Category Americas

Despite Repeated Denials, San Jose Police Definitely Have a Drone | Motherboard

The Department of Homeland Security awards millions of dollars in grants each year for law enforcement, emergency response, and critical infrastructure security in major metropolitan areas. For fiscal year 2013, the San Jose Police Department received more than $400,000 for a wide range of projects, which makes the department’s UAV purchase just a small fraction […]

Israel Using U.S. Weapons to Kill in Gaza | Accuracy.Org

“Official U.S. military aid to Israel stands at about $3 billion per year due to a 10-year, $30 billion military aid package originally signed by former President George W. Bush and upheld under President Obama. This figure doesn’t, however, include the $504 million in funding dedicated to missile defense.“Truthout asked Andrew Feinstein, former Member of […]

NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel | World news | The Guardian

Details of the intelligence-sharing agreement are laid out in a memorandum of understanding between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart that shows the US government handed over intercepted communications likely to contain phone calls and emails of American citizens. The agreement places no legally binding limits on the use of the data by the Israelis.The […]

Today in NYPD chokehold news, a pregnant woman grilling on her sidewalk.

“[She was] grilling, BBQ, in front of her home,” said former city councilman and current assembly candidate Charles Barron. “Not committing any crimes.”Barron pointed out that the woman was arrested in front of her 7-year-old daughter. He also blamed New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and the city’s “broken windows” policing policy of rigorously […]

U.S. suffers from lifespan inequality, says Stanford researcher

Lifespan inequality measures uncertainty in the age at death, Tuljapurkar said. For example, when life expectancy is 80 years, then an uncertainty of 15 years in age at death means a person will likely die between the ages of 65 80 years minus 15 and 95 80 years plus 15. Lifespan inequality is the age […]

US: Surveillance Harming Journalism, Law, Democracy | Human Rights Watch

The report is drawn from interviews with some 50 journalists covering intelligence, national security, and law enforcement for outlets including the New York Times, the Associated Press, ABC, and NPR.The US has long held itself out as a global leader on media freedom. However, journalists interviewed for the report are finding that surveillance is harming […]

You’ve Got Mail: Judge Grants Feds Unrestricted Access To Gmail Account

Google is now legally required to hand over the entire contents of the unnamed individual’s Gmail account — including all emails sent, received and drafted, all contacts, and other information — to federal prosecutors.In his 23-page ruling, U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein wrote that email accounts should be treated like hard drives when it comes […]

cryptogon.com » Only U.S. Votes Against Resolution to Investigate Latest Round of Israeli Atrocities

The warning by U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay came at a special meeting of the U.N.’s top human rights body, which voted 29-1 to authorize an international commission of inquiry to investigate all alleged abuses since mid-June in the Gaza Strip.Only the United States voted against the resolution championed by Arab nations. […]

Troubling new video shows excessive force was ordered at Denver jail | The Colorado Independent

Meantime, footage from another video camera shows a team of sheriff’s officials gathering outside his door with equipment to restrain him – presumably to prevent him from hurting himself and medicate him. They stood outside watching for several minutes as Moreno continued to slam his head into the cinder blocks. At one point, he touched […]

Article: The NSA’s New Partner in Spying: Saudi Arabia’s Brutal State Police | OpEdNews

The Saudi Ministry of Interior — referred to in the document as MOI — has been condemned for years as one of the most brutal human rights violators in the world. In 2013, the U.S. State Department reported that “Ministry of Interior officials sometimes subjected prisoners and detainees to torture and other physical abuse,” specifically […]

The FBI is entrapping Americans and charging them as terrorists, according to a new report | GlobalPost

The HRW and HRI focused their investigation on 27 post-9/11 terrorism cases involving 77 defendants. They based their report on information from court documents, publicly available documents, Freedom of Information Act requests, and more than 215 interviews with people involved in terrorism cases, including defendants, lawyers, family members, academics, and government officials.They found a pattern […]

IMMIGRATION + INTERVIEW + AUDIO: The Child Migrant Crisis | Neo-Griot

Our government has apprehended more than 50,000 children so far. Protestors objecting to their arrival call them “invaders,” but these kids are refugees. They travel here on their own out of desperation — to escape murder, rape and conscription into gangs. And the United States bears much responsibility for the violence they’re fleeing.Most of these […]

Lutte en nord

Informer pour résister

SCALP - No Pasaran 34

Antifascisme radical et lutte de classes à Montpellier

NYC ANTIFA

Culture of resistance against fascism!

Latuff Cartoons

"A função do artista é violentar" (Glauber Rocha)

Cairde na hEireann Liverpool

IRISH COMMUNITY ACTIVISM * HERITAGE * CULTURE * HISTORY * REMEMBRANCE * EDUCATION * EQUALITY * HUMAN RIGHTS * JUSTICE * PEACE

Conspiracies

Let's Think Out Of The Box

The Salvador Option

An Ongoing Investigation

SESEN Manifesto

The struggle continues..

s-kw'etu'?

lil xemit tems swiya

Beastrabban\'s Weblog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

NYC Anarchist Black Cross

Free all U.S.-held political prisoners and prisoners of war!

#OpPenPal

until they are all free

GOP Quotes

In Their Own Words

Vox Political

Politics and discussion from the Heart of Wales

A Pseudo-Ottoman Blog: Occasional Musings

-- A Pseudo-Ottoman Blog: Occasional Musings --

CaptivatingNews

CaptivatingNews.com Views, insights, opinions and commentary on the news.

RED POWER MEDIA

CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS ISSUES AND RESISTANCE

Anti Social Media

"Et s'il faut commencer par les coups d' pied au cul faudrait pas oublier qu' ça descend dans la rue"

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,180 other followers