WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - October 27
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Several politicians in the United States reacted to news of a mail-bomb scare by accusing “both sides” of the political spectrum of violence and harassment that has made the climate “divisive.” But “both sides” do not fan the flames of reactionary politics.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Office Invokes Terrorism To Keep Response Plan To Van Dyke Verdict Secret
Will Pierce of Lucy Parsons Labs reports on a records request that was rejected by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. To justify secrecy, officials claim "releasing this information could enable terrorists."
If allowed to go “unchecked,” Mijente, the report contends tech companies will continue to develop systems that target and punish those deemed “undesirable.”
Warrantless searches of electronic devices by Customs and Border Protection have tripled at the United States border in the last three years. The growth in searches puts press freedom at great risk.
Protest Song Of The Week
Well-known rhythm and blues group The O'Jays recorded this song for their forthcoming and final album. It confronts the class warfare of elites and the super-rich.