Huffington Post  Nida Khan

When an entire group of people (an extremely diverse group I might add) is vehemently depicted as somehow evil, well then it’s acceptable for society as a whole to dismiss the fact that civilians are dying as a direct result of our own actions overseas as well. Whether it’s Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen or a host of other places (more…)

Business Insider

Qatar is purchasing $11 billion in Patriot missile batteries and Apache attack helicopters from the United States, according to AFP. It’s the largest single sale of U.S. weaponry in 2014, and it’s to a country with only 278,000 citizens (and about 1.5 million expatriates). (more…)

Intercept

The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers—under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies. (more…)

 

RT

Attorneys for a Canadian man who spent a decade detained by the United States military at Guantanamo Bay say details in the Obama administration’s recently released “drone memo” exonerates their client of war crimes. (more…)

See Omar Khadr’s interrogation.

von J. Appelbaum, A. Gibson, J. Goetz, V. Kabisch, L. Kampf, L. Ryge

The investigation discloses the following:

  • Two servers in Germany – in Berlin and Nuremberg – are under surveillance by the NSA. (more…)

RT

Facebook’s experiment on over half-a-million unsuspecting users has taken a new twist with the revelation that a researcher connected to a Department of Defense-funded program to use the military to quell civil unrest also participated in the study. (more…)

Four years ago, the US government passed this absurd law requiring every bank in the world to enter into an information-sharing agreement with the IRS. (more…)

Germany announced Thursday it is canceling its contract with Verizon Communications over concerns about the role of U.S. telecom corporations in National Security Agency spying. (more…)

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