August 2014

Joe Nelson The Sun

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has raised a stir with federal prosecutors in an Inland Empire terrorism case by issuing a press release days before trial was to begin seeking public assistance in obtaining information about a confidential FBI informant in the case. (more…)

Khaled A. Beydoun Aljazeera

In the 13 years since the 9/11 attack, the US has exponentially expanded surveillance of its citizens. In addition to enhanced federal surveillance, local police units throughout the country have implemented spying programmes exclusively dedicated to monitoring Muslim-American communities. (more…)

Mattew Behrens

A little-noticed European Court of Human Rights decision regarding Polish complicity in torture may well have ripple effects on this side of the Atlantic and, hopefully, produce some accountability in the Ottawa bunkers of CSIS, the RCMP, and the foreign affairs and justice bureaucracies. (more…)

New video footage from a cell phone camera at the scene of a deadly shooting by two St. Louis Metropolitan police  officers two days ago strongly betrays the depiction of the killing given by the department in the aftermath of the incident. (more…)

The U.S. military is banning and blocking employees from visiting The Intercept in an apparent effort to censor news reports that contain leaked government secrets. (more…)

Desmond Tutu  Haaretz

The past weeks have witnessed unprecedented action by members of civil society across the world against the injustice of Israel’s disproportionately brutal response to the firing of missiles from Palestine.  (more…)

Independent U.K.

As anger erupted again on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a human rights team from Amnesty International worked on the ground in the US for the first time ever. (more…)

One in seven Americans, more than 46 million people, including 12 million children, rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, according to a new study released today by Feeding America, the nation’s largest provider of charitable food assistance to low-income Americans. (more…)

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