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Nobel Winner: Goal is to Make Nukes Unacceptable (Trevin)
If the people reject them, so will their governments.
Canada Passes Law to Protect Whistleblowers and Journalists’ Confidential Sources (Jimmy)
The author writes, “Under the new law, security agencies will only be granted search warrants or production orders for a journalist’s source material if a judge decides there’s no other ‘reasonable’ way for them to get it or if the importance of the investigation outweighs the public interest of protecting a journalistic source.”
Bannon: Run, Erik, Run! (Dan)
One would think, after endorsing hard-liner Roy Moore in Alabama, former Trump White House advisor Steve Bannon would be hard-pressed to find someone with more right-wing credentials. Well, meet Erik Prince.
The Psychology Behind Social Media (Inez)
And why this tech insider has blocked his iPhone from downloading the apps.
Ex-NATO Commander: Millions Will Die if Trump’s Tweets ‘Sleepwalk’ US into Korean War (Jimmy)
The author writes, “The former supreme allied commander of NATO warned that President Donald Trump was risking millions of lives by casually threatening nuclear war on social media.”
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