Many documents produced by the U.S. government are confidential and not released to the public for legitimate reasons of national security. Others, however, are kept secret for more questionable reasons. The fact that presidents and other government officials have the power to deem materials classified provides them with an opportunity to use national security as an excuse to suppress documents and reports that would reveal embarrassing or illegal activities.
Wikileaks Whistleblower is Person of the Year
How did right-wing politics in the United States survive the 1960s and 1970s and thrive beyond? Not only did the wealthy invest in the corruption of politics, but the politicians invested in the normalization of treason.
Why does Barack Obama not pursue the battle against climate change with the same intensity he pursues war? Why does he not seek to punish the American bankers and stockbrokers responsible for the financial calamity as much as he seeks to punish Julian Assange and Bradley Manning?
Over protesters’ angry chants, Michigan lawmakers give final approval to right-to-work bills
LANSING, Mich. — As the chants of angry protesters filled the Capitol, Michigan lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to right-to-work legislation, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a state that has been a cradle of the movement for generations.
The father of the family, Jamal Mahmoud Yassin al-Dalu, was praying when the missile struck. It was the afternoon of November 18th, the fifth day of the Israeli attack against Gaza misnamed “Operation Pillar of Defense”.
Inside the shadowy and sometimes surprising world of the Koch brothers
Homeland Security increasingly loaning drones to local police
Far from the battlefields of Afghanistan, a Predator drone was summoned into action last year to spy on a North Dasakota farmer who allegedly refused to return a half-dozen of his neighbor’s cows that had strayed onto his pastures.
FBI: Anti-Muslim hate crimes still up
Statistics released today suggest that the numbers haven't dipped since an unprecedented 50 percent spike in 2010
Christian radio host: Punch atheists ‘in the mouth’ for their ‘war on Christmas’
Conservative Christian radio host Matt Barber says that an atheist group should be punched “in the mouth” after they filed a complaint that sought to stop a Michigan man from erecting a nativity scene on public land.
Conspiracy Theory – Season 3, Episode 4: “Manimal”
Mentally ill murdered by police
A SURGE in activism against racist violence, starting with the protests against the murder of Trayvon Martin in Florida, has cast a spotlight in different cities on the main organized purveyor of such violence: the police.
WTFographics: GMO Labeling
EU Countries Denounce Israeli E1 Plan (“Settling” is a Warcrime)
Foreign Ministers of the European Union issued a statement, after holding a meeting in Brussels Monday, denouncing the Israeli E1 illegal settlement project that will lead to the total isolation of the West Bank from occupied East Jerusalem. They said that the Israeli settlement project will also isolate the northern parts of the West Bank from the southern parts.
Nazis, UFO, and Antarctica (with English subtitles)
DOCUMENTARY OF THE DAY:
Into The Fire
Press for Truth presented in the fire. World leaders and activists from around the world gathered at the Summit of the G-20.