September 2013

Shamshad Ahmad Commentary

Another Sept. 11 anniversary — the 12th of the heartbreaking, horrific event — is upon us once again. Yet despite high hopes and expectations, the situation of American Muslims has not changed much since the past anniversaries. (more…)


The Glendale School District in California is facing some backlash from the recent news that it has retained the services of Geo Listening to track its students’ social media activity. The rationale behind the program is (of course) the students’ safety. (more…)

AFP  Rawstory

US intelligence officials declassified documents Tuesday revealing the National Security Agency violated privacy rules for three years when it sifted phone records of Americans with no suspected links to terrorists. (more…)

Guardian U.K.

This actually happened yesterday:

professor in the computer science department at Johns Hopkins, a leading American university, had written a post on his blog, hosted on the university’s servers, focused on his area of expertise, which is cryptography. (more…)

Jeremy R. Hammond ICH

A headline in the New York Times yesterday stated as fact that “With the World Watching, Syria Amassed Nerve Gas”. The lead paragraph asserted that “Syria’s top leaders amassed one of the world’s largest stockpiles of chemical weapons with help from the Soviet Union and Iran (more…)

John Pilger  ICH

On my wall is the front page of Daily Express of September 5, 1945 and the words: “I write this as a warning to the world.” So began Wilfred Burchett’s report from Hiroshima. (more…)

On September 4 in a Dallas courtroom, the prosecution and the defense in the Barrett Brown case agreed to a gag order. It prevents Brown, attorneys for both sides, as well as anyone representing them, from talking to the media about his prosecution. (more…)

Guardian U.K.

Federal court order prohibits Brown from talking to the media in what critics say is latest in crackdown on investigative journalism (more…)

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