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FBI Lists Brother of US Citizen Challenging No Fly List as ‘Most Wanted Terrorist’ Day Before Major Hearing
In the Eastern District of Virginia, the Justice Department has been fighting a lawsuit brought by a US citizen, who claims his constitutional rights were violated when he was placed on the No Fly List. The judge has not blindly accepted the government’s state secrets claims and left open the...
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NYPD Commissioner Invokes #BlackLivesMatter Protests to Justify New "Anti-Terrorism" Unit
New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton on Thursday unveiled plans for a new " anti-terrorism strike force " that would designate 350 officers to respond to special emergencies—including public protests—with a new wave of machine guns, long rifles, advanced technology, and "extra...
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Henry Kissinger or CODEPINK: Who’s the "Low Life Scum"?
A very angry Senator John McCain denounced CODEPINK activists as “low-life scum” for holding up signs reading “Arrest Kissinger for War Crimes” and dangling handcuffs next to Henry Kissinger’s head during a Senate hearing on January 29. McCain called the demonstration “disgraceful, outrageous and...
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Rep. Keith Ellison: Postpone Bibi's Speech to Congress
If you're anywhere to the left of Thomas Friedman (he's with us now, in case you didn't get the memo) on the issue of the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, now would be a strategic time to engage. We have a world-historical opportunity right now to help change the game in Washington on how...
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Why the Israeli-Hizbullah Tit for Tat Probably Won’t Turn to War
Last week an Israeli helicopter gunship targeted Hizbullah outposts in Syria southwest of Damascus, near the front with the rebel Support Front (Syria al-Qaeda), which controls the Golan Heights on the Syrian side. These outposts were not in fact bordering Israel or likely aimed at Israel, but...
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Our Girls are Still Not Home: Boko Haram and the Politics of Death
The ongoing humanitarian and human rights crisis in Northeastern Nigeria has deteriorated over the last week with the cross-border military clashes between Boko Haram and the military forces of Cameroon and Chad, and Boko Haram’s attacks on the northeastern Nigerian cities of Monguno and Maiduguri...
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Seattle Police Still Going Nuts
Just in case you've forgotten what country we're living in: See a berserk (white, female) Seattle bicycle cop feverishly screaming "Get back!" at people leaving a peaceful Martin Luther King Day rally as a (black, male) teacher ambles past talking on his cell phone - to his mother about his two-...
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Cuba's Raul Castro: If US Really Wants Normal Relations, It Must Give Back Guantanamo Base
In order to achieve fully normalized relations, the United States must return the base at Guantánamo Bay to Cuba, the island nation's President Raul Castro said Wednesday. The remarks follow a historic restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries that began in December. Speaking at...
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Attack on Israeli Soldiers 'Most Serious Flare-Up in Years'–if Arab Deaths Aren't Taken Seriously
The New York Times ' Isabel Kershner and Anne Barnard ( 1/28/15 ) described a missile attack in which "two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded" as "the most serious flare-up in the area in years." "Hezbollah claimed responsibility," they pointed out. But it's not even the most serious...
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'Low-life Scum' vs. 'Great American Villain' as Citizens Arrest Targets Kissinger
While defending Henry Kissinger during a dramatic protest during a Senate hearing on Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called those speaking out against the former Secretary of State as "low-life scum" as they were escorted from the hearing room by Capitol Police. Kissinger served under...
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