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Ant Man and the Wasp: A View from the Ankle Monitor

James Kilgore Daily Kos
Ankle monitors are part of the social landscape of the 21st century US. We need to be aware of them, afraid of them, realize that some people are making money off of them and think very seriously about who might want to shackle our ankle.

Friday Nite Videos | March 30, 2018

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Cornel West on 'The Radical King.' The Beatles | Revolution. How the NRA Hijacks Gun Control Debates. Fallback Friday With Sacha Jenkins and Baratunde Thurston. MLK’s Radical Final Years.

Pandora and the Drones

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
Drones are a growth industry with, aside from the U.S., states such as Israel, Britain, Sweden, Iran, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and even Lebanon in possession of the more lethal varieties.

New NSA Leaks Show How US Is Bugging Its European Allies

Ewen MacAskill and Julian Borger The Guardian
Germany's justice minister, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, demanded an explanation from Washington, saying that if confirmed, US behaviour "was reminiscent of the actions of enemies during the cold war".
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