The “Crying Indian” Ad That Fooled the Environmental Movement | Essay | Zócalo Public Square

It’s probably the most famous tear in American history: Iron Eyes Cody, an actor in Native American garb, paddles a birch bark canoe on water that seems, at first, tranquil and pristine, but that becomes increasingly polluted along his journey. He pulls his boat ashore and walks toward a bustling freeway. As the lone Indian ponders the polluted landscape, a passenger hurls a paper bag out a car window. The bag bursts on the ground, scattering fast-food wrappers all over the Indian’s beaded moccasins. In a stern voice, the narrator comments: “Some people have a deep, abiding respect for the natural beauty that was once this country. And some people don’t.” The camera zooms in on Iron Eyes Cody’s face to reveal a single tear falling, ever so slowly, down his cheek.

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Wow, Ivanka’s food box program was an even bigger grift than we ever could have imagined

 

Hey, remember Ivanka Trump‘s pet project where she gave out food to hungry people during the pandemic? Well, a new report released by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis finds that the whole thing was basically just a poorly run PR stunt that awarded millions and millions (and millions) of dollars to totally unqualified contractors for the sole purpose of boosting Donald Trump‘s reelection chances.

Color us shocked.

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Facebook’s race-blind policies around hate speech came at the expense of Black users, new documents show

Don’t I know about this firsthand….

Last year, researchers at Facebook showed executives an example of the kind of hate speech circulating on the social network: an actual post featuring an image of four female Democratic lawmakers, known collectively as “The Squad.”

The poster, whose name was scrubbed out for privacy, referred to the women, two of whom are Muslim, as “swami rag heads.” A comment from another person used even more vulgar language, referring to the four women of color as “black c—s,” according to internal company documents exclusively obtained by The Washington Post.

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Did The CIA Create The Jamaican Shower Posse?

Most of the bogeymen in the world were created by the CIA, directly or indirectly….

With the recent violence in Jamaica and the controversy over alleged drug lord, Christopher “Dudus” Coke, many people are talking about the infamous Jamaican Shower Posse and the neighborhood of Tivoli Gardens, where they have their base. What is being is being ignored largely by the media, is the role that the American government and the CIA had in training, arming and giving power to the Shower Posse.

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9 Horrifying Facts From the Facebook Whistleblower Interview

Most of this should have been obvious to non-sheeple…

Last week, the Wall Street Journal published internal research from Facebook showing that the social media company knows precisely how toxic its own product is for the people who use it. But tonight, we learned how the Journal obtained those documents: A whistleblower named Frances Haugen, who spoke with CBS News’ 60 Minutes about the ways Facebook is poisoning society.

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Evil Corp: A Deep Dive Into One of the World’s Most Notorious Hacker Groups

Digital illustration of the Guy Fawkes mask.

Evil Corp has carried out several sophisticated attacks since it first burst onto the online scene. But just how dangerous are they?

In 2019, the United States Justice Department filed charges against Russian national Maksim Yakubets, offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest.

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Funny things about the CIA and drugs….

Funny about the interconnectedness of things….

How the CIA tried to use the Mafia to kill Castro while ignoring the Corsican drug trade….

How the CIA trained mercenary survivors of the Bay of Pigs fiasco basically turned MIA into the drug hub it became….

How Air America (a CIA front to move guns,money and men under the radar) was used to profit off the golden triangle’s supply of poppies (which make heroin if u didnt know) out of Laos (where the US wasn’t supposed to be during Vietnam) and move it all around the world cuttin out the Corsican mafia…. Continue reading

Anonymous Claims to Leak Data on the Texas GOP

Members of the hacker collective Anonymous claim to have leaked a large cache of data belonging to the Republican Party of Texas. The leak, the size of which is unclear, is said to include the “private documents” of the organization.

According to the hackers, those documents are part of the trove of data that was recently stolen from Epik, the controversial web registrar that has often been criticized for its hosting of far-right groups and individuals.

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