We've seen various government officials act in all sorts of bizarre ways after revelations of illegal spying on their own people (and foreigners), but none may be quite as bizarre as the response from the Canadian government, following the release late last night from the CBC (with help from Glenn Greenwald) that they're…
Amid the tensions in Iran and the destruction of a second nuclear facility (which is detailed in the original story below), we find it necessary to present our readers with an update made available via The Daily Crux and Zero Hedge, in which Major General Zhang…
Portugal’s banks didn’t lend blindly into a massive property bubble and didn’t get caught in subprime shenanigans. Yet they’re still in big trouble–that’s not a happy message for other European lenders.
SVT's version is reportedly available online free until Dec. 13. The broadcaster may take down the documentary after that date. WikiRebels tracks the early years of Julian Assange, describing his hacking days and trouble with the law. The documentary, which followed WikiLeaks personnel for six months, also includes footage from rarely-seen presentations by Assange and fellow WikiLeaks members at various tech and journalism conferences. Viewers are treated to a…
The anti-terrorism bulletin, which was recently leaked by a whistleblower in the state’s Homeland Security Office, listed municipal zoning hearings on natural gas drilling and a screening of the documentary “Gasland” as places of interest, where anti-drilling activists would attend.
Also, an anti-BP candlelight vigil, a gay and lesbian festival and other peaceful gatherings were listed as potential action events, according to the Associated Press.
Guantánamo guard held at Heathrow
Outspoken critic of US policy was due to address prisoner support group
The Observer, Sunday 30 August 2009
A former Guantánamo guard who had flown to the UK to address a support group for inmates of the camp is to be deported back to the US this morning after being denied entry on arrival at Heathrow airport yesterday.
Terry Holdbrooks, who has been an outspoken critic of the US government over the… Continue
A case brought by election integrity advocates in Georgia claiming that unverifiable electronic voting, or E-voting, is unconstitutional could spell trouble for the controversial practice, as it heads to the Georgia Supreme Court for a ruling.
A message from former member Sandra Petty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About a response concerning the comment you left for me a month ago, so you reminded me. It's taken me so long to answer back because I rarely come to this blog site. Coming here to read comments left by frustrated people stopped serving me within a week, and I spoke my mind about that as best I could. I don't believe in a lot of talk about how pissed I am and I don't find comfort in reading about how pissed… Continue
JERUSALEM -- A planeload of Israeli rabbis and Jewish mystics held an airborne prayer meeting in the belief that it could help check the spread of swine flu in Israel, an Israeli newspaper reported Tuesday.
The Yediot Ahronot daily said a plane with 50 people on board circled over Israel on Monday, with the passengers chanting prayers and sounding the ritual ram's horn.
The newspaper report carried a photo showing… Continue
A bipartisan pair of governors is opposing a new Defense Department proposal to handle natural and terrorism-related disasters, contending that a murky chain of command could lead to more problems than solutions.
Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas (R), chairman of the National Governors Association, and Vice Chairman Gov. Joe Manchin (D) of West Virginia penned a letter opposing the Pentagon proposal, which they said would hinder a state’s effort to respond to a… Continue
Max Blumenthal writes that it is wonderful that we all empathize with Iranians killed or wounded in the struggle for freedom but points out America's utter indifference to identical tragedies in the West Bank and Gaza.
Of course, as Max explains, it is hard for Americans to become outraged by events they rarely see. The American media decided long ago that reporting honestly on the occupation was dangerous. Advertisers and… Continue