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I'm not even touching this one... Y'all have at it:


Why you gotta be that guy?


"Yeah we elected a fascist goon, but we're STILL better than those loser Dems!"

This is going straight into Glenn's Hall of Fame highlight reel:


Didn't take long for the shit to hit the fan in Brasil, did it?



And nothing to see here, just a member of Brasil's Congress encouraging students to rat out any professors complaining about Bolsonaro's election:


Never forget that Glenn Greenwald is a turncoat




Your Daily Greenwald, Broken Hypocrisy Meter Edition:


God damn it... *PLEASE* don't be these people today:





Wow.... Just wow....



American Defense Contractor Accused of Enslaving U.S. Citizen Linguists

A major American defense contractor held its translators in a tent city under slave-like conditions, breaking U.S. anti-slavery laws, according to allegations in a 2016 federal lawsuit that was recently unsealed. Under threat of arrest in Kuwait, the translators were held in tents where the temperature regularly topped 100 degrees. Company representatives seized their passports and indicated they would go to prison if they tried to escape. According to the suit, supervisors weren’t coy about coercing the translators. One plaintiff, a linguist named Edward Youkhana, complained about his treatment in Kuwait to a regional manager.

“The linguists are slaves,” the manager replied.

Human rights advocates have long lambasted the Gulf states for their widespread practice of trafficking foreign workers and confiscating their passports. But those charges have largely focused on the exploitation of people from developing nations, including India and Nepal. The allegations in this suit, if true, would join the growing evidence that Americans are also vulnerable to slavery—and by companies working for their own government.

This isn’t the first lawsuit alleging an American defense contractor treated its employees like slaves; in a a suit unsealed in April, six plaintiffs made similar allegations against ManTech.

“These U.S.-citizen linguists are heroes—they go into combat unarmed to help minimize the chaos of the battlefield and gather intelligence,” said Joseph Hennessey, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs in both lawsuits. “To have been treated so horrifically is unfathomable.”


Fuckin' mercs

"Economic anxieties" strike again

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