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Documents reveal NSA’s extensive involvement in targeted killing program – The Washington Post

The U.S. government has never publicly acknowledged killing Ghul. But documents provided to The Washington Post by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden confirm his demise in October 2012 and reveal the agency’s extensive involvement in the targeted killing program that has served as a centerpiece of President Obama’s counterterrorism strategy.An al-Qaeda operative who had a […]

Op-Ed: Obama provides aid to countries with child soldiers

The Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CPSA) bars the US from providing military aid to countries that have “governmental armed forces or government- supported armed groups, including paramilitaries, militias, or civil defense forces, that recruit and use child soldiers.” Child soldiers include children under 18 forced into service and under 15 who have volunteered, and those […]

First Peoples Worldwide » Idle No More Calls for Day of Action, Oct. 7th 2013

The announcement comes towards the end of the popular Sovereignty Summer campaign, launched on June 21, Aboriginal Day in Canada. Sovereignty Summer is a campaign of coordinated non-violent direct actions to promote Indigenous rights and environmental protection in alliance with non-Indigenous supporters. The campaign focuses specifically on six calls for change which the movement would […]

Kenya standoff: Two Canadians, including diplomat, among 59 dead – The Globe and Mail

Canada’s foreign service is mourning the loss of one of its own, after diplomat Annemarie Desloges was confirmed to have been among the two killed.Ms. Desloges, 29, had worked with the Canadian government since 2008, and had been stationed in Kenya for two years working with Citizenship and Immigration Canada as well as the Canada […]

Israeli forces join Kenyan mall stand-off – Africa | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Sporadic gunfire rang out as Kenyan security officials said they were trying to kill or capture the remaining attackers and end the bloodbath at the upmarket Westgate mall, with the standoff now well into a second day.“The criminals are now all located in one place within the building… we have as good a chance to […]

Greece: Thousands protest attack on KKE by fascist Golden Dawn – World Socialist Web Site

Among the injured was Sotiris Poulikoyiannis, President of the Metalworkers Union of Piraeus, which is dominated by the All-Workers Militant Front PAME—the KKE’s faction in the Greek union bureaucracy.Much has been made in the Greek media of an operation launched by the Hellenic Police on Friday, which saw 26 people taken in for questioning over […]

Turkish prosecutors indict Syrian rebels for seeking chemical weapons — RT News

A court indictment by the Turkish prosecutors into the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian rebels has once again highlighted fears this week that sarin toxic gas was used by the opposition and not the Assad government.The prosecutor in the Turkish city of Adana has issued a 132-page indictment, alleging that six men […]

US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet | World news | theguardian.com

The files show that the National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have broadly compromised the guarantees that internet companies have given consumers to reassure them that their communications, online banking and medical records would be indecipherable to criminals or governments.The agencies, the documents reveal, have adopted a battery of methods in their systematic […]

Houston Police Cleared of Wrongdoing in Hundreds of Shootings | Democracy Now!

A new investigative report is raising questions about accountability for alleged abuses and unlawful shootings by the Houston police. According to the Texas Observer, investigators have ruled that Houston officers were justified every single time in 550 incidents involving the shooting of a citizen or animal between 2007 and 2012. One of the slain victims […]

Romanians take to the streets to protest gold mine | The Stream – Al Jazeera English

UPDATE: This story has been edited to reflect the Romanian government’s 25 per cent stake in the mining project. It also adds a citation to a 2007 study that estimates the country’s economic gain from the mine. A project that would use cyanide to mine gold and silver has prompted thousands of Romanians to protest. […]

New documents prove to SPIEGEL information: Even the United Nations headquarters in New York was tapped

Google Translation from Der Spiegel [Sunday, 25.08.2013 – 08:00]. In three ways, the NSA attacked by its own account, the European branches: each bug as well as by copying the hard drives in New York and infiltrating the computer network in Washington. Here, the NSA took advantage that the computer of the EU embassies about […]

Extremely toxic ‘sour gas’ pipeline ruptures in flooded southwestern Alberta | On First Nation Issues, Jobs, Events, And Environmental Issues On The West Coast And World Events.

The rupture has caused a release of sour gas containing hydrogen sulfide (H2S) — a colourless, flammable gas that smells like rotten eggs. The gas is poisonous if inhaled. “Emergency services are going door-to-door asking people … ensuring they are aware of the problem,” he said. The alert urges people to move indoors and to […]

HIV cure months away thanks to new DNA treatment, say Danish scientists at Aarhus University Hospital

They are expecting results to show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”. Fifteen patients are taking part in the trials, funded with $2.1 million from the Danish Research Council. If they are found to have successfully been cured of HIV, the new technique will be tested on a wider scale. […]

Ten Years Later, U.S. Has Left Iraq with Mass Displacement & Epidemic of Birth Defects, Cancers | Democracy Now!

In part two of our interview, Al Jazeera reporter Dahr Jamail discusses how the U.S. invasion of Iraq has left behind a legacy of cancer and birth defects suspected of being caused by the U.S. military’s extensive use of depleted uranium and white phosphorus. Noting the birth defects in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, Jamail […]

Extraordinary Rendition Report Finds More Than 50 Nations Involved In Global Torture Scheme

At least 54 countries including Syria, Iran, Sweden, Iceland, and UK offered CIA “covert support” to detain, transport, interrogate and torture suspects in the years following the 9/11 attacks, according to a new report. ­The 213-page report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), a New York-based human rights organization, documents wide-ranging international involvement […]

PressTV – Malcolm X grandson detained en route to Iran

Many filmmakers, directors, actors, and movie critics as well as politicians and economists took part in the conference. Mike Gravel, a former US Senator who attended the conference, condemned Hollywood’s role in imposing imperialistic views on the people of the world. “Hollywood is just a tool of the American government and European governments to pursue […]

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