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Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Gets Job in …

Bart Alsbrook resigned as interim police chief of an Oklahoma town late last August, after he was revealed as the former leader of a neo-Nazi group. One year later, he has a job at a different police department 15 miles away.

Alsbrook, 50, is the former Texas coordinator of Blood & Honour USA, a racist skinhead group with neo-Nazi ties. He also ran a pair of neo-Nazi video and music companies and a skinhead website glorifying pictures of racist beatdowns, and was charged with the attempted murder of another skinheadbut had his case dropped when the alleged victim refused to testify. Those ties came to light when Alsbrook was named interim police chief of Colbert, Oklahoma last year, leading him to resign under pressure. Now hes landed another job in a nearby police department. And this town says hes there to stay.

Alsbrook did not return a request for comment.

Alsbrook was named Colberts interim police chief on August 22, 2017. The appointment was unfortunately timed for him. Just 10 days earlier, white supremacists had held a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompting the hate-tracking group the Southern Poverty Law Center to release a map of known hate groups in America. Colberts local TV KXII found one local hate group: a neo-Nazi record label registered to the area.

Calling itself the voice of the skinhead hate group Blood & Honor USA, the site sells openly neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan music, as well as Nazi and Confederate paraphernalia. The company was registered to Alsbrook, KXII found.

Whats more, in 2005, the SPLC reported that Alsbrook had attended a gathering of racist skinhead groups. At the time, he was Blood & Honour USA’s Texas coordinator, and ran the skinhead video production company NS88 Videos. The company name is neo-Nazi code, with NS often referring to national socialism and 88 symbolizing heil Hitler.

Calling itself the voice of the skinhead hate group Blood & Honor USA, the site sells openly neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan music, as well as Nazi and Confederate paraphernalia.

Web registries also revealed Alsbrooks Nazi ties dating back to at least 1996, when the Dallas Morning News reported that Alsbrook had registered a gruesome Skinheads USA website.

“This page is designed to correspond with other White Nationalists on the Internet and to provide links, addresses and phone numbers of other Pro White groups,” the skinhead website read, above pictures of skinheads attacking black and Latino men. “It’s directly mainly toward Skinheads and the more ‘in your face’ crowd.

Alsbrook also appeared in multiple pictures with hate groups, including a picture from Blood & Honors manifesto, and appears to have posed in a balaclava with a semi-automatic rifle and a T-shirt reading terror machine in pictures published by the SPLC.

When Alsbrooks Nazi ties were first revealed last year, the Sherman Herald Democrat watched two mid-2000s skinhead documentaries (White Terror and Skinhead Attitude) in which Alsbrook openly described his involvement in the violent groups.

We have a saying that C18 is basically the militant wing of Blood & Honour, Alsbrook told documentarians of one of his skinhead groups. The C, of course, stands for combat. The number 18 is the first letter of the alphabetone being A and the eighth letter being H. AH, which stands for Adolf Hitler. So when you draw it out, it is Combat Adolf Hitler, which represents a fighting force, combat in the name of national socialism and Adolf Hitler.

In 1995, Alsbrook was charged with attempted murder, after a fellow skinhead was stabbed 24 times.

In 1995, Alsbrook was charged with attempted murder, after a fellow skinhead was stabbed 24 times. The case went nowhere after the victim refused to testify. Alsbrook maintained that the victim had falsely identified him. When KXII began digging into his past, Alsbrook blamed the website registries on identity theft, claiming skinheads stole his wallet and started using his name in the 1990s. He did not attempt to explain his appearance in the documentaries. Public records searches suggest he is the only person of that name living in the U.S.

Alsbrook resigned from the Colbert department shortly after his past was made public.

But Alsbrooks new employer says thats all water under the bridge. Alsbrook started a new job as a reserve officer in the police department of Achille, Oklahoma, KXII reported this week. The police chief there told KXII that hed known of Alsbrooks neo-Nazi past, but that hed since moved on, and was no longer racist.

Members of hate groups can leave their organizations and become de-radicalized. Some, like Derek Black, whose father founded the oldest hate forum in America, have gone on to pursue anti-racist work. But law enforcement also has a long history of attracting members of hate groups, or people who are sympathetic to hate groups. Participation in a hate group is grounds for firing in some departments, and officers across the country have variously been fired, suspended, or have voluntarily resigned over their hate-group membership in the past month.

Achilles city government said theyre standing behind Alsbrook.

We dont consider something from 20 years ago, Achille City Clerk Laura Stanley told the Herald Democrat this week of Alsbrooks hiring.

Alsbrook gave the Herald Democrat a similar comment last year before his resignation. Left all that racist stuff behind me 15 years ago, Albrook texted them in 2017. Been helping people ever since. I have a clean record so I volunteered to be an unpaid police office a few years back.

A decade earlier, hed been repping Blood & Honor at the skinhead conference.

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In compelling and accessible prose, Lipton shows how images we may take as perennial have a rich and contested history. She wears her deep erudition lightly, but it still comes through in this powerful, effectively illustrated account. The Washington Post

Rewardingly detailed . . . This study of medieval anti-Jewish iconography argues that its proliferation not only reflected the spread of intolerance but in fact actively generated anti-Semitic attitudes. The New Yorker

Dark Mirror is a spectacular achievement. No one interested in the troubled history of the relations of Jews and Christians in medieval Europe can afford to ignore it. Every page is a revelation. William Chester Jordan, author of Unceasing Strife, Unending Fear: Jacques de Thrines and the Freedom of the Church in the Age of the Last Capetians

In this challenging, original, and eloquent study, Sara Lipton takes on our received notion of the place of the Jew in Christian art and culture–and reshapes modern perceptions of medieval history and medieval art. Jeffrey F. Hamburger, author of Script as Image

An illuminating, subtle, yet eminently readable book about artistic images and their curious afterlife. There are few other medievalists who possess simultaneously the artistic eye and deep historical understanding to undertake this pathbreaking research. Dark Mirror is a major study of art, society and history that will change how medieval anti-Judaism is to be explained and related to its modern descendants. Paul Freedman, author of Images of the Medieval Peasant

In this thoughtful, lucid book Sara Lipton challenges recent accounts of the politics of difference, proposing a history that is at once complex and nuanced. She convincingly embraces theology, philosophy, gender, the family and the city–and above all makes a powerful, balanced and engaging case for the way that art itself constituted discourse. Paul Binski, author of Becket’s Crown:Art and Imagination in Gothic England, 1170-1300

Among its many accomplishments, Dark Mirror dispels some widely held ideas about how Christians saw and understood Jews in the Middle Ages. With patience and wisdom Sara Lipton unravels an intriguing and fateful history of fascination and disgust. This is a book for anyone interested in the Middle Ages, in the Christian imagination, and in the experiences of the Jews. Miri Rubin, author of Mother of God: a History of the Virgin Mary

Compellingly, thoughtfully, Sara Lipton demonstrates that for medieval Europeans, the Dark Mirror’ of Jewry invariably reflected not a distinctive minority group, but society at large. As cartoonist Walt Kelly famously declared, We have met the enemy, and he is us.’ Lipton will let none of us escape our common humanity. Ingrid Rowland, author of Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic

In this remarkable book, Lipton proposes that representations of Jews in high medieval art were not motivated by ingrained anti-Jewish sentiments. Instead, the figure of the Jew emerged as a device to excite Christian devotion. Dark Mirror’s arresting claim is that the origins of anti-Jewish attitudes are to be found in Christianity’s complex relationship with itself. Daniel Lord Smail, author of On Deep History and the Brain

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Edward Snowden on Malkia Cyril, a multigenerational black …

For its 25th anniversary, Wired Magazine asked numerous luminaries to pick a figure from the digital world to celebrate; Edward Snowden chose EFF Pioneer Award Winner Malkia Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice and cofounder of the Media Action Grassroots Network, who is one of the leaders in teaching grassroots activists to resist government surveillance.

Cyril’s mother was a Black Panther leader, subjected to heavy state surveillance (her file, eventually FOIAd from the FBI by Cyril and her sister, ran to 1,422 pages). Informed by this legacy of surveillance and its role in system oppression, Cyril has led the charge to ensure “equal access to technology and communication.”

Snowden describes the connection between his whistleblowing and Cyril’s work, about the role of surveillance in singling out whole populations (notably African Americans and Muslims) as “perpetually guilty.”

Malkias organizations help to safeguard groups like Black Lives Matter against surveillance. Their work is a reminder that if we want to have a sense of how the future may feel for all of us, we need to examine how the past and present have felt for some of us. For most of history, surveillance was costly and resource-intensive, so governments had to be selective in whom they targeted. Today, surveillance is digital, automated, and pervasive, and governments can afford to track and record nearly everyone.

When I first came forward, I warned that the surveillance system the government had created had terrible potential for abuse. In the wrong hands, it offered the opportunity for turnkey tyranny. Nothing that has occurred since has changed that assessment. Much of it has deepened my concern.

This is not science fictionit is happening now, with those on the edge of society knowing all too well what it means to live under the unblinking eye of judgment. Truly understanding their experience may be our last chance to stay free. Malkias radical lesson is about the nature of rights: The best way to protect somebody is to protect everybodyespecially the most vulnerable among us.

Edward Snowden on Protecting Activists Against Surveillance [Edward Snowden/Wired]

(Image: Dignidadrebelde, CC-BY)

Researchers from the University of Toronto’s outstanding Citizen Lab (previously) have published their latest research on the notorious and prolific Israeli cyber-arms-dealer The NSO Group (previously), one of the world’s go-to suppliers for tools used by despots to spy on dissidents and opposition figures, often as a prelude to their imprisonment, torture and murder.

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the UK spy agency GCHQ acted illegally when it engaged in mass-scale domestic surveillance of every Briton’s electronic communications, a programme that was revealed by documents supplied to journalists by the whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The NYPD’s secretive Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center uses software from IBM in its video analytics system, which allows cops to automatically scan surveillance footage for machine-generated labels that identify clothing and other identifying classifiers.

As more companies leverage cloud technology to unite and streamline their operations, the need for capable IT pros increases. But, as any IT guru will tell you, demand alone wont get your foot in the door to this lucrative field. If you want to cash in on the demand and build a thriving IT career, []

iOS 12 is finally here, which means now is the best time for aspiring developers to throw their hats into the app development game. While app development can be tricky for some, you can take an intuitive, beginner-friendly approach to understanding app creation and Apples latest iOS platform with theiOS 12 & Xcode 10 Bootcamp, []

It might still be September, but the holiday season will be here before you know it, which means now is the time to think about where you want to vacation toand what to do once you get there. To this end, weve scoured the Web and tracked down a number of travel hacking ebooks, gadgets, []

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In January 2013, Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes.

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This review is not my opinion of Snowden or the NSA but my thoughts on the quality of the documentary. I am surprised by the dozens of one-word “boring” reviews here. Since CitizenFour is a documentary, I wasn’t expecting a car-chase pace.

Perhaps it is because I immersed myself in an isolated environment with laptop with headphones that I found the slow pacing and long silences to be so tense. The words left unsaid often seemed more sinister than those articulated. And despite Snowden wanting to come forward, I could really begin to feel his terror as the comfort of his anonymity and in-charge interviews gave way to the encroaching “oh crap” moments as he began preparing for the next steps.

The brief scene of him staring out the hotel window was chilling in its simplicity. It reminded me of films where prisoners of war are dragged outside to the firing squad and the prisoner looks up at the sky, knowing it will be the last time. Ever. When the Chinese human rights lawyer said they didn’t have a car, and Snowden made eye contact with the filmmaker, I could almost feel his stomach plummet. I enjoy horror movies, but this quiet documentary really disturbed me.

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Review: Julius Evola’s “The Myth of the Blood: The Genesis of Racialism”

The Myth of the Blood: The Genesis of Racialism Julius Evola Arktos, 2018. My history with Julius Evola is proof that first impressions aren’t everything. I was in my mid 20s before I picked up my first volume by the Italian philosopher – a nicely presented hardback edition of Revolt Against the Modern World. I’d […]

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Tommy Robinson Freed on Bail After Winning Legal Challenge

Tommy Robinsonthe far-right English nationalist whose jailing became a cause clbre for Steve Bannon and the U.S. alt-righthas been released on bail in Britain after winning a challenge against a contempt-of-court conviction. Robinson was jailed after he pleaded guilty to potentially prejudicing a court case by livestreaming outside a court where a trial was being held. His livestream showed people who were involved in the trial and risked forcing the trial to collapse. However, on Wednesday morning, Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and two other judges in London dismissed the finding and original 13-month sentence, made in May, and ordered a fresh hearing of the allegation. Lord Burnett announced to applause from Robinsons supporters in the court: The appellant is granted bail and the matter of contempt at Leeds Crown Court is remitted to be heard again. Bannon previously defended Robinson, saying that he didnt think he was a bad guy and that hes got to be released from prison. A diplomat representing Donald TrumpSam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom and former governor of Kansasalso lobbied the U.K. on behalf of Robinson.

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Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Gets Job in …

Bart Alsbrook resigned as interim police chief of an Oklahoma town late last August, after he was revealed as the former leader of a neo-Nazi group. One year later, he has a job at a different police department 15 miles away. Alsbrook, 50, is the former Texas coordinator of Blood & Honour USA, a racist skinhead group with neo-Nazi ties. He also ran a pair of neo-Nazi video and music companies and a skinhead website glorifying pictures of racist beatdowns, and was charged with the attempted murder of another skinheadbut had his case dropped when the alleged victim refused to testify. Those ties came to light when Alsbrook was named interim police chief of Colbert, Oklahoma last year, leading him to resign under pressure. Now hes landed another job in a nearby police department. And this town says hes there to stay. Alsbrook did not return a request for comment. Alsbrook was named Colberts interim police chief on August 22, 2017. The appointment was unfortunately timed for him. Just 10 days earlier, white supremacists had held a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompting the hate-tracking group the Southern Poverty Law Center to release a map of known hate groups in America. Colberts local TV KXII found one local hate group: a neo-Nazi record label registered to the area. Calling itself the voice of the skinhead hate group Blood & Honor USA, the site sells openly neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan music, as well as Nazi and Confederate paraphernalia. The company was registered to Alsbrook, KXII found. Whats more, in 2005, the SPLC reported that Alsbrook had attended a gathering of racist skinhead groups. At the time, he was Blood & Honour USA’s Texas coordinator, and ran the skinhead video production company NS88 Videos. The company name is neo-Nazi code, with NS often referring to national socialism and 88 symbolizing heil Hitler. Calling itself the voice of the skinhead hate group Blood & Honor USA, the site sells openly neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan music, as well as Nazi and Confederate paraphernalia. Web registries also revealed Alsbrooks Nazi ties dating back to at least 1996, when the Dallas Morning News reported that Alsbrook had registered a gruesome Skinheads USA website. “This page is designed to correspond with other White Nationalists on the Internet and to provide links, addresses and phone numbers of other Pro White groups,” the skinhead website read, above pictures of skinheads attacking black and Latino men. “It’s directly mainly toward Skinheads and the more ‘in your face’ crowd. Alsbrook also appeared in multiple pictures with hate groups, including a picture from Blood & Honors manifesto, and appears to have posed in a balaclava with a semi-automatic rifle and a T-shirt reading terror machine in pictures published by the SPLC. When Alsbrooks Nazi ties were first revealed last year, the Sherman Herald Democrat watched two mid-2000s skinhead documentaries (White Terror and Skinhead Attitude) in which Alsbrook openly described his involvement in the violent groups. We have a saying that C18 is basically the militant wing of Blood & Honour, Alsbrook told documentarians of one of his skinhead groups. The C, of course, stands for combat. The number 18 is the first letter of the alphabetone being A and the eighth letter being H. AH, which stands for Adolf Hitler. So when you draw it out, it is Combat Adolf Hitler, which represents a fighting force, combat in the name of national socialism and Adolf Hitler. In 1995, Alsbrook was charged with attempted murder, after a fellow skinhead was stabbed 24 times. In 1995, Alsbrook was charged with attempted murder, after a fellow skinhead was stabbed 24 times. The case went nowhere after the victim refused to testify. Alsbrook maintained that the victim had falsely identified him. When KXII began digging into his past, Alsbrook blamed the website registries on identity theft, claiming skinheads stole his wallet and started using his name in the 1990s. He did not attempt to explain his appearance in the documentaries. Public records searches suggest he is the only person of that name living in the U.S. Alsbrook resigned from the Colbert department shortly after his past was made public. But Alsbrooks new employer says thats all water under the bridge. Alsbrook started a new job as a reserve officer in the police department of Achille, Oklahoma, KXII reported this week. The police chief there told KXII that hed known of Alsbrooks neo-Nazi past, but that hed since moved on, and was no longer racist. Members of hate groups can leave their organizations and become de-radicalized. Some, like Derek Black, whose father founded the oldest hate forum in America, have gone on to pursue anti-racist work. But law enforcement also has a long history of attracting members of hate groups, or people who are sympathetic to hate groups. Participation in a hate group is grounds for firing in some departments, and officers across the country have variously been fired, suspended, or have voluntarily resigned over their hate-group membership in the past month. Achilles city government said theyre standing behind Alsbrook. We dont consider something from 20 years ago, Achille City Clerk Laura Stanley told the Herald Democrat this week of Alsbrooks hiring. Alsbrook gave the Herald Democrat a similar comment last year before his resignation. Left all that racist stuff behind me 15 years ago, Albrook texted them in 2017. Been helping people ever since. I have a clean record so I volunteered to be an unpaid police office a few years back. A decade earlier, hed been repping Blood & Honor at the skinhead conference.

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In compelling and accessible prose, Lipton shows how images we may take as perennial have a rich and contested history. She wears her deep erudition lightly, but it still comes through in this powerful, effectively illustrated account. The Washington Post Rewardingly detailed . . . This study of medieval anti-Jewish iconography argues that its proliferation not only reflected the spread of intolerance but in fact actively generated anti-Semitic attitudes. The New Yorker Dark Mirror is a spectacular achievement. No one interested in the troubled history of the relations of Jews and Christians in medieval Europe can afford to ignore it. Every page is a revelation. William Chester Jordan, author of Unceasing Strife, Unending Fear: Jacques de Thrines and the Freedom of the Church in the Age of the Last Capetians In this challenging, original, and eloquent study, Sara Lipton takes on our received notion of the place of the Jew in Christian art and culture–and reshapes modern perceptions of medieval history and medieval art. Jeffrey F. Hamburger, author of Script as Image An illuminating, subtle, yet eminently readable book about artistic images and their curious afterlife. There are few other medievalists who possess simultaneously the artistic eye and deep historical understanding to undertake this pathbreaking research. Dark Mirror is a major study of art, society and history that will change how medieval anti-Judaism is to be explained and related to its modern descendants. Paul Freedman, author of Images of the Medieval Peasant In this thoughtful, lucid book Sara Lipton challenges recent accounts of the politics of difference, proposing a history that is at once complex and nuanced. She convincingly embraces theology, philosophy, gender, the family and the city–and above all makes a powerful, balanced and engaging case for the way that art itself constituted discourse. Paul Binski, author of Becket’s Crown:Art and Imagination in Gothic England, 1170-1300 Among its many accomplishments, Dark Mirror dispels some widely held ideas about how Christians saw and understood Jews in the Middle Ages. With patience and wisdom Sara Lipton unravels an intriguing and fateful history of fascination and disgust. This is a book for anyone interested in the Middle Ages, in the Christian imagination, and in the experiences of the Jews. Miri Rubin, author of Mother of God: a History of the Virgin Mary Compellingly, thoughtfully, Sara Lipton demonstrates that for medieval Europeans, the Dark Mirror’ of Jewry invariably reflected not a distinctive minority group, but society at large. As cartoonist Walt Kelly famously declared, We have met the enemy, and he is us.’ Lipton will let none of us escape our common humanity. Ingrid Rowland, author of Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic In this remarkable book, Lipton proposes that representations of Jews in high medieval art were not motivated by ingrained anti-Jewish sentiments. Instead, the figure of the Jew emerged as a device to excite Christian devotion. Dark Mirror’s arresting claim is that the origins of anti-Jewish attitudes are to be found in Christianity’s complex relationship with itself. Daniel Lord Smail, author of On Deep History and the Brain

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Edward Snowden on Malkia Cyril, a multigenerational black …

For its 25th anniversary, Wired Magazine asked numerous luminaries to pick a figure from the digital world to celebrate; Edward Snowden chose EFF Pioneer Award Winner Malkia Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice and cofounder of the Media Action Grassroots Network, who is one of the leaders in teaching grassroots activists to resist government surveillance. Cyril’s mother was a Black Panther leader, subjected to heavy state surveillance (her file, eventually FOIAd from the FBI by Cyril and her sister, ran to 1,422 pages). Informed by this legacy of surveillance and its role in system oppression, Cyril has led the charge to ensure “equal access to technology and communication.” Snowden describes the connection between his whistleblowing and Cyril’s work, about the role of surveillance in singling out whole populations (notably African Americans and Muslims) as “perpetually guilty.” Malkias organizations help to safeguard groups like Black Lives Matter against surveillance. Their work is a reminder that if we want to have a sense of how the future may feel for all of us, we need to examine how the past and present have felt for some of us. For most of history, surveillance was costly and resource-intensive, so governments had to be selective in whom they targeted. Today, surveillance is digital, automated, and pervasive, and governments can afford to track and record nearly everyone. When I first came forward, I warned that the surveillance system the government had created had terrible potential for abuse. In the wrong hands, it offered the opportunity for turnkey tyranny. Nothing that has occurred since has changed that assessment. Much of it has deepened my concern. This is not science fictionit is happening now, with those on the edge of society knowing all too well what it means to live under the unblinking eye of judgment. Truly understanding their experience may be our last chance to stay free. Malkias radical lesson is about the nature of rights: The best way to protect somebody is to protect everybodyespecially the most vulnerable among us. Edward Snowden on Protecting Activists Against Surveillance [Edward Snowden/Wired] (Image: Dignidadrebelde, CC-BY) Researchers from the University of Toronto’s outstanding Citizen Lab (previously) have published their latest research on the notorious and prolific Israeli cyber-arms-dealer The NSO Group (previously), one of the world’s go-to suppliers for tools used by despots to spy on dissidents and opposition figures, often as a prelude to their imprisonment, torture and murder. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the UK spy agency GCHQ acted illegally when it engaged in mass-scale domestic surveillance of every Briton’s electronic communications, a programme that was revealed by documents supplied to journalists by the whistleblower Edward Snowden. The NYPD’s secretive Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center uses software from IBM in its video analytics system, which allows cops to automatically scan surveillance footage for machine-generated labels that identify clothing and other identifying classifiers. As more companies leverage cloud technology to unite and streamline their operations, the need for capable IT pros increases. But, as any IT guru will tell you, demand alone wont get your foot in the door to this lucrative field. If you want to cash in on the demand and build a thriving IT career, [] iOS 12 is finally here, which means now is the best time for aspiring developers to throw their hats into the app development game. While app development can be tricky for some, you can take an intuitive, beginner-friendly approach to understanding app creation and Apples latest iOS platform with theiOS 12 & Xcode 10 Bootcamp, [] It might still be September, but the holiday season will be here before you know it, which means now is the time to think about where you want to vacation toand what to do once you get there. To this end, weve scoured the Web and tracked down a number of travel hacking ebooks, gadgets, []

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Citizenfour Official Trailer #1 (2014) – Edward Snowden …

Subscribe to TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/sxaw6hSubscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUnSubscribe to INDIE TRAILERS: http://goo.gl/iPUuoLike us on FACEBOOK: http://goo.gl/dHs73Follow us on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1ghOWmtCitizenfour Official Trailer #1 (2014) – Edward Snowden Documentary HD CITIZENFOUR is the never before seen, utterly riveting first-person look at how director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald first met with whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong where he gave them documents showing widespread abuses of power by the National Security Administration. It is an unprecedented fly-on-the-wall account of one of the most groundbreaking moments in recent history. In January 2013, Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Executive Produced by Steven Soderbergh. The Movieclips Trailers channel is your destination for the hottest new trailers the second they drop. Whether it’s the latest studio release, an indie horror flick, an evocative documentary, or that new RomCom you’ve been waiting for, the Movieclips team is here day and night to make sure all the best new movie trailers are here for you the moment they’re released. In addition to being the #1 Movie Trailers Channel on YouTube, we deliver amazing and engaging original videos each week. Watch our exclusive Ultimate Trailers, Showdowns, Instant Trailer Reviews, Monthly MashUps, Movie News, and so much more to keep you in the know. Here at Movieclips, we love movies as much as you!

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Amazon.com: Citizenfour: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald …

This review is not my opinion of Snowden or the NSA but my thoughts on the quality of the documentary. I am surprised by the dozens of one-word “boring” reviews here. Since CitizenFour is a documentary, I wasn’t expecting a car-chase pace. Perhaps it is because I immersed myself in an isolated environment with laptop with headphones that I found the slow pacing and long silences to be so tense. The words left unsaid often seemed more sinister than those articulated. And despite Snowden wanting to come forward, I could really begin to feel his terror as the comfort of his anonymity and in-charge interviews gave way to the encroaching “oh crap” moments as he began preparing for the next steps. The brief scene of him staring out the hotel window was chilling in its simplicity. It reminded me of films where prisoners of war are dragged outside to the firing squad and the prisoner looks up at the sky, knowing it will be the last time. Ever. When the Chinese human rights lawyer said they didn’t have a car, and Snowden made eye contact with the filmmaker, I could almost feel his stomach plummet. I enjoy horror movies, but this quiet documentary really disturbed me.

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Review: Julius Evola’s “The Myth of the Blood: The Genesis of Racialism”

The Myth of the Blood: The Genesis of Racialism Julius Evola Arktos, 2018. My history with Julius Evola is proof that first impressions aren’t everything. I was in my mid 20s before I picked up my first volume by the Italian philosopher – a nicely presented hardback edition of Revolt Against the Modern World. I’d […]

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Tommy Robinson Freed on Bail After Winning Legal Challenge

Tommy Robinsonthe far-right English nationalist whose jailing became a cause clbre for Steve Bannon and the U.S. alt-righthas been released on bail in Britain after winning a challenge against a contempt-of-court conviction. Robinson was jailed after he pleaded guilty to potentially prejudicing a court case by livestreaming outside a court where a trial was being held. His livestream showed people who were involved in the trial and risked forcing the trial to collapse. However, on Wednesday morning, Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and two other judges in London dismissed the finding and original 13-month sentence, made in May, and ordered a fresh hearing of the allegation. Lord Burnett announced to applause from Robinsons supporters in the court: The appellant is granted bail and the matter of contempt at Leeds Crown Court is remitted to be heard again. Bannon previously defended Robinson, saying that he didnt think he was a bad guy and that hes got to be released from prison. A diplomat representing Donald TrumpSam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom and former governor of Kansasalso lobbied the U.K. on behalf of Robinson.

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