Lawsuit Challenges Brutal Arrest at Clinton speech (more…)

The Intercept

For nine years, the U.S. government refused to let a Stanford PhD student named Rahinah Ibrahim back in the country after putting her on the no-fly list for no apparent reason. For eight years, U.S. government lawyers fought Ibrahim’s request that she be told why (more…)

Truthdig

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has proposed expanding post office offerings to include banking as a way to bring more basic services to low-income neighborhoods. (more…)

Counterpunch

The critical reader could be forgiven for feeling like he or she had stepped into a surreal universe while reading The New York Times on Tuesday? When he read, in a demure column on the left-hand side, that the U.S. was debating slaughtering another American by drone strike. And that this “debate” was occurring in the hallowed halls of justice (more…)

Aljazeera

The disturbing phone call came after Baraa Shiban investigated a drone strike on a wedding party that killed 12 people in central Yeen in December. A clear message was delivered to the human rights researcher over the phone after a major news network reported the story based on his research. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald The Intercept

James Clapper, President Obama’s top national security official, is probably best known for having been caught lying outright to Congress about NSA activities (more…)

By Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald   The Intercept

The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes – an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people. (more…)

Marjorie Cohn  ICH

Orwell never could have imagined that the National Security Agency (NSA) would amass metadata on billions of our phone calls and 200 million of our text messages every day. Orwell could not have foreseen that our government would read the content of our emails, file transfers, and live chats from the social media we use. (more…)

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