Aaron Miguel Cantú

Aaron Miguel Cantú

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Independent journalist, PGP fingerprint: 8557 0DA8 4DF3 2EEE 4DF1 BC47 4273 11DB 3E26 B177

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thebaffler.com

Baristas of the Brave New Data State

Starbucks made a documentary series about good citizenship, and a veteran of the deep state helped them produce it

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thebaffler.com

Thin Blue Spin

How U.S. cops have raided social media

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washingtonspectator.org

Dark Days at the RNC

Dispatches from the heart of Trump mania

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mondoweiss.net

Druze Arabs in the occupied Golan Heights discuss borders, identity, colonialism and war

Druze Arabs in the occupied Golan Heights described to me the complexity of life under Israeli occupation as Syria falls apart

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washingtonspectator.org

Addressing the Policing Crisis

A Q. & A. with the editors of “Policing the Planet”

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washingtonspectator.org

Terrorism and the Biometrics Hustle

Will biometrics really keep us “safe”?

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littlesis.org

Who’s behind unpaid prison labor in Texas?

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.

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The New Inquiry

The Chaparral Insurgents of South Texas

A new exhibit cops to state-sanctioned murder, but not vulnerability

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littlesis.org

Power networks behind the Department of Homeland Security’s expanding biometrics division

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.

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Al Jazeera

NYers fear gas pipeline near nuclear reactor could spell disaster

Whistleblowers and experts allege safety violations, inadequate oversight surrounding new project near Indian Point

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littlesis.org

How the defense and security industry is tied to police biosurveillance in California

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.

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public-accountability.org

Offshore Shilling | Public Accountability Initiative

The federal government is relying on economic predictions heavily influenced by the oil and gas industry as justification for its proposed offshore drilling program.

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public-accountability.org

Natural gas infrastructure lobby ramps up spending in New York State

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.

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theintercept.com

Detroit's Hidden Crack Casualties

An old case sheds new light on police abuse in the crack era, raising doubts about old convictions, and exposing the collateral costs of Detroit's drug war.

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Al Jazeera

Blood on the tracks: The short life and mysterious death of Deion Fludd

The teenager's family disputes the NYPD account that Fludd died after he was struck by a subway train.