Police say someone dropped off a box containing an artillery simulator at an Austin Goodwill that detonated, injuring an employee and triggering a bomb scare. Source: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/artillery-simulator-caused-blast-at-goodwill-in-austin-1.517922 // Artillery simulator caused blast at Goodwill in Austin Advertisements

Fox’s Greg Gutfeld: “Nobody cares about” reports that Trump connected data firm Cambridge Analytica blackmailed politicians with prostitutes Source: https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2018/03/20/foxs-greg-gutfeld-nobody-cares-about-reports-trump-connected-data-firm-cambridge-analytica/219690 // Fox’s Greg Gutfeld: “Nobody cares about” reports that Trump connected data firm Cambridge Analytica blackmailed politicians with prostitutes

Slavery, long banned and universally condemned, persists in many corners of the world, victimizing tens of millions of people. Source: https://www.cfr.org/interactives/modern-slavery // Modern Slavery: Its Root Causes and the Human Toll

Sandy Parakilas says numerous companies deployed these techniques – likely affecting hundreds of millions of users – and that Facebook looked the other way Source: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/20/facebook-data-cambridge-analytica-sandy-parakilas // ‘Utterly horrifying’: ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine

***The vote comes the same day U.S. President Donald Trump is Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Supporters of the bipartisan Senate resolution, which has the backing of conservative Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), are pressing hard for a debate. “The Constitution is pretty clear on […]

This story was updated at 10:37 p.m. Source:https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/edward-snowden-facebook-is-a-surveillance-company-rebranded-as-social-media // Edward Snowden: Facebook is a surveillance company rebranded as ‘social media’

Documents obtained by The Intercept indicate that the FBI surveilled Black Lives Matter activists — and that the Department of Homeland Security drafted a mysterious “race paper.” Source: https://theintercept.com/2018/03/19/black-lives-matter-fbi-surveillance/ // FBI Tracked an Activist Involved With Black Lives Matter as They Travelled Across the U.S., Documents Show

#Medicaid is the only thing standing between millions of Americans and death, but it doesn’t have to be this way.  Source: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/health/2018/03/medicaid-usa-health-care-medicine-republicans Last year, keeping me alive cost $141,257. But Republicans want to stop paying

The investigation into Chaiyaphum’s death has been hampered by shoddy police work. In April 2017, the army gave police a computer hard drive containing footage from security cameras at the checkpoint where soldiers arrested and shot Chaiyaphum. But Chaiyaphum’s family found during the inquest at Chiang Mai Provincial Court that the March 17 footage was […]

Project MUSE – Indigenous Identity: What Is It and Who Really Has It? – The topic of indigenous identity opens a Pandora’s box of possibilities, and to try to address them all would mean doing justice to none. This article provides background information on three facets of identity—self-identification, community identification, and external identification—followed by a […]

The United States is preparing to establish a separate Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip, the Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, warned yesterday. Source: http://www.palestinechronicle.com/erekat-us-wants-separate-palestinian-state-gaza-strip/ // Erekat: the US Wants a Separate Palestinian State in the Gaza Strip

The European thinkers behind the white-nationalist rallying cry. The French Origins of “You Will Not Replace Us” | The New Yorker – In recent years, though, Camus’s name has been associated less with erotica than with a single poignant phrase, le grand remplacement. In 2012, he made this the title of an alarmist book. Native […]

Cyber espionage group APT15 is back, this time stealing sensitive data from a UK government contractor. Source: https://threatpost.com/china-linked-apt15-used-myriad-of-new-tools-to-hack-uk-government-contractor/130376/ // China-Linked APT15 Used Myriad of New Tools To Hack UK Government Contractor

Matt Tait gives a list of examples throughout history where politically motivated groups have used disinformation and hacking as part of a campaign to shape public opinion. Source: https://threatpost.com/the-perfect-storm-of-disinformation-and-hacking/130512/ // The ‘Perfect Storm’ of Disinformation and Hacking

The ancestors of the Taíno entered the Caribbean from South America. At the time of contact, the Taíno were divided into three broad groups, known as the Western Taíno (Jamaica, most of Cuba, and the Bahamas), the Classic Taíno (Hispaniola and Puerto Rico) and the Eastern Taíno (northern Lesser Antilles). A fourth, lesser known group […]

Reformers have targeted Texas primary races where candidates promise bail reform and jail diversion. Source: https://www.texasobserver.org/san-antonio-dallas-primaries-usher-prosecutors-promise-equal-criminal-justice-system/?platform=hootsuite // San Antonio, Dallas Primaries Could Usher in Prosecutors Who Promise a More Equal Criminal Justice System

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