Government May ‘Seize’ Your Fingerprint to Unlock Apple Devices, Federal Court Rules

Source:  Shadowproof/Kevin Gosztola A federal court ruled the United States government is not violating a citizen’s Fifth Amendment rights when they require a citizen to apply his or her fingerprints to a sensor so authorities can access a device. The government sought authorization to “seize” four residents so their fingers could be applied to Apple Read more »

Facebook and the US Government Are in a Race to Read Your Mind

Source:  AntiMedia/Jake Anderson The government and private sector are working hard to figure out what’s on your mind. In fact, for the last decade, the Department of Defense has actually been developing a massive simulation for the purposes of predicting what you — and everyone around you — will do at any particular moment. While both the Read more »

As Hopes for Trump Impeachment Persist, New Warnings of a President Pence

“Pence is the inside man of the conservative money machine,” writes Jane Mayer for The New Yorker Source:  Common Dreams/Jessica Corbett As Republican insiders reportedly have new worries that Democratic victories in the 2018 midterm election could mean the impeachment of President Donald Trump, investigative journalist Jane Mayer, in her latest piece for The New Yorker, offers an in-depth warning about Read more »

Trump Revives Notorious GOP Dog Whistle in Call for ‘Welfare Reform’

Like Reagan before him, Trump is deploying the infamous “welfare queen” myth to justify shredding the safety net Source:  Common Dreams/Jake Johnson Rehashing a notorious Republican Party trope that accuses some Americans of cheating safety net programs, President Donald Trump on Monday said his administration is looking “very, very strongly” at “welfare reform.” “Reagan infamously spread the Read more »

Rethinking Higher Education in a Time of Tyranny

What kind of democracy is possible when the institutions that are crucial to a vibrant civil society are vanishing? Source:  Moyers & Company/Henry Giroux Many of the great peace activists of the 20th century, extending from Mahatma Gandhi and Paulo Freire to Jane Addams and Martin Luther King Jr., shared a passion for education as an Read more »

How the Nazis Used Jim Crow Laws as the Model for Their Race Laws

Bill Moyers in conversation with author James Whitman about his new book “Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law Source:  Moyers & Company/Bill Moyers To get to the core of race in America today, read this new book by James Whitman. Whitman is the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Read more »