup…

Andrew Bacevich: The U.S.-Saudi Relationship Is a Principal Source of Instability in the Middle East
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-07
We look at a number of recent developments in U.S.-Saudi relations, a day after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for retired four-star general John Abizaid to become U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia. On Monday, the Trump administration gave a private briefing to senators on the investigation into the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October. Senators slammed the briefing for providing no new information. Meanwhile, The New York Times has revealed new details about the jailing and torture of a doctor with…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/7/andrew_bac…

"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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/5/how_to_hid…

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.
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