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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11 Oct 2015

Podcast: Journalist Anand Gopal on MSF Hospital Attack & Next Phase of Afghanistan War

The Afghanistan war returned to the headlines this past week, reminding Americans it is still ongoing. The U.S. bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the Kunduz province. General John Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, appeared before congressional committee to make statements about the strike and also, with

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09 Oct 2015

WikiLeaks Publishes Finalized TPP Chapter Which Expands Monopoly Rights for Pharmaceutical Companies

Days after secretive negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership concluded, WikiLeaks has published the complete chapter on intellectual property. The leaked text shows the TPP would expands monopoly rights for pharmaceutical companies to help protect against competition from generic drug manufacturers. According to an analysis by Public Citizen, the text also

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