28 Feb 2015

MI-5’s Jihadi John: How British Intelligence Primed Both Sides Of The Terror War

‘Jihadi John’ was able to join IS for one simple reason: from Quilliam to al-Muhajiroun, Britain’s loudest extremists have been groomed by the security services. By Nafeez Ahmed Every time there’s a terrorist attack that makes national headlines, the same talking heads seem to pop up like an obscene game

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28 Feb 2015

Shut Down #HomanSquare – Chicago_Police Black Site [Update: #Reparations Now! this evening]

Update: marym has been updating #Reparations Now! for the many victims of sociopath Jon Burge’s torture in Chicago jails, including their false confessions leading to convictions under his torture….at about comment #30. This post is a bit slapdash, and for that I apologize ahead of time, but: Real life needs

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28 Feb 2015

That’s a nice Silicon Valley you’ve got there, shame if something happened to it

Make them an offer they can’t refuse                               The Google Self-Driving Car is a project by Google that involves developing technology for autonomous cars, mainly electric cars. The software powering Google’s cars is called Google Chauffeur. (…)The

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27 Feb 2015

Mister Spock Has Died

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83. Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in

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27 Feb 2015

Boston Bombing News: Opening Statements Scheduled for Wednesday

In the Tsarnaev trial, they have reached the target number of 70 jurors, which will be whittled down to 18 on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3rd and 4th. There will be a final pre-trial hearing on Monday. When the trial began on January 5, Judge O’Toole had the delusion that

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27 Feb 2015

Patricia Arquette, Harriet Christian, and opportunities to listen

Cross posted from Pruning Shears. As someone who hits for the privilege cycle (white, male and heterosexual) I have had many opportunities over the years to realize I’ve inadvertently offended someone. It’s always a bit of a shock – I thought I was being complimentary/helpful/sensitive! – but I think I’ve

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26 Feb 2015

Forcing Change in Big Media’s Pro-war Bias

Yesterday I posted some positive steps to get anti-war and anti-torture voices into the media. Today I want to suggest some other steps and some leverage methods to force the issue. I discussed them and the research that led to them on Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd. Feb, 26, 2015. Today

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26 Feb 2015

War correspondent: Why a war zone in America is THE place to go

The main question that I would be asking in these particular American war zones, however, would be, “What makes America tick?”

What has made us become the most dreaded and hated country in the world — a country that has more weapons and more money to spend on weapons than any other country anywhere, ever? What gives us the right to call ourselves “patriotic” and “brave” and “democratic” when, in reality, it is America that has killed, maimed, tortured and mutilated millions of people all over the world — and trampled any survivors’ chances and their children’s chances of ever ever having a decent life again.

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26 Feb 2015

What Governor Walker’s Tax Proposal Would Mean for Wisconsin

Governor Walker’s budget includes more than $300 million in new tax cuts. He proposes reducing the amount of support the state provides to critically important institutions, such as public schools and the University of Wisconsin system, to help pay for the new tax cuts and to close the deficit caused

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26 Feb 2015

The Red Nation and Allies to Demand ABQ Abolish Columbus Day [Updated with Event Photos]

Abolish Columbus Day Rally, Fri. 2/27 @ 4:30 pm @ #ABQ City Hall pic.twitter.com/Q2xdSyafON — Nick Estes (@nick_w_estes) February 22, 2015 From nativenewsonline.net: ‘ALBUQUERQUE — A newly formed group called Red Nation, which consists of a group of American Indians and allies, will go to the City of Albuquerque’s city

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