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Seeing the Stasi Through NSA Eyes | Consortiumnews

I had come to the ​Stasi Museum with a group of U.S. and UK intelligence whistleblowers, who had congregated in Berlin to award Binney with the 2015 ​Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence. The first award, presented in 2002, went to former FBI agent Coleen Rowley, who testified to Congress about intelligence failures prior […]

New Zealand Spies on Neighbors in Secret ‘Five Eyes’ Global Surveillance – The Intercept

The documents on the spying, obtained by The Intercept from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, shine a light on New Zealand’s role in the so-called Five Eyes, a surveillance alliance that includes electronic eavesdropping agencies from New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. GCSB is perhaps the smallest player in the alliance […]

Washington State Senator: ‘Colored’ People More Likely to Commit Crimes – The Root

“I guess I don’t understand why our laws that we already have don’t already have the oversight of this particular situation that you’re talking about. So are you indicating that we would then change our laws, that if you are someone of color and you commit a crime, that your sentence would be different than […]

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 […]

Video Shows Los Angeles Police Shooting That Killed A Homeless Man – BuzzFeed News

Witnesses identified the man by his street name, “Africa,” according to the Los Angeles Times. Witnesses said he had been living in a tent on Skid Row for several months and had spent some time in a mental health facility. There have been 12 fatal officer-involved incidents in downtown Los Angeles since 2000, according to […]

On the blacklist: how did the UK’s top building firms get secret information on their workers? | UK news | The Guardian

For 16 years the Consulting Association compiled a secret database on thousands of construction workers. The files in this shabby two-room office had names, addresses and National Insurance numbers, comments by managers, newspaper clippings. The organisation acted as a covert vetting service funded by the industry. When people applied for work on building sites, senior […]

“Jigaboo”

Fox 8’s Kristi Capel Dropped “Jigaboo” On Air This Morning | Scene and Heard: Scene’s News Blog | Cleveland Scene

Connecting Palestinian and Indigenous peoples’ struggles for freedom | rabble.ca

On July 11 the Israeli Occupation Forces finished it off with a direct hit while shelling the port of Gaza. No one expected that helping Palestine gain its freedom would be easy. Every effort counts. Like Indigenous resistance in the Americas, Palestinians know that they are involved in a long-term struggle. Just like round dances […]

US TV show runs story on how to safely find parking in wake of Chapel Hill Muslim killings — RT USA

The Inside Edition show, produced by CBS Television Distribution, decided to make the report following the deadly shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, allegedly by their neighbor, Craig Hicks, in an apparent dispute over parking spots. Police do not believe the murders were motivated by race or religious hate. However, the […]

Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Intentionally Running Over Black Man | breakingbrown.com

In a letter written to the family, Butler said he does not hate African-Americans. “I wish every day I could take everything back, not for me, but for the man who lost his life…” he said. “I never had a hatred for African Americans.” Dedmon also expressed regret: “I just want to say to the […]

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 […]

SF Public Defender Arrested After She Tells Cops Not To Take Pictures Of Her Client | Crooks and Liars

A San Francisco deputy public defender was handcuffed and arrested at the Hall of Justice after she objected to city police officers questioning her client outside a courtroom, an incident that her office called outrageous and police officials defended as appropriate. The Tuesday afternoon arrest of attorney Jami Tillotson as she denied police officers’ attempts […]

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