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Book Ties Former CIA Director To American Corporatocracy, JFK Assassination

Book Ties Former CIA Director To American Corporatocracy, JFK Assassination

Presented in partnership with .WASHINGTON — The founder of Salon.com just published a biography of one of the Cold War’s most influential figures, and it contains controversial allegations that tie the CIA to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.Almost 60 years after Kennedy’s killing, questions continue to swirl over whether the shooter Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, or was supported by a conspiracy of allies that some believe had government ties. David Talbot’s new book, “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government,” is renewing the...

October 22, 2015
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14 Cops Pin Down One-Legged Homeless Man For Waving Crutch (VIDEO) - Shadowproof

14 Cops Pin Down One-Legged Homeless Man For Waving Crutch (VIDEO) - Shadowproof

sent this video along today of . Here’s part of their description:Cenk Uygur breaks down another story of police abuse, this time in San Francisco. A homeless man can be seen being handled by multiple cops. As seen in bystander footage, the man is faced down on the cement with his pants practically down. Another detail to note is the fact that the cops are standing over the man’s prosthetic leg. One bystander even says, “What are you doing? Wait, you’re on his prosthetic leg!” The woman from the video is also heard saying, “You don’t even have enough respect for this human being to pull his...

August 19, 2015
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Watercooler: Turing - Shadowproof

Watercooler: Turing - Shadowproof

Hi, y’all.I think it’s important for Firedoglake to briefly observe last Saturday’s milestone: the 100th birthday of , one of the great pioneers of computing. Turing was born on June 23, 1912 and died on June 7, 1954. He developed key concepts in computer science like the algorithm, around which our high-tech lives are built today.The timing is appropriate, with Pride events in many cities this past weekend, to reflect not just on Turing’s contributions to computer science but his treatment as a gay man. When he reported a robbery by a man with whom he’d had a sexual relationship, the...

June 26, 2012
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Israel Receives $3.1B Annual Aid While Middle East’s Starves

Israel Receives $3.1B Annual Aid While Middle East’s Starves

Published in partnership with .JERUSALEM — Every year, Israel receives billions of dollars in U.S. aid, despite the fact that its citizens enjoy a standard of living well above that of neighboring countries. And while the Middle East struggles through a historic refugee crisis, Israel is using U.S. taxpayer money to fuel its war crimes against Palestine and oppression of refugees.The average income of Israel’s citizens is $34,990, based on . For neighboring countries, that figure is far lower: Residents of earn an average of $9,800 annually, followed by other Israeli neighbors including...

October 20, 2015
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Tuesday Watercooler - Shadowproof

Tuesday Watercooler - Shadowproof

) Tonight’s music video is “Speckle” by Sour Bridges (previously on ), performed at SXSW 2013 in Austin, Texas. You can catch Sour Bridges at this year’s SXSW too as part of on Thursday March 13 at 10:00pm at the Rattle Inn on 610 Nueces.Will a non-profit Burning Man help the event’s culture and community reach further outside the desert?, the massive annual desert festival . Writing for Huffington Post, Carly Schwartz suggests this is an important step for the event and its :The point is that the brains behind Burning Man just made it a whole lot easier to distill the most important...

March 12, 2014
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