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Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | theguardian.com

Launched in 2008 – the year of the global banking crisis – the DoD ‘Minerva Research Initiative’ partners with universities “to improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the US.”Among the projects awarded for the period 2014-2017 is a Cornell […]

Right-Wing Extremists in Montana File for Legislative Races as Democrats | Hatewatch

Democratic primary voters in some Montana legislative districts will see new and unfamiliar names on the ballot this year. That’s because at least eight Democratic candidates are actually far-right “constitutionalists” and Tea Party activists. One of them is the current Republican vice-chairman for Sanders County. Two of the others have turned out to be homeless.Most […]

Obama Said Hes Really Good At Killing People – Business Insider

  According to the new book “Double Down,” in which journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann chronicle the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama told his aides that he’s “really good at killing people” while discussing drone strikes.Peter Hamby of The Washington Post noted the moment in his review of the book.The reported claim by […]

Secret Cold War Documents Reveal NSA Spied on Senators – By Matthew M. Aid and William Burr | Foreign Policy

For years the names of the surveillance targets were kept secret. But after a decision by the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel, in response to an appeal by the National Security Archive at George Washington University, the NSA has declassified them for the first time. The names of the NSA’s targets are eye-popping. Civil rights […]

This Is How Private Prison Companies Make Millions Even When Crime Rates Fall | Mother Jones

You might be wondering: What happens when crime drops and prison populations dwindle in states that agreed to keep their private prisons 80 percent or 90 percent full? Consider Colorado. The state’s crime rate has sunk by a third in the past decade, and since 2009, five state-run prisons have shuttered because they weren’t needed. […]

Richard Dawkins and Stephen Fry : Muslim Comments and European Cultural Imperialism

An online row broke out when he posted: “All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge.”The outspoken author went on to defend the remarks which sparked fury on the social network where he was accused of disguising his “bigotry” as atheism.A series of high-profile Twitter users condemned his comments, prompting Prof […]

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