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Attorney Mark Geragos Joins Legal Team For A Just Cause In Its Lawsuit Against Federal Court Reporter For Release Of Transcripts Critical To Appeal In IRP6 Case

Court records show that Attorney Mark Geragos has joined the legal team representing A Just Cause in its lawsuit against federal court reporter Darlene M. Martinez in Denver, Colorado Docket No. 12, Filed September 5, 2013, Notice of Entry of Appearance by Mark Geragos On Behalf Of A Just Cause, USDC Colorado. Attorney Cornell Johnson […]

Houston Police Cleared of Wrongdoing in Hundreds of Shootings | Democracy Now!

A new investigative report is raising questions about accountability for alleged abuses and unlawful shootings by the Houston police. According to the Texas Observer, investigators have ruled that Houston officers were justified every single time in 550 incidents involving the shooting of a citizen or animal between 2007 and 2012. One of the slain victims […]

4th World Radyo: European Atheism and Latent Intellectual Imperialism 09.04.2013 | APNS Public Radyo

Summary : TheAngryindian takes a Five-Percent look at the public discourse surrounding accusations of Islamophobia, xenophobia and white privilege against UK atheism activists Prof. Richard Dawkins and freethinker/social gadfly Stephen Fry and whether or not such charges actually make any sense. Religion, spirituality and its sociopolitical dynamics are discussed including a talk by Uhuru Movement […]

WikiLeaks Criminal Complaint Claims U.S. Seized Leaked Garani Bombing Video – Forbes

“I am informed by my legal advisors that this formal document may trigger an investigation and that independent judicial bodies may seek explanations of the responsible authorities as a result,” writes Assange in his statement to the Swedish government. “I request that Swedish judicial authorities act swiftly to question and arrest if necessary those who […]

Capitalism will never refuse a profit from misery…

Cluster bombs are banned by 83 nations. The world recoiled in horror when it learned that Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad‘s forces have killed children with such weapons. But that isn’t stopping the U.S. military from selling $640 million worth of American-made cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia, despite the near-universal revulsion at such weapons, and […]

Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran – By Shane Harris and Matthew M. Aid | Foreign Policy

In 1988, during the waning days of Iraq’s war with Iran, the United States learned through satellite imagery that Iran was about to gain a major strategic advantage by exploiting a hole in Iraqi defenses. U.S. intelligence officials conveyed the location of the Iranian troops to Iraq, fully aware that Hussein‘s military would attack with […]

Fourth World Radyo: African Economics: Capitalism, Socialism or Something Else? 08.03.2013 | APNS Public Radyo

Summary:  TheAngryindian speaks with Twitter comrade SelfMade_G22 about the issue of African economic independence across the entire Afro-Diaspora. The discussion looks at capitalism, its paradigms, its faults and how Africans at home and ALA’s Africans Living Abroad must learn the rules of the game for the sake of community survival. This is an excellent dispatch […]

‘Trayvon Martin could have been me,’ Obama tells press corps | Toronto Star

WASHINGTON—You can be black. You can be candid about the pain of race in America. You can be the president of the United States. But if you’re Barack Obama, combining each of those conditions at the same time has been the electrified third rail of his historic presidency. America’s first ever African-American leader built two […]

Why did Marissa Alexander get a 20-year sentence despite invoking ‘Stand Your Ground’? — MSNBC

Alexander, an African-American Florida woman, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2012 for shooting what she described as warning shots into a wall during a confrontation with her husband. Alexander’s lawyers claimed self-defense in the case, and said her husband had a history of abuse in their relationship. They invoked Florida’s “Stand Your […]

Cellmate or not, indeterminate SHU confinement is torture | San Francisco Bay View

It has recently been suggested that those confined to these sensory deprivation torture units indefinitely, but who have a cellie, are not in “solitary confinement,” as though another human occupying a space not even large enough for one will somehow mitigate the deleterious effects of this isolation. It doesn’t. The only marked difference is the […]

Ex-Pentagon general target of leak investigation, sources say – Investigations

According to legal sources, Retired Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has received a target letter informing him that he’s under investigation for allegedly leaking information about a massive attack using a computer virus named Stuxnet on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Gen. Cartwright, 63, becomes the latest […]

When the Surveillance State Is Used to Investigate and Prosecute Whistleblowers, the Occupy Movement and Environmental Activists

President Obama assured us on Friday that our phone conversations are not being listened to, but that is not a credible reassurance unless the White House comes up with documents that make what is going on transparent in terms of its protocols and process. There is little “an enemy” can learn from the broad strokes […]

FBI’s Facial Recognition is Coming to a State Near You | Electronic Frontier Foundation

After we read through the Advisory Board documents, we quickly sent Open Records requests to several of the states involved in the pilot program. The documents we received from Maryland and Hawaii further flesh out the story. For example, the Memorandum of Understanding MOU between Hawaii and the FBI shows that the government is building […]

Dr. David J. Leonard: A Lynching Happens Every 40 Hours

Throughout the early part of the twentieth century, African-American activists fought to thwart the systemic scourge of lynching. Faced with a silent and complicit populace, particularly the media and political establishment, African Americans forced the nation to bare witness to the depravity of American racism. Between 1882 and 1968, close to 5,000 lynchings (73% of […]

Fuck Yeah Marxism-Leninism – June 28, 1942 – Birthday of Comrade Chris Hani,…

  Fuck Yeah Marxism-Leninism – June 28, 1942 – Birthday of Comrade Chris Hani,….

No iPads Or iPhones For You, Apple Store Clerk Tells Iranians : The Two-Way : NPR

Sahar Sabet of Alpharetta, Ga., says that when she was in an Apple store at the local North Pointe Mall last week to buy an iPad and an iPhone, she and her uncle were overheard by a clerk. The sales rep asked what language they were speaking and where they were from. When they said […]

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