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Fourth World Radyo: Talking Papua Merdeka! With Ronny Kareni and AKRockefeller | APNS Public Radyo

Summary: Intelligent Aboriginal Radio Exclusive: TheAngryindian speaks with Papua New Guinea PNG activists Bro. Ronny Kareni Melbourne, Australia / rizeofthemorningstar.com and AKRockefeller undisclosed location/ akrockefeller,com about the state of human rights, free speech and the viability of the current independence movement in West Papua. Bro. Kareni is a grassroots organiser working with the the Freedom […]

NSA logs reveal flood of post-Snowden FOIA requests | Al Jazeera America

by Jason Leopold @JasonLeopoldThe National Security Agency NSA has been flooded with thousands of Freedom of Information Act FOIA requests from journalists, civil rights groups and private citizens who have asked the agency to turn over the top-secret records that former contractor Edward Snowden leaked to the media, Al Jazeera can reveal.In response to an […]

Documents show Gogo boasted of helping law enforcement agencies spy on in-flight wifi | PandoDaily

By its own admission, Gogo has apparently gone even further than the surveillance statute requires, giving law enforcement officials even more potential power to monitor communications through its system. That power is buttressed by Gogo’s terms of service, which tell customers that using in-flight wifi authorizes Gogo to “disclose your Personal Information… if we believe […]

Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association – ADDAMEER – Open Letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Divest from G4S!

Dear Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Management Committee, We, the undersigned Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations and Coalitions committed to the implementation of international human rights and humanitarian law, are writing to inform you of the conduct in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) of G4S, the international security company in which the Bill and Melinda […]

CODEPINK: Take Action Now!

CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou blew the whistle on Bush-era CIA torture, but now he’s in prison while those responsible for torture are protected, and even rewarded. The Bureau of Prisons recently reneged on their deal to give John 9 months in a halfway house because he was sending letters describing the terrible way he […]

El Libertario: beware Venezuela’s false ‘anarchists’ | ROAR Magazine

This is not a critique of anarchism in general or even of all Venezuelan anarchists (I will discuss others below). I have always been very close to the anarchist milieu and, while frustrated by certain anarchist blindspots, I am influenced by anarchism as a doctrine of revolutionary struggle that understands the inherent contradictions of the […]

The Fat Takers Pipeline: Native People, the KXL, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance and the Constitution by Winona LaDuke | Last Real Indians

The l868 Fort Laramie Treaty is the treaty between the US and the Lakota Nation. Oceti Sakowin treaty territory is overlapped by Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska. These lands and that treaty are sacred to the Lakota, and across Indian country tribal leaders and non-Indians are demanding that those treaties be recognized, […]

The FBI Is Hiding Details About An Alleged Occupy Houston Assassination Plot | VICE News

FBI FOIA Chief David Hardy defended suppressing the information in a motion to dismiss Shapiro’s lawsuit. Hardy noted that the request concerned material that the FBI had given to local authorities who were investigating “potential criminal activity” by Occupy Houston protesters. The FBI was working with them to assess potential terrorist threats posed by Occupy […]

HMRC criticised for using terror laws against tax whistleblower | Politics | The Guardian

The MP told Homer she was particularly surprised “that you made a request under Ripa, which is there to deal with terrorism”. She asked for assurances that HMRC would “never again use these powers on a whistleblower”.However, Homer declined to offer Hodge the desired reassurance, responding: “You know that we cannot offer carte blanche assurances […]

NSA Records Billions Of Foreign Phone Calls – InformationWeek

The MYSTIC surveillance program can record and store 100% of the voice conversations within a targeted nation on a rolling 30-day basis, giving analysts a virtual time machine to investigate foreign intelligence clues.The system uses a tool in operation since 2011, called RETRO, which can intercept and maintain recordings of billions of phone conversations, according […]

“I Am Scared to Live in This Country”: Crowd Attacks Women’s Rights Activists in Kyrgyzstan · Global Voices

When the activists were wrapping up the event, a group of about 20-30 men surrounded them. Apparently, these individuals mistook [ru] the Venus symbol displayed on the activists’ stand for a Christian symbol and assumed that the activists were promoting Christianity. Shouting “nationalist and xenophobic accusations” as well as homophobic insults, the men destroyed the […]

Documents for raids on anti-war activists unsealed | Committee to Stop FBI Repression

The timeline in the documents show what we have always stated. Shortly before the huge protest at the Republican National Convention, undercover police agent and professional liar, going by the name of Karen Sullivan identified in the affidavit as UC1 joined the Anti-War Committee and became active in the efforts to build the demonstration. She […]

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