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PressTV-UAE financed Egypt military coup: Leaks

The leak by Egypt’s Mekameleen TV, believed to date back to January 14, shows how the UAE supported and funded the military coup in the African country in 2013. A part of the audio reveals that Sisi’s office manager, General Abbas Kamil, asks UAE Minister of State Sultan Al-Jaber to provide the Egyptian army with […]

Military warn of developing soft coup in Argentina | RNV – Radio Nacional de Venezuela

Military Center for Democracy Argentina (CEMIDA) warned -through a communique that the government of President Cristina Fernández faces a soft coup, after analyzing the operations of the right and the judiciary in that South American country. The highest authority of CEMIDA, retired Colonel José Luis García, and Elsa Bruzzone expert warned on US strategies in […]

Thousands March Across Canada Demanding Justice for Indigenous Women | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

“Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women…still leaves family, friends, loved ones, and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss,” according to the Women’s Memorial March Committee, organizer of the 25th annual event in Vancouver. “Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal to no action to address these […]

Former Colombian spy chief to face charges over phone tap scandal | euronews, world news

Colombian Attorney General Eduardo Montealegre said an arrest warrant had been issued by a judge of the Superior Court of Bogota, several months ago. The accusations against the spy chief threaten to further tarnish the legacy of Uribe, for years the United States’ staunchest ally in Latin America and credited with crushing leftist rebels once […]

Police Seek DHS Grant to Deal With “Extremist” Hippy Group Which Stresses ‘Non-violence, Peace and Love’ | We Are Change

The Rainbow Family “describes itself as a nonviolent group spreading the message of peace and love.” The group has only met twice in Montana in the last fifteen years, once in 2000 and once in 2013. The extent of the “threat” posed by the group is that one of its gatherings was described by the […]

New NYPD Anti-Terror Unit Will Get Machine Guns To Police Protesters: Gothamist

Initial reports of Commissioner Bratton’s plans suggest the opposite of progress. His demands for less oversight of the NYPD and a more militarized police force that would use counter-terrorism tactics against protestors are deeply misguided and frankly offensive. We need an NYPD that is more accountable to New Yorkers and that stops criminalizing our communities, […]

CIA Tortured People on British Territory / Sputnik US – News, Opinion, Radio

“No one has indicated there was a detention site there, not in so many words,” Wilkerson told VICE. “What they indicated is that interrogations took place there.” “What I heard was more along the lines of using it as a transit location when perhaps other places were full or other places were deemed too dangerous […]

C.I.A. Officer in Leak Case, Jeffrey Sterling, Is Convicted of Espionage – Democratic Underground

The conviction is a significant victory for the Obama administration, which has led an unprecedented crackdown on officials who speak to journalists about security matters without the administration’s approval. Prosecutors prevailed after a yearslong fight in which the journalist, James Risen, refused to identify his sources.The case revolved around a C.I.A. operation in which a […]

Article: Is John Boehner a Traitor, a Criminal? | OpEdNews

It is completely unprecedented for the Speaker of the House, or any member of Congress, to invite a foreign leader to come to the US and speak to Congress without getting authorization and/or cooperation from the White House. As Guy Ziv, a professor at American University who has studied US-Israeli relations told TPM, “It’s unprecedented. […]

NSA secretly uses scapegoats, data mules and innocent victims’ PCs for botnets | Computerworld

As for digital war strategy phases, surveillance is apparently so common that the NSA doesn’t even rank it above “Phase 0.” After Phase 0 detects vulnerabilities, “stealthy implants” are used to infiltrate enemy systems and allow for “Phase Three” or “permanent access.” We previously looked at the NSA’s ANT catalog, which contains exploits the NSA […]

Dozens Arrested in France for Verbally Supporting Terrorism | News | teleSUR

Dieudonne was arrested Wednesday after he posted on his Facebook page, “Tonight, as far as I’m concerned, I feel like Charlie Coulibaly,” after he returned from last Sunday’s unity march against extremism in Paris. The phrase mixes the popular slogan “Je suis Charlie” used by people who have condemned the attacks against the satirical magazine […]

The Real News: How Prisons Rip Off and Exploit the Incarcerated (1/2)

Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig , spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York […]

‘On the runs’ letters key to Peace Process – Blair – The Scotsman

However, he added: “But I am not going to apologise for sending those letters to those who should have received those letters because without having done that we would not have a Northern Ireland peace process in place today.” However, despite constant probing from MPs, Mr Blair insisted that the letters to on the runs […]

North Korea: Nothing to Celebrate on Leader’s Birthday | Human Rights Watch

“Kim Jong-Un picked up where his father and grandfather left off, continuing to rule based on repression and fear,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director. “North Korean victims who have fled have let the world know the gravity of rights crimes committed by the government, so now Kim Jong-Un is redoubling efforts to silence and […]

Tarek Mehanna’s Powerful Statement As He Received a 17-Year Sentence Despite Having Harmed No One | Andy Worthington

She continued, “No evidence was presented in court directly linking him to a terrorist group. He never hatched a plot — indeed, he objected when a friend (who went on to become a government informer and has never been charged with anything) proposed plans to stage violent attacks within the United States. He never had […]

Police investigate 3 murders in alleged Westminster pedophile inquiry — RT UK

Detective Superintendent Kenny McDonald, who is leading the investigation, made a public plea for witnesses on Thursday. “I appeal to men who were subjected to abuse 30 years ago to come forward. We are also investigating the murder of three young boys – we are determined to find answers.” Much of the information currently available […]

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