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  • Extreme digital vetting of visitors to the U.S. moves forward under new name

    Extreme digital vetting of visitors to the U.S. moves forward under new name

    ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft, to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity by George Joseph The Department of Immigration & Customs Enforcement is taking new steps in its plans for monitoring the social media accounts of applicants and holders of U.S. visas. At a tech industry conference last

  • How to stop Google and Facebook from becoming even more powerful

    How to stop Google and Facebook from becoming even more powerful

    by Barry Lynn and Matt Stoller On Tuesday, Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana told the general counsels of Facebook and Google: “Your power sometimes scares me.” The problem, Kennedy said, is that the corporations know too much about us, and too little about themselves. Kennedy illustrated his fears with two rhetorical questions. “If the CEO

  • Time for a vigilante celebration in Venezuela

    Time for a vigilante celebration in Venezuela

    by Nino Pagliccia Global Research In one day, on Oct.15, Venezuela has achieved several outstanding landmarks in our region at a time when we face dangerous world conflicts and unrest. By carrying out fair elections for governors of the 23 states, Venezuela has shown that people value the opportunity to participate in decision-making even under hard

  • The Latino and Black ‘Sacrifice Zones’ of Hurricane Harvey

    The Latino and Black ‘Sacrifice Zones’ of Hurricane Harvey

    Houston’s lack of zoning and regulations maximized the impact of Hurricane Harvey, with “fence-line communities” deliberately put in harm’s way by Emma Fiala In this second installment of special coverage Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates the city and why its low-income, Black and Latino areas are in the highest-risk

  • Failures of affordable care act push patients to relay on urgent care centers

    Failures of affordable care act push patients to relay on urgent care centers

    by Roqayah Chamseddine In the United States, where health care costs are bankrupting Americans more than any other type of debt, urgent care centers (UCC) are on the rise, and more Americans are leaving their primary care physicians behind in favor of them. At John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) in Fort Worth, Texas, there’s a program

  • NAFTA talks resume amid growing doubts

    NAFTA talks resume amid growing doubts

    Mexico is bigger than the trade agreement, foreign affairs secretary tells senators Compiled by Mexico Daily News Trade talks resumed today amid growing doubts on both sides of the border about the likelihood of a successful conclusion to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Some observers say there is a real possibility that

  • Another mass shooting, another grab for guns

    Another mass shooting, another grab for guns

    by Tony Cartalucci News analysis Global Research Nothing is more deplorable than hijacking human tragedy to push an unrelated political agenda. A mass murderer taking the lives of some 60 people in Las Vegas this week has nothing to do with the majority of lawful firearms owners in the United States who aren’t and have

  • Aftershocks continue in Chiapas, Oaxaca

    Aftershocks continue in Chiapas, Oaxaca

    More than 1,100 have followed Thursday’s massive earthquake Compiled by México News Daily Continuing aftershocks in Oaxaca and Chiapas are making things difficult for census takers trying to evaluate the damages to buildings after last Thursday’s massive earthquake. Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong said today that a damage census would be complete by the

  • Billions were diverted with shell companies

    Investigation reveals massive fraud by federal agencies Compiled by Mexico News Daily Eleven federal agencies diverted over 3.4 billion pesos (US $192 million) of government funds through shell and illegal companies between 2013 and 2014 in a massive fraud that totaled more than 7.6 billion pesos (US $426 million), according to a joint investigation by