Archives for febrero 2017

The Mainstream Media’s ‘Victimhood’ Complex

Just weeks ago, mainstream U.S. media decried “fake news” and backed a blacklist of independent news sites over “Russian propaganda.” Now, under fire from President Trump, the MSM loves a free press, writes Robert Parry.

The Washington Post's front page displaying it's new motto: "Democracy dies in darkness."

It’s heartwarming that The New York Times and The Washington Post are troubled that President Trump is loosely throwing around accusations of “fake news.” It’s nice and that they now realize that truth does not reliably come from the mouth of every senior government official or from every official report. The Times is even taking out full-page

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State Surveillance Of Black Social Movements Lives On In 2017

From secret FBI spy programs to funneling Facebook data, Black social movements have faced years of state surveillance. 

A young boy holds his fist up while wearing tape over his mouth during a Black Lives Matter protest at an entrance to Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in response to the police shooting deaths of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla. and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. The Black Lives Matter chapter of Atlanta is boycotting major retailers following the recent police shooting deaths involving black men.

(ANALYSIS) --- From the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter, surveillance technology has changed but the targets have remained the same. The excuses used to justify spying on Black social movements remain strikingly similar throughout the decades. Now, the very tools that movements have used to organize themselves – technology and social media

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Republicans Torpedo Effort To Force Release Of Trump’s Tax Returns

229 Republicans voted down measure that would have forced the IRS to publish President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listens at left as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, following their meeting with Donald Trump. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(REPORT) --- In a vote Monday night almost exclusively along party lines, a measure to force the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to reveal President Donald Trump's tax returns was blocked by the U.S. House. In all, 229 Republicans voted to help Trump keep his tax returns secret. (Roll call here.) "This is despicable," tweeted Rep. Barbara Lee

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Trump Team Confirms Plans To Drop Key Claim Against Texas Voter ID Law

The U.S. Department of Justice confirmed Monday it plans to ditch its longstanding position that Texas lawmakers purposefully discriminated against minority voters by passing the nation’s strictest voter identification law in 2011.

During the first week of early voting for the 2016 presidential elections, civil rights lawyers took issue with this sign outside of a polling place in Cuero. It did not mention options for casting a ballot without photo ID. (Photo: Bob Daemmrich /The Texas Tribune)

(REPORT) --- The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday ditched its longstanding position that Texas lawmakers purposefully discriminated against minority voters by passing the nation’s strictest voter identification law in 2011. The move came one day before a federal judge was scheduled to hear arguments on that high-stakes voting rights

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Judge Hears Arguments On Final Phase Of DAPL Days Before Oil Set To Flow

Work under Lake Oahe had been held up in the courts until President Donald Trump last month instructed the Corps to advance construction.

Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline leave their main protest camp Wednesday near Cannon Ball, N.D. A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, about whether to stop the final bit of construction on the disputed Dakota Access pipeline, perhaps just days before it could start moving oil.(Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune/AP)

BISMARCK, N.D. (REPORT) — A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday about whether to stop the final bit of construction on the disputed Dakota Access pipeline, perhaps just days before it could start moving oil. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., will consider a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes

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Trump Blames Protests, Leaks On Obama

Trump did not offer any evidence for his claim in the clip released by Fox Monday night.

Trump Fox & Friends

(REPORT) --- In an interview with Fox & Friends that aired early Tuesday morning, President Trump blamed former President Obama for protests against him and other Republicans, as well as "possibly" some of the leaks from the White House: “I think President Obama’s behind it, because his people are certainly behind it." Trump was asked if he

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