Mohammad bin Salman / “MBS” There’s been a coup in Saudi Arabia, and this asshole–a terrorist mass murderer–has seized power. Pepe Escobar, and a must-read piece in Asia Times: A coup in the House of Saud? BONUS: A German intelligence memo outs the Saudis for sponsoring Al Qaeda. The BND memo crucially detailed how […] via […]

APTN National news, July 20, 2017 Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the death Marlon “Roland” Jerry McKay, 50, who was being held in a Thunder Bay jail cell Wednesday night. The family has confirmed that McKay, from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, was in the city for […] […]

Big city police departments that regularly deploy body cams are likely generating more than 10,000 hours of video a week, says Mary Fan, a law professor at the University of Washington who studies law enforcement technology. With all that data, departments are increasingly turning to private, high-volume storage businesses like VERIPATROL, a cloud-based service owned […]

Andrea Roberts, founder of the Texas Freedom Colonies Project and a scholar of heritage conservation and urban planning discusses historic preservation and social justice: via BLOGROLL: Roberts on Preservation and Social Justice| National Trust for Historic Preservation — #ADPhD

This is awesome. I’ve posted up videos from Blagrove before, particularly one in which he laid into the mainstream media for their reporting of the Grenfell Tower disaster. In this very short piece from Double Down News, he rips into the mainstream media for its class bias – for the White, middle class elite, and […] […]

[democracynow.org] On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled House Budget Committee approved its 2018 budget resolution. The budget aims to rewrite the tax code to favor the wealthy and to slash funding for Medicare and Medicaid. It would also add another $30 billion to Trump’s record-setting $668 billion request for Pentagon spending. The budget faces opposition from both […]

The Brazilian government alleges that Carelli Properties illegally funneled up to $4.1 million to the the U.S. via Dezer as licensing payments for the Porsche Design brand, the Daily Business Review reported. Dezer responded, saying that it “satisfied its obligations under the master license by paying royalties and fees to the owner of the trademark […]

Here is the unpublished opinion in Northern New Mexicans Protecting Land Water and Rights v. United States. Briefs here. via Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Challenge to San Ildefonso Pueblo Land Rights — Turtle Talk

This past Independence Day marked the seventy-seventh anniversary of the unsolved crime. “It’s a cold case, but still an open case,” New York City Police Lieutenant Bernard Whalen tells me. He has scrutinized the original bombing case files while researching two books he wrote on the history of the NYPD. “There was a massive investigation […]

As expected, the US stepped in to ensure that the Saudis, UAE, and Bahrain did not escalate their actions against Qatar. In particular, it was necessary to prevent any military adventure, which the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Sultan (MbS), was perfectly capable of launching, going by his record in Yemen. This had to be […]

This video says about itself: Saudi Arabian Woman Arrested For Wearing Mini Skirt In Public 18 July 2017 A woman in Saudi Arabia has been arrested for a video that was widely shared online which showed her strolling along an empty street wearing a skirt and crop top, Saudi state TV channel Ekhbariya reported on […] […]

In December the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats and shut the compounds over suspicions of meddling in US elections. Russian and US officials are due to discuss the issue later on Monday. US Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon is hosting Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in Washington. The meeting was meant to have been […]

Also known as the Ohio Seven, UFF was a US group in the 1970s and ’80s which targeted banks and State facilities with bombings and robberies. In 1984-5, all members of the group were captured and and sent down. Most are now released, but Jaan Laaman and Tom Manning are still in jail. Laaman has […]

— Steven Russell: The Development of Racism Within ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Jackie Brown’. – Night of the Living Dead enables us to make conclusions on the different representation of black and white by using a multitude of white characters but just one black character and their subsequently connoted characteristics. We see the […]

The Pentagon’s Inspector General’s Office released a 458-page report last week that detailed how the Department of Defense responded to 288 Inspector General audits that went back as far as 2006. The report concluded that the Pentagon addressed very few problem areas and may have cost itself and American taxpayers $33.6 billion in wasteful spending. […]

This week will include at least two events tied to the “Made in America” theme, including a “product showcase,” in which American-made products from all 50 states will be brought to the White House. On Wednesday, the president will issue a proclamation on the importance of making products in America, White House spokeswoman Helen Aguirre […]

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