Exclusive: Detained Honduran Woman, Moved to Mostly Male TX Prison After Hunger Strike, Speaks Out

RELATED STORIES   Part 2: Migrant Women Appear Via Video from Detention Centers in Asylum Cases Amid Harsh Conditions   Right to Return: Deported After Protest by His Family, Mexican Immigrant to Attempt U.S. Re-entry TOPICS Web Exclusive, Immigrant Rights, Immigration, Prison PRINTER-FRIENDLY 1,003 SHARED   Image Credit: Human Rights First At the end of October, 27 immigrant women detainees began a hunger strike, demanding an end to mistreatment and their immediate release from the T. Don Hutto detention center near Austin, Texas. Most of the women were asylum seekers from Central America, which has seen a surge in migrants fleeing violence and … Continue reading Exclusive: Detained Honduran Woman, Moved to Mostly Male TX Prison After Hunger Strike, Speaks Out

FORMER DRONE OPERATORS SAY THEY WERE “HORRIFIED” BY CRUELTY OF ASSASSINATION PROGRAM

from The Intercept U.S. DRONE OPERATORS are inflicting heavy civilian casualties and have developed an institutional culture callous to the death of children and other innocents, four former operators said at a press briefing today in New York. The killings, part of the Obama administration’s targeted assassination program, are aiding terrorist recruitment and thus undermining the program’s goal of eliminating such fighters, the veterans added. Drone operators refer to children as “fun-size terrorists” and liken killing them to “cutting the grass before it grows too long,” said one of the operators, Michael Haas, a former senior airman in the Air Force. Haas also described widespread … Continue reading FORMER DRONE OPERATORS SAY THEY WERE “HORRIFIED” BY CRUELTY OF ASSASSINATION PROGRAM

Hollande and Obama: Doubling Down on "Imperialism"?

French president François Hollande met President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday. For upcoming events, see accuracy.org/calendar.   Brussels, with 170,000 residences — and seat of the headquarters of NATO and the EU — is under lockdown.  DIANA JOHNSTONE:     Johnstone, a Paris-based journalist, recently wrote the piece “Terrorist Attacks in Paris: Can Tragedy Bring Change?” for Counterpunch. Her new book is Queen of Chaos: the Misadventures of Hillary Clinton. She writes: “By stressing that now we are ‘at war,’ President Hollande seemed to be mimicking the U.S. reaction to 9/11. But at war with … Continue reading Hollande and Obama: Doubling Down on "Imperialism"?

Drone Whistleblowers: U.S. Assassination Program Ignites Terrorism

Institute for Public Accuracy . to paul Nov 20 The Guardian reports: “Four former U.S. Air Force service members, with more than 20 years of experience between them operating military drones, have written an open letter to Barack Obama warning that the program of targeted killings by unmanned aircraft has become a major driving force for ISIS and other terrorist groups. “The group of servicemen have issued an impassioned plea to the Obama administration, calling for a rethink of a military tactic that they say has ‘fueled the feelings of hatred that ignited terrorism and groups like Isis, while also serving as a … Continue reading Drone Whistleblowers: U.S. Assassination Program Ignites Terrorism

It’s Official – NSA Did Keep Its E-Mail Metadata Program After It ‘Ended’ In 2011

Cyrus Farivar November 20, 2015 Ars Technica The New York Times gets a new NSA doc confirming what some had long suspected. Though it was revealed by Edward Snowden in June 2013, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) infamous secret program to domestically collect Americans’ e-mail metadata in bulk technically ended in December 2011.  Or so we thought. A new document obtained through a lawsuit filed by The New York Times confirms that this program effectively continued under the authority of different government programs with less scrutiny from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). The bulk electronic communications metadata program was initially authorized by the government under … Continue reading It’s Official – NSA Did Keep Its E-Mail Metadata Program After It ‘Ended’ In 2011

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  News Stories November 28, 2015 Behind the Music with TRNN’s Stephen Janis In this edition of iMiXWHATiLiKE! Real News journalist and producer Stephen Janis sits down with Jared Ball to discuss his previous career in the music business and his quiet involvement in the creation of several major go-go and hip-hop classics! View Story The Blind Spots in Alberta’s Climate Change Plan Cameron Fenton of 350.org says Alberta’s government will fail to keep fossil fuels in the ground despite its new policies supported both by Big Oil and environmental groups View Story Vulture Capitalists Are the Real Winners of … Continue reading The Real News Network