Archives for 4月 2016

TSA Whistleblower Reveals Supervisors Instructed Him To Profile Somali Imams

An assistant director for the TSA in Minneapolis blew the whistle on a request to racially profile Somali imams and community members.

Kevin Gosztola
4月 30th, 2016
By Kevin Gosztola
4月 30th, 2016
TSA officer Robert Howard signals an airline passenger forward at a security check-point at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. An assistant federal security director for the Transporation Security Agency’s Office of Security Operations in Minneapolis blew the whistle on a request from his supervisors to racially “profile Somali imams and community members visiting” his office. Testifying at a House Oversight and Government

New Armenia Protests, Same US-Backed Mobs

In partnership with the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the third 11-day evening DemSchool was launched at the Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs with “Challenges to Democracy” heading.

New Eastern Outlook
4月 30th, 2016
By New Eastern Outlook
4月 30th, 2016

Another day, another protest in Armenia. And if we were to simply believe the Western media regarding this ‘other protest,’ we might get the impression that the Armenian people are upset with Russian policy and “Putinism.” In reality, the protests are led by the same verified US-proxies exposed at the height of the “Electric Yerevan” protests

Pentagon Claim That War Crimes Must Be ‘Intentional’ Called ‘Flatly Wrong’

‘There are laws—even in the heat of warfare—which must be followed. And no one is above them,’ says Physicians for Human Rights.

Nadia Prupis
4月 30th, 2016
By Nadia Prupis
4月 30th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Defense on Friday released its redacted report on the military's deadly October 2015 airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which found that the bombing was a mistake—and thus, not a war crime—a conclusion which human rights groups called "an affront" to justice

27 Civilians Killed In Airstrike On Aleppo Hospital

Syria denies having any warplanes in area. The attack destroyed a Doctors Without Borders hospital, including one of the only pediatricians.

Jason Ditz
4月 30th, 2016
By Jason Ditz
4月 30th, 2016
Smoke rises over Saif Al Dawla district in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 .(AP Photo/ Manu Brabo)

While initial reports from last night suggested only a handful of deaths in the airstrike against a hospital in the rebel-held part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, as more and more bodies were recovered from the ruins the toll continued to rise. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has now put the death toll at 27, while other local groups have

Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI ‘Sprawling’ Hacking Powers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a rule change that would allow a federal magistrate judge to issue a search and seizure warrant for any target using anonymity software like Tor to browse the internet.

Nadia Prupis
4月 29th, 2016
By Nadia Prupis
4月 29th, 2016
A man holds up his phone during a rally in support of data privacy outside the Apple store Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in San Francisco. Protesters assembled in more than 30 cities to lash out at the FBI for obtaining a court order that requires Apple to make it easier to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December's mass murders in California. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a rule change that would allow a federal magistrate judge to issue a search and seizure warrant for any target using anonymity software like Tor to browse the internet. Absent action by U.S. Congress, the rule change (pdf) will go into effect in December. The FBI would then be able to search

How The Israel Lobby Manufactured UK Labour Party’s Anti-Semitism Crisis

Although Labour’s membership has grown since Jeremy Corbyn’s victory, he has been under constant attack from right-leaning politicians within the party. In an attempt to weaken his position, some of his critics have manufactured a “crisis” about alleged anti-Semitism.

Electronic Intifada
4月 29th, 2016
By Electronic Intifada
4月 29th, 2016

Last year, socialist stalwart Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership of the UK’s Labour Party by a landslide. Since then, there has been a steady flow of claims by Israel’s supporters that Corbyn has not done enough to combat anti-Semitism. This has only accelerated in the lead-up to a major test for Corbyn, the UK local elections on 5 May. Even