As America goes back to war in Iraq with airstrikes, here’s what to know and do instead…
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday August 4, 2014 12:28 pm|
WikiLeaks, NSA, Edward Snowden, Barack Obama, State Department, Israel, Palestinians, ISNU
|By: Tom Weis Thursday July 31, 2014 4:55 pm|
We’ve got this.
Thanks to the courageous and indefatigable efforts of pipeline fighters everywhere, the tide has finally turned on Keystone XL. As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL’s northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday July 22, 2014 3:30 pm|
A former State Department executive came forward on July 18 to warn against how the United States government is using an executive order issued by President Ronald Reagan to collect data from Americans, especially when they are located outside US borders. And, even though President Barack Obama’s administration has waged an unprecedented war on whistleblowers, he does not believe he will be one of the victims. But is he already?
John Napier Tye, who served as a section for internet freedom in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from January 2011 to April 2014, described how he had been “cleared to receive top-secret and ‘sensitive compartmented’ information.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday July 21, 2014 6:50 am|
While thousands of people turned out to protest against Israel’s ongoing military operations in Gaza, Palestinians experienced their bloodiest day yesterday.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday July 16, 2014 7:04 pm|
Four Palestinian boys, who were from the same family, were targeted and bombed by Israeli military forces while they were playing football (or soccer) on the beach. The boys were killed nearby the Al Deira hotel, where international journalists have been staying. They appeared to be targeted yet to the United States State Department the children would not have died if Hamas had accepted the ceasefire proposed yesterday.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday July 8, 2014 3:30 pm|
The family of a fifteen year-old Palestinian-American, who was brutally beaten by Israeli police, have issued a demand to the Israeli government to release Tarek Abu Khdeir from house arrest so that he can return to Tampa, Florida, where he lives.
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday July 1, 2014 10:02 am|
People on the government’s no-fly list are denied their constitutional right to due process, because the government’s procedures to challenge inclusion on the secretive roster are “wholly ineffective,” U.S. District Judge Anna Brown declared in a case brought by thirteen American citizens and supported by the ACLU.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday June 23, 2014 9:37 am|
Here are some of the many reasons airstrikes (or any other form of U.S. military action) in Iraq are just a terrible idea.
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday May 13, 2014 10:22 am|
One of the better ideas of modern government in America was the creation in 1966, and amendment in 1974, of the Freedom of Information Act. The concept behind it dates right back to the Founding– people in a democracy must know what their government is doing in their names. Such an informed citizenry (in Jefferson’s [...]