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Karen Silkwood - Wikipedia
"Skid marks from Silkwood's car were present on the road, suggesting that she was trying to get back onto the road after being pushed from behind."
karen_silkwood  wiki  wikipedia  biography  labor  activism  nuclear  death  killing  1970s  mystery  america  accident  1974  kerr-mcgee  corruption  health  plutonium  whistleblowing  union 
december 2017 by cluebucket
Church Committee - Wikipedia
United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities
frank_church  wiki  wikipedia  church  committee  senator  corruption  government  cia  nsa  fbi  irs  investigation  1975  1976  1970s  william_colby  america  assassination 
november 2017 by cluebucket
A Viral Sex Crime Saga of Perverts, Pranksters, and Prosecutors - The Daily Beast
"The Suspect’s co-host had been giving interviews, making inflammatory comments, saying I was “clinging to his fame,” and generally egging everyone on. The Suspect would himself upload a video, saying, “If you thought some lying hysterical hag would make us stop, you’re wrong!”"
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april 2017 by cluebucket
Samsung, corruption, and you - The Verge
"Chaebol is the Korean term for conglomerate. The word comes from the same Chinese characters that form the Japanese term zaibatsu; that those characters roughly translate to “wealth” and “clan” should give you some idea as to how the concept came to be. Many of South Korea’s top conglomerates, like LG, Hyundai, SK, Lotte, and Hanwha, are family-run chaebol where power is traditionally passed down through generations."
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march 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @Felonius_munk
- powerful and continuing nationalism
- disdain for human rights
- identification of enemies as a unifying cause
- supremacy of the military
- rampant sexism
- controlled mass media
- obsession with national security
- religion and government intertwined
- corporate power protected
- labor power suppressed
- disdain for intellectuals & the arts
- obsession with crime & punishment
- rampant cronyism & corruption
- fraudulent elections
holocaust  museum  list  fascism  government  ra'sclat_al_ghul  twitter.com  image  photo  rights  warning  military  sexism  media  security  religion  power  corporation  labor  corruption  election  2010s  1930s  from twitter_favs
january 2017 by cluebucket
The R.U. Sirius Interview: It’s Better to be Inspired than Wired | Lebkowsky | CTheory
"Cyberculture (a meme that I'm at least partly responsible for generating, incidentally) has emerged as a gleeful apologist for this kill-the-poor trajectory of the Republican revolution. You find it all over Wired - this mix of chaos theory and biological modeling that is somehow interpreted as scientific proof of the need to devolve and decentralize the social welfare state while also deregulating and empowering the powerful, autocratic, multinational corporations. You've basically got the breakdown of nation states into global economies simultaneous with the atomization of individuals or their balkanization into disconnected sub-groups, because digital technology conflates space while decentralizing communication and attention. The result is a clear playing field for a mutating corporate oligarchy, which is what we have. I mean, people think it's really liberating because the old industrial ruling class has been liquefied and it's possible for young players to amass extraordinary instant dynasties. But it's savage and inhuman. Maybe the wired elite think that's hip. But then don't go around crying about crime in the streets or pretending to be concerned with ethics."
uvic.ca  interview  1996  1990s  r.u._sirius  technology  wired  internet  corporation  power  corruption  society  politics  humanity  republican  theory  1989  1980s  mondo_2000  ethics  communication  jon_lebkowsky  quote  oligarchy  injustice 
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."
karnythia  mikki_kendall  twitter.com  government  corruption  2017  2010s  work  breakdown  takedown  veteran  illinois  chicago  detroit  america  contractor  money  job  from twitter
january 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @ElayneBoosler
Fake news is propaganda.
The powerful demanding apologies from artists is censorship.
Business dealings while in office are corruption.
Threatening protesters and petitioners is authoritarianism.
Declaring a minority an internal enemy and calling for militarized unity is fascism.
simple_english  language  definition  resistance  politics  propaganda  censorship  corruption  authoritarianism  fascism  name  from twitter_favs
january 2017 by cluebucket
Nigel Farage’s attack on Jo Cox’s widower is a new low. Enough | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian
"When Farage’s power was queried, Kassam responded with a picture of Farage and Donald Trump in the president-elect’s golden lift. Don’t mess with Farage, was Kassam’s implication, because he now has the patronage of the soon-to-be most powerful man on Earth. (You can donate to Hope not Hate’s legal fund here https://donate.hopenothate.org.uk/page/contribute/farage-to-court )"

farage is disgusting
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december 2016 by cluebucket
Ask a Korean!: The Irrational Downfall of Park Geun-hye
This shi' crazy. Taken down by a Samsung Galaxy Tab...!

"There is a video of Choi's staff smoking and drinking while eating fried chicken, right next to the suit meant for Park Geun-hye. At one point, one of the staff members handled the suit without even wiping chicken grease from his hands, while breathing smoke onto the clothes. Park Geun-hye would wear this suit on her presidential visit with Xi Jinping."
korea  south_korea  askakorean  blogspot  2016  2010s  1970s  1980s  leader  svengali  cult  politics  politician  influence  power  corruption  lie  park_geun-hye  choi_soon-sil  crazy  scandal 
december 2016 by cluebucket
The Religious Cult Secretly Running Japan - The Daily Beast
"The current cult’s goals: gut Japan’s post-war pacifist constitution, end sexual equality, get rid of foreigners, void pesky “human rights” laws, and return Japan to its Imperial Glory."
politics  japan  politician  cult  corruption  power  creepy  religion  thedailybeast.com  2016  2010s  election  shinzo_abe  jake_adelstein  mari_yamamoto  nippon_kaigi  conservative  shinto  tadae_takubo  1990s  1970s  seicho_no_ie  日本会議  生長の家  1947  1940s  nobusuke_kishi  government  constitution  peace  war  right-wing  rights  yamato 
july 2016 by cluebucket
At Mercy Multiplied, troubled young women come to believe their mental-health counselors speak for God.
"Today, the sixth step in Alcorn’s seven-step counseling model is called Freedom From Oppression—but before 2009, it was called “Demonic Oppression,” according to three former residents. Mercy changed the name shortly after administrators at Mercy-branded facilities in Australia were found to have stolen residents’ welfare checks and local papers reported that employees at these homes were practicing exorcisms."
...
"Mercy put this disclaimer on its website: “Mercy Ministries does not practice Recovered Memory Therapy.” This past October, when the organization rebranded itself as Mercy Multiplied, the disclaimer disappeared."

Christian crooks ugh
mercy_ministries  mercy_multiplied  healthcare  mental_health  clinic  counseling  nancy_alcorn  christy_singleton  fake  slate.com  2016  2010s  2000s  christianity  abuse  religion  evangelical  corruption  america  australia  prayer  brainwashing  jennifer_miller  1990s  therapy  survival  license  medicine  donation 
may 2016 by cluebucket
The Third Rail
"'History furnishes ... no record of a successful intermingling between the great divisions of mankind,' warned the Baltimore Sun, the organ of city establishment, in 1865. Two decades later, the Sun suggested the best course might be just to 'let the colored people dissipate away.'"

"That was Baltimore mass rail, two decades after the system was proposed: two lines that did not connect, far short of what one needed for the network effect of a true system. Inevitably, the inadequacies of public rail left many Baltimoreans ever more reliant upon the buses — a bewildering scattering of lines that typically followed the old streetcar routes, comprehensible only to those with no alternative but to rely on them."

and Larry Hogan being awful, and more...
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march 2016 by cluebucket
Inside the Horror Show That Is Congress | Rolling Stone
lots of typos in this but a good read, from 2005

"The House Rules Committee is perhaps the free world's outstanding bureaucratic abomination -- a tiny, airless closet deep in the labyrinth of the Capitol where some of the very meanest people on earth spend their days cleaning democracy like a fish."
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march 2016 by cluebucket
Democrats always prove the commies right | Fredrik deBoer
"Outside of primary season, they say to use the primary process. During primaries, they do everything possible to ensure our failure."
fredrikdeboer.com  fredrik_deboer  2016  2010s  democrat  communism  argument  politics  writing  debate  connecticut  al_gore  howard_dean  barack_obama  2000s  bernie_sanders  hillary_clinton  campaign  power  change  corruption 
march 2016 by cluebucket
The Devastating Story of Washington's Peeping-Tom Rabbi | Washingtonian
"'Converts are the most vulnerable creatures of all,' says Wieseltier. 'They have left what they had, but they have not quite reached where they are going. They are in limbo. The only support they have is from the converting rabbi.'”
...
"And still the conversion process dragged on. Freundel never told her when she might be ready for the final steps: an audience before three rabbis who composed a conversion court plus a ritual purification bath in the mikvah.

"Months passed. Murphy waited. At a friend’s wedding, Freundel even taunted her: 'This could be you, but it’s not. I control that.'”
barry_freundel  rabbi  judaism  kesher  dc  scandal  crime  voyeurism  mikvah  bath  ritual  religion  camera  spying  power  corruption  washingtonian.com  conversion  2009  2000s  2010s  orthodox  rule  control  harassment  2010  2011  harry_jaffe  2016  trial 
january 2016 by cluebucket
Why trying to help poor countries might actually hurt them - The Washington Post
"The United States gave aid to Ethiopia for decades under then-President Meles Zenawi Asres, because he opposed Islamic fundamentalism and Ethiopia was so poor. Never mind that Asres was 'one of the most repressive and autocratic dictators in Africa'"
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october 2015 by cluebucket
Tamir Rice family attorney says expert reports have 'tainted grand jury process' | US news | The Guardian
RT : New: Expert who wrote Tamir Rice report publicly suggested officer was justified before he was asked to review case

"On Monday Chandra, the Rice family attorney, accused McGinty of 'making no effort to secure justice' for Tamir and said that the boy’s mother, Samaria, thought the prosecutor should step aside to allow outside authorities to take charge of the case.

“'Ms Rice has always been wary of the prosecutor but gave him the benefit of the doubt,' he said. 'But she now believes that because he has tainted the process, a special prosecutor would be best.'"
guardian  theguardian.com  tamir_rice  police  bias  trial  corruption  attorney  news  2015  2014  2010s  cleveland  ohio  shooting  death  killing  jon_swaine  oliver_laughland  timothy_loehmann  subodh_chandra  timothy_mcginty  prosecutor  s_lamar_sims  kimberly_crawford  1990s  sniper  randy_weaver  reason  argument  justice  injustice  fbi  from twitter
october 2015 by cluebucket
Son of Baldwin – **********SIGNAL BOOST! PLEASE...
@MichaelAWoodJr details "policing that is corrupt, intentional or not"

sonofbaldwin: "When good cops go to their superiors with what they’ve seen, their superiors retaliate by suppressing the truth and leaking to the entire department that the officer is a 'snitch' (police officers are the originators of snitch culture).... In turn, the other police officers take revenge by not responding to the 'good' cop’s calls for help when they are out in the field. They alienate and abuse 'good' cops until they have no choice but to leave the force–that is, if they aren’t set up to be murdered."
sonofbaldwin  tumblr  twitter  MichaelAWoodJr  police  witness  crime  violence  shame  corruption  baltimore  abuse  revenge  snitch  2010s  2015  injustice  confession 
june 2015 by cluebucket
The sins of the Argentinian church | Hugh O'Shaughnessy | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
"The extent of the church's complicity in the dark deeds was excellently set out by Horacio Verbitsky, one of Argentina's most notable journalists, in his book El Silencio (Silence). He recounts how the Argentinian navy with the connivance of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now the Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, hid from a visiting delegation of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission the dictatorship's political prisoners. Bergoglio was hiding them in nothing less than his holiday home in an island called El Silencio in the River Plate. The most shaming thing for the church is that in such circumstances Bergoglio's name was allowed to go forward in the ballot to chose the successor of John Paul II. What scandal would not have ensued if the first pope ever to be elected from the continent of America had been revealed as an accessory to murder and false imprisonment"

and now he actually IS pope! oop!
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march 2013 by cluebucket

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