Top Secret CIA Emails on Osama bin Laden ‘Devil Doll’

In 2014 the Washington Post's Adam Goldman published a story about the CIA producing dolls of Osama bin Laden as part of an influence operation designed to diminish the former Al Qaeda's leader's popularity in the Middle East.  The dolls would be made so the paint on the eyes would easily rub off, revealing 'devil eyes' underneath.

Bongerinos! (How Americans Talk About Palestine)

‘Don’t condescend to me man, I’m a Zionist,’ Rivera sniped at Dan Bongino. ‘I’ve got a Jewish star on my hand. You don’t condescend to me about the Holocaust.’

Climate Activists Say Meeting With Michael Gove ‘Disappointing’

How Private Equity Is Turning Public Prisons Into Big Profits (Chris)

From the : “In recent years, corporations have privatized almost every part of the public prison system. Now, PE firms are swooping in, seeking lavish returns for investors.”

Emails Show Trump Administration Had No Plan to Track and Reunite Separated Families (Chris)

The World, According to Israel

Recordings show instructors at settlement academy openly promoting Jewish supremacy; principal says Arabs want to live under Israeli occupation due to their genetic inferiority

BREXIT UPDATE 27: Run-Up to the European Parliament Elections

BREXIT UPDATE 27 What are the new developments since I posted Brexit Update 26 just before the parliamentary Easter recess?  It is best to divide them into four overlapping areas: 1)  The Labour/Conservative talks aimed at agreeing a revised deal that Labour can support. 2)  Growing Conservative pressure on the Maybot to resign. 3)  The forthcoming local and European Parliament elections 4) Divisions within the Labour Party about a second referendum.   The Labour/Conservative talks

Could a Breakfast Cereal Switch Help Save the Planet?

Washington Passes Bill Requiring Carbon-Free Electricity (Chris)

From : “Senate Bill 5116 and the corresponding bill in the House … would require the Pacific Northwestern state to transition to a carbon neutral energy grid by 2030 and entirely carbon free by 2045.”

Why the Highlander Attack Matters (Chris)