• Red Dye Pack Money
    Ferguson Demands High Fees to Turn Over City Files

    By Jack Gillum via AP Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees’ salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the...

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  • Occupy Central Night
    Censors in China Keep Mainlanders in Dark About Hong Kong Protests

    Via LA Times Striking photos, videos and news about Hong Kong’s ongoing democracy protests and clashes with police have exploded across TV, radio, newspapers worldwide in recent days, to say nothing of Twitter, Facebook and other social...

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  • 90 Degree Encryption
    Nine Epic Failures of Regulating Cryptography

    By Cindy Cohn via EFF Recently Apple has announced that it is providing basic encryption on mobile devices that they cannot bypass, even in response to a request from law enforcement. Google has promised to take similar...

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  • Eric Holder Hug
    Going Easy on Eric Holder’s Wall Street Inaction

    By Ryan Chittum via CJR There’s one word missing in too many major press accounts of Eric Holder’s tenure as Obama’s only attorney general: bankers. It’s a baffling lapse for outlets like the Washington Post, Bloomberg, NPR,...

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  • Puppet String Fingers
    How Former Treasury Officials and the UAE Are Manipulating American Journalists

    By Glenn Greenwald via Intercept The tiny and very rich Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar has become a hostile target for two nations with significant influence in the U.S.: Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Israel is...

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  • Arches National Park
    Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell Backs Off Wilderness Photo Restrictions, Says He Values First Amendment

    By Rob Davis via Oregonian The U.S. Forest Service’s chief backed off proposed restrictions on photography in wilderness areas Thursday after facing sweeping protests from lawmakers, First Amendment advocates and media outlets across the country. “The U.S. Forest Service...

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  • Climate March Earth Dial
    How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

    By Arun Gupta via Counterpunch I’ve never been to a protest march that advertised in the New York City subway. That spent $220,000 on posters inviting Wall Street bankers to join a march to save the planet,...

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  • Zombie Invasion
    The Invasion of Corporate News

    By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson via FT A population of 100,000 is no longer a guarantee that a city like Richmond, California can sustain a thriving daily paper. Readers have drifted from the tactile pleasures of print to the...

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  • Viral Disinfection
    Covering Ebola

    By Paige Brown Jarreau via SciLogs As of September 14, 2014, 2,630 people have lost their lives to the Ebola virus, according to the CDC, with a total case count of 5,347. The current outbreak has been...

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  • Dr. Abbas Kadhim
    Dr. Abbas Kadhim On Power In The Middle East

    Dr. Abbas Kadhim is a Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University specializing in Iraq, Iran, the Gulf, and Islam. Prior to joining SAIS, Dr. Kadhim was an...

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