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On April 28, 2018, an unusual shipment labeled “Fabergé” left Russia, bound for Panama. Their small size belied their worth; shipping documents valued them at $55,063 and $163,089.63. A third package — the most intriguing — listed its value at $46,862,560. https://interc.pt/2TQviML
“We are destroying a generation.” https://interc.pt/36pSR3M
For those wondering what ditching Zoom for Facebook entails in complete and precise terms, there is no definitive answer, but only another question: Well, do you trust Facebook? writes @samfbiddle. https://interc.pt/2A1S11g
RT @lhfang: “THE COVID VIRUS has been a gift from God,” began Ken Eldred. “The kingdom of God advances through a series of glorious victori…
How can we emerge from the pandemic without handing our lives over to big tech? A live chat with @NaomiAKlein and @shoshanazuboff, hosted by @MehdiRHasan on Thursday, May 28 at 4 p.m. ET https://interc.pt/2TuuIUD
While many scientists think a lab origin of the coronavirus is unlikely, biosafety experts still see it as a possibility. https://interc.pt/2X2Ngh3
If there's one thing the men locked inside the Otay Mesa Detention Center want the world to know, it’s that Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia didn’t need to die. https://interc.pt/3bSYpVK
An unprecedented campaign seeks to mobilize “dormant evangelical and conservative Catholic voters,” with a focus on appealing to religious affiliation as a way to compensate for Trump’s relative lack of support among nonwhite voters. https://interc.pt/2Xq0yTt
Behind closed doors, Columbia Sportswear managers discussed sowing discord among employees and building cases for firing those involved in unionization efforts. They called workers too dumb to know what a union was and made crude jokes about retaliation. https://interc.pt/2AXNLAg
RT @rdevro: NEW: Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia was the first person in ICE custody to die of Covid-19. The men who were with him in his fina…
“If you watch as we near 100,000 deaths of our fellow humans in this country, and you believe that Trump has acted competently or responsibly in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, then we’re living in an entire different reality,” says @jeremyscahill. https://interc.pt/3bU6lWB
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which will look into Ahmaud Arbery's case, has repeatedly been accused of mishandling investigations. The agency has botched cases in which the investigating officers appeared to be motivated by racism. https://interc.pt/3bXS2k6
“That’s how Trump sees the office of attorney general: as his own Roy Cohn, his own personal lawyer and fixer. But here’s what’s worse: that’s apparently how Bill Barr sees himself too,” says @mehdirhasan. https://interc.pt/2ZyLohl
ICE detainee who died of Covid-19 suffered horrifying neglect https://interc.pt/2A2a6w0 by @rdevro
“If people come to associate Covid-19 with nonwhite death, if it comes to be associated with black people’s deaths, any will that the U.S. had to competently and humanely manage the pandemic will just be lost.” https://interc.pt/2XswK8H
The weapons industry has so far spent millions of dollars on lobbying Congress and the Department of Defense in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, on issues like getting exemptions from stay-at-home orders and relief under the CARES Act. https://interc.pt/3bW5q83
“[The HEROES Act] is yet another onslaught of means-tested crumbs distribution. It is a corporate and lobbyist benefits package. It is a neoliberal economic policy and austerity showcase,” says @jeremyscahill. https://interc.pt/3eaVB7Z
Facebook's policies leave unanswered important questions about how the company handles metadata around video calls — who you talk to, when you talk to them, and from where, writes @samfbiddle. https://interc.pt/3eeXjoG
“That’s how Trump sees the office of attorney general: as his own Roy Cohn, his own personal lawyer and fixer. But here’s what’s worse: that’s apparently how Bill Barr sees himself too,” says @mehdirhasan. https://interc.pt/3ec9h2w
Fearless reporting exposes corruption, lies and deadly risks. As a nonprofit, our future depends on your generosity. Help us reach $500,000 by May 31. https://interc.pt/2ZuHaaz
RT @NYCLU: Even in the midst of a global crisis, our leaders are diverting money away from already underfunded, critical community services…
“Chevron is going after this public interest lawyer because they want to chill and scare other public interest lawyers ... They want to make it so litigants cannot obtain counsel to challenge all the death and poisoning they’ve done around the planet.” https://interc.pt/3c02ibr
Inside the influential evangelical group mobilizing to reelect Donald Trump. https://interc.pt/3gg8zTN
The administration’s posturing may ultimately make it much more difficult to figure out what actually happened in the earliest days of the outbreak — even if, ironically, the clues do end up leading back to a lab. https://interc.pt/36qAImt
After the U.S. announced sanctions, Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg had grown concerned that his family wouldn’t be able to inherit his wealth. Three weeks after sanctions were announced, the unusual Fabergé shipment was bound for Panama. https://interc.pt/2XpF09K
“The Covid virus has been a gift from God. The kingdom of God advances through a series of glorious victories, cleverly disguised as disasters.” https://interc.pt/2LV5E4M
While Nancy Pelosi had said she was open to considering the idea, she ultimately kept it out of the HEROES Act. Jayapal confronted her on a private caucus conference call over the decision, and Pelosi aides later pushed back. https://interc.pt/2WUHmOE
RT @lizburgh: @AliceEvansGruff @slhamlet @xeni @ryangrim @theintercept Thanks 😁 It appears that a whole lot of people didn't want anyone e…
“[The HEROES Act] is yet another onslaught of means-tested crumbs distribution. It is a corporate and lobbyist benefits package. It is a neoliberal economic policy and austerity showcase,” says @jeremyscahill. https://interc.pt/2WXDegW
The CIA's murderous practices, disinformation campaigns, and interference in other countries still shapes the world order and U.S. politics https://interc.pt/2WVm97c by @ggreenwald
How can we emerge from the pandemic without handing our lives over to big tech? A live chat with @NaomiAKlein and @shoshanazuboff, hosted by @MehdiRHasan on Thursday, May 28 at 4 p.m. ET https://interc.pt/2ANF5fA
The ex-Buzzfeed Editor’s criticisms of Farrow are debatable, but his diagnosis of what is destroying U.S. journalism is dead-on, writes @ggreenwald. https://interc.pt/2LOZmUu
How now @ryangrim @theintercept and the pipeline of op-ed whores who recycled your inauthentic shit?
Joe Biden is exactly who he is but he’s not a violent serial child and adult female rapist LIKE OUR PRESIDENT
Some opinion writers, TV anchors, and reporters FELL FOR AN OP AGAIN and it bears screaming
Tara Reade’s law firm dumped her. With good reason. My guess is her lawyer found a WHOOOOLE LOT of considerably more troublesome information than appears in the reported stories, and did not want to tarnish its own reputation. I told you. She was an op.
Inside the influential evangelical group mobilizing to reelect Donald Trump https://interc.pt/2ZyOjqr by @lhfang
Trump reacted to objections to how his government responded to the pandemic as he does to any criticism, by claiming that the person who leveled it has invented a false charge to undermine him politically, writes @RobertMackey. https://interc.pt/3cY6QQW
New York City and Los Angeles slash budgets — but not for police https://interc.pt/2LRiO2P by @alicesperi
“If people come to associate Covid-19 with nonwhite death, if it comes to be associated with black people’s deaths, any will that the U.S. had to competently and humanely manage the pandemic will just be lost.” https://interc.pt/2WV8f55
The U.S. brags about health aid to Africa while bombing some of its most vulnerable nations https://interc.pt/2XqZ37y by @nickturse
The question of whether Trump would be worse on balance than any Democratic candidate is worth sincerely asking. But, when you analyze both Trump’s record in office and future trajectory, it hardly seems debatable, writes @mazmhussain. https://interc.pt/2AMyJNw
“Conservative Christians like Barr have really, really made their peace with President Trump, because he is their vehicle to power,” says @emilybazelon. https://interc.pt/2ziEWR3
On April 28, 2018, an unusual shipment labeled “Fabergé” left Russia, bound for Panama. Their small size belied their worth; shipping documents valued them at $55,063 and $163,089.63. A third package — the most intriguing — listed its value at $46,862,560. https://interc.pt/2zcfuwF
The press generally covers each Trump scandal incrementally, with little context. Without a narrative to follow, the initial shock over each scandal quickly dissipates, writes James Risen. https://interc.pt/2LT1WsA
How can we emerge from the pandemic without handing our lives over to big tech? A live chat with @NaomiAKlein and @shoshanazuboff, hosted by @MehdiRHasan on Thursday, May 28 at 4 p.m. ET https://interc.pt/3bSTTGz
RT @jeenashahesq: “There’s a traditional trope or myth that we don’t invest in low-income communities and particularly communities of color…
“If you watch as we near 100,000 deaths of our fellow humans in this country, and you believe that Trump has acted competently or responsibly in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, then we’re living in an entire different reality,” says @jeremyscahill. https://interc.pt/2WSIQZV
Trump hails "good bloodlines" of Henry Ford, whose anti-Semitism inspired Hitler https://interc.pt/3gaOGNQ by @RobertMackey
Somalia is the site of America’s longest-running air campaign outside the CENTCOM area of operations — and that war is escalating at an exponential rate under the Trump administration. https://interc.pt/2ZrwSYL
Fox News viewers were warned not to take medical advice from the president, following Trump’s announcement that he takes the drug hydroxychloroquine. https://interc.pt/3gomWWe
RT @alicesperi: "It's not just, do we care about public safety or don’t we care about public safety, but what does public safety even mean?…
Fearless reporting exposes corruption, lies and deadly risks. As a nonprofit, our future depends on your generosity. Help us reach $500,000 by May 31. https://interc.pt/2Xmlc71
“Elon Musk is now potentially risking his employees lives ... Alameda County in California rolled over and dropped their opposition to Tesla re-opening, basically sending a message that this billionaire can do whatever he wants,” says @mehdirhasan. https://interc.pt/2WUb7iT
Federal Government Buys Riot Gear, Increases Security Funding, Citing Coronavirus Pandemic https://interc.pt/2yofw3W by @lhfang
RT @theintercept: “If you watch as we near 100,000 deaths of our fellow humans in this country, and you believe that Trump has acted compet…
How the CIA's savage & deceitful function still plays a key role in both international & domestic politics is the topic of today's SYSTEM UPDATE, debuting at 2:00 p.m. on @theintercept's YouTube channel, with guest @Vinncent, just out with a great book: https://twitter.com/theintercept/status/1263435369472651264
The CIA's murderous practices, disinformation campaigns, and interference in other countries still shapes the world order and U.S. politics https://interc.pt/3gkaAym
Very excited about tomorrow's new episode of SYSTEM UPDATE -- on the barbaric, savage & murderous history of @CIA and how it shapes our current political order -- with journalist @Vinncent, out with a great new book. Debuts tomorrow at 2 pm ET on @theintercept's YouTube channel:
RT @theintercept: “When you look objectively at the horrors of Donald Trump and these three and a half years, and study how the Democrats h…
This is one of the best books written on the savage, barbaric, murderous history of CIA in the post-WW2 era, showing (among other things) why liberal reverence for it is so morally repugnant. @Vinncent is my guest on this week's SYSTEM UPDATE, airing on Thursday, to discuss it: https://twitter.com/Vinncent/status/1262733361480695809
 
 
 
 
 
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