Thursday, April 9, 2020

The government is expanding its social media surveillance capabilities

But social media monitoring programs and the algorithms that power them aren’t effective — and may be discriminatory.

Higher education in America’s prisons: 4 essential reads

Research shows that providing education to such young men – and young women – when they become incarcerated makes them less likely to return to prison.
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Meryl Streep’s must-watch Golden Globes speech: “When the powerful use their position to bully...

“Who are we, and what is Hollywood, anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from a bunch of places."

A civilization in collapse, the dawn of a new order

The millions of people, young and old, who have been taking to the streets expressing their collective will have made their choice...

Seymour Hersh Details Explosive Story on Bin Laden Killing and Responds to White House,...

While the White House claims that Seymour Hersh's explosive story is "riddled with inaccuracies," Hersh sits down in an exclusive interview with Democracy Now to discuss the assassination of Osama bin Laden and responds to criticism.

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, September 26

Bill Cosby sentenced to prison, UN condemns U.S. for lack of universal health care, Montana judge restores grizzly bears' protection, and more.

Can Capitalism and Mankind Both Survive?

American mainstream journalism isn’t asking the big question: Can capitalism and mankind co-exist? The reason journalists aren’t asking is that they know the uncomfortable answer is: No they cannot.

Women’s March survives and thrives in LA

“There wasn’t just a blue wave, there was a pink wave, and we’re proud of it.”

Can inequality be hardwired into our DNA?

We need more than a moratorium on making inheritable edits in our genetic code. We need a moratorium on people getting rich off of editing our genes.

Beyond NATO: Time to break the silence, end NATO’s militarism

NATO is a front for Western military aggression, which has resulted in destruction around the world, mass deaths and mass migration as people are forced from their NATO-destroyed communities.