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Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else

One of the world's greatest privacy invaders just had his privacy invaded.

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NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party

The playbook of the Democratic Party and its allies is a simple one: Smear any adversary of the party’s establishment wing as an asset of the Kremlin.

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Video: The Dramatic Scandal Swallowing the Bolsonaro Presidency Just Drove an LGBT Congressman to Flee Brazil

Kickbacks, money laundering, militia links, and assassination. A scandal that already had everything has driven Brazil's LGBT congressman into exile.

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Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story

The most challenging task is choosing the 10 worst embarrassments. The most notable aspect is that they all go toward promoting the same narrative.

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The FBI’s Investigation of Trump as a “National Security Threat” is Itself a Serious Danger. But J. Edgar Hoover Pioneered the Tactic

Did the FBI investigate Trump due to disagreements with his policy views on Russia? If so, it would not be the first time the bureau abused its powers this way.

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As Democratic Elites Reunite With Neocons, the Party’s Voters Are Becoming Far More Militaristic and Pro-War Than Republicans

Democrats once favored an end to Middle East wars. Reflecting their Trump-era ethos, Democrats are now their primary proponents.

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NBC and MSNBC Blamed Russia for Using “Sophisticated Microwaves” to Cause “Brain Injuries” in U.S. “Diplomats” in Cuba. The Culprits Were Likely Crickets.

We now have what might be the most vivid, reckless and dangerous illustration yet of how NBC functions.

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U.S. Senate’s First Bill, in the Midst of the Shutdown, Is a Bipartisan Defense of the Israeli Government From Boycotts

Attacks on the free speech rights of Americans in the name of defending Israel seem to have no end in sight.

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Veteran NBC/MSNBC Journalist Blasts the Network for Being Captive to the National Security State and Reflexively Pro-War to Stop Trump

A new generation of Democrats is being instilled with formerly right-wing Cold Warrior values and reverence for security state agencies.

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Five Weeks After The Guardian’s Viral Blockbuster Assange-Manafort Scoop, No Evidence Has Emerged — Just Stonewalling

The U.S. media is very adept at being outraged when they’re denounced as “fake news.” They should think more about why that attack resonates for so many.

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A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job

A major attack on the First Amendment: No credible advocate of free expression can remain silent about this “free speech exception for Israel.”

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Addiction, Depression, and the Opioid Epidemic: What Are They Telling Us? A Discussion With Johann Hari

Disturbing trends in these areas reveal crucial signals — warning signs — that explain many of the most consequential political changes.

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CNN Submits to Right-Wing Outrage Mob, Fires Marc Lamont Hill Due to His “Offensive” Defense of Palestinians at the U.N.

Those who demand that adults be shielded from “offensive” and “traumatic” viewpoints are as craven and toxic as they are authoritarian.

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It Is Possible Paul Manafort Visited Julian Assange. If True, There Should Be Ample Video and Other Evidence Showing This.

The reasons to treat The Guardian's blockbuster, viral story with great skepticism are as numerous as they are obvious.

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Trump’s Amoral Saudi Statement Is a Pure Expression of Decades-Old “U.S. Values” and Foreign Policy Orthodoxies

U.S. elites who have armed and funded the world's worst monsters pretend to be offended by Trump's support for the Saudis.

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As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom

The Trump DOJ's prosecution of Assange will be cheered by Democrats, as they unite to criminalize the core of investigative journalism.

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The Efficiency of Brazil’s Elections Is a Stark Contrast to Voter Suppression and Deliberate Chaos in the U.S.

Brazil’s elections are plagued by virtually none of the problems that mar the credibility of U.S. elections year after year. Why?

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The Lessons for Western Democracies From the Stunning Victory of Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro

Some of the dynamics of Bolsonaro's victory are unique to Brazil. But many are similar to prevailing political currents throughout Europe and North America.

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Roger Waters, Marielle Franco, and the Power of Inspiration in the Face of Darkness and Danger

Impotence and hopelessness are a tactic, a lie told by those who wield power, to foster resignation, passivity, and acceptance.

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MSNBC and Daily Beast Feature UAE Lobbyist David Rothkopf With No Disclosure: a Scandalous Media-Wide Practice

This is as extreme a perversion of journalism as can be imagined, yet it pervades the nation's largest corporate media outlets.

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