20,000 people in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, to be attacked by military evicted from their homes in a land grab for 6.5 billion dollar profit. Helicopters, dropped thousands of leaflets announcing that, unless they leave violence inflicted on them their fault. Classic fascist victim blaming.
The tragic killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department has shocked his family, community, and the nation.
US National Security Agency (NSA) directly sends all of the intelligence that it gathers to the Israeli regime, a political analyst tells Press TV.“We now know that all of the NSA’s spying is going directly to Israel,” James H. Fetzer, a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Al Jazeera America news crew covering the tension in Ferguson, Missouri was hit with tear gas by police on Wednesday. Huffington Post's Ryan Reilly and the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery were arrested and assaulted while working in a McDonald's nearby. HuffPost's Christine Conetta was also hit with tear gas.
Municipal version of shock and awe; flash grenades and tear gas unusually large armored vehicle, carrying a military-style rifle mounted on a tripod. Beyond law and order: community outraged by allegations regarding the excessive use of force. Public intimidation."
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed into law a measure giving police chiefs authority to turn down a resident’s requests to buy a rifle or shotgun if they believe the person may be a danger.
FBI will now take over a large part of the investigation into the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, will oversee all operations, protests and other activities in Ferguson. Local police will now operate under the direction of the FBI.
SWAT forces in riot gear has descended on protesters who gathered once again in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday. After nightfall, police deployed tear gas against the crowd, warning the protest was “no longer peaceful.” Go home or be subject to arrest,” police warn.
An infirmity once characterizing the past century's most severe totalitarian regimes has now taken root in Western public discourse and practice, a process akin to Orwellian "double think" acting as a form of de facto censorship preempting consideration of major issues and events.
The latest absurdity coming out of Ukraine, the EU and Washington is that the humanitarian aid that Russia and the Red Cross are trucking into the former Russian territories that comprise eastern Ukraine is a trick, a deception, a pretext for Russia’s invasion forces. Such a preposterous lie tells us that Western propagandists have no respect whatsoever for the intelligence of Western peoples.
The police locked Max in a small room and subjected him to a three-day marathon of aggressive, unrecorded interrogation – marked by prodding, pressure, and lies – which culminated in a false confession, typed by police, that the officers convinced a worn down Max to sign.
Protests entered their fifth and most tense day in Ferguson, Missouri, in response to a police officer on Saturday fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man. Heavily armed SWAT officers aiming rifles at unarmed civilians, use of intimidating armored vehicles — it looks less small-town U.S.A. and more like Egypt's Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring.
A SWAT team is under investigation for storming into a home in Coconut Grove with a narcotics warrant for house 2 blocks away. One child, 13 was bludgeoned with the buttstock of a rifle. Every single thing they could possibly break, they broke,” in the relentless and deadly war on drugs.
Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein warned Friday of risk that insurgent group ISIL could be preparing fighters to attack American and European targets.“It has become clear that ISIL is recruiting fighters in Western countries, training them to fight its battles in the Middle East possibly returning them to European and American cities to attack us in our backyard.”
Why are we seeing such an uptick in Americans being arrested for such absurd “violations” as letting their kids play at a park unsupervised, collecting rainwater and snow runoff on their own property, growing vegetables in their yard, and holding Bible studies in their living room?
An infirmity once characterizing the past century’s most severe totalitarian regimes has now taken root in Western public discourse and practice, a process akin to Orwellian “double think” acting as a form of de facto censorship preempting consideration of major issues and events.
Powerful industries in America oppose marijuana decriminalization, threatens their financial bottom-line or jobs. California Beer and Beverage Distributors contributed $10,000 to help defeat California’s Proposition 19, to legalize marijuana. Municipalities receive less money from property seized in drug raids. Corrections Corporation of America: changes with respect to drugs, illegal immigration could affect number of persons arrested, convicted, and sentenced, thereby reducing demand for correctional facilities to house them. Big Pharma opposes marijuana decriminalization, people may spend less money on painkillers. California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) contributed $1 million in 2008 to defeat Proposition 5, which sought more drug treatment and rehabilitation programs for inmates.
Police officers in New Jersey swear to uphold the United States Constitution as part of their oath of office. But one cop has decided that, because ‒ in his eyes ‒ President Barack Obama doesn’t follow the document, he doesn’t have to either.
Hungry, homeless man seeking assistance stole cookies from First Baptist Church of Royal Palm Beach Florida. Cleaning person called 911. Church pressed charges. Arrested, taken to jail. Value of cookies $2.25. Cost of processing through criminal justice system: thousands of dollars.
Inquiry by US Justice Department (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation found hundreds of instances FBI forensic units gathering data on cases involving violent crimes provided false information. Led to the imprisonment of thousands of innocent people, some were executed.
Students and teachers at the North Lake College in Irving, Texas scrambled for cover in 2012 after police began shooting training rounds outside the school. Incredibly, even though police claimed to have sent “two warning e-mails,” faculty members say they were never informed.
Some 1,129 people have been killed and nearly 3,500 wounded in eastern Ukraine since the start of the Kiev's military operation in April, according to UN estimates. 178
The state of Michigan decided to direct its minimal resources to crack-down on a few small food co-ops in the city of Standish for offering farm-fresh food.
Anonymous whistleblower claims Los Angeles County preparing g to round up and forcibly house homeless citizens in detention facilities, reportedly planning on embedding these individuals with RFID chips presumably to track their whereabouts.
Kiev's army is contuining their crackdown of anti-govt forces in the East of Ukraine. Urban areas are being caught in its deadly fire. There are reports from the city of Gorlovka where the latest shelling has killed at least 13 civilians with some media suggesting the death toll could be higher.
They Will Lock You Up To If They Get The Chance - Photo by BarnellbeNobody in the world loves locking people behind bars as much as Americans do. We have more people in prison than any other nation on the planet. We also have a higher percentage of our population locked up than anyone else does by a very large margin.
Breaking down the taboos doesn't mean anything goes. It simply means that we refuse to be boxed into the status quo imposed upon us as a control mechanism. It means we are willing to take risks and speak out, not just for ourselves but for others as well.
New York’s Division of Homeland Security is posting signs on businesses to encourage people to snitch on fellow citizens who buy such things as MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), ammunition, flash lights, match containers, gas masks and other items deemed to be ‘prepper’ in nature.
One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Ukraine will demand at an EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting on Tuesday that the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) be recognized as terrorist organizations, so any cooperation or support they receive is recognized as such under international law.
A court handed down a huge victory yesterday, for two men who were rendered to a secret prison in Poland and tortured by the CIA. But it wasn't in an American court. And it wasn't the United States that was held to account.
Larry Pratt, director Gun Owners of America In Rolling Stone cited Declaration of Independence; Second Amendment “for restraining tyrannical government, dictators confiscate weapons. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. reported him to Capitol Police alleged, he is encouraging violence against Congress.
A security researcher among the foremost experts in his field sayst more than a half-billion mobile devices running Apple’s latest iOS operating system contain secret backdoors, including iPhones and tablets, contain hidden features that allow data to be surreptitiously taken from those devices.
German typewriter manufacturers are enjoying a boom in sales following the NSA spying scandal. A German defence manufacturer switched to typewriters last year, while last week a leading politician called for the government to use the old technology.
Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS) warns United States, NATO attempting to create “new world order” out of Ukraine situation that will impose totalitarian global laws, regulations a “single system to issue money”, because this will meet resistance, threat of war needs to be maintained.
“The NSA will soon be able to collect 966 exabytes a year, the total of internet traffic annually. Former Google head Erich Schmidt once argued that the entire amount of knowledge from the beginning of humankind until 2003 amount to only five exabytes.”
Following a similar resolution passed last week by the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday night to support Israel’s ongoing invasion of the Gaza Strip. No dissenting vote was cast, and no mention was made of the hundreds of Palestinian civilians, most of whom are women and children, that have been killed by Israel in the past ten days.
The Tribune's analysis of more than 4 million tickets issued since 2007 and a deeper probe of individual cases revealed clear evidence that the deviations in Chicago's network of 380 cameras were caused by faulty equipment, human tinkering or both.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:world owes a “great deal” to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, he should not face trial for his revelations of sweeping state surveillance as they have served the public interest. Those who disclose human rights violations should be protected: we need them.
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