America’s agency of federally approved airport perverts, itchy-finger crotch-grabbers and power trip egomaniacs now has a whole new job: brainwashing the minds of Disneyland employees with its quack science “behavior detection program” to spot terrorists.
Brutality thrives in American police treatment of common citizens reflecting an ethos of violence that has flourished over the past dozen years with almost no one in authority held accountable. Much of this behavior can be traced back to U.S. wars of choice – and it is not as though we were not warned of the inevitable blowback.
Fully autonomous weapons, already denounced as “killer robots”, should be banned by international treaty before they can be developed, a new report urges the United Nations .
In a move heralded as a victory and vindication, a high court in Pakistan on Tuesday ordered the police to file a criminal case against two CIA officials for their role in a 2009 drone attack that killed civilians. According to the Islamabad-based legal charity Foundation for Fundamental Rights, the men face charges of murder, conspiracy, waging war against Pakistan, and terrorism.
This weekend marks the fifth anniversary of the release of the WikiLeaks “Collateral Murder” video which showed a July 12, 2007 US Apache attack helicopter attack upon individuals in a Baghdad suburb. Amongst the over twelve people killed by the 30mm cannon-fire were two Reuters staff. The video was part of the huge cache of material leaked to WikiLeaks by Chelsea Manning. It is worth marking the anniversary of its release for a number of reasons.
A new report by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War organization, along with other doctor groups, takes a deep look at the body count and the physical toll that America’s ‘War on Terror’ has exerted over the past decade. The report, titled “Body Count: Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the ‘War on Terror,’” details the reported death tolls of people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, and states the total number of deaths falls between 1.3 million and 2 million.
Jon Stewart declared complete bafflement on Thursday night’s edition of “The Daily Show” as the U.S. entered into a bizarre entanglement in the Middle East that had him asking, “Whose side are we on, again?” Stewart concluded, “So we’re fighting with Iran against ISIS and then with Saudi Arabia against Iran… We did it. It took decades of destabilizing conflict, but we finally figured out how to fight a proxy war against ourselves.”
After Bibi Netanyahu’s provocative speech to Congress, The New York Times provided helpful clarifications in an article headlined “What Iran Won’t Say About the Bomb.” Written by two superbly expert reporters, William Broad and David Sanger, the piece walked through the technical complexities for non-experts (myself included) and explained key questions Iranians have failed to answer. But this leads me to ask a different question: What about Israel’s bomb?
Ex-members of the IRA and the British military have rarely encountered each other since the 1998 Good Friday agreement brought to an end 30 years of violence that had claimed more than 3,700 lives. Four former members of the British army and four former members of the Irish Republican Army commenced a meeting that was intended to start a process of reconciliation among men who had once been the most implacable of enemies.
Condemning Netanyahu’s efforts to “sabotage diplomacy,” grassroots groups called on lawmakers ahead of time to skip his speech before the US Congress.
Ron Paul: It was one year ago last weekend that a violent coup overthrew the legally elected government of Ukraine. That coup was not only supported by US and EU governments — much of it was actually planned by them. Looking back at the events that led to the overthrow it is clear that without foreign intervention Ukraine would not be in its current, seemingly hopeless situation.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday formally asked Congress for expansive authorization of the U.S.-led war on ISIS, including a green-light for open-ended and geographically limitless military operations.
Michel Chossudovsky discusses his new book, “The Globalization of War,” with James Corbett. They discuss the threat of nuclear warfare, NATO’s use of proxy terrorist armies to destabilize sovereign nations, and how people can fight back against the US-NATO war agenda.
Mohammed Saleh Qayed Taeiman, who is described as ‘a normal kid,’ was killed four years after his father and brother were both killed in 2011 drone strike.