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S.F. jail inmates forced to fight, public defender says – SFGate

“I don’t know why he does it, but I just feel like he gets a kick out of it because I just see the look on his face,” said Ricardo Palikiko Garcia, one of the inmates who said he was forced to fight. “It looks like it brings him joy by doing this, while we’re […]

CIA Director Mad That Iranian General Fights Against ISIL in Iraq / Sputnik International

“If it were not for the cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and General Soleimani, we would not today have a government headed by Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad,” Ameri said during a memorial service for a fallen soldier, according to Fars News Agency. But CIA Director John Brennan seems less sure of General Soleimani. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Brennan said that Suleimani – […]

US soldier admits killing family after raping girl | World news | The Guardian

The murders took place on March 12 in Mahmoudiya, 20 miles south of Baghdad. Prosecutors allege that five soldiers stationed at a checkpoint there raped the girl, Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, then burned her body to hide the evidence, and killed her father, mother and six-year-old sister.The alleged ringleader, Private Steven Green, was discharged from the […]

Former NSA director: Charlie Hebdo attack was ‘kind of inevitable’ | US news | The Guardian

“When one does the forensics, every one of those inevitable attacks was preventable,” Hayden said. “It’s a little bit like Ebola, you know? If somebody’s got the disease you can go back an deconstruct how she got it. ‘If only she had kind of closed the sleeve, or not taken her cover off in a […]

Beyond Drones: The Next-Generation of Autonomous Weapons Cannot be Developed in Secrecy | Just Security

It’s no secret that the United States and other nations are pouring billions of dollars into developing lethal robots capable of making their own targeting decisions that operate everywhere from aircraft carriers to land and under the oceans. These machines have been developed in conjunction with a suite of top-secret digital weapons and intelligence gathering tools that do everything from turn domestic […]

Man indicted for fatal beating of transgendered woman – NY Daily News

A man named Paris Wilson, 20, was initially arrested for the attack and charged with misdemeanor assault. The charges were dropped after another man turned himself in and took responsibility for the crime — but said he was too drunk to remember what happened.The second man, Dixon, bears a “striking resemblance” to Wilson, prosecutors said, […]

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 […]

High-profile Saudi princes accused of funding Al Qaeda | Middle East Eye

Moussaoui said Prince Turki al-Faisal (former intelligence chief), Prince Bandar bin Sultan (former ambassador to the US), and Prince al-Waleed bin Talal (well-known billionaire investor) all appeared on the al-Qaeda donor lists, as well as many of Saudi Arabia’s leading religious figures. The former al-Qaeda member said he met the newly anointed King Salman, then […]

Accused in mass murder plot shared dark online interests | The Chronicle Herald

Randall Steven Shepherd of Halifax and Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath of Geneva, Ill. — who have both been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and are set to appear in court Tuesday — appear to have connected several years ago through gaming websites. The two were active on Random Insanity, the online social chat board of […]

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 […]

Egypt Bombs Libya as Blowback Continues and Regional War Spreads | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The pattern between Egypt and Libya is similar to that which took place recently when a Jordanian pilot was executed by ISIS after being captured. Citing vengeance for the pilot, Jordan responded with an elevated series of airstrikes against targets inside Syria and Iraq. According to reporting by Middle East Eye on Monday, many in […]

ISIS Claims US Hostage Kayla Mueller Killed in Airstrike | 6abc.com

A Jordanian official told ABC News ISIS’s claim was “illogical” and was part of the terror group’s public relations campaign. “We need to be very careful not to fall in their trap,” the official said.Jordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, called ISIS’s claim “an old and sick trick.””So they behead innocent #US #UK & Japan hostages […]

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, […]

American Sniper and the Savage Problem | Lt. Philip Sheridan……….Indian Wars……………..and Lovers

“Savage, Despicable, Evil,” he writes in the book, “That’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy savages. There was no other way to describe what we encountered there.” One way would be to call them the enemy, but not Kyle: Savages. He repeats it over […]

Simultaneous attacks in Egypt’s Sinai kill 25 – Democratic Underground

An Islamic State affiliate previously known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis has launched several attacks against the police and the army in Sinai in recent years, particularly following the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013. But the wide-ranging attacks late Thursday, which struck the Northern Sinai provincial capital el-Arish, the nearby town of […]

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