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Former CIA agent launches GoFundMe to purchase Twitter and ban Trump

Valerie Plame Wilson, a former undercover CIA agent, is tired of what many see as the president’s reckless use of Twitter. So, she started a GoFundMe with a very specific goal for its $1 billion dollar target. “Let’s #BuyTwitter and #BanTrump,” the page says. “There’s a real danger that Trump’s tweets could actually start a nuclear war. Let’s delete his account before that happens”. We don’t need to wait until 2020 to shut him down. #BuyTwitter #BanTrump https://t.co/HhbaHSluTx — Valerie Plame Wilson (@ValeriePlame) August 23, 2017 The fundraiser, which was launched…

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Unlearning the myth of American innocence

The long read: When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does My mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. I was very ambitious. I wrote out what I would do at every age: when I would get married and when I would have kids and when I would open…

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CIA director brands WikiLeaks a ‘hostile intelligence service’

Mike Pompeo said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange portrays himself as a crusader but in fact helps enemies of the United States, including Russia Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, has branded WikiLeaks a hostile intelligence service, saying it threatens democratic nations and joins hands with dictators. In his first public remarks since becoming chief of the US spy agency in February, Pompeo focused on the group and other leakers of classified information like Edward Snowden as one of the key threats facing the United States. WikiLeaks walks like a…

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