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Shocking! Federal Prosecutors Apparently Lied About Wikileaks and Chelsea Manning | Law News

Now that the documents unavailable to defense lawyers during her trial have been obtained by the fOIA, it seems all those claims by the Feds about Manning endangering US war games were lies. The U.S. government repeatedly lied about the contents … Continue reading

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Empire Watch: CENTCOM’s AOR

US empire as masterfully described by Andrew Bacevich http://www.salon.com/2017/03/26/prepare-pursue-prevail-onward-and-upward-with-u-s-central-command_partner/ General Joseph Votel, current commander of CENTCOM decribes his command area or AOR as: consisting of 20 nations, among them Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. As the CENTCOM website puts it, … Continue reading

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US retires Predator drones after 15 years that changed the ‘war on terror’ | World news | The Guardian

The idea that  the US might Build a pipeline through Arlington or use a drone strike in Central Park brings home to the colonial nature of these devices. The retirement of the antiquated Predator drone MQ-1, which is to be … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years After 9/11, Neverending War: Information Clearing House – ICH

“After 15 years, the only winners in the War on Terror have been the contractors.” Scott Camil An article from Information Clearing House remembering how our government and their allies reacted to 9/11 and the cost we are still paying today for … Continue reading

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About | CITIZENFOUR

CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate … Continue reading

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Drones killing innocent Pakistanis, U.N. official says – CNN.com

Farmers are on their way to tend their crops when a missile slams into their midst, thrusting shrapnel in all directions. A CIA drone, flying so high that the farmers can’t see it, has killed most of them. None of … Continue reading

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Rule for Drone Strikes on U.S. Citizens Is Vague — Daily Intelligencer

The sixteen-page Justice Department “white paper” was provided to members of the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees in June on the condition that it be kept confidential, but someone provided a copy to NBC News .pdf available here. Reporter Michael … Continue reading

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Empire Watch: The Culture War of National Security

The Culture War of National Security Drone assassinations? Guantanamo? Why civil libertarians can’t win in the fight against an expanded security state. And why we can blame Caesar. via The Culture War of National Security –. Being aware of the … Continue reading

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