Informed Comment

A federal judge ruled Thursday that the NYPD’s secret spying on Muslims in schools, restaurants, and mosques with no evidence of wrongdoing is perfectly legal, and it was the media’s exposure of this surveillance that was the real cause of harm. (more…)

Truthdig

Michael Ratner, attorney for Julian Assange, comments on documents reported about on Glenn Greenwald’s new investigative site showing that U.S. officials sought to get governments worldwide to agree to prosecute Assange, that the British intelligence agency has a program to identify computers used to search for the whistle-blowing publisher WikiLeaks, and more. (more…)

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…)

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