ACLU

Today, a federal district court in San Francisco issued an important ruling for government transparency and accountability. Judge Richard Seeborg disallowed the FBI’s attempt to use a “law enforcement exemption” in the Freedom of Information Act to shield from public disclosure details of the agency’s surveillance programs. (more…)

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Counterpunch

Paul Craig Roberts: The US is ruled by private interest groups and by the neoconservative ideology that History has chosen the US as the “exceptional and indispensable” country with the right and responsibility to impose its will on the world. (more…)

Rawstory

A 67-year-old Marietta, Georgia man is accused of planting a backpack containing two pipe bombs in an Atlanta-area public park in order to frighten the public and sow fear of Islamic terrorism. (more…)

Commondreams

A “March for Dignity” drew thousands to the Spanish capital on Saturday in the latest show of mass opposition to the government’s harsh austerity policies that have slashed public goods—from education to public health to unemployment assistance. (more…)

Truthout

Despite Ireland’s steadfast denials, activists have gathered evidence of the country’s link to US rendition and torture activities, and the US Senate torture report has made accountability unavoidable. (more…)

Commondreams

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the Irish capital on Saturday to demand the abolition of a controversial water tax—an austerity measure that protesters say violates the human right to this vital good. (more…)

Josh Gerstein Politico

A federal judge has ordered the release of about 2,000 photos depicting the abuse of prisoners in U.S. military custody—images that President Barack Obama declared years ago should be kept from public view. (more…)

Jim Naureckas FAIR

The New York Times had a story (3/14/15) about CIA money ending up in the hands of Al-Qaeda (more…)

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