US Military Censors Images of Soldiers Recorded by Miami Herald

By: Monday April 28, 2014 3:08 pm

A video posted to YouTube by the Miami Herald shows how the United States military is now imposing a greater regime of censorship on the press, who are credentialed to cover the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

Since 2002, reporters from the media organization had been reporting on the facility. Rarely has it been easy to do reporting, but, when four senior journalists for the Herald traveled to Guantanamo in March to shoot video “with a staff videographer for the first time,” the Herald “encountered censorship of the sort” that they had “never experienced.”

 

Judge Grants Petition to Allow Chelsea Manning to Legally Change Her Name

By: Wednesday April 23, 2014 10:25 am

A petition to allow Chelsea Manning to change her legal name from “Bradley Edward Manning” to “Chelsea Elizabeth Manning” was granted by Leavenworth County District Judge David King.

FDL Movie Night: “A Very British Witchcraft” & “The Power of the Witch”

By: Monday March 10, 2014 4:59 pm

Witchcraft. Some people believe in it. Some people laugh at it. Some people are afraid of it, even though they claim their various monotheist faiths are stronger. Our first documentary, A Very British Witchcraft, traces the origins of popular witchcraft, aka the Craft or Wicca, from its first codification in the 1940s through to modern day.

Eccentric scholar Gerald Gardner developed a religion based on folklore, folk tradition and Western esoteric traditions, with a healthy bit of Aleister Crowley thrown in. Using the archaeological and information available at the time, Gardner developed Wicca, a term supposedly traceable to the Anglo-Saxon for “wise” and allegedly whence came “witch.”

Podcast: ‘Shia Saddam’—Maliki’s Forces & the ‘Residual Effects’ of US Military Occupation in Iraq

By: Sunday March 9, 2014 8:00 am

Nearly eleven years later, the residual effects of United States military occupation are still being felt in Iraq. Some of the worst effects are felt as a result of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who the US hand-picked to control the country’s government.

The Iraqi government’s ongoing attacks on the city of Fallujah are resulting in more and more claims of “war crimes” and “crime against humanity.”

The United Face in Palms of America

By: Friday March 7, 2014 1:30 am

Well, it’s not like sexual assault issues are a problem in the military or anything.

Lawsuit: Attempted Entrapment of Activists by Military Officer & Further Evidence of Domestic Spying

By: Wednesday February 26, 2014 6:54 am

A lawsuit challenging domestic military spying against citizens engaged in antiwar activism and acts of civil disobedience obtained a public record that further confirms the United States Army was involved in targeting “leftists” or “anarchists” as domestic terrorists in 2007. Also, according to a “Democracy Now!” interview, one of the activists was pressured by the [...]

Why Should AP Withhold Name of Country Where US Might Launch Drone & Kill Another US Citizen?

By: Monday February 10, 2014 3:26 pm

A United States citizen, who happens to be a member of al Qaeda, is reportedly planning attacks on Americans who are overseas. The Associated Press reports, based on the comments of four anonymous United States officials, that President Barack Obama’s administration is contemplating how it can legally add this citizen to a “kill list” so he could be killed by a drone.

A Government Turning the Tools of War on Its Citizens

By: Thursday January 23, 2014 11:15 am

While poets and psychologists talk about soldiers bringing the battlefield home with them, in fact, the U.S. is doing just that. More and more, weapons, tactics, techniques and procedures that have been used abroad in war are coming home, this time employed against American Citizens.

Today’s front-page article in the Washington Post confirms that wartime surveillance blimps– aerostats– used in Iraq and Afghanistan will now monitor most of the Northeast United States.

Alfred McCoy: It’s About Blackmail, Not National Security

By: Monday January 20, 2014 6:30 pm

Spying has a history almost as ancient as humanity itself, but every now and then the rules of the game change. This post-9/11 moment of surveillance is one of those game-changers and the National Security Agency (NSA) has been the deal-breaker and rule-maker. The new rules it brought into existence are simple enough: you — whoever you are and wherever you live on Planet Earth — are a potential target. Get used to it. The most basic ground rule of the new system: no one is exempt from surveillance.

Nick Turse: Secret Wars and Black Ops Blowback

By: Thursday January 16, 2014 7:08 pm

These days, when I check out the latest news on Washington’s global war-making, I regularly find at least one story that fits a new category in my mind that I call: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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