CISA Isn’t About Cybersecurity, It’s About Surveillance

By: Friday March 13, 2015 6:00 pm

Part 2: Bruce Schneier on the Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World Yesterday, in secret session, the Senate intelligence committee advanced the CISA bill… Bipartisan group of senators vote 14 to 1 on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act as lone dissenter calls measure ‘a surveillance bill by another name’ The Senate intelligence [...]

 

Highlighting Failed Policy in Syria, US-Armed Militia Falls to Al-Qaeda Affiliate

By: Monday March 2, 2015 6:00 pm

Harakat al-Hazm, armed with American anti-tank missiles, announces dissolution by Sarah Lazare A U.S.-backed militia in Syria, touted by the Obama administration as a trusted “moderate” group and armed with American anti-tank missiles, is reportedly dissolving following a series of defeats by al-Qaeda aligned Jabhat al-Nusra—leaving the U.S.-led war on ISIS in further disarray. The [...]

Hundreds of Top Secret Documents from World’s Spy Agencies Leaked

By: Monday February 23, 2015 5:15 pm

Al Jazeera English and The Guardian have published top secret documents, which are part of a trove of cables, dossiers and other files from some of the world’s major spy agencies that were leaked to Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. The first set of revelations primarily stem from documents from Mossad and South African intelligence. After [...]

Ukraine Rebels Win Fight for Key City, But Will Cease-Fire Find Root in Battle’s Wake?

By: Wednesday February 18, 2015 7:00 pm

After weeks of intense fighting, including the last several days under a cease-fire plan that appeared to have no bearing in the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve, the Ukraine Army on Wednesday ordered a full retreat of its forces as rebels opposed to the Kiev government sounded victory and raised a flag over the strategically important town.

Leaked HSBC Files Show Banking Giant Provided Services to Clients Tied to Arms Trafficking, Blood Diamonds

By: Monday February 9, 2015 1:00 pm

Files from a whistleblower, which a major French newspaper obtained, show HSBC’s Swiss private bank offered services to clients, who the United Nations, court documents and media had singled out as having connections to arms trafficking, bribery and blood diamonds.

Munich Security Conference: Merkel Vs US Warhawks

By: Sunday February 8, 2015 7:00 pm

Merkel, speaking at the Munich security conference Saturday, said she wanted peace in Europe with Russia.

The Guardian reports:

Germany has opposed aiding Ukrainian troops for fear of worsening the conflict, which has already cost more than 5,000 lives, but the idea has many supporters in Washington.

I cannot imagine any situation in which improved equipment for the Ukrainian army leads to President Putin being so impressed that he believes he will lose militarily,” Merkel said. “I have to put it that bluntly.”

Unit 8200 Intelligence Reservists in Israel Boycott “Intrusive” Spying on Palestinians

By: Friday September 12, 2014 6:50 pm

Israeli Unit 8200 Intelligence Reservists Boycott “Intrusive” Spying On Palestinians

“Dozens of Israeli reservists with an elite intelligence unit have refused to take part in spying activities on Palestinians, denouncing the military’s intrusive security policies in an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and armed forces chiefs.”

At Least 31 Die in Odessa After Pro-Regime Rioters Set Trade Union Building Ablaze

By: Friday May 2, 2014 5:02 pm

Today was a chaotic day in Ukraine, and there were riots in its southern city of Odessa, but whatever the Western media megaphone tells you, it’s pretty clear that

“At least 31 die in Odessa after pro-regime rioters set trade union building ablaze”

But with the honorable exception of the UK’s Guardian, that’s not what you’ll read in the news.

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