Jim Naurekas FAIR

No crime fascinates US media like terrorism–provided it’s the right sort of terrorism, that is. (more…)

 Matthew Behrens
On Tuesday, May 26, Canadian citizen Deepan Budlakoti goes to court in an effort to be recognized as a Canadian citizen. Although he was born in Canada, the federal government, in a remarkably obtuse and obstinate campaign, has rendered him stateless and tried to shove him off to his ancestral India, where he has never lived and has no family.

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Glenn Greenwald The Intercept

Colonel Ian Henderson was a British official dubbed “the Butcher of Bahrain” because of atrocities he repeatedly committed during the 30 years he served as chief security official of that Middle Eastern country. His reign of terror began in 1966 when Bahrain was a British “protectorate” and continued when the post-“independence” Bahraini King retained him in the same position. (more…)

More than 47,000 hate crimes were recorded between 2012 and 2014. Hate crimes against Muslims in Britain have spiked in the last three years, police documents reveal. (more…)

 

Truthdig

It’s gone largely unnoticed that the first interview Edward Snowden gave a media outlet after he leaked National Security Agency documents—conducted by German broadcaster ARD—was not covered by American media outlets and YouTube. But in light of the recent revelations gleaned from the Snowden documents, we dug up the video and transcript from Sunday, January 26, 2014. (more…)

AP/Reuters

Taking a stand in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz are whistleblowers Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. (more…)

Former CIA Director David Petraeus just got sentenced to two years of probation for leaking highly sensitive information to his mistress and then lying to the FBI about it. (more…)

Guardian U.K.

As the Missouri national guard prepared to deploy to the streets of Ferguson last year during protests sparked by the shooting death of Michael Brown, the troops used highly militarised language such as “enemy forces” and “adversaries” to refer to citizen demonstrators. (more…)

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