Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis greets Saudi Army Gen. Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Banyan, Chief of the Joint Staff, at King Salman Air Base, Saudi Arabia, April 18, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)
20 Mar 2018

With Help Of Ten Senate Democrats, Pentagon Can Still Make War In Yemen

The U.S. Senate killed a resolution introduced by Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee to withdraw U.S. military support for the Saudi war in Yemen.

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Photo via the Movement for Black Lives on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mvmt4bl/photos/a.1441657412796399.1073741828.1439829396312534/1726016084360529/?type=3&theater
19 Mar 2018

Court Asked To Force DHS To Release ‘Race Paper’ On Surveillance Of Black Activists

The Department of Homeland Security has refused to release any version of a report on surveillance of Black activists that the agency called the “Race Paper.”

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Screen shot from post that was taken down by Southern Poverty Law Center and later retracted with apology
15 Mar 2018

Southern Poverty Law Center Apologizes For Article Linking Journalists With Fascists Allegedly Influenced By Russia

The Southern Poverty Law Center retracted a post that linked anti-war journalism with fascists, who are allegedly part of a massive Russian conspiracy.

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Image via Jared Rodriguez at Truthout on Flickr.
13 Mar 2018

Trump’s Nominee For CIA Director: This Is What Happens When There’s No Justice For Torture

President Trump nominates Gina Haspel for CIA director, who was briefly in charge of a black site prison and helped destroy evidence to cover up torture.

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Kristian Saucier (left) and Reality Winner (right).
12 Mar 2018

Trump’s Pardon For Navy Sailor Brings Renewed Attention to Two-Tiered Justice System For Leaks

Trump’s pardon of Navy sailor stands in stark contrast to double-standard for leaks, especially when considering David Petraeus and Reality Winner’s cases

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Immigrant rights activist Alejandra Pablos. Photo via Mijente.
08 Mar 2018

Immigrant Rights Activist Detained In Arizona As ICE Retaliates Against Political Opponents

After a mandatory check-in, ICE in Arizona detained Alejandra Pablos, a field coordinator for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.

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Best Buy's Geek Squad. Photo by Joey Lopez on Flickr.
06 Mar 2018

FBI’s Cozy Arrangement With Geek Squad Employees Remains Shrouded In Secrecy

While EFF pried few documents from FBI on relationship with Geek Squad, it mostly stonewalled on key issues that implicate constitutional rights.

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Republican Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Photo by NASA on Flickr.
05 Mar 2018

No, Republicans Did Not Expose Extensive Effort By Russia To Fuel Pipeline Opposition

Republicans on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee offer little evidence Russia is using “social media propaganda” to incite pipeline protests.

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05 Mar 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 7: Augusta As Backdrop For Prosecution Of Reality Winner

Kevin Gosztola was in Augusta, Georgia, during the past week to cover a hearing in NSA contractor Reality Winner’s case. It was his first time in the city, and he describes the setting as an unintentionally appropriate backdrop for the government’s prosecution. So, Rania Khalek interviewed him. The downtown area

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01 Mar 2018

Louisiana Officials Engaged In Surveillance Of Bayou Bridge Pipeline Opponents

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is an environmental justice organization that advocates for communities most impacted by the state’s oil refineries and chemical plants. It has fought construction of Energy Transfer Partners’ Bayou Bridge oil pipeline, and newly released documents indicate activists were targets of surveillance. The environmental justice organization and

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