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The U.S. Base on Diego Garcia: An Overlooked Atrocity
Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013

The U.S. Base on Diego Garcia: An Overlooked Atrocity
The largest criminal organizations in the world are governments. The bigger they are, the more capable of perpetrating atrocities. Not only do they obtain great wealth through compulsion (taxation), they also have an ideological mystique that permits them uniquely to get away with murder, torture, and theft.

Flashback: Paradise cleansed
Our deportation of the people of Diego Garcia is a crime that cannot stand

Welcome to the Bush-Obama White House: They're Spying on Us
The "Bush-Obama era" will be long remembered for curbing the Constitution.

NSA taps in to internet giants' systems to mine user data, secret files reveal
Top secret PRISM program claims direct access to servers of firms including Google, Facebook and Apple. Companies deny any knowledge of program in operation since 2007.

NSA's Verizon Spying Order Specifically Targeted Americans, Not Foreigners

Outrage as White House admits NSA collects phone records for MILLIONS of Verizon customers daily in 'Orwellian' breach of civil liberties

Documents: U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms; companies deny knowledge

Anger swells after NSA phone records court order revelations
Senior politicians reveal that US counter-terrorism efforts have swept up personal data from American citizens for years

How Outraged Should You Be About the NSA Grabbing Your Phone Logs?
And six other questions arising from the latest White House scandal.

Report: Gov't scooping up Verizon phone records

Phone Sex, Banks & Google for Emails: The NSA Spying Is Bigger Than Verizon

CIA Chief: We'll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher

President Obama's Dragnet
Within hours of the disclosure that federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights.

Obama Shakeup Puts Syria Action on Front Burner

Capture of key Syrian town boosts Assad's momentum, dims hopes for peace talks

Syria: UN Report Reveals Opposition Crimes as Imperialist Powers Push For Intervention

Beheadings by Syrian Rebels Add to Atrocities, UN Says

Turkey protests continue despite apology
Protesters meet with deputy PM to demand cancellation of Gezi park demolition and release of dozens arrested in Izmir.

End drone strikes, newly elected PM tells US
Newly elected Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif urged United States to end its campaign of drone attacks in the country's tribal northwest in his first address since taking office.

'I watch him bleed out:' Drone operator who helped kill 1,626 targets reveals trauma of watching them die on a computer screen
Brandon Bryant, 27, served as a drone operator from 2006 to 2011 at bases in Nevada, New Mexico and Iraq. It was a desk job of sorts, but unlike any other, it involved ordering unmanned aircraft to kill faraway targets while he watched from behind a computer screen.

US ‘Deeply Troubled' by Iran's Latest Civilian Nuclear Reactor
US Anger at Uranium Enrichment Extends to Plant Using Unenriched Uranium

US Calls Iran's Nuclear Reactor Plans 'Deeply Troubling'
The United States said on Wednesday it was "deeply troubled" by Iran's plans to start a reactor in 2014 that could yield nuclear bomb material while failing to give U.N. inspectors necessary design information about the plant.

The Bradley Manning Enemy List

Manning said to be "very political" but effective in Iraq

Bradley Manning: Prisoner of Conscience

Guantanamo Detainees Undergoing 'Genital Searches' Ahead Of Offsite Meetings, Lawyers Say

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