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Just Futures Law, national and community groups, demand Trump Administration release its secret plan with tech companies to expand surveillance under COVID-19

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SOURCE: justfutureslaw.org

On Friday, Just Futures Law, in concert with MijenteMediaJustice, and Immigrant Defense Project and organizers around the country, filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and public record requests in order to ​demand more information on tech companies’ multi-million secret deal with the Trump Administration to build ​HHS Protect​ Now​, ​a new vast secretive data platform that has health records, hospital stays, and patient contacts.

Under COVID-19, governments and private companies are collecting vast amounts of personal information through new health surveillance tools like contact tracing apps, mobile location data, and temperature sensors. The Trump Administration has quietly granted ​companies like Palantir unprecedented access to personal data without limits, consent or accountability. ​We know little about how this information is being used, and most importantly, whether it is limited to fight COVID and protect our public health. This unlimited and unaccountable dragnet could be disastrous for communities of color. ​In Minnesota for example, the government is already ​repurposing contact tracing technology to track Black Lives Matter protesters.

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Vigilante Justice, the Duluth Lynchings and the Two Faces of Emmett Till: When Black Lives Really Didn’t Matter

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kohlsDuty to Warn  new-logo25By Gary G. Kohls, MD

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“They’re selling postcards of the hanging, they’re painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors, the circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner, they’ve got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker, the other is in his pants
And the riot squad they’re restless, they need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight, from Desolation Row” –
Bob Dylan, from “Desolation Row”

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The Death Of Emmett Till

By Bob Dylan

’Twas down in Mississippi not so long ago
When a young boy from Chicago town stepped through a Southern door
This boy’s dreadful tragedy I can still remember well
The color of his skin was black and his name was Emmett Till

Some men they dragged him to a barn and there they beat him up
They said they had a reason, but I can’t remember what
They tortured him and did some things too evil to repeat
There were screaming sounds inside the barn, there was laughing sounds
out on the street

Then they rolled his body down a gulf amidst a bloody red rain
And they threw him in the waters wide to cease his screaming pain
The reason that they killed him there, and I’m sure it ain’t no lie
Was just for the fun of killin’ him and to watch him slowly die

And then to stop the United States of yelling for a trial
Two brothers they confessed that they had killed poor Emmett Till
But on the jury there were men who helped the brothers commit this
awful crime
And so this trial was a mockery, but nobody seemed to mind

I saw the morning papers but I could not bear to see
The smiling brothers walkin’ down the courthouse stairs
For the jury found them innocent and the brothers they went free
While Emmett’s body floats the foam of a Jim Crow southern sea

If you can’t speak out against this kind of thing, a crime that’s so unjust
Your eyes are filled with dead men’s dirt, your mind is filled with dust
Your arms and legs they must be in shackles and chains, and your blood
it must refuse to flow
For you let this human race fall down so God-awful low!

This song is just a reminder to remind your fellow man
That this kind of thing still lives today in that ghost-robed Ku Klux Klan
But if all of us folks that thinks alike, if we gave all we could give
We could make this great land of ours a greater place to live

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“Bush, Cheney, and their subordinates may have given the order to torture detainees, but it was the apathy, fear, and ignorance of millions of Americans that laid the groundwork for these abuses to take place”…“Today, as we consider the decision of ( President Obama) to block the release of hundreds of photographs showing the torture and abuse of detainees in Afghanistan and Iraq, I hope that those of us who are defending his decision will consider the example of Emmett Till, and of how seeing with open eyes the horrors that he endured …”  – “Big Tex” (pseudonymous author of below 2009 article from Daily Kos)

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JIHAD IN AMERICA: A CIA-Military joint operation?

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new-logo25Marti Oakley

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Note: There is not one police vehicle or sheriff’s vehicle in the country that bears any identifying information as to where that vehicle originates from, such as city name or county. Neither does any law enforcement vehicle bear the “To Protect and Serve” banner on its side. All that silly nonsense has been done away with. Law enforcement vehicles now simply say “POLICE” or “SHERIFF”. And everyone of them is under the direction of Homeland Security.”

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stupidHere we go again! The creation of fictionalized threats used to coerce Americans into accepting tyrannical laws, assaults on their liberty and to submit and comply if they want the government to keep them safe (you do want to be safe don’t you??) from some contrived threat that we find out at a later date came from that same government, is on a full roll.

There is a new “terror” threat just in time for the presidential elections and what I suspect will be upcoming legislation making police executions of private citizens perfectly legal, with no legal recourse for the public. Not that there is much of a chance now of any justice in these situations. This will also come in really handy when the government unconstitutionally commits us to the UN Small Arms Treaty that calls for the disarmament of Americans.

Oh! And this new “threat” is supposedly due in large part to the Black Lives Matter movement.  How dare the black community try to assert that their lives have value and worth!   Never mind that black people are routinely executed by police almost daily. No, its just that black people hate the police. Hmmm.

Supposedly, this is a Democrat associated movement also. Like the Republican faction of the one party system in DC isn’t fully on board with the whole mess, also.

These new threats also seem geared to countering the bad publicity law enforcement agencies across the country have brought on themselves now that they have been militarized, and their propensity for executing American citizens for little to no reason has been so well documented.

Ohhh…Not again!

Using decidedly terrorist sounding names will scare the beetlejuice out of most Americans. But we need to start asking…….Who are these so-called terrorists, actually”

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