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‘THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY’ The documentary explores the story of Theranos, founder Elizabeth Holmes and the fraud that collapsed the company Video Ad Feedback ‘Americans need to see these photographs’: Reflecting on Iraq War anniversary

Amanpour, © CNN
March 19, 2023

Lynsey Addario and Wesaam Al Badry, two photographers with distinctly different experiences of the Iraq War, consider its impact on the world and on their lives.

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The great majority of men use their own short-sighted ideas as a yardstick for measuring the divine omnipotence.

-Therese of Lisieux

The invasion of Iraq was a turning point on to a path that led towards Ukraine

Peter Beaumont, © The Guardian
March 19, 2023

On 20 March 2003, as bombs and missiles from the US-led coalition rained on Iraqi cities in the opening “shock and awe” campaign against Saddam Hussein, the tectonic plates of the post-Second World War international order shifted permanently.

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The man extradited to the UK for a 41-year-old pub brawl

By Libby Sutcliffe & William McLennan, © BBC NEWS
March 18, 2023

Decades after moving to the US, retired construction worker Rory McGrath was extradited to the UK to face trial for a 41-year-old crime. Eventually he was found not guilty.

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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

-Thomas Jefferson

A (Bad) Trip to the Most Radioactive Place in America

BY JOSHUA FRANK, © Counterpunch
March 17, 2023

If you’re like any number of people I’ve talked to over the last few years, you aren’t really sure what Hanford is all about. Maybe you haven’t even heard of the place; I certainly wouldn’t blame you. It is, after all, off the beaten path. The Hanford Nuclear Site is located in eastern Washington State. It’s far from Seattle, three hours to the Idaho border, on the banks of the Columbia River, and a couple of hundred miles upstream from Portland, Oregon.

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A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.

-Sigmund Freud

ACTION ALERT: Trump Rules Remain at FCC as Democrats Cave to Big Cable, Fox News

March 17, 2023

Remember Ajit Pai, the former Verizon lawyer Trump put in charge of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)? When he gutted net neutrality rules and kneecapped the agency’s ability to regulate telecom monopolies, voters from across the political spectrum were outraged. The internet erupted in protest.

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