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Yasha Levine

  1. A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 4: Moron (Exit 225)

    Taft is an oil town, swept up in the toxic fracking revolution that’s taking the U.S. energy sector by storm.

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    From the Oligarch Valley desk

  2. A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 3: Septic Tank (Exit 244)

    Green Acres is not so much a farm, as a place where the great big city of Los Angeles dumps just about all of its shit.

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    From the Oligarch Valley desk

  3. A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 2: Tejon Ranch (Exit 215) 

    Tejon Ranch shows how a small clique of lowkey aristocratic families continue to plunder California, all because one of their ancestors got here earlier than anyone else.

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    From the Oligarch Valley desk

  4. Today on Twitter: The US Ambassador and the fascists

    I’m writing my Surveillance Valley book, but I just can’t help but peer from time to time at the giant catastrophe taking place in my ancestral homeland of Ukraine.

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    From the War desk

  5. A journey through Oligarch Valley

    I head up California's I-5 to discover the putrid truth lurking beneath Central Valley.

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    From the Oligarch Valley desk

  6. The CIA helped sell a mapping startup to Google. Now they won't tell us why

    Agency denies my FOIA request, telling me they can "neither confirm nor deny" existence of documents explaining the deal.

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    From the Surveillance Valley desk

  7. "We got geeks": Inside Google's ugly war against the homeless in LA

    In Los Angeles, Google has a brilliantly simple plan to combat homelessness: Hire private security to harass and push the homeless out sight, and then make sure that the smelly bastards and their tents and carts never come back.

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    From the News desk

  8. Tor reportedly hires Verizon's PR firm to fight back against Pando's reporting

    Over the past six months, I've published a series of stories on the longstanding and deeply conflicted financial relationship between the Tor Project and various arms of the US National Security State. Those arms include the Pentagon, the State Department and a CIA spinoff called the BBG that's dedicated to waging propaganda warfare against countries hostile to US interests.

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    From the News desk

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