A U.S. airstrike may have killed 18 civilians, ‘nearly all women and children,’ UN report says – LA Times – The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said over the weekend that “initial inquiries suggest that the airstrikes killed at least 18 civilians, nearly all women and children.” Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland, deputy chief of staff […]

U.S. Blocks Fmr. Palestinian PM from Serving as U.N. Special Rep. to Libya | Democracy Now! – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says he “deeply regrets” the U.S. decision to block former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad from serving as the next U.N. special representative to Libya. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley blocked […]

Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser | Democracy Now! – President Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has resigned following revelations he spoke with the Russian ambassador about U.S. sanctions during a late December phone call. Flynn now says he misinformed Vice President Mike Pence and top White House officials about contents of the […]

There is increasing concern among senior NATO and European Union officials over Russia’s ability to use television and the Internet to spread what they say is fake news. The defense alliance of 28 democracies says it has recorded more than a score of Russian myths in the last two years which it has attempted to […]

Australia strips ISIS fighter of citizenship | TheHill – The law allows authorities to strip the legal status of dual-citizens if they are affiliated with a terrorist organization or a banned group. The law was passed as Australia seeks to improve its anti-terrorism campaign, including their efforts to combat radical homegrown militants.

Former Models for Donald Trump’s Agency Say They Violated Immigration Rules and Worked Illegally | Mother Jones – But the mogul’s New York modeling agency, Trump Model Management, has profited from using foreign models who came to the United States on tourist visas that did not permit them to work here, according to three former […]

Ticklebleed: Critical F5 security flaw removes HTTPS encryption from almost 1,000 websites – The security flaw, known as Ticklebleed, was discovered by Cloudflare cryptography engineer Filippo Valsorda. Some packets – a unit of data routed between an origin and destination on the internet – sent by a Cloudflare customer using the Railgun web optimisation tool […]

FBI Throws Up Digital Roadblock to Transparency | Electronic Frontier Foundation – The FBI’s decision to abandon email—a free and ubiquitous method of communication—as a means of sending in FOIA requests will make sending requests to the agency far more difficult. The decision will thus undoubtedly thwart both transparency and accountability, and the FBI must […]

The Mideast’s Front Burner Issues | The Cipher Brief – Outside of the Arab Spring, the most dramatic development has to be the civil war in Syria and the simultaneous emergence of the Islamic State for Iraq and the Syria (ISIS). After six years of conflict, the Syrian regime has managed to survive but at […]

Manitoba NDP joins call to end controversial Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement – Manitoba – CBC News – The call to scrap the Safe Third Country Pact follows similar requests from advocates and immigration lawyers, along with law students at the University of Manitoba, who say it compels asylum seeks to risk their lives crossing […]

B.C. premier apologizes for wrongly alleging NDP hacked party website – The Globe and Mail – Ms. Clark said in a conference call with reporters Friday that she had left a voicemail apology for Mr. Horgan, who had threatened legal action unless the premier apologized and retracted the allegation. “I apologized to John for comments […]

Police ‘likely to recommend’ indictment of Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges | The Independent – The leader is accused of accepting of tens of thousands of dollars in gifts – including suits and cigars – from wealthy businessmen. He has vigorously denied any wrongdoing. Details of the probes into Mr Netanyahu have been scarce, and […]

FBI representatives have contacted several ‘water protectors’, raising alarm that an indigenous-led movement is being construed as domestic terrorism The Guardian | Feb 10, 2017 The FBI is investigating political activists campaigning against the Dakota Access pipeline, diverting agents charged with preventing terrorist attacks to instead focus their attention on indigenous activists and environmentalists. The […] […]

Are whites racially oppressed? – CNN.com — “We went from being a privileged group to all of a sudden becoming whites, the new victims,” says Charles Gallagher, a sociologist at La Salle University in Pennsylvania who researches white racial attitudes and was baffled to find that whites see themselves as a minority. “You have this […]

by Ladonna Bravebull Allard / Sacred Stone Camp image credits Red Hawk The police came to Last Child Camp in broad daylight, with armored vehicles and guns drawn, to rip our people from our land.  Many water protectors were on prayer walks and in ceremony. We watched from the top of the hill at Oceti […]

Pipeline at heart of protests and legal action could be transporting oil within three months – but Standing Rock activists say they will stay put Dakota Access pipeline workers have begun the final phase of drilling across the Missouri river despite massive international protests and a legal challenge from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The […]

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