F.B.I. raids over the weekend in Minneapolis and Chicago aimed to “quiet activists”.
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The White House will push Congress to ‘make it easier to wiretap the internet’.
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The heroic Andy Worthington—leading journalist on the Kafka-esque U.S. military prisons at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba and Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan; the Bush-Obama Administrations’ policy and standard operating procedures regarding kidnapping, rendition and torture; and the ensuing legal processes—has outstandingly posted excerpts from the February report conducted by the U.N. Human Rights Council, “Joint Study on Global Practices in Relation to Secret Detention in the Context of Counter-Terrorism” [.pdf].
Read the series at his blog:
- Intro: U.N. Human Rights Council Discusses Secret Detention Report
- Part I: “The C.I.A. ‘High-Value Detainee Program and Secret Prisons“
- Part II: “C.I.A. Prisons in Afghanistan and Iraq“
- Part III: “Proxy Detention, Other Countries, Complicity and Obama’s Record“
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The Pentagon’s new intelligence unit’s purpose could raise the valid question of how far the U.S. is moving toward militarized domestic databasing, but its resemblance to a ‘disestablished’ program used to spy on peace activists can reasonably confirm the program was never halted.
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The Army intelligence analyst ‘boasted’ of leaking three specific other items to Wikileaks and over 250,000 embassy cables, including video of a massacre in Afghanistan that is yet to be released. Kim Zetter, who broke the story at Wired, was interviewed at Russia Today (5:47):
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Anthony Gregory at The Independent Institute blog, The Beacon, on the ‘progressive’ media’s embrace of government thugs at war with people.
Tags: AIPAC, espionage, FBI, FOIA, IRMEP, Israel, Israel lobby, Jane Harman, Jimmy Carter, Keith Weissman, Larry Franklin, law, Mossad, Steve Rosen, T.S. Ellis, treason, US, Zionism
Think tank discovers after file released from an FOIA suit that an Israeli intelligence agent was a staffer for the Israel Lobby. Prosecutors recently dropped espionage charges from two high-level AIPAC staffers.
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging a California law in federal court ordering authorities to extract and database a DNA sample from people accused of felonies. (more…)