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Under pressure from Judicial Watch, three states have initiated proceedings to remove close to 2 million voters from their rolls in the last two years.

The politics of surveillance, even in normal times, scramble the typical partisan tendencies, with Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, and Adam Schiff often aligning on questions about the breadth and depth of state power to surveil and track Americans.

Surveillance firms around the world are licking their lips at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cash in on the coronavirus by repositioning one of their most invasive products: the tracking bracelet.

As previously reported, the 12-page FBI report that introduced the label of “black identity extremism” was filled with innuendo and stereotypes. It also explicitly connected its analysis to the Ferguson protests.

“About 24, so slightly under half the states in the United States, have uncontrolled epidemics. Which means we are not ‘flattening the curve’ as a nation in terms of deaths any time soon,” says Yale epidemiologist @gregggonsalves .

Several people who contacted The Intercept blamed financial incentives at halfway houses for the reluctance to send more people home during the coronavirus pandemic.

On the next System Update with @ggreenwald : An exclusive report on the mass-extermination program now being used by factory farms for pigs deemed “worthless” in the pandemic, with @DxEverywhere 's Matt Johnson and an Iowa Select Farms whistleblower:

Trump on Wednesday issued a rare veto threat, promising to reject a renewal of his surveillance authorities if approved by the House of Representatives.

Trump spent the past weekend back at his own golf course, as deaths from Covid-19 approached the 100,000 mark. There has been no remorse, no regret, and few condolences for the families of the dead, writes @mehdirhasan .


Scientists warn that losing another fifth of Brazil’s Amazon will trigger the feedback loop known as dieback, in which the forest begins to dry out and burn in a cascading system collapse, beyond the reach of any subsequent human intervention or regret.

“He should apologize to the children that have been separated from their parents,” said Rep. @Ocasio2018  of GOP leader Kevin McCarthy, who demanded she apologize for calling ICE detention centers “concentration camps.” by @NicholasBallasy 

The five New York City ZIP codes with the highest rates of positive tests for the coronavirus have an average per capita income of $26,708, while residents in the five with the lowest rates had an average income of $118,166.

A Texas elementary school speech pathologist refused to sign a pro-Israel oath, now mandatory in many states — so she lost her job. Watch our 3-minute video of this story: by

Mike Bloomberg exploited prison labor to make 2020 presidential campaign phone calls by @jbwashing 

Ecuador will imminently withdraw asylum for and hand him over to the UK. What comes next? by

Consultants working on the Brexit deal in London and in Washington, D.C., have asked to limit the ability of British regulators to set the price for pharmaceutical drugs, and lift safety restrictions on pesticides and agricultural products.

“You can debate a lot of things, but not arithmetic,” says Noam Chomsky on the #Never Biden movement. “Failure to vote for Biden in this election in a swing state amounts to voting for Trump.” Watch@mehdirhasan ’s interview with Noam Chomsky on the 2020 presidential race:

Texas prepares to execute Rodney Reed amid a flood of new evidence pointing to his innocence by @chronic_jordan