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Donald Kaufman is an L.A.-based producer, composer and mix engineer. He is also the songwriter and frontman of the band Visceral Design. After...

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Sweden Drops Rape Inquiry Against Julian Assange

The WikiLeaks founder wants to talk with U.K. and U.S. authorities about his legal status now that Swedish authorities have ended their seven-year investigation.

Posted on May 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Former Facebook Exec Claims the Tech Giant Can Influence Minds, Moods—and Elections


Targeted advertising is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the role Facebook soon will be able to play in the lives of users, and maybe even nonusers.

Posted on May 6, 2017 READ MORE

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For One Oregon City, the American Dream Turns Into a Deportation Nightmare


Many residents of Woodburn are living in fear since raids in February by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resulted in the detention of 11 men.

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Documents Reveal NYPD Infiltrated Black Lives Matter


The surveillance was uncovered after a protester filed a Freedom of Information request about demonstrations in 2014 and 2015.

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Do the FBI and Department of Justice Want a Photo of Every American?


A recent hearing by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform reviewed law enforcement use of facial recognition technology and got some troubling information.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE

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Erdogan Hurls ‘Nazi’ Epithets as He Campaigns to Bolster His Power


Turkey’s president rips Germany and the Netherlands for blocking rallies among Turkish expats. Those rallies would support a referendum that could vastly increase Erdogan’s authority.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE

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‘Water Protectors’ Have a Hard Time Escaping the Anger of Some Locals (Video)

With passions running high in North Dakota, a small group of Native Americans and their supporters find themselves targets in a restaurant, and a woman is struck by an infuriated, yelling man.

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Donald Kaufman
Donald Kaufman

Donald Kaufman is an L.A.-based producer, composer and mix engineer. He is also the songwriter and frontman of the band Visceral Design. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Kaufman began contributing editorial content to Truthdig. Steeped in the culture of the site and already a seasoned world traveler, Kaufman’s contributions struck a nerve with readers and the Truthdig team invited him to participate on a more formal basis when he’s not composing and performing.

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