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Dog in a party hat

Party Hats: Now for dogs and spy cameras?

Tonight’s musical selection is “Lands and Bones,” by Eskmo featuring Swan.

Buzzfeed reports that a Dutch activist group placed party hats on surveillance cameras to honor George Orwell’s birthday.

And a bizarre & horrifying story from the Guardian you may have missed — police went so deep under cover that they dated, raised children with environmental activists they spied on. How much of this continues today, and in the United States?


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Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and