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Nadia Prupis – 50 Groups Urge Investigation Into ‘Wild West’ of Facial Recognition Policing

Dozens of advocacy organizations are urging the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the growing police use of facial recognition software, which the groups say violates civil liberties and disproportionately impacts people of color. In a letter sent to the Justice Department on Tuesday, a coalition of 50 organizations led by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Leadership …

BRICS

BRICS Bank Opens for Business By Stephen Lendman

Its Shanghai-based New Development Bank (NDB) represents the beginning of a significant challenge to predatory Western financial institutions – the IMF, World Bank and other loan shark lenders of last resort. The IMF was established to stabilize exchange rates linked to the dollar and bridge temporary payment imbalances. The World Bank’s mandate was to provide credit to war-torn developing countries. …

With Banks ‘Still Too Big to Fail,’ Another Financial Meltdown Looms – Deirdre Fulton

Seven years after the financial crisis began, many of the conditions that helped cause the near collapse of the U.S. banking system—and that were used to justify the multi-trillion-dollar U.S. government bailout of mammoth financial institutions—endure, warns a new report from the Corporate Reform Coalition (CRC). Titled Still Too Big to Fail (pdf), Thursday’s report charges that since the meltdown began in …

US Justice Dept: Withdrawing $5,000 should be Reported to Police

Something stunning took place earlier this week ini the good ol US of A, and it quietly snuck by, unnoticed by anyone as the “all important” FOMC meeting was looming. That something could have been taken straight out of the playbook of either Cyprus, or Greece, or the USSR “evil empire”, or all three. This is how the WSJ explained …