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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, February 23, 2018.

Including links to over 750 websites and over 40 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article | Henry A. Giroux: Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence, Henry A. Giroux, Truthout / Rise Up Times

http://www.truth-out.org/images/images_2016_01/2016_0110g_.jpg Demonstrators gather outside the State Capitol for a rally about expanded gun rights in downtown Austin, Texas, January 1, 2016. (Photo: Ilana Panich-Linsman / The New York Times)

  • Militarism provides ideological support for policies that protect gun owners and sellers rather than children.
  • Related: Special Project | One Big Thing: Students Protest the Gun Culture, Shootings; Demand Action

Publisher's Choice | Against Charity ~ Daniel Raventos & Julie Wark, Mathew Snow, Jacobin 

Rather than creating an individualized “culture of giving,” we should be challenging capitalism’s institutionalized taking.

Of Special Interest | Demanding a Clean DACA Bill, Now! Alvaro Huerta, LA Progressive 

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Pro-DACA%20Demonstration.jpgWhile undocumented immigrants and their allies continue to organize against the racist Trump administration and complicit Republican leaders, Democratic leaders, who depend on the Latina/o vote, have failed miserably.
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Special Project | One Big Thing: Students Protest the Gun Culture, Shootings; Demand Action, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

One Big Thing: Student Protests * Gun control walkout: Teens protest around the country by leaving schools * Right wing pundits attack student survivors of mass shooting, and Donald Trump Jr approves; * America's youth is sick of shootings. It's time to let them lead the way. * Marco Rubio almost got away with his routine. Then he met Cameron Kasky.

Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 2 of 5, John Fisher, Medium 

  • https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*1LtFriBLDLWsgQ1_NeBoKA.jpegThe Series: As the country approaches the 50th anniversary of one of the most controversial, volatile, and important years in our country’s history, We the People of the United States of America find ourselves facing many of the same issues that led us to the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War, screams of “the whole world is watching” at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the floor of the Ambassador Hotel, and Black fists being raised in the air at the Mexico Summer Olympics. So much has changed, true. We’ve come so far, but in a lot of ways, we’re right back where we started and even further behind.
  • Part 12: There will continue to be a vilification of certain demographics of U.S. and world citizens, but a new and surprising bad guy — excuse me, girl — and battleground may be making its appearance on the political stage.

Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 3 - Trump has put anti-immigrant campaign promises into action, Maria Benevento, National Catholic Reporter (NCR)

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  • The Series: As the anniversary of Donald Trump's election as president of the United States approached, the NCR staff wondered if the calls to action that persisted immediately following the election remained as urgent.
  • Part 3: Trump does seem to be making an effort to intensify his immigration policies. On Oct. 8, he released a list of priorities that include hiring more ICE agents, cracking down on visa overstays and sanctuary cities, building a border wall, facilitating deportation of unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers, and shifting to a "merit-based" immigration system.
  • Related: Demanding a Clean DACA Bill, Now!

Bloggers & Columnists | Henry A. Giroux





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Activism & Organizing

Net Neutrality Update, Lucia, FreePress.net

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/FreePress.net%20%7C%20Operation%20One%20More%20Vote.pngOn (February 27), internet users, small businesses, online communities, public-interest groups, and popular websites will mobilize to flood lawmakers with calls, emails and tweets. Our goal: to secure the final vote in the Senate needed to pass a resolution of disapproval that would overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal.
  • We need your help to make this happen: RSVP to join us online on Feb. 27.
  • Related: Net Neutrality Fight Shifts To The States

Human Rights

House votes to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act; Justice Department Scraps ADA Guidance, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: House votes to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • A House bill would make it harder for people with disabilities to hold businesses accountable for inaccessibility.
  • Part 2: Justice Department Scraps ADA Guidance
  • Attorney General Sessions is rescinding several guidance documents clarifying the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Peace & Non-violence

Parkland School Shooting Survivors Announce National ‘March For Our Lives’; Go After Rick Scott, Rubio, Paul Ryan As NRA Enablers, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Parkland School Shooting Survivors Announce National ‘March For Our Lives’.
“This is about us begging for our lives.”
Part 2: Parkland Students Go After Rick Scott, Rubio, Paul Ryan As NRA Enablers.
(Parkland Students') rage is so … raw it might even effect change in this sick culture.

Cold War Then. Cold War Now, William Blum, Dandelion Salad 

  • https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6154/6186943798_22e6015151_z.jpgIn 2015 in Brussels, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) formally voted to accept the District of Columbia as a new member. UNPO is an international democratic organization whose members are indigenous peoples, minorities and unrecognized or occupied territories who have joined together to protect and promote their human and cultural rights, to preserve their environments and to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts which affect them.
  • Related: Bernie Keeps Promoting The New Cold War and the U.S. ‘Forever Wars’, and Yes, We Need To Talk About It

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Net Neutrality Update

 

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  • On (February 27), internet users, small businesses, online communities, public-interest groups, and popular websites will mobilize to flood lawmakers with calls, emails and tweets. Our goal: to secure the final vote in the Senate needed to pass a resolution of disapproval that would overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal.
  • We need your help to make this happen: RSVP to join us online on Feb. 27.
  • Related: Net Neutrality Fight Shifts To The States

Lucia, FreePress.net

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February 21, 2018 | Breaking: The Net Neutrality repeal (has) become official. The FCC (published) its Net Neutrality rollback in the Federal Register (Thursday, February 22), which means that Congress will be able to examine the rules and move forward with a vote to reverse them.This also means that we have a limited amount of time to get all of our elected officials on board to save the open internet — but we have a plan to get there.

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Millions of people have spoken out against the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal because they recognize how important the open internet is for racial justice, free expression, innovation and economic opportunity. The momentum we’ve seen has been grassroots and creative, and gives us hope for the future.

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Net Neutrality Fight Shifts To The States, Jenni Bergal, Huff Post 

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Pro-Net%20Neutrality%20Rall.jpgLindsay Chestnut protests near the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., last month. The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules, prompting officials in a growing number of states to fight back with lawsuits and proposed legislation. Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press (AP)

  • Some state officials want to take action to protect their residents against the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality.
  • The Internet Association, a trade group that represents tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google, has announced that it too will join the upcoming legal fight.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, February 17, 2018.

Including links to over 750 websites and over 40 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article | Obama Called Libya A Sh*t Show, Trump Called Haiti A Sh*thole, But The US Ensured Both Are True, Rachael Blevins, Free Thought Project / The Daily Sheeple 

  • http://www.thedailysheeple.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/sht-show-696x366-e1515813335595.jpgU.S. foreign policy decisions in both Haiti and Libya have been far cruder than the comments made by Presidents Trump and Obama.
  • Related: Trump Isn’t Another Hitler. He’s Another Obama

Publisher's Choice | We Are Living Through the Moment When Women Unleash Decades of Pent-Up Anger, Katha Pollitt, the Nation

Let’s hope there’s no going back.

Of Special Interest | US Military and Intelligence Agencies Have Turned Over 1,800 Movies and TV Shows Into Pro-War Propaganda, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: “I Paid To See A Movie About Singing. I Got Ninety Minutes Of Pentagon Propaganda.”
  • It's a wonder we don't have to stand for the National Anthem before movies.
  • Part 2: Documents Expose How Hollywood Promotes War On Behalf Of The Pentagon, CIA, & NSA
  • US military intelligence agencies have influenced over 1,800 movies and TV shows.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/MLK%20Speaks%20to%20a%20Crowd.jpgSpecial Project | A Valentine's Day Holiday Reader, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 
Martin Luther King and Love * Help us spread a message of love this Valentine’s Day * Choose Love: Don’t Ever Let Fear Turn You Against Your Playful Heart * Our duty on Earth: sharing, caring, helping those in need


Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 1 of 5, John Fisher, Medium

https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*RntLyJEFmFrW8vFtAx0how.jpeg Barry Goldwater. Photo: Newsroom

  • The Series: As the country approaches the 50th anniversary of one of the most controversial, volatile, and important years in our country’s history, We the People of the United States of America find ourselves facing many of the same issues that led us to the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War, screams of “the whole world is watching” at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the floor of the Ambassador Hotel, and Black fists being raised in the air at the Mexico Summer Olympics. So much has changed, true. We’ve come so far, but in a lot of ways, we’re right back where we started and even further behind.
  • Part 1: Depending on how you feel about Donald Trump and his approach to politics, either the worst or best is yet to come. Over time, Goldwater’s message and methods became mainstream, and with time, so will Trump’s.

From the Archives | Special Report: The Clintons, “We Came, We Stole, Haitians Died” Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report

  • The Haitian people’s furious resistance to yet another fraudulent presidential election has scuttled U.S. plans to replace “Sweet Mickey” Martelly with another flunky named the “Banana Man.” The aborted fraud is a reminder that Secretary of State Clinton was an imperial bully who rigged the previous presidential election in Haiti and stole the country blind, along with her accomplice and husband, Bill. Those chickens may yet come home to roost.
  • “The discrediting of the elections would also reflect very badly on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.”
  • “Hillary and Bill were the Bonnie and Clyde of Haiti.”

Bloggers & Columnists | Gary Kohls, Caitlin Johnstone, Glen Ford





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Foreign Affairs

Without Haiti, the United States Would, In Fact, Be a Shithole, Amy Wilentz, the Nation

And some other things about the country that Donald Trump doesn’t know and doesn’t care to know.
Related: From the Archives | Special Report:The Clintons, “We Came, We Stole, Haitians Died”

Government & Politics

Agency-by-agency highlights of Trump's 2019 budget. Stark Vision of GOP Reality, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: President’s New Budget. Stark Vision of GOP Reality.
  • A massive increase in the military budget and war preparations comes at the expense of slashing all kinds of social programs.
  • Part 2: Agency-by-agency highlights of Trump's 2019 budget
  • Highlights from President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal year 2019, released Monday, Feb 12.

Health, Science, & Environment


British Columbia’s Copper Mining Disaster of 2014 at Mt. Polley, with Partial Timeline, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: British Columbia’s Copper Mining Disaster of 2014 at Mt. Polley
  • “ALL tailings "ponds" are problems."
  • Part 2: A Partial Timeline of the Aftermath of the Mount Polley disaster
  • Read this and weep – and then go to the streets!

Media & Technology

The Last Mass Shooting Story You'll See in Evergreene Digest, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: The Boston Globe Has The Last Mass Shooting Story You’re Likely To Need
  • It’s ready for the next massacre, and the one after that, and the one after that ...
  • Part 2: Evergreene Digest Will No Longer Cover Mass Shootings in the US
  • A Notice to our readers

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The Last Mass Shooting Story You'll See in Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: The Boston Globe Has The Last Mass Shooting Story You’re Likely To Need
    • It’s ready for the next massacre, and the one after that, and the one after that ...
  • Part 2: Evergreene Digest Will No Longer Cover Mass Shootings in the US
    • A Notice to our readers

 

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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Part 1: The Boston Globe Has The Last Mass Shooting Story You’re Likely To Need

It’s ready for the next massacre, and the one after that, and the one after that ...

Ryan Grenoble, Huff Post 

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So much so that The Boston Globe went ahead and wrote its article for this school shooting ― and what seems to be an infinite number of other mass shootings to come ― in advance. 

It’s generic, yet exceedingly, tragically accurate. All we don’t know are “who, where, and how many.”

And it’s front page news.

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Part 2: Evergreene Digest Will No Longer Cover Mass Shootings in the US 

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A Notice to our readers

Dave Culver, Editor and Publisher, Evergreene Digest 

October 4, 2017 | Evergreene Digest <evergreenedigest.org> will no longer cover mass shootings in the US. That means we will no longer provide accounts, descriptions, visuals, comments, discussions, analysis, and suggestions for action from the most recent incident in Las Vegas, NV, and after.

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Robert Parry: The Reporter Who Broke the Iran-Contra Story - Independent Journalism at Its Best

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  • Part 1: Bob Parry RIP - The Reporter Who Broke the Iran-Contra Story
    • An independent journalist who never got the credit he deserved.
  • Part 2: A Tribute to Robert Parry: Independent Journalism at Its Best
    • To one extent or another, nearly all major US news outlets had bought into the imperial neoconservative vision of an all-powerful United States that operates outside of international law.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Bob Parry RIP = The Reporter Who Broke the Iran-Contra Story

An independent journalist who never got the credit he deserved.

Jefferson MorleyAlterNet 

https://www.alternet.org/sites/default/files/styles/story_image/public/story_images/robert_parry.jpg?itok=aAcrqVpc January 30, 2018 | Bob Parry, the veteran journalist who died Saturday at age 68, was a reporter’s reporter, a cheerful, dogged, independent fact-gatherer who didn’t give a damn about respectable Washington. More than any other reporter, Parry uncovered the national scandal that would become known as the Iran-contra affair. Yet he received little credit and no glory for his achievement

I first met Parry in 1985 when I was an assistant editor at the New Republic (TNR) in search of writers who knew something about the civil wars of Central America. After Congress approved the so-called Boland Amendment in 1984, barring military aid to counterrevolutionary forces in Nicaragua, Reagan administration officials—and their apologists in the press—were open about their intention to flout the law.

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Part 2: A Tribute to Robert Parry: Independent Journalism at Its Best

To one extent or another, nearly all major US news outlets had bought into the imperial neoconservative vision of an all-powerful United States that operates outside of international law.

Jim  Naureckas, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

January 29, 2018 | Journalism lost one of its most valuable investigators when Robert Parry died from pancreatic cancer on January 27, at the age of  68. He was the first reporter to reveal Oliver North’s operation in the White House basement (AP, 6/10/1985), and the co-author of the first report on Contra drug-smuggling (AP, 12/21/1985). He did some of the most important work investigating the 1980 Reagan campaign’s efforts to delay the return of US hostages held in Iran, a scandal known as the October Surprise.

After breaking his first big stories with the Associated Press, Bob moved on to Newsweek and then later PBS‘s Frontline. Frustrated with the limits and compromises of corporate media—he was once told that a story on Contra financial skullduggery had to be watered down because Newsweek owner Katharine Graham was having Henry Kissinger as a weekend guest (Media Beat, 4/23/98)—Bob launched his own online outlet, Consortium News.

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Net Neutrality Fight Shifts To The States

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Lindsay Chestnut protests near the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., last month. The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules, prompting officials in a growing number of states to fight back with lawsuits and proposed legislation. Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press (AP)

  • Some state officials want to take action to protect their residents against the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality.
  • The Internet Association, a trade group that represents tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google, has announced that it too will join the upcoming legal fight.

Jenni Bergal, HuffPost

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01/25/2018 | While Congress wrestles with whether to restore net neutrality rules after the Federal Communications Commission scrapped them last month, a growing number of states have decided to take on the issue themselves.

Legislators in at least 15 states, from California to Rhode Island, have introduced bills that would create state net neutrality laws or use other approaches to require that internet service providers follow net neutrality requirements in some way to ensure an open and equal internet.

http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/post-launch-images/2014/12/pct_bergal_km_own/pct_bergal_km_own_16x9.jpg?la=en Jenni Bergal is a veteran journalist who covers the business of government for Stateline. She has been a reporter at Kaiser Health News, the Center for Public Integrity and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and was supervising senior editor of “Weekend Edition” at NPR. Bergal has spent much of her career doing investigative reporting. She has won numerous national awards.

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Senate Dems One Vote Shy of Net Neutrality Revival. Tell Your Senators How to Vote Now. Countable 

  • https://d15oah1tzzrs2i.cloudfront.net/snack/image/60076/large_60076-1516128561.jpgEfforts to rescind the FCC's decision to repeal net neutrality have reached a crucial pivot point. There are now 50 votes guaranteed in the Senate to block the repeal. They only need one more vote! If you support net neutrality, Now is the time to reach out to your senators and make sure they know how you expect them to vote.
  • Related: The FCC just voted to gut net neutrality rules. But Congress can stop them.

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Senate Dems One Vote Shy of Net Neutrality Revival. Tell Your Senators How to Vote Now.

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Efforts to rescind the FCC's decision to repeal net neutrality have reached a crucial pivot point. There are now 50 votes guaranteed in the Senate to block the repeal. They only need one more vote! If you support net neutrality, Now is the time to reach out to your senators and make sure they know how you expect them to vote.
Related: The FCC just voted to gut net neutrality rules. But Congress can stop them.

Countable

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January 16, 2018 | Half the Senate - forty-nine Democrats and independents, one Republican - plan to co-sponsor Sen. Ed Markey's (D-MA) legislation that would undo the FCC's repeal of net neutrality.

Last month, the Federal Communications Commission voted to dismantle net neutrality regulations, allowing internet providers to speed up – or slow down – access to apps and websites.

Markey’s bill, if made law, would reverse that ruling.

Under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress can nullify recently passed legislation with a simple majority.

Countable helps you make your voice heard by contacting your reps about issues that matter. Check out your reps!

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The FCC just voted to gut net neutrality rules. But Congress can stop them, Take Action Now, The Nation 

  • Here's how it happens.
  • Related: Google and Facebook on an Internet Censorship Rampage at Request of US, Israeli Officials

 

 

 

The FCC just voted to gut net neutrality rules. But Congress can stop them.

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  • Here's how it happens.
  • Related: Google and Facebook on an Internet Censorship Rampage at Request of US, Israeli Officials

 

Take Action Now, The Nation

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  • January 3, 2018 | To save net neutrality, we need to get every member of Congress to promise to vote to overrule the FCC vote. Use this page to track them, call them and tweet them.

    Soon we'll begin tracking which members of Congress have cosponsored a "Congressional Resolution of Disapproval" to overrule the FCC. Right now, we know which ones have come out against the FCC's plan, and which have supported it. We need to try to move all of them, but here are the priorities.

    Your representatives: These are your members of Congress. Start here.

  • Team InternetThese are the other members of Congress who've come out against the FCC plan. Thank them, and ask them to vote for the CRA.
  • UnknownThese are all the members of Congress whose stance we don't know yet. Ask them to vote for the CRA!
  • Team CableThese are the members of Congress who supported the FCC plan. We still might be able to move them

-OR-

 

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While the FCC voted to end net neutrality, Congress can reinstate this critical regulation by passing a “resolution of disapproval” to undo the vote. Both Republicans and Democrats have spoken up against the FCC’s plan. Check out where your representatives stand <>, then use Free Press Action Fund’s call tool <>and script to give them a call.

Take Action Now is the activism arm of the Nation magazine. Sign up for Take Action Now here.

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Google and Facebook on an Internet Censorship Rampage at Request of US, Israeli Officials, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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  • Part 1: Google’s Eric Schmidt Admits Political Censorship Of Search Results
  • Google’s efforts are just one part of a much wider government-corporate drive to assert control over the flow of information over the Internet ... .
  • Part 2: Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
  • As is always true of censorship, there is one, and only one, principle driving all of this: power.

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