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Life in the Rio Grande Valley
Starbucks made a documentary series about good citizenship, and a veteran of the deep state helped them produce it
Druze Arabs in the occupied Golan Heights described to me the complexity of life under Israeli occupation as Syria falls apart
A Q. & A. with the editors of “Policing the Planet”
Several of the officials charged with regulating Texas’s prison labor program, wherein thousands of workers behind bars are compelled to produce goods and provide services for free, are connected to some of the richest and most powerful institutions and people in the state.
A new exhibit cops to state-sanctioned murder, but not vulnerability
We took a look at the power networks behind the companies rolling out iris and facial scanning technology on the California-Mexico border and JFK airport in New York City, and discovered some interesting connections.
Whistleblowers and experts allege safety violations, inadequate oversight surrounding new project near Indian Point
These connections show that the same companies that benefit from increased war abroad also profit from enhanced security at home, and suggest that militarism and Orwellian security measures rise in tandem.
The federal government is relying on economic predictions heavily influenced by the oil and gas industry as justification for its proposed offshore drilling program.
In the period of time since New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo took office in January 2011, companies planning natural gas pipelines and power plants ramped up lobbying efforts, increasing their spending on political influence in Albany and hiring advocates close to Cuomo’s family and administration.