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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

How to Defeat PragerU: Introducing the Gravel Institute

quote [ There's a big problem on the internet: right-wing groups like PragerU pour lies and disinformation into the feeds of every American. H Jon Benjamin (of Bob's Burgers and Archer) explains how The Gravel Institute is fighting back. ]

Their first video:
Is Big Government Really the Problem? - YouTube
Decent animation, clear cut presentation. Hopefully it will make a difference.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Insightful]
[by steele@11:42amGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Grand jury indicts 1 of 3 officers in Breonna Taylor shooting. But not for her death

quote [ Sam Aguiar, Baker's co-counsel, added "way to really rub it in" and apologized to Taylor's family members.

"Three counts for the shots into the apartment of the white neighbors, but no counts for the shots into the apartment of the Black neighbors upstairs above Breonna’s. Let alone everything else you got wrong," Aguiar wrote.

"This isn't right, and I should've done more." ]

N.W.A. Fuck the Police

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+7 WTF]
[by steele@6:05pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

How We Get Universal Healthcare by Hari Kondabolu

quote [ Hari Kondabolu has a radical plan to get the healthcare we all deserve. Go to www.harikondabolu.com to sign my e-mail list and to find tour dates. ]

This has been my plan for like 6 years now!
[SFW] [humor] [+4 Funny]
[by steele@9:06pmGMT] [11 comments]

Former CIA Agent John Stockwell Talks about How the CIA Worked in Vietnam and Elsewhere

quote [ John R. Stockwell (born 1937) is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving seven tours of duty over thirteen years. Having managed American involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies. ]

Alan Macleod describes finding much of this sort of thing still going on when he was researching the misinformation campaigns around Venezuela in western news media. In one case talking directly with a Bloomberg journalist (Anatoly Kurmanaev) who bragged about starting a false claim regarding condoms costing $750 per box that went viral through US news media.

Buying Venezuela’s Press With U.S. Tax Dollars
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2]
[by steele@5:54pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States

quote [ According to new data analyzed by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, warming temperatures, rising seas and changing rainfall will profoundly reshape the way people have lived in North America for centuries. ]

Not going to be long before real estate markets in the most afflicted areas start collapsing.

Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration — ProPublica
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by steele@9:29pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

U.S. govt-linked PR firm ran fake news networks for right-wing Latin American regimes

quote [ US firm CLS Strategies spread propaganda on Facebook & Instagram for the Bolivia coup regime and right-wing opposition in Venezuela and Mexico ]

Good thing there's no chance of this sort of thing happening in the US. Definitely not a bunch of ongoing campaigns of misinformation against other nations saturating our news cycles.

U.S. commander: Intel still hasn't established Russia paid Taliban 'bounties' to kill U.S. troops

A Reddit AMA Claiming To Be A Uiyghur Quickly Exposes A CIA Asset Slandering China
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 Interesting]
[by steele@5:52pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 14 September 2020

Where White People Are Scarier Than Monsters: The Hidden Black History of Lovecraft Country

quote [ On Sept. 16, 1968, 51 years before HBO aired the first episode of its groundbreaking horror series, Carol Jenkins found herself in Lovecraft Country. ]

Disappointed to find that it wasn't a show about the Lovecraft adult store, but it's still a pretty good show.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+3 Good]
[by steele@5:48pmGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 3 September 2020

David Graeber, anthropologist and author of Bullshit Jobs, dies aged 59

quote [ On Thursday Graeber’s wife, the artist and writer Nika Dubrovsky, announced on Twitter that Graeber had died in hospital in Venice the previous day. The cause of death is not yet known.

Renowned for his biting and incisive writing about bureaucracy, politics and capitalism, Graeber was a leading figure in the Occupy Wall Street movement and professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics (LSE) at the time of his death. His final book, The Dawn of Everything: a New History of Humanity, written with David Wengrove, will be published in autumn 2021. ]

Damn, that's a shame. My ToRead list still has a number of his titles on it. Wink, wink. Nudge nudge.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+2 Sad]
[by steele@8:31pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 29 August 2020

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

quote [ Chadwick Boseman, who played Black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before inspiring audiences worldwide as the regal Black Panther in Marvel’s blockbuster movie franchise, died Friday of cancer. He was 43. ]

Damn, this is hitting a lot of my friends pretty hard. :(
[SFW] [obituaries] [+9 Sad]
[by steele@1:40pmGMT] [12 comments]

Monday, 24 August 2020

Someone left plaques around Toronto that tell the slave-owning pasts of prominent historical families

quote [ Temporary plaques exposing the history of the families behind Toronto's street names have been spotted around the city.

But who's behind it? Well, they're choosing to remain anonymous.

Essex County Black Historical Research Society president Irene Moore Davis was sent a photo of these plaques by an acquaintance who noticed Davis was quoted on them.

"They wanted me to be aware of it because my name was on it," she said.

The plaques give a brief history behind the name of the streets, emphasizing the relationship between the name and Black history. ]

Lmao, nice. Hoping more of these pop up.
[SFW] [history] [+8 Good]
[by steele@11:51amGMT] [13 comments]

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