WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - April 13
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In this freelance piece, Michael Sainato reports on the Burgerville fast food chain, which announced it will recognize a union at a Portland, Oregon, location.
An array of former intelligence and other government officials, including Jose Rodriguez, Michael Hayden, John Brennan, Porter Goss, James Clapper, George Tenet, and Henry Kissinger signed a letter to the Senate intelligence committee in support of Gina Haspel. She briefly operated a secret CIA prison, oversaw waterboarding, and destroyed evidence of torture.
It is nearly impossible to find independent reliable sources on what is unfolding in the Syrian war. Government officials have an incentive, as all governments do, to lie about the nature of operations. So, too, do militia groups fighting the Syrian government
In the name of saving Syrian children from chemical weapons, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens urges the U.S. to take advantage and assassinate the leadership of an entire government while at the same time bombing Iranian assets. The tinderbox that is the Middle East is not already hot enough for Stephens.
Protest Song Of the Week
Seun Kuti and the Egypt 80's "Corporate Public Control Department (C.P.C.D.)”
It is an anthem aimed at Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as corrupt governments throughout the world, that aims to build solidarity with poor and working class people.
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