The ACLU gets us a little closer to shining light on black box algorithms, with some progress on a court challenge to the Computer Fraud Abuse Act. ICE puts out a horrific Digital Muslim Ban. Trump tries to murder the Census. Foreign governments are using stringrays to spy in D.C., and no one seems to be doing anything about it. Israel fires on peaceful protestors during the March of Return. And we revisit Gina Haspell, who remains a terrifying choice to run the CIA.
MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
State Department proposes more surveillance of social media, communications, and travel – More on the #DigitalMuslimBan
- 54 academics send a letter to DHS opposing the proposal
- COMMENT HERE to make your voice heard to oppose the Digital Muslim Ban! https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=DOS-2018-0002
— IfNotNow (@IfNotNowOrg) April 3, 2018
Finally, a REMINDER to call your Senators to tell them to OPPOSE Mike Pompeo’s nomination to the State Department. We told you all about that in Episode 45, which is here if you missed it.
Finally, here are three organizations to donate to INSTEAD of millionaire Andrew McCabe:
2. People in Puerto Rico continue to struggle. You can support a critical mutual aid project which is doing incredible local work. Proyecto Apoyo Mutuo Mariana needs ongoing support: https://www.paypal.me/proyectoapoyomutuo
3. Support the young people of
@HUResist who have entered the 4th day of their occupation at Howard University. Their demands are here: https://twitter.com/HUResist/status/978102656785895424 & you can donate to them here: https://www.paypal.me/HUResist