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Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence

    Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence

LONDON — Amnesty International, the eminent human-rights non-governmental organization, is widely known for its advocacy in that realm. It produces reports critical of the Israeli occupation in Palestine and the Saudi-led war on Yemen. But it also publishes a steady flow of indictments against countries that don’t play ball with Washington — countries like Iran,…

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The Future is Female (Death Merchants): MSM Celebrates Women in the War Machine

    The Future is Female (Death Merchants): MSM Celebrates Women in the War Machine

WASHINGTON — The mainstream media has made a noisy effort over the years to humanize America’s war machine. But now, outlets like MSNBC are doubling down on efforts in 2019, celebrating the feminization of America’s institutions of destruction and foreign sabotage. You may think you’ve seen it all: from the “humanitarian intervention” canard whitewashing bloody…

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The US Wants to Bring Back the Shah of Iran

    The US Wants to Bring Back the Shah of Iran

The US had a great deal going from 1953 to 1979 with the Shah of Iran. For 25 years Iran was a cornerstone of the US usurping the British Empire in the Middle East, following World War Two. Iran was a base for projecting US power in the region, and strategically it bordered the Soviet…

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Saudi Crown Prince Loses Support of Key Republican Senators with CIA Briefing

    Saudi Crown Prince Loses Support of Key Republican Senators with CIA Briefing

Among the things Saudi Arabia wants from the United States is support for its war on Yemen and permission to buy from US arms corporations state-of-the-art military weaponry. Both things are now in peril, as key Republican senators reacted to a secret briefing by Gina Haspel, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Haspel gave her presentation…

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Report: 1 in 3 Deaths Caused by US Drone Strikes this Year in Yemen Were Civilians

  Report: 1 in 3 Deaths Caused by US Drone Strikes this Year in Yemen Were Civilians

SANA’A, YEMEN — At least one third of those killed by U.S. drone strikes in the war-torn country of Yemen over the past year have been civilians, according to a recent Associated Press investigation. The troubling statistic comes amid a three-year-long bombing campaign of Western Yemen led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,…

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Has Time Run Out For Julian Assange? Signs Point to Imminent Extradition

  Has Time Run Out For Julian Assange? Signs Point to Imminent Extradition

It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government. It’s hardly surprising, given that in ten years’ time, Wikileaks published more classified information than all other media combined. It exposed human rights abuses, government spying, torture, and war crimes on an unprecedented scale. WikiLeaks put…

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CIA Whistleblower: Brennan and Clapper Should Not Escape Prosecution

  CIA Whistleblower: Brennan and Clapper Should Not Escape Prosecution

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longtime chairman of the Judiciary Committee, made a dramatic announcement Nov. 1 that should lead to jail time for both former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. As reported, but widely overlooked amid the media focus on the midterm elections, Brennan ordered CIA hackers to intercept the…

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The APA Wants Back into Gitmo – and the Pentagon’s Good Graces

  The APA Wants Back into Gitmo – and the Pentagon’s Good Graces

A convention of professional specialists is always revelatory – if not always intellectually edifying. This is especially true of academic disciplines in the Liberal Arts. It is a species of social institution that bears its American birthmark. Now spread throughout the developed world, it was born in the United States and evolved into its present…

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CIA-Backed Firm Touted Social Media Surveillance of Students to Sell Services to Police

  CIA-Backed Firm Touted Social Media Surveillance of Students to Sell Services to Police

Emails obtained by Lucy Parsons Labs reveal that Geofeedia touted social media surveillance of middle and high school students by its suburban Chicago police customers in an effort to sell their services to Evanston police. Geofeedia provides law enforcement with tools to monitor social media use by mapping location and other data. It has received funding from…

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Despite US Support for “Official” Gov of Libya, Competing Gov Led by CIA Asset Benefits from Chaos in Tripoli

  Despite US Support for “Official” Gov of Libya, Competing Gov Led by CIA Asset Benefits from Chaos in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, LIBYA — The UN-recognized government of Libya — officially known as the Government of National Accord (GNA) — could be in its final days, as recent in-fighting within the GNA has dramatically escalated since it began last week, plunging the country’s capital into chaos. On Saturday, over 20 rockets targeting residential areas rained down on…

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