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Monday, October 20, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

ACLU on NSA spying & whistle blowing

ACLU on NSA spying & whistle blowing

You May Have 'Nothing to Hide' But You Still Have Something to Fear By Alex Abdo, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 10:17am This post was first published on MSNBC.com. In the wake of recent news that the NSA is spying on Americans, I have been particularly struck by the argument that "if you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear." At first blush, this argument might seem sound – after all, if the government is merely conducting anti-terrorism ... Full Story

No freedom of speech or assembly in Wisconsin

No freedom of speech or assembly in Wisconsin

70 Year Old Vietnam Vet Injured By Scott Walker Stormtroopers While Arrested For Singing In WI (VIDEO) As reported by Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative, longtime Madison peace activist Will Williams, 70, was arrested for singing over the noon hour at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Thursday.  He fell on his back on a marble staircase en route to the basement police processing center while escorted by four Capitol police officers.  In a move that defied the most basic first-aid principle ... Full Story

US Killing Children around the world

U.S. Has Nothing to Say About 10-Year-Old Killed in Drone Strike By Cora Currier Officials refused to comment on a June 9 drone strike in Yemen that allegedly killed a 10-year-old boy. On June 9, a U.S. drone fired on a vehicle in a remote province of Yemen and killed several militants,  according to media reports. It soon emerged that  among those who died was a boy – 10-year-old Abdulaziz, whose elder brother, Saleh Hassan Huraydan, was believed to be the target of the ... Full Story

The Trial of Bradley Manning: July 29, 2013

The Trial of Bradley Manning: July 29, 2013

  The Trial Of Bradley Manning as Seen by A Career Soldier By Timothy Gatto Bradley Manning March by Susan Melkisethian After the details of My Lai, a Vietnamese village that was destroyed and men, women and children killed by U.S. Soldiers came out, and the military had selected their fall guy for the massacre, Lt. Calley, we in the Army were subjected to constant classes on when to follow or when not to follow orders. We were told that there are legal orders and ... Full Story

GOP, feed the rich, starve the poor

GOP, feed the rich, starve the poor

  House Republicans Pass Farm Bill That Rewards Corporations While Starving The Poor By: Jason Easley   The only way House Republicans could get the Farm Bill passed was to not just cut food aid for the poor, but to starve them. The House passed their modified version of the Farm Bill by a vote of 216-208. To show their disdain for the bill, 0 Democrats voted for it. but the Democratic displeasure went beyond no votes. Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi blasted her ... Full Story

Texas Republicans confiscating tampons

Texas Republicans confiscating tampons

  Security at Texas legislature confiscated tampons, let guns go By Alexandra Petri, Okay, pack it up, everyone. Satire is dead. It made it all the way through the 2012 election, against the expectations of all its doctors, struggled valiantly for several months, and seemed to be on the road to recovery, but, nope, that’s it, it’s over. I just got word from Texas. Among the latest updates from the Unwanted Texas Efforts To Pass Stringent Anti-Abortion Legislation came ... Full Story

Acts of war by the United States?

Acts of war by the United States?

The NSA's mass and indiscriminate spying on Brazilians  As it does in many non-adversarial countries, the surveillance agency is bulk collecting the communications of millions of citizens of Brazil By Glenn Greenwald guardian.co.uk, Saturday 6 July 2013 19.32 ED I've written an article on NSA surveillance for the front page of the Sunday edition of O Globo, the large Brazilian newspaper based in Rio de Janeiro. The article is headlined (translated) "US spied on millions of ... Full Story

More police brutality

More police brutality

    Cops Accused of Invading NV Home, Firing Pepperballs and Assaulting Family  By Kristen Gwynne After a family refused to allow the police to use home as a lookout, the police decided to forcibly take control of the house anyway. A Nevada family has filed a lawsuit claiming that, after denying police requests to use their homes as lookouts, cops forcibly made their way inside anyway, firing pepperballs and eventually arresting them. The family says that police ... Full Story

Every plant, every tree, dead

Every plant, every tree, dead

  ‘Every Plant And Tree Died’: Huge Alberta Pipeline Spill Raises Safety Questions As Keystone Decision Looms By Kiley Kroh on Jun 18, 2013 at 10:58 am A section of the 100-plus acres contaminated by toxic waste in northern Alberta (Credit: Nathan Vanderklippe/Dene Tha) As the Obama administration’s decision regarding whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline draws nearer, the latest disaster is raising serious concerns about the safety of ... Full Story

GAP: Snowden’s accusers are the guilty

GAP: Snowden’s accusers are the guilty

  GAP Statement on Edward Snowden & NSA Domestic Surveillance by Government Accountability Project on June 14, 2013 ( The Whistleblogger / 2013 ) Recently, the American public learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) has conducted, and continues to conduct, wholesale surveillance of U.S. citizens through a secretive data-mining program. The program collects the phone records, email exchanges, and internet histories of tens of millions of Americans who would ... Full Story

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