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Inside the FBI’s secret relationship with the military’s special operations – The Washington Post

With the war in Afghanistan ending, FBI officials have become more willing to discuss a little-known alliance between the bureau and the Joint Special Operations Command JSOC that allowed agents to participate in hundreds of raids in Iraq and Afghanistan.The relationship benefited both sides. JSOC used the FBI’s expertise in exploiting digital media and other […]

Inside the FBI’s secret relationship with US elite assassination team, JSOC | Citizens for Legitimate Government

…FBI officials have become more willing to discuss a little-known alliance between the bureau and the Joint Special Operations Command JSOC that allowed agents to participate in hundreds of raids in Iraq and Afghanistan. The FBI’s presence on the far edge of military operations was not universally embraced, according to current and former officials familiar […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Russian Gulag for American Social Networks’ Data? · Global Voices

A Moscow city councilman is trying to resuscitate a government push to expand Russia’s “digital sovereignty.” On April 3, 2014, Alexey Lisovenko published a plea to Duma deputy Sergey Zhelezniak, asking him to pass legislation that would require all online social networks to house users’ personal data on servers located on Russian soil. Lisovenko, an […]

From Torture to Benghazi, CIA Faces Two-Front War by Congress – The Daily Beast

For Democrats, the action was at the Senate Select Committee for Intelligence, where a bipartisan majority voted Thursday to declassify the executive summary of a massive report on the CIA’s enhanced-interrogation program. The report concludes that the CIA misled Congress, the White House, and the Justice Department on the efficacy of the harsh interrogations conducted […]

Supreme Court Continues to Corrupt Democracy with Latest Ruling | PR Watch

The court struck down limits on the total amount an individual can give to candidates and political parties, opening the door even wider for the economic elite to dominate politics and policy.Under the Court’s decision, the super-wealthy can now donate $3.6 million directly to candidates and parties in a single election cycle – and thanks […]

US Military Averaging More Than a Mission a Day in Africa

For years, the U.S. military has publicly insisted that its efforts in Africa are small scale. Its public affairs personnel and commanders have repeatedly claimed no more than a “light footprint” on that continent, including a remarkably modest presence when it comes to military personnel. They have, however, balked at specifying just what that light […]

Flashback: A Look Back at the Church Committee’s Investigation into CIA, FBI Misuse of Power | Democracy Now!

We take a look at one of the most famous special Senate investigations of government misconduct. In the mid-1970s, a US Senate committee chaired by Democratic Senator Frank Church of Idaho conducted a massive investigation of the CIA and FBI’s misuse of power at home and abroad. The multi-year investigation examined domestic spying, the CIA’s […]

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 […]

California state senator accused of gun charges – The Washington Post

Yee discussed helping the agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder fired automatic weapons and missiles, and took him through the entire process of acquiring them from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines to bringing them to the United States, according to the affidavit by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua.He […]

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