Disaster capitalism in action: Corporate greed made Harvey worse — now comes the cash grab

If you’ve ever wondered why more bigbiz developers don’t want to help with climate change …. this is why. Devastated land makes a good “investment” and no one will be there to worry about land grabs. Houston is about to look VERY different in a few years.
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From the article: Neoliberal capitalism helped make the devastation in Houston possible, and now it will profit from the aftermath

Jury finds all 7 wildlife refuge occupiers including Ammon Bundy not guilty on all counts

white privledge? what white privledge? OH YOU MEAN THIS RIGHT HERE!
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From the article: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal jury has found Ammon Bundy and his six co-defendants not guilty on all charges for taking over a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon earlier this year.Standoff leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five others were charged

Top editors abruptly ousted at Los Angeles Times

Sooooo …: this is a bad harbinger if there ever was one.

“In the latest major shake-up at the Los Angeles Times, Executive Editor and Publisher Davan Maharaj and his second-in-command Marc Duvoisin were abruptly fired Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

… The newspaper’s publisher will be Ross Levinsohn, who has no experience in newspapers but worked at Fox and Yahoo.”
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From the article: Executive Editor and Publisher Davan Maharaj and his second-in-command Marc Duvoisin were abruptly fired Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

Not hosting hategroups is one thing. Holding a domain name hostage is another. This article from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is about the slippery slope we are on when companies can decide who can and can’t be on the internet.

Oof, these times. All the issues, all at once. #everythingisconnected
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From the article: In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that, in the words of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is “dedicated to spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism.” Subsequently…