News Items – 03.07.17

As you can tell, there are a lot of embedded tweets in today’s post. Viewing this blog, understand that how busy I am is positively correlated with the number of embedded tweets in the corresponding blogpost (they both go up and down at the same time).


Cover photo via the Atlantic: “Picture taken in 1962 at the Faculty of Medicine in Kabul of two Afghan medicine students listening to their professor (at right) as they examine a plaster cast showing a part of a human body.” Then this event happened


Lawmakers call on U.S. Marines to investigate nude photo network,” by Reuters:

“Senior U.S. lawmakers on Sunday condemned the suspected distribution of nude photographs of female Marines to military personnel and veterans via a social media network that promotes sexual violence, and called on the Marine Corps to fully investigate. The Marine Corps Times, an independent newspaper focusing on issues involving the service, published an internal Marine Corps communications document with talking points about the issue, describing the social media network as a closed Facebook group with about 30,000 members. The network solicited nude photos of female service members, some of whom had their name, rank and duty station listed, the newspaper reported.”


Juan Cole — Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan:

Trump covers Rockwell: Sometimes it Feels like, Obama’s Watching You

Why Trump EO is Still a Racist Muslim Ban

Dirty, Hot, Deadly: The Real Trump Scandal is What He’s done to the Environment


Heather Wilson’s Past Raises Questions on Appointment for Air Force Secretary,” by  Project on Government Oversight (POGO): “Unfortunately it appears that another Trump administration national security nominee is a textbook example of the revolving door. Heather Wilson, recently nominated for Air Force Secretary, was formerly a Representative from New Mexico. After leaving the House she spent two years doing contract work for four nuclear facilities, including two New Mexico-based labs, without recording a single deliverable. She was also allegedly involved in an illegal lobbying effort by the Lockheed Martin Corporation.”


Democracy Now!:

Full show for 03.06.17

Headlines:

Trump Claims Without Evidence Obama Tapped His Phones During Campaign

DHS Considering Plan to Separate Mothers from Children at Border

Trump Admin Has Rolled Back 90 Regulations over Last 6 Weeks

U.N. Report: Mexican Police Routinely Use Torture to Gain Confessions

U.N. Report Criticizes U.S. Government over Handling of Dakota Access Pipeline

Interviews:

Trump’s Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Health & Lives of Tens of Millions of Americans

Billionaire Wilbur Ross Confirmed Despite Questions over Ties to Russian Oligarchs Close to Putin

Debate: Are Trump’s Ties to Russia a Dangerous Security Issue or Critics’ Fodder for New Red Scare?” — with Robert Parry: former investigative reporter for AP and Newsweek that uncovered many of the Iran-Contra stories, including the CIA-Contra drug trafficking, CIA assassination manual, and Oliver North’s connection to Iran-Contra; recipient of the George Polk Award and the Harvard Nieman Foundation I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence; and founder/editor of the oldest online investigative website, Consortiumnews.

Part 2: Are Trump’s Ties to Russia a Dangerous Security Issue or Critics’ Fodder for New Red Scare?” — with Robert Parry: former investigative reporter for AP and Newsweek that uncovered many of the Iran-Contra stories, including the CIA-Contra drug trafficking, CIA assassination manual, and Oliver North’s connection to Iran-Contra; recipient of the George Polk Award and the Harvard Nieman Foundation I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence; and founder/editor of the oldest online investigative website, Consortiumnews.

Meet Jocelyn Avelica, Whose Dad Was Detained by ICE While Driving his Daughter to School

Revealed: Environmental Activist Berta Cáceres’ Suspected Killers Received U.S. Military Training

Part 2: Exposé Shows Environmental Activist Berta Cáceres Topped Kill List of U.S.-Trained Assassins


Associated Press, Huffington Post, Atlantic, New York Magazine, The Guardian, The Intercept, USA Today, DefenseOne, and Reuters:

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