The sign or “shield” is about three feet by three and a half feet in size and made out of recycled wood. It is painted red and has letters, which read, “Austerity Ain’t Gonna Happen.” The “A” in the word “ain’t” is an anarchist symbol. It looks more like a sign that might have been carried in a march, but prosecutors in the trial of the “NATO 3″ maintain it was going to be used as a weapon.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday January 27, 2014 3:15 pm|
|By: Peter Van Buren 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday January 22, 2014 8:02 am|
The trial in the case of three Occupy activists known as the “NATO 3,” who face terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges, has begun in Chicago.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday January 21, 2014 11:09 am|
Kevin Gosztola will be covering the trial of the Nato 3 at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday January 20, 2014 7:05 pm|
Three activists known as the “NATO 3″ are scheduled to go on trial tomorrow in Chicago. They were arrested days before a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in the city in May 2012 and later indicted on terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges.
The trial will be significant as it involves an untested state terrorism law. The defense has also suggested it is significant that the state of Illinois, not the federal government, has prosecuted the case.
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday December 11, 2013 7:14 pm|
You’d think America had enough problems with its foreign image, what with drone killings, NSA spying and the president shooting selfie’s at Mandela’s funeral. But you’d be wrong. LA Sheriff’s Deputies roughed up two foreign consuls in the course of official diplomatic business.
|By: Attaturk Tuesday December 10, 2013 1:30 am|
It’s the kind of thing that would happen when people are taught to not give a damn what happens to people…who are not them.
How could something like that happen here?
|By: DSWright Monday December 9, 2013 11:18 am|
Local and state police are now using NSA type methods to suck up the public’s cell phone data according to USA Today. With new technologies provided either by the federal government or other vendors, local and state police are capturing information from the public without warrants or oversight.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 6, 2013 8:15 pm|
The president of Brown University has announced the establishment of a committee to investigate what happened on October 29, when NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly faced protest at a speaking event. The university may even choose to hold certain individuals or organization responsible for violating the “Code of Student Conduct.”
|By: CTuttle Friday September 20, 2013 10:00 pm|
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