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Church Committee - Wikipedia
United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities
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november 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @tinyrevolution
RT : At 2:40 pm on 9/11, exactly 16 years ago, Donald Rumsfeld was pushing to invade Iraq:

Hit SH [Saddam Hussein] @ same time—
Not only UBL
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september 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @BraddJaffy
"Left: Prime Minister's office readout of Trudeau's phone call with Trump

Right: White House readout of the very same call

Um…"

...

"It was a very amicable call."
conversation  government  america  canada  president  prime_minister  politician  justin_trudeau  donald_trump  screengrab  letter  news  2017  2010s  white_house  phone  image  comparison  from twitter_favs
april 2017 by cluebucket
The government says his DACA status expired, but this immigrant says he was deported despite protections | PBS NewsHour
"Montes’ lawyers say he had previously been approved twice for deportation protection under the DACA program, created in 2012 under then-President Barack Obama to allow immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to temporarily live and work in the country. The Department of Homeland Security told NewsHour on Tuesday its records indicated Montes’ authorization expired in 2015. On Wednesday, the department told NewsHour a more detailed search indicated Montes’ DACA authorization did expire in 2018, but that Montes had lost his DACA status “when he left the United States without advance parole,” before he encountered U.S. Border Patrol on Feb. 19. The Department of Homeland Security told NewsHour on Wednesday that “there are no records or evidence to support” the claim that he was detained Feb. 18 in Calexico, as his lawyers claim."
newshour  news  pbs.org  immigration  deportation  donald_trump  america  joshua_barajas  daca  government  2017  2010s  mexico  from twitter
april 2017 by cluebucket
The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems
social entrepreneurship abroad / reductive "solutions"

"Some delopment workers even have an acronym that they use to describe these initiatives: SWEDOW (stuff we don't want)."

"don't go because you've fallen in love with solvability. Go because you've fallen in love with complexity."
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march 2017 by cluebucket
“Behind the eyes, we feel ourselves shrink” | MetaFilter #6937719
nickrussell long comment
ends with: "Without strong governance, we have no chance of protecting our individual rights and way of life. Indeed, our lives may be enabled and shaped by technology, but they're ultimately created by governance."
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march 2017 by cluebucket
The Constitution in the 100-Mile Border Zone | American Civil Liberties Union
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects Americans from random and arbitrary stops and searches.
According to the government, however, these basic constitutional principles do not apply fully at our borders.
constitution  rights  aclu.org  aclu  america  border  law  list  breakdown  government  cbp  state  problem  homeland_security  2017  2010s 
february 2017 by cluebucket
Revenge of the Lunch Lady - The Huffington Post
"In 2014, now-House Speaker Paul Ryan said that public assistance, including school lunch, offered a “full stomach and an empty soul” because it made kids reliant on government handouts. With the party now in control of Congress and the White House—and with Michelle Obama, the program’s greatest defender, gone—school lunch is as vulnerable as it’s ever been."

paul ryan needs to have food taken away from him
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february 2017 by cluebucket
The Art Story: Works Progress Administration (WPA)
"In all, nearly 200,000 artworks were created under the Federal Art Project, yet many of those works have since become lost or were destroyed after the WPA auctioned off thousands of paintings in 1943, when all federally-funded art programs were dissolved."
art  government  theartstory.org  wpa  1930s  1940s  america  holger_cahill  politics  artist  history 
february 2017 by cluebucket
Fax Senators
includes reference list for "Today's Most-Faxed Representatives"
faxzero.com  fax  free  communication  senator  representative  congress  government  citizen  form  america  state  tool  internet  opinion 
february 2017 by cluebucket
What “Things Going Wrong” Can Look Like – Medium
"I'm reading this as '1933 playbook continues on schedule, pace slightly higher than last time: something between maybe 1.2x and 2x, but without the possibility of a major land war to show up on the horizon.'" (apart from climate-related disaster movements?)
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Court rulings couldn’t protect everyone detained because of Trump’s immigration order.
"It seems that even within the same administration, alternative facts abound.
...
"The smug cruelty of the DHS statement that 'yesterday, less than one percent of the more than 325,000 international air travelers who arrive every day were inconvenienced while enhanced security measures were implemented' transcends belief as applied to actual people left in horrific limbo."
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @TheBlahDalia
RT : "Please tell people you know who are coming into the US to refuse signing this form which strips you of residency:
Form I-407: "Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status"

to trick or goad travelers into signing this upon arrival is so goddamn sinister.
via cyborgmemoirs
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @Karnythia
everything in this thread for real

"Hiring freezes don't save money. They are lucrative for government contractors though & those employees don't get the same protections."
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january 2017 by cluebucket
EFF's 100-Day Plan | Electronic Frontier Foundation
1. We will continue to defend digital rights in court.
2. We will test and leverage the Freedom of Information Act.
3. We will hold Silicon Valley accountable.
4. We will reach out to targeted communities to enhance their security and legal capabilities.
5. We will work on creating new security education materials.
6. We will work with the California legislature to resist federal government overreach.
7. We will build the ground game in Washington, D.C.
8. We will lead a campaign to end mass surveillance under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.
9. We will defend a free and open Internet.
10. We will cultivate a grassroots movement to defend digital rights in all 50 states.

'come back with a warrant' bumper sticker etc etc
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @fbi @parabasis
RT : Maybe you should've gone with "sorry about that time we tried to blackmail MLK Jr into killing himself."
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Foreign policy of the United States - Wikipedia
1949 Syrian coup d'état
1949–1953 Albania
1951–56 Tibet
1953 Iranian coup d'état
1954 Guatemalan coup d'état
1956–57 Syria crisis
1960 Congo coup d'état
1961 Cuba, Bay of Pigs Invasion
1961 Dominican Republic
1963 South Vietnamese coup
1964 Bolivian coup d'état
1964 Brazilian coup d'état
1966 Ghana coup d'état
1971 Bolivian coup d'état
1973 Chilean coup d'état
1980 Turkish coup d'état
1979–89 Afghanistan, Operation Cyclone
1981–87 Nicaragua, Contras
2001 Afghanistan
2011 Libyan civil war
2011–present Syria
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december 2016 by cluebucket
Ammon Bundy and the myth of the American West
"Bundy’s confused rhetoric is partly a refraction of spotty Christian theology, fringe militia movements and American mythology. Yet he is standing on solid ground in the imagined West in which his ideology resides."
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january 2016 by cluebucket
The Marshall Islands, once a U.S. nuclear test site, face oblivion again | The Washington Post
"'For four bullets into a tree in Iraq, they could fix this place.'"
...
"In 1954, the 'Castle Bravo' test... detonated with 1,000 times the force of the Hiroshima explosion. It hurled into the sky a massive plume of pulverized coral that drifted eastward and fell like ashy snowflakes on the people of Rongelap and Utirik atolls. Several days after Bravo, after children had eaten the ash, ..."
...
"In 2001, an independent nuclear-claims tribunal awarded the RMI $2.3 billion in health and property damages, but there was no mechanism to force the United States to pay it."
...
"Half the residents of Ebeye are under 20 years old, and a third are unemployed. The island has been called 'the slum of the Pacific.'"
...
"DeBrum then railed against nations that are modernizing their arsenals, a trend that he and other nations say is a violation of the grand bargain of the treaty... The United States is extending the life of its warheads, shrinking but updating its weapons infrastructure, and planning to construct a new fleet of submarines with nuclear-armed missiles.

"The price tag on this modernization plan? One trillion dollars over the next 30 years... Even though the United States has reduced its stockpile by 86 percent from its Cold War high, this reinvestment in nuclear arms doesn’t sit well with a poor island nation that has actually felt what nuclear war would be like."
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november 2015 by cluebucket
How to Fix Everything | Motherboard
"The Electronics Reuse Conference was full of people who reject the idea that manufacturers should have control over consumer devices. ... 'We're competing with the garbage dump.'"
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november 2015 by cluebucket
The Appalling Stance of Rand Paul - NYTimes.com
"We have gone from a war on poverty in this country to a war on the poor, in which poor people are routinely demonized and scapegoated and attacked, and conservatives have led the charge.
...
"To buy into this destructive lie about the character of the poor means you've either had no experience being poor, or have no capacity to empathize with their plight.
"Being poor is a job unto itself."
charles_m._blow  nytimes  op-ed  rand_paul  conservative  poor  poverty  wealth  welfare  government  politics  politician  arrogant  takedown  society  2013  2010s  america  scapegoat  effort  wage  work 
december 2013 by cluebucket
Jon Stewart's Rockin' Shutdown Eve - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 09/30/13 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
"If President Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent mullahs in the world but not with the House Republicans, maybe he is not the problem."
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october 2013 by cluebucket
What Would Orwell Make of Obama's Drone Policy? - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
Orwell: "Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."

Adam Serwer: "The government needs the approval of a judge to detain a suspected terrorist. To kill one, it need only give itself permission."

TNC: Consider the notion of "imminence." Last year Eric Holder claimed that a lethal strike against an American citizen can only be made if to protect against "an imminent threat of violent attack." But the white paper states that imminence "does not require that the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons or interests will take place in the significant future." Effectively, the word "imminence" has no meaning beyond "we think you're a bad guy."
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february 2013 by cluebucket
Friends of Fraud - NYTimes.com
"As history shows, the financial industry’s wealth and influence can all too easily turn those who are supposed to serve as watchdogs into lap dogs instead."
nytimes  fraud  finance  america  bank  paul_krugman  dodd-frank  reform  government  wealth  influence  protection  2010s  2013  op-ed  republican  money  denial  recession  economics 
february 2013 by cluebucket

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