In a split-screen video posted on the Twitter account of Hasan’s show, Pompeo starts out by saying the he knew the Taliban were “butchers” when he negotiated with them on behalf of former President Donald Trump.
— Read on www.rawstory.com/amp/mike-pompeo-taliban-2654808658
This month, uniformed activists from the Polish far right group Bydgoskie Kamractwo Rodaków entered an orphanage to demand it stop vaccinating children against Covid-19. The group’s website promised to stage a “Nuremberg Trial” of the staff.
— Read on www.theneweuropean.co.uk/paul-mason-fascism/
President Joe Biden vowed to continue evacuations from Afghanistan after explosions in Kabul killed 12 U.S. service members, and said the U.S. will retaliate against those responsible for the bombings.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-26/biden-vows-to-hunt-down-those-responsible-for-kabul-attacks
The unsaid but common understanding about foreigners in many parts of the non-Western world is that there is one group of them who can get away with a great deal: white people.
— Read on time.com/6093259/nicole-kidman-expats/
Warning signs came long ago—and top Trump officials knew.
— Read on www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/08/trump-deal-with-taliban-afghanistan-collapse/
Ideological right more likely to think there should have been fewer COVID-19 restrictions | Pew Research Center
— Read on www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/07/30/those-on-ideological-right-favor-fewer-covid-19-restrictions-in-most-advanced-economies/ft_21-07-28_globalcovidrestrictions_01/
Nearly 50 members of Congress hold MILLIONS worth of stock in defense companies.
The stocks of the top 5 defense companies have risen nearly 900% since the Afghanistan war was authorized.
Defense contractors aren’t the only ones profiting from endless war.
— Read on readsludge.com/2021/08/23/lawmakers-benefit-from-booming-defense-stocks/
A WHO official said misinformation about Covid and vaccines appears to have gotten worse and is keeping people from getting the shots, driving a rise in cases.
— Read on www.nbcwashington.com/news/business/money-report/who-says-covid-misinformation-is-a-major-factor-driving-pandemic-around-the-world/2782138/
The UK will scrap “pointless” web cookie requests as part of a major package of reforms that will replace the EU’s data laws with a new post-Brexit regime.
— Read on www.cityam.com/uk-to-scrap-web-cookie-requests-in-post-brexit-data-revamp/
Blackwater founder Erik Prince is attempting to turn a profit amid the chaos in Afghanistan.
— Read on theintellectualist.com/2021/08/25/wsj-erik-prince-charging-6500-per-seat-on-chartered-plane-out-of-kabul/
The Court’s decision on Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy upends decades of precedent warning that judges shouldn’t mess with foreign affairs.
— Read on www.vox.com/2021/8/24/22640424/supreme-court-remain-in-mexico-trump-biden-samuel-alito-immigration
Foreign agents love that GOP gig
The Republican National Committee recently paid $20,000 to DiGenova & Toensing LLP, a law firm helmed by two GOP insiders with alleged ties to Giuliani’s Ukrainian dealings.
— Read on www.thedailybeast.com/gop-pays-rudy-giuliani-associates-wrapped-up-in-ukraine-probe
Trump and Stephen Miller sabotaged the Afghan visa process so badly a federal judge has ruled they broke the law. The backlog at the airport was fostered by their malevolence
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-admin-broke-law-visa-delays-afghans-iraqis-who-worked-n1057846
Rights Attorney Pays Price for Defending Indigenous in Ecuador Poisoned by Oil
— Read on www.gregpalast.com/facing-prison-for-fighting-chevron/
WASHINGTON (AP) — After President Donald Trump signed a peace deal with the Taliban in February 2020, he optimistically proclaimed that “we think we’ll be successful in the end.” His secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, asserted that the administration was “seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation.”
— Read on apnews.com/e6f48507848aef2ee849154604aa11be
Social media users tried to contrast life in Kabul before and during Taliban rule using images of a CNN reporter without and with a head covering. But they left out key context: One image was captured in a private compound, the other on a public street.
— Read on apnews.com/article/fact-checking-979183502587
Rachel Maddow looks at how Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar went from being imprisoned in Pakistan to likely the next leader of Afghanistan under Taliban rule, thanks to some help from some typical Trump administration deal making.
— Read on www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/the-awkward-trumpy-truth-about-afghanistan-s-likely-new-taliban-leader-mullah-baradar-118918725748
Global Press Freedom – Virtually Available
Non-profit organisation Reporters Without Borders has built The Uncensored Library in the video game Minecraft to give gamers access to censored material.
— Read on www.dezeen.com/2021/08/17/uncensored-library-reporters-without-borders-minecraft-censored-books/
Which American States would be on this list by the numbers?
France and Iceland are among seven destinations added on Monday to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest risk category for travel.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/travel/article/cdc-very-high-risk-level-4-travel-destinations/index.html