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How the NYPD Weaponized a Curfew Against Protesters and Residents

Posted on June 28, 2020
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Husan Blue, his family, and his neighbors were having a cookout on the patio outside their apartment in Crown Heights. It was a warm summer night in Brooklyn. Little kids were running around and playing.

How Trump’s Deportation Flights Are Putting Latin America and the Caribbean at Risk

Posted on June 26, 2020
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Jude said his body ached, and he was feverish. The 40-year-old was being held with dozens of other Haitians in a crowded U.S.

How the Fed Bailed Out the Investor Class Without Spending a Cent

Posted on May 27, 2020
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March 23, 2020 was a critical day in U.S. history, though at the time it felt like another 24 hours on the road to pandemic apocalypse.

Amid Allegations of Sexual Impropriety, Excessive Drinking, and Power Politics, a Veterans Group Wages Civil War

Posted on May 13, 2020
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Aprominent veterans’ group doing relief work on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic has quietly gone to war with itself in federal court, with two branches of the organization suing each other amid allegations of sexual misconduct at an alcohol-fueled retreat last summer. Founded in 2010, Team Rubicon mobilizes military veterans and other volunteers skilled as first responders to do disaster relief.

Under Cover of Mass Death, Andrew Cuomo Calls in the Billionaires to Build a High-Tech Dystopia

Posted on May 8, 2020
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For a few fleeting moments during New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefing on Wednesday, the somber grimace that has filled our screens for weeks was briefly replaced by something resembling a smile. “We are ready, we’re all-in,” the governor .

As Africa Drowns in Garbage, the Plastic Business Keeps Booming

Posted on April 19, 2020
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Rosemary Nyambura spends her weekends collecting plastic with her aunt Miriam in the Dandora dump in Nairobi. Because the bottles they sell to other plastics traders are mixed in with discarded syringes, broken glass, feces, fragments of cellphone cases, remote controls, shoe soles, trinkets, toys, pouches, clamshells, bags, and countless unrecognizable shreds of thin plastic film, the work is time-consuming and dangerous.

Leaked Intelligence Cables Detail a Secret Propaganda War Between Iranian Spies and Exiled Militant Group

Posted on March 22, 2020
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In a ward of Gohardasht Prison, a sprawling detention facility in a western suburb of Tehran, a few inmates gathered one night in late 2014 to remember a fallen comrade. Ali Saremi, a supporter of the Mojahedin-e Khalq, or MEK, had been executed four years earlier at another Iranian prison for his allegiance to the militant dissident group, which is considered a terrorist organization in Iran.

TikTok Told Moderators to Suppress Posts by “Ugly” People and the Poor to Attract New Users

Posted on March 16, 2020
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The makers of TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing app with hundreds of millions of users around the world, instructed moderators to suppress posts created by users deemed too ugly, poor, or disabled for the platform, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept.

The Secret History of U.S. Involvement in Brazil’s Scandal-Wracked Operation Car Wash

Posted on March 12, 2020
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Leaked conversations between Brazilian officials reveal the inner workings of a secretive collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice on a sprawling anti-corruption effort known as Operation Car Wash. The chats, analyzed in partnership with the Brazilian investigative news outlet Agência Pública, show that the Brazilians were extremely accommodating to their U.S.

The Far Right Loves to Hate Sanders Surrogate Linda Sarsour, and She “Has the Wounds to Prove It”

Posted on March 1, 2020
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On February 11, the night Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary, Linda Sarsour was in Queens, New York, vying on his behalf for an endorsement from the presidential candidate. Sarsour, a Sanders campaign surrogate and executive director of Muslim social justice group , was speaking to club membership on home turf.

 

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