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‘Environmental Injustice’: Minorities Face Nearly 40% More Exposure to Toxic Air Pollution | Common Dreams

The University of Minnesota study, according to lead researcher Julian Marshall, looked closely at the rates of pollution exposure by race, income, education and other key demographics to establish the key predictors of how specific populations are impacted across the country, state by state. “The [main] ones are race and income, and they both matter,” […]

LISTEN: Alleged Kansas Gunman Frazier Glenn Miller Discusses the Tea Party, Obama, and Ron Paul | Mother Jones

In a 2010 radio interview, Frazier Glenn Miller, the man suspected of killing three people Sunday at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement center in Kansas, said he was interested in the tea party, voiced support for then-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and spoke approvingly of Ron Paul, the Texas Republican congressman and presidential […]

Report indicates that US aligned regimes are preparing for war — Puppet Masters — Sott.net

The report, however, pointed out that US aligned regimes in the Middle East are rapidly increasing their military spending, and purchasing modern, high-tech weapons. The list of US aligned states in the Middle East is a collection of autocratic, repressive kingdoms and emirates. These countries are not “democratic” by any stretch. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, […]

Waiting for Goodlatte | TheHill

Of the above proposals, the USA Freedom Act clearly deserves, and enjoys, the broadest support. It is bipartisan, bicameral, and, in stark contrast to the clandestine machinations that define the work of the NSA and its acolytes in Congress, it has been publicly vetted for months. In addition to those 163 members of Congress, dozens […]

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 […]

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 […]

Surviving ‘Collateral Murder’: Soldier relives infamous WikiLeaks video — RT USA

It was the video that put WikiLeaks on the map: “Collateral Murder” turned the tide of war in Iraq and landed Private first class Bradley Manning in military detention. But for Army veteran Ethan McCord, it was just another day on duty. “The helicopters were approximately a mile and a half away and they were […]

FBI Smashes Alleged Radical-Right Terror Plot in Texas | Hatewatch

After setting up a Facebook page called American Insurgent Movement AIM, Talbot allegedly sought to recruit five or six like-minded people who wanted “to restore America Pre-Constitutionally and look forward to stopping the Regime with action by bloodshed.” He wrote this year on the AIM page that he was seeking people interested in “walking away […]

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 […]

Two More Members of FEAR Terror Group Plead to Murder | Hatewatch

The two triggermen for a murderous militia of renegade American soldiers pleaded guilty today in a Georgia courtroom to shooting to death a former soldier and his 17-year-old girlfriend a few weeks before Christmas 2011.The couple was lured to a patch of woods in the middle of the night and killed, according to prosecutors, to […]

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