“Democratic Institutions?” – 10 Lessons From History That Will Destroy Your Trust In The CIA

A somewhat recently declassified CIA memo unearthed by the FOIA collective MuckRock shows that in the midst of the historic Church Committee hearings which attempted to bring various shocking and illegal US intelligence practices and operations to public light, the National Security Council considered the move for strong Congressional oversight a “personal holocaust” that could result

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Inside WikiLeaks: Working With The Publisher That Changed The World

Authored by Stefania Maurizi via Consortium News, Silenced and cut off from the outside world, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the last six years with no access to sunlight, fresh air, or proper medical treatment. Furthermore, last March President Lenin Moreno’s Ecuadorian government cut his access

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OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 24)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam reviews the week’s business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Jonny Hart. This week’s big stories: Trump attacks Fed over rate rise, UK inflation figures hit sterling, Barnier dismisses Brexit white paper , Google fined record sum. USD Weaker After Trump Interest Rate Comments Canada: Inflation

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Disney Fires ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director After Old Tweets About Pedophilia And Rape Go Viral

Disney has fired Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker and vocal Trump critic James Gunn, days before he was set to appear in a Comic-Con panel, after old tweets and blog posts involving pedophilia and rape were unearthed by conservative journalists Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec on Thursday before quickly going viral. Some of Gunn’s now-deleted tweets included “I

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“US Monitoring China Currency Manipulation” Mnuchin Confirms Trump’s Concerns

Confirming the President’s concerns, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin issued a warning to China over the recent weakness of its yuan currency on Friday, telling Reuters  that the Treasury is closely monitoring the yuan for signs of manipulation. in an interview in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mnuchin said: “There’s no question that the weakening of the

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“What’s Next, Air?” – NJ Dems Weighing Water Tax To Help Fix Pensions

With its reserve fund depleted, and its last-minute budget agreement featuring several unappetizing tax hikes on corporations and the wealthiest people living in the state (as well as taxes on e-cigarettes and Airbnb) New Jersey lawmakers and state officials are considering yet another tax – on tap water – that would purportedly be used to

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Vietnam’s Central Bank Thinks Cryptocurrency Miners Should Be Banned

According to regional reports, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has agreed with a proposal to ban imported cryptocurrency mining machines in order to keep the digital currency economy tethered tightly to the government’s regulatory frameworks. The proposal was introduced by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) after the SBV announced that cryptocurrency

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