Drone whistleblower Brandon Bryant (Lucas Wirl on Flickr)
20 Oct 2015

Air Force Office Tells Drone Whistleblower’s Mom She Is On ISIS ‘Hit List’

The United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations sent officers to the home of the mother of a drone whistleblower to inform her she was on an Islamic State “hit list.” The officers indicated her information was compromised in the Office of Personnel Management hack, however, the drone whistleblower’s

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19 Oct 2015

Homan Square Lawsuit: Chicago Police Allegedly Abused & Framed Black Men for Drug Offenses

Three black men from Chicago sued police officers and the city of Chicago for detaining them at Homan Square and subsequently framing them for manufacturing and delivering heroin. The lawsuit, which the People’s Law Office filed on October 19 [PDF], is one of a handful of complaints brought against police

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19 Oct 2015

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Innocent Criminals’

Somewhere around forty or more Palestinians have been killed since October 1. While there have been instances where Palestinians were armed and engaged in attacks, many of these deaths have been a result of execution-style shootings by Israeli forces. And, at the same time, at least seven Israelis have been

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18 Oct 2015

Podcast: Intercept Reporter Ryan Devereaux on ‘The Drone Papers’ & Afghanistan War

A whistleblower within the United States intelligence community provided secret military documents to The Intercept, which reveal key details about worldwide assassination operations, including drone strikes. “The Drone Papers,” published by The Intercept on October 15, showed how the U.S. military has designated unidentified men as “Enemies Killed in Action”

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16 Oct 2015

CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Seeks Presidential Pardon

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling has requested President Barack Obama pardon him. His wife argued in an open letter that his trial was unfairly biased.

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta meets with Afghanistan's Minister of National Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak and Minister of Interior Gen. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi at the Pentagon on April 10, 2012. (Department of Defense on Flickr)
15 Oct 2015

Documents from Whistleblower Show ‘Targeted Killing’ Operations Killed Hundreds Who Weren’t Targets

A US intelligence whistleblower disclosed secret military documents about worldwide assassination operations the Obama admin. has kept from the public.

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2016 Democratic Candidates - Caricatures (donkeyhotey on Flickr)
14 Oct 2015

Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate Snowden, Ignore Whistleblower Protection Issues

Only one Democratic candidate, Lincoln Chafee, opposed jailing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden if he were to return to the United states.

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NYPD surveillance cameras (Wyliepoon on Flickr)
14 Oct 2015

Appeals Court Opposes Religious Profiling, Reinstates Lawsuit Against NYPD Spying

A federal court reinstated a lawsuit brought by American Muslims claiming the NYPD violated their constitutional rights by profiling and spying on them.

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13 Oct 2015

CIA Torture Architects Sued by Former Detainees for Water Dousing & Other Methods

The ACLU sued two psychologists contracted by the CIA to develop, implement, and personally administer an experimental torture program in the War on Terror.

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A destroyed area of the MSF hospital in Afghanistan the morning after the facility was bombed. (Photo via Doctors Without Borders MSF)
12 Oct 2015

Doctors Without Borders Rejects Pentagon Offer to Help Rebuild Bombed Hospital

Doctors Without Borders rejected the Pentagon’s offer to rebuild their hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which US military forces bombed on October 3.

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