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2018-03-03: Social Media Postees

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Ruling class conflicts in the US target inner circle of Trump White House.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-03
The corporate media and the intelligence services are spearheading an attack that has crippled the White House and seems aimed at forcing Trump out.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/03/pers…

The FBI Thinks It Has the Right to Surveil People Who Exercise Their First Amendment Rights.
Candice Bernd, Truthout | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
They have a grudge against Black Lives Matter groups, especially those led by women. | The government's surveillance and ongoing case against of Black activist Christopher Daniels, which may become the first prosecution of a person tracked under the new FBI classification of "Black Identity Extremist," could open the door to a wider dragnet for Black activists engaged in police reform and anti-racist organizing across the nation. Daniels, better known in the area as Rakem Balogun, has been in federal custody since December 12, 2017, when heavily armed FBI agents stormed his one-bedroom apartment in Dallas, rousing Daniels and his 15-year-old sfon from their beds and rushing them outside, where they were separated while Daniels was detained wearing only his underwear. The agents recovered two firearms, including an assault rifle, from his apartment during the raid. The government indicted Daniels for. . .
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Consumers Are Revolting Against Animal Cruelty — So the Poultry Industry Is Lobbying for Laws to Force Stores to Sell Their Eggs.
Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept | 2018-03-02
Industrial agriculture is now using its lobbying power to override consumers' ethical choices and impose cruel and unhealthy food products in Iowa. | The post Consumers Are Revolting Against Animal Cruelty — So the Poultry Industry Is Lobbying for Laws to Force Stores to Sell Their Eggs appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/03/02/consumers-ar…

Trapped in Eastern Ghouta.
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-02
Syrian rebels and government forces are both preventing civilians fleeing the bombardment of Eastern Ghouta, according to a teacher who has been trying to get his family out. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Ghafour, 43, a teacher of Arabic, spoke of their abortive attempt to escape.
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And Then There Were None.
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-02
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Mother of Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner: My Daughter Wasn't Read Her Miranda Rights.
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-02
On Tuesday, former US intelligence contractor Reality Leigh Winner appeared in court in Augusta, Georgia, where her lawyers asked the judge to exclude her statements to FBI agents on the day she was arrested, arguing she was denied her Miranda rights. Winner is a former National Security Agency contractor who has pleaded not guilty to charges she leaked a top-secret document to The Intercept about Russian interference in the 2016 election. She is facing up to 10 years in prison on charges she violated the Espionage Act. For more, we speak with two guests. In Chicago, we're joined by Kevin Gosztola, a journalist and managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He was in the courtroom in Augusta on Tuesday, and his recent article is titled "In Reality Winner's Case, Defense Seizes Upon FBITestimony to Bolster Motion to Suppress Statements." And in Augusta, Georgia, we…
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One of Trump's Most Devious Tactics to Try to Silence His Critics.
Liz Posner, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
The latest suit against BuzzFeed is classic Trump intimidation. | It seems every week brings a new target of Trump's wrath. He simply can't let anything go. But when his grievances against his enemies are too severe simply to attack in a series of hateful tweets, you can count on Trump to take it to the next level: the courtroom. Most recently, Trump has vowed to seek revenge on BuzzFeed for publishing the Steele Dossier almost a year ago. Now, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is suing BuzzFeed for defamation. BuzzFeed stands by its decision to publish the dossier. Katie Rayford, a BuzzFeed spokesperson, told AlterNet: "The dossier is, and continues to be, the subject of active investigations by Congress and intelligence agencies. It was presented to two successive presidents, and has been described in detail by news outlets around the world. Its interest. . .
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One of Trump's Most Devious Tactics to Try to Silence His Critics.
Liz Posner, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
The latest suit against BuzzFeed is classic Trump intimidation. | Most recently, Trump has vowed to seek revenge on BuzzFeed for publishing the Steele Dossier almost a year ago. Now, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is suing BuzzFeed for defamation. BuzzFeed stands by its decision to publish the dossier. Katie Rayford, a BuzzFeed spokesperson, told AlterNet: "The dossier is, and continues to be, the subject of active investigations by Congress and intelligence agencies. It was presented to two successive presidents, and has been described in detail by news outlets around the world. Its interest to the public is obvious. This is not the first time Trump's personal lawyer has attacked the free press, and we look forward to defending our First Amendment rights in court. "Trump loves both suing and threatening lawsuits over any perceived slight, whether it's an artist who depicted the president. . .
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One of Trump's Most Devious Tactics to Try to Silence His Critics.
Liz Posner, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
The latest suit against BuzzFeed is classic Trump intimidation. | Every week seems to bring a new target for Trump's wrath. He simply can't let anything go. But when his grievances against his enemies are too severe simply to attack them in a series of hateful tweets, you can count on Trump to take it to the next level: the courtroom. Most recently, Trump has vowed to seek revenge on BuzzFeed for publishing the Steele Dossier almost a year ago. Now, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is suing BuzzFeed for defamation. BuzzFeed stands by its decision to publish the dossier. Katie Rayford, a BuzzFeed spokesperson, told AlterNet: "The dossier is, and continues to be, the subject of active investigations by Congress and intelligence agencies. It was presented to two successive presidents, and has been described in detail by news outlets around the world. Its. . .
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Mother of Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner: My Daughter Wasn't Read Her Miranda Rights.
Democracy Now! | 2018-03-02
On Tuesday, former U.S. intelligence contractor Reality Leigh Winner appeared in court in Augusta, Georgia, where her lawyers asked the judge to exclude her statements to FBI agents on the day she was arrested, arguing she was denied her Miranda rights. Winner is a former National Security Agency contractor who has pleaded not guilty to charges she leaked a top-secret document to The Intercept about Russian interference in the 2016 election. She is facing up to 10 years in prison on charges she violated the Espionage Act. For more, we speak with two guests. In Chicago, we're joined by Kevin Gosztola, a journalist and managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He was in the courtroom in Augusta on Tuesday, and his recent article is titled "In Reality Winner's Case, Defense Seizes Upon FBI Testimony to Bolster Motion to Suppress Statements." And in Augusta, Georgia, we speak with by Reality Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis. She's joining us from her daughter's house, where Reality Winner was questioned and arrested by FBI agents on June 3.
www.democracynow.org/2018/3/2/mother_of_…

The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed.
Ryan Gallagher | The Intercept | 2018-03-01
| It is one of the world's most powerful alliances. And yet most people have probably never heard of it, because its existence is a closely guarded government secret. | The "SIGINT Seniors" is a spy agency coalition that meets annually to collaborate on global security issues. It has two divisions, each focusing on different parts of the world: SIGINT Seniors Europe and SIGINT Seniors Pacific. Both are led by the U.S. National Security Agency, and together they include representatives from at least 17 other countries. Members of the group are from spy agencies that eavesdrop on communications — a practice known as "signals intelligence," or SIGINT. | Details about the meetings of the SIGINT Seniors are disclosed in a batch of classified documents from the NSA's internal newsletter SIDToday, provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden and published today by The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/03/01/nsa-global-s…

NSA Used Porn to "Break Down Detainees" in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents.
Margot Williams | The Intercept | 2018-03-01
The documents, from an internal NSA newsletter, also reveal problems recruiting Arabic speakers to the spy agency and evidence of election fraud in Egypt. | The post NSA Used Porn to "Break Down Detainees" in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/03/01/iraq-porn-ns…

How London's 7/7 Bombings Led to "Unprecedented" Surveillance Tactics.
Ryan Gallagher | The Intercept | 2018-03-01
| It was early-morning rush hour in London on Thursday, July 7, 2005, when a series of explosions shut down the city's transport network. At first, the authorities suspected an electricity fault was to blame. But it soon emerged that four Islamist suicide attackers had detonated bombs on three underground trains and a bus, killing 52 people and injuring more than 700. | The incident, one of the worst terrorist atrocities in British history, resulted in a major overhaul of policing across the United Kingdom. The government beefed up security, introduced new counterterrorism measures, and retrained first-responders to handle major crises. The attack also reshaped British spy agencies' tactics and led to a more aggressive use of electronic surveillance — details of which are revealed for the first time in classified documents published today by The Intercept. | The documents –…
theintercept.com/2018/03/01/london-7-7-b…

As Case Against So-Called "Black Identity Extremist" Proceeds, Emails Reveal Dallas FBI's Surveillance of First Amendment Activity.
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-01
The government's prosecution of a Black activist could open the door to a wider dragnet. (Photo: Rakem Khafre / Facebook) | The government's surveillance and ongoing prosecution of Black activist Christopher Daniels, which could become the first prosecution of a person tracked under the new FBI classification of "Black Identity Extremist," could open the door to a wider dragnet for Black activists engaged in anti-racist organizing across the nation.The government's prosecution of a Black activist could open the door to a wider dragnet. (Photo: Rakem Khafre / Facebook) | Support from readers provides Truthout with vital funds to keep investigating what mainstream media won't cover. Fund more stories like this by donating now! | The government's surveillance and ongoing case against of Black activist Christopher Daniels, which may become the first prosecution of a person tracked under…
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'NSA-proof' Tor actually funded by US govt agency, works with BBG, FBI & DOJ — FOIA docs.
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-01
The Tor Project, hailed as a bulwark against the encroaching surveillance state, has received funding from US government agency the BBG and cooperates with intelligence agencies, newly released documents reveal. | Read Full Article at RT.com
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Norway Used NSA Technology for Potentially Illegal Spying.
Henrik Moltke | The Intercept | 2018-03-01
| In partnership with NRK | Behind an abandoned military facility 40 miles northwest of Oslo, Norway built a surveillance base in close collaboration with the National Security Agency. Its bright, white satellite dishes, some of them 60 feet in diameter, stand out against the backdrop of pine-covered hills and red-roofed buildings that scatter the area. | Classified documents describe the facility as "state-of-the-art," with capabilities "previously not released outside of NSA." Despite a hefty price tag of more than $33 million paid by Norwegian taxpayers, the Norwegian Intelligence Service has kept the operations at the site beyond public scrutiny. | The station, code-named VICTORY GARDEN, was ostensibly built to support Norwegian troops serving overseas and to combat terrorism. But its dragnet has also secretly captured records of phone calls and emails transmitted between law-abiding Norwegians and their friends, families,…
theintercept.com/2018/03/01/norway-nsa-v…

New Zealand government intensifies campaign against Chinese "interference"
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-01
The government's investigation into claims of Chinese "intimidation" of an academic points to a state intelligence operation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/01/brad…

Displacing Wikileaks: Is SecureDrop a Government Leak Graveyard?
Whitney Webb | MintPress News | 2018-03-01
A concerted effort is being put forth to discredit Wikileaks and its founder as a reliable option for whistleblowers. But as Whitney Webb reveals, the alternatives being put forth are leaving leakers vulnerable. | The post Displacing Wikileaks: Is SecureDrop a Government Leak Graveyard? appeared first on MintPress News.

Displacing WikiLeaks and Intercepting Whistleblowers: SecureDrop’s Security Problem

CIA whistleblower loses court case amid pressure on those speaking out.
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-01
A US federal judge dismissed a case from a CIA employee who claimed he experienced reprisals when he complained about his chief running their base as "college dorm." His attorney warns the ruling could deter whistleblowers. | Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420227-cia-whistleblower-…

'Disgraceful': Trump skewers AG Sessions over FISA abuses probe .
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-28
President Donald Trump lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, criticizing his decision to let the inspector general, who can't prosecute, handle the investigation into alleged FBI surveillance abuses. | Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420054-trump-skewers-sess…

Kim Dotcom warns of 'invisible spy war' & deep state interference.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-28
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has accused the largest tech and internet companies in the US, including Google and Facebook, of being "in bed with the deep state." This development, he contends, was initiated by the Democrats. | Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420034-kim-dotcom-twitter…

Hope Hicks Abruptly Resigns 24 Hours After Testifying About Russia.
Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-02-28
She was one of Trump's longest-serving advisers. | White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is resigning, the New York Times reports. The move comes one day after Hicks was interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee. During that meeting, Hicks reportedly told the intel committee she occasionally tells "white lies" for Donald Trump, but she insisted she's never told substantial lies about anything materially related to the Russia investigations. CNN reports Hicks will depart "in the next few weeks. "Hicks told the Times there are "no words" to express her gratitude towards Trump. "Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years," Trump told the Times. "She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future. " Related Stories: Two Members of Pussy Riot Went Missing in Russia, Are Now SafeIt's Not Just Ben Carson–There Have Been Plenty of Other Outrageous Spenders in Trump's CabinetLehigh University Faculty Votes to Rescind Trump's Honorary Degree…
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Foreign Officials Discussed How To Manipulate "Naive" Jared Kushner.
ZeroHedge.com | MintPress News | 2018-02-28
Just hours after Politico reported that White House senior advisor and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner had been stripped of his top-level security clearance, the Washington Post dropped a bombshell report that purports to provide an unprecedented level of insight into why Kushner wasn't granted an exemption. | According to WaPo, officials in at least four countries have privately discussed how to manipulate Kushner by taking advantage of his "complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience." The story cited current and former US intelligence officials. | Kushner's family business, the Kushner Companies, was famously having money troubles tied to 666 Fifth Avenue, "the most expensive building ever purchased", in New York City at least. Though earlier today the Wall Street Journal reported that the family business was planning to buy out Vornado Realty's stake in the building. | The…

Foreign Officials Discussed How To Manipulate "Naive" Jared Kushner

Daniel Golden's Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and foreign intelligence secretly exploit America's universities.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-02-28
The new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden is an important contribution toward understanding the military-intelligence-university complex in the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/02/28/spys…

White House comms director Hope Hicks resigning.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-28
White House communications director Hope Hicks is resigning. This comes a day after she testified before the House Intelligence Committee that she had told "white lies" on the job, according to media citing inside sources. | Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420081-hope-hicks-resigns…

Hicks Acknowledges 'White Lies' for Trump, but Not on Russia.
MCJAP | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-02-28
In an interview by a House intelligence panel, White House communications director Hope Hicks says she has not lied about anything relevant to the Russia probe. | The post Hicks Acknowledges 'White Lies' for Trump, but Not on Russia appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Headlines for February 28, 2018.
Democracy Now! | 2018-02-28
Syrian Gov't Continues Violating 5-Hour Daily "Truce" in Eastern Ghouta, U.N. Report Warns of Sexual Exploitation by Aid Workers in Syria, Supreme Court: U.S. Can Continue to Indefinitely Detain Immigrants & Asylum Seekers, ICE Arrests Over 150 People in Raids in Northern California, 40 Faith Leaders Arrested During Capitol Hill Protest to Demand Clean DREAM Act, WaPo: Officials in 4 Countries Tried to Manipulate Kushner Through Business Ties, NSA Head: Trump Has Not Directed Him to Counter Russian Election Meddling, Florida Lawmakers Vote to Create Statewide Program to Arm Teachers in Classrooms, Afghan President Offers to Begin Peace Talks with the Taliban, Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill 5 Civilians Outside Saada, Somalia: Nearly 40 People Killed in 2 Bombings in Mogadishu, Fellow Nobel Peace Prize Winners Criticize Aung San Suu Kyi over Violence Against Rohingya, Committee to Protect Journalists Calls for Probe into Killing of Slovak Journalist, Climate News: Temps Surge at North Pole; Sea Rise Floods U.S. Bases; Shrinking Lake Chad Causes Hunger Crisis, Treasury Department Slashes Puerto Rico's Disaster Relief Loan Fund, U.S. Intelligence Contractor Reality Winner Appears in Court in Georgia, West Virginia Teachers Win Pay Raise After 4-Day Statewide Strike…
www.democracynow.org/2018/2/28/headlines

Bomb the Public Schools: a Modest Proposal.
Luciana Bohne | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-27
"It's time to consider armed drones at every school in USA. If drones can save lives in middle of Syria, operated by military heroes at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, then they can be used to protect schools inside USA," twitted the Pedagogue in Chief at the White House, in the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
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Headlines for February 26, 2018.
Democracy Now! | 2018-02-26
U.N. Chief: "Stop This Hell on Earth" in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, Students Return to Stoneman Douglas HS for First Time Since Massacre, Broward Sheriff Faces Criticism over Failure to Probe Warnings About Gunman, Congress, NRA Face Pressure as Support for Stricter Gun Control Laws Grows, Ex-Trump Aide Pleads Guilty & Agrees to Cooperate with Mueller Probe, Democratic Memo Defends FBI Actions Surrounding Surveillance of Trump Aide, Weinstein Company to File for Bankruptcy, California Democrats Vote Not to Endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Report: Trump Speaks Privately About Executing Drug Dealers, U.S. Imposes New N. Korea Sanctions, Palestinians Condemn U.S. Plan to Move Embassy to Jerusalem on Nakba Day, 20,000 Protest Israeli Plan to Push Out African Migrants, Oakland Mayor Warns Residents of Possible ICE Raid, Louisiana Judge Revokes Permit for Energy Transfer Partners Pipeline, West Virginia Teachers Begin Third Day on Strike, Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Key Case About Future of Labor Unions…
www.democracynow.org/2018/2/26/headlines

The OXFAM Scandal Got Worse When They Tried to Do Things Right.
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-26
The news agenda is dominated by melodramatic scandals that act as simplified versions of reality in which roles are allocated to accusers, victims, perpetrators and those condemned for failing to prevent wrong-doing. A few scandals are rooted in reality, such as those focused on Harvey Weinstein or Jimmy Saville, but others are becoming ever more…
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The OXFAM Scandal Got Worse When They Tried to Do Things Right.
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-26
The news agenda is dominated by melodramatic scandals that act as simplified versions of reality in which roles are allocated to accusers, victims, perpetrators and those condemned for failing to prevent wrong-doing. A few scandals are rooted in reality, such as those focused on Harvey Weinstein or Jimmy Saville, but others are becoming ever more…
counterpunch.org/2018/02/26/the-oxfam-sc…

Haiti And The Contradiction Of Rich People's Charity.
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-26
Oxfam, one of the biggest charities in Britain, has been exposed for hiring prostitutes, losing millions of dollars and practicing an overall secrecy that leaves the public with more questions than answers about the good they are doing in less industrialized nations. I am always weary of the nationalist isolationist right, and it is mostly…
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'Total political & legal bust!': Trump slams Democrats' memo on Russia probe & surveillance abuse.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-24
US President Donald Trump has dismissed the memo released by the US House Intelligence Committee Democrats as a "total political and legal bust." | Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/419759-trump-democrats-me…

US House Democrats release memo countering Republican claims of FBI abuse.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-24
The US House Intelligence Committee has released a redacted, 10-page Democratic Party memo on the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, which challenges the previously released GOP memo. | Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/419756-democrats-intellig…

They Came, They Saw, They Tweeted.
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-23
My sense of anticipation was hyped. Robert Mueller had just indicted the Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency, along with several of the trolls who slaved away tirelessly in their cubicles in St. Petersburg in a plot to despoil American democracy. Having recently survived a hit-and-run collision with a suspected Russian troll, who had recklessly driven the internet highways with a false id (Alice Donovan), I was eager to see what the former FBI man had uncovered.
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They Came, They Saw, They Tweeted.
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-23
My sense of anticipation was hyped. Robert Mueller had just indicted the Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency, along with several of the trolls who slaved away tirelessly in their cubicles in St. Petersburg in a plot to despoil American democracy. Having recently survived a hit-and-run collision with a suspected Russian troll, who had recklessly driven the internet highways with a false id (Alice Donovan), I was eager to see what the former FBI man had uncovered.
counterpunch.org/2018/02/23/99972/

Their Meddlers and Ours.
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-23
By the end of World War II, the United States had become a serial meddler in the affairs of the nations of the world, friend and foe alike. American intelligence services took particular aim at Third World and Western countries with large Communist Parties, and at countries on the other side of what used to be called "the Iron Curtain."
counterpunch.org/2018/02/23/their-meddle…

Iran: Young human rights defenders at risk of torture: Shima Babaee and Dariush Zand.
Amnesty International | 2018-02-23
Young Iranian human rights defenders Shima Babaee, who is campaigning against compulsory veiling, and her husband Dariush Zand are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Both have been detained in Tehran's Evin prison, without access to family and lawyer following their arrest by the Ministry of Intelligence on 1 February in connection with their peaceful human rights work. They are prisoners of conscience.
www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde13/7949/…

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2018-03-03: News Headlines

WSWS (2018-03-03). Ruling class conflicts in the US target inner circle of Trump White House. World Socialist Web Site The corporate media and the intelligence services are spearheading an attack that has crippled the White House and seems aimed at forcing Trump out.

Candice Bernd, Truthout (2018-03-02). The FBI Thinks It Has the Right to Surveil People Who Exercise Their First Amendment Rights. AlterNet.org They have a grudge against Black Lives Matter groups, especially those led by women. | The government's surveillance and ongoing case against of Black activist Christopher Daniels, which may become the first prosecution of a person tracked under the new FBI classification of "Black Identity Extremist," could open the door to a wider dragnet for Black activists engaged in police reform and anti-racist organizing across the nation. Daniels, better known in the area as Rakem Balogun, has been in federal custody since December 12, 2017, when heavily armed FBI agents stormed his one-bedroom apartment in Dallas, rousing Daniels and his 15-year-old sfon from their beds and rushing them outside, where they were separated while Daniels was detained wearing only his underwear. The agents recovered two firearms, including an assault rifle, from his apartment during the raid. The government indicted Daniels for. . .

Glenn Greenwald (2018-03-02). Consumers Are Revolting Against Animal Cruelty — So the Poultry Industry Is Lobbying for Laws to Force Stores to Sell Their Eggs. The Intercept Industrial agriculture is now using its lobbying power to override consumers' ethical choices and impose cruel and unhealthy food products in Iowa. | The post Consumers Are Revolting Against Animal Cruelty — So the Poultry Industry Is Lobbying for Laws to Force Stores to Sell Their Eggs appeared first on The Intercept.

Patrick Cockburn (2018-03-02). Trapped in Eastern Ghouta. counterpunch.org Syrian rebels and government forces are both preventing civilians fleeing the bombardment of Eastern Ghouta, according to a teacher who has been trying to get his family out. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Ghafour, 43, a teacher of Arabic, spoke of their abortive attempt to escape. "I live in Douma [in the north of Eastern More

Jeffrey St. Clair (2018-03-02). And Then There Were None. counterpunch.org More>

Liz Posner, AlterNet (2018-03-02). One of Trump's Most Devious Tactics to Try to Silence His Critics. AlterNet.org The latest suit against BuzzFeed is classic Trump intimidation. | Every week seems to bring a new target for Trump's wrath. He simply can't let anything go. But when his grievances against his enemies are too severe simply to attack them in a series of hateful tweets, you can count on Trump to take it to the next level: the courtroom. Most recently, Trump has vowed to seek revenge on BuzzFeed for publishing the Steele Dossier almost a year ago. Now, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is suing BuzzFeed for defamation. BuzzFeed stands by its decision to publish the dossier. Katie Rayford, a BuzzFeed spokesperson, told AlterNet: "The dossier is, and continues to be, the subject of active investigations by Congress and intelligence agencies. It was presented to two successive presidents, and has been described in detail by news outlets around the world. Its. . .

Liz Posner, AlterNet (2018-03-02). One of Trump's Most Devious Tactics to Try to Silence His Critics. AlterNet.org The latest suit against BuzzFeed is classic Trump intimidation. | It seems every week brings a new target of Trump's wrath. He simply can't let anything go. But when his grievances against his enemies are too severe simply to attack in a series of hateful tweets, you can count on Trump to take it to the next level: the courtroom. Most recently, Trump has vowed to seek revenge on BuzzFeed for publishing the Steele Dossier almost a year ago. Now, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is suing BuzzFeed for defamation. BuzzFeed stands by its decision to publish the dossier. Katie Rayford, a BuzzFeed spokesperson, told AlterNet: "The dossier is, and continues to be, the subject of active investigations by Congress and intelligence agencies. It was presented to two successive presidents, and has been described in detail by news outlets around the world. Its interest. . .

Liz Posner, AlterNet (2018-03-02). One of Trump's Most Devious Tactics to Try to Silence His Critics. AlterNet.org The latest suit against BuzzFeed is classic Trump intimidation. | Most recently, Trump has vowed to seek revenge on BuzzFeed for publishing the Steele Dossier almost a year ago. Now, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is suing BuzzFeed for defamation. BuzzFeed stands by its decision to publish the dossier. Katie Rayford, a BuzzFeed spokesperson, told AlterNet: "The dossier is, and continues to be, the subject of active investigations by Congress and intelligence agencies. It was presented to two successive presidents, and has been described in detail by news outlets around the world. Its interest to the public is obvious. This is not the first time Trump's personal lawyer has attacked the free press, and we look forward to defending our First Amendment rights in court. "Trump loves both suing and threatening lawsuits over any perceived slight, whether it's an artist who depicted the president. . .

Truthout Stories (2018-03-02). Mother of Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner: My Daughter Wasn't Read Her Miranda Rights. Truthout Stories On Tuesday, former US intelligence contractor Reality Leigh Winner appeared in court in Augusta, Georgia, where her lawyers asked the judge to exclude her statements to FBI agents on the day she was arrested, arguing she was denied her Miranda rights. Winner is a former National Security Agency contractor who has pleaded not guilty to charges she leaked a top-secret document to The Intercept about Russian interference in the 2016 election. She is facing up to 10 years in prison on charges she violated the Espionage Act. For more, we speak with two guests. In Chicago, we're joined by Kevin Gosztola, a journalist and managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He was in the courtroom in Augusta on Tuesday, and his recent article is titled "In Reality Winner's Case, Defense Seizes Upon FBITestimony to Bolster Motion to Suppress Statements." And in Augusta, Georgia, we…

Democracy Now! (2018-03-02). Mother of Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner: My Daughter Wasn't Read Her Miranda Rights. Democracy Now! On Tuesday, former U.S. intelligence contractor Reality Leigh Winner appeared in court in Augusta, Georgia, where her lawyers asked the judge to exclude her statements to FBI agents on the day she was arrested, arguing she was denied her Miranda rights. Winner is a former National Security Agency contractor who has pleaded not guilty to charges she leaked a top-secret document to The Intercept about Russian interference in the 2016 election. She is facing up to 10 years in prison on charges she violated the Espionage Act. For more, we speak with two guests. In Chicago, we're joined by Kevin Gosztola, a journalist and managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He was in the courtroom in Augusta on Tuesday, and his recent article is titled "In Reality Winner's Case, Defense Seizes Upon FBI Testimony to Bolster Motion to Suppress Statements." And in Augusta, Georgia, we speak with by Reality Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis. She's joining us from her daughter's house, where Reality Winner was questioned and arrested by FBI agents on June 3.

Heather Digby Parton, Salon (2018-03-02). Robert Mueller Is Just Getting Started. AlterNet.org Special Counsel Robert Mueller may finally be getting to the biggest issues—and getting closer to the president. | Despite all the guilty pleas among people associated with the Trump campaign and the growing pile of evidence about Russian interference in the 2016 election, members of the press have pushed a narrative that Special Counsel Robert Mueller could only go after President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. After all, that was the heart of the case against former President Richard Nixon back in the day. (He was never shown to have known about the "third-rate burglary" at the Watergate. ) And for some, it seems inconceivable that Trump could possibly have colluded with a foreign government — possibly because he's too unorganized and inept to have pulled it off. As it turns out, Mueller can walk and chew gum at the same. . .

Ryan Gallagher (2018-03-01). The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed. The Intercept | It is one of the world's most powerful alliances. And yet most people have probably never heard of it, because its existence is a closely guarded government secret. | The "SIGINT Seniors" is a spy agency coalition that meets annually to collaborate on global security issues. It has two divisions, each focusing on different parts of the world: SIGINT Seniors Europe and SIGINT Seniors Pacific. Both are led by the U.S. National Security Agency, and together they include representatives from at least 17 other countries. Members of the group are from spy agencies that eavesdrop on communications — a practice known as "signals intelligence," or SIGINT. | Details about the meetings of the SIGINT Seniors are disclosed in a batch of classified documents from the NSA's internal newsletter SIDToday, provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden and published today by The Intercept.

Margot Williams (2018-03-01). NSA Used Porn to "Break Down Detainees" in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents. The Intercept The documents, from an internal NSA newsletter, also reveal problems recruiting Arabic speakers to the spy agency and evidence of election fraud in Egypt. | The post NSA Used Porn to "Break Down Detainees" in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents appeared first on The Intercept.

Henrik Moltke (2018-03-01). Norway Used NSA Technology for Potentially Illegal Spying. The Intercept | In partnership with NRK | Behind an abandoned military facility 40 miles northwest of Oslo, Norway built a surveillance base in close collaboration with the National Security Agency. Its bright, white satellite dishes, some of them 60 feet in diameter, stand out against the backdrop of pine-covered hills and red-roofed buildings that scatter the area. | Classified documents describe the facility as "state-of-the-art," with capabilities "previously not released outside of NSA." Despite a hefty price tag of more than $33 million paid by Norwegian taxpayers, the Norwegian Intelligence Service has kept the operations at the site beyond public scrutiny. | The station, code-named VICTORY GARDEN, was ostensibly built to support Norwegian troops serving overseas and to combat terrorism. But its dragnet has also secretly captured records of phone calls and emails transmitted between law-abiding Norwegians and their friends, families,…

Ryan Gallagher (2018-03-01). How London's 7/7 Bombings Led to "Unprecedented" Surveillance Tactics. The Intercept | It was early-morning rush hour in London on Thursday, July 7, 2005, when a series of explosions shut down the city's transport network. At first, the authorities suspected an electricity fault was to blame. But it soon emerged that four Islamist suicide attackers had detonated bombs on three underground trains and a bus, killing 52 people and injuring more than 700. | The incident, one of the worst terrorist atrocities in British history, resulted in a major overhaul of policing across the United Kingdom. The government beefed up security, introduced new counterterrorism measures, and retrained first-responders to handle major crises. The attack also reshaped British spy agencies' tactics and led to a more aggressive use of electronic surveillance — details of which are revealed for the first time in classified documents published today by The Intercept. | The documents —…

RT (2018-03-01). 'NSA-proof' Tor actually funded by US govt agency, works with BBG, FBI & DOJ — FOIA docs. RT US News The Tor Project, hailed as a bulwark against the encroaching surveillance state, has received funding from US government agency the BBG and cooperates with intelligence agencies, newly released documents reveal.
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Truthout Stories (2018-03-01). As Case Against So-Called "Black Identity Extremist" Proceeds, Emails Reveal Dallas FBI's Surveillance of First Amendment Activity. Truthout Stories The government's prosecution of a Black activist could open the door to a wider dragnet. (Photo: Rakem Khafre / Facebook) | The government's surveillance and ongoing prosecution of Black activist Christopher Daniels, which could become the first prosecution of a person tracked under the new FBI classification of "Black Identity Extremist," could open the door to a wider dragnet for Black activists engaged in anti-racist organizing across the nation.The government's prosecution of a Black activist could open the door to a wider dragnet. (Photo: Rakem Khafre / Facebook) | Support from readers provides Truthout with vital funds to keep investigating what mainstream media won't cover. Fund more stories like this by donating now! | The government's surveillance and ongoing case against of Black activist Christopher Daniels, which may become the first prosecution of a person tracked under…

WSWS (2018-03-01). New Zealand government intensifies campaign against Chinese "interference" World Socialist Web Site The government's investigation into claims of Chinese "intimidation" of an academic points to a state intelligence operation.

RT (2018-03-01). CIA whistleblower loses court case amid pressure on those speaking out. RT US News A US federal judge dismissed a case from a CIA employee who claimed he experienced reprisals when he complained about his chief running their base as "college dorm." His attorney warns the ruling could deter whistleblowers. |
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Whitney Webb (2018-03-01). Displacing Wikileaks: Is SecureDrop a Government Leak Graveyard? MintPress News A concerted effort is being put forth to discredit Wikileaks and its founder as a reliable option for whistleblowers. But as Whitney Webb reveals, the alternatives being put forth are leaving leakers vulnerable. | The post Displacing Wikileaks: Is SecureDrop a Government Leak Graveyard? appeared first on MintPress News.

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams (2018-03-01). Steve Mnuchin Did Not Want You to See This Video of UCLA Students Yelling That He's 'Full of Sh*t&#039 AlterNet.org The Treasury Secretary asked the university to bury the footage. | Trump Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin isn't accustomed to facing direct challenges to his wild economic claims or protests over the GOP tax plan he helped craft, and after experiencing both during an event at UCLA's Burkle Center on Monday, Mnuchin demanded that video of his appearance be suppressed. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mnuchin complained to the audience that he usually only talks to "people who wanna listen to me speak" after students yelled out "I think you're full of shit" and denounced the Republican tax bill as an attack on " people who are in poverty. "After noting that it was his first time speaking at a university, an increasingly "agitated" Mnuchin "stopped the conversation several times, asking the hecklers either to. . .

RT (2018-02-28). 'Disgraceful': Trump skewers AG Sessions over FISA abuses probe . RT US News President Donald Trump lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, criticizing his decision to let the inspector general, who can't prosecute, handle the investigation into alleged FBI surveillance abuses. |
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RT (2018-02-28). Kim Dotcom warns of 'invisible spy war' & deep state interference. RT US News Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has accused the largest tech and internet companies in the US, including Google and Facebook, of being "in bed with the deep state." This development, he contends, was initiated by the Democrats.
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Intercepted (2018-02-28). Intercepted Podcast: White Supremacy and the Church of the Second Amendment. The Intercept Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. | | The Constitution is the sacred text of the civic religion that is U.S. nationalism, and that nationalism is inexorably tied to white supremacy. This week on Intercepted, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment, which is rooted in genocide and slave patrols, should be abolished. She describes the relationship between U.S. wars abroad and guns at home and tells the story of how the NRA was transformed from a sportsman's club to a "white nationalist" organization. Artist Tanna Tucker and historian Nestor Castillo take us on an audio tour of their new graphic history for The Nib, "Black and Red: The History of Black Socialism in America." And acclaimed novelist Mat Johnson…

Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story (2018-02-28). Hope Hicks Abruptly Resigns 24 Hours After Testifying About Russia. AlterNet.org She was one of Trump's longest-serving advisers. | White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is resigning, the New York Times reports. The move comes one day after Hicks was interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee. During that meeting, Hicks reportedly told the intel committee she occasionally tells "white lies" for Donald Trump, but she insisted she's never told substantial lies about anything materially related to the Russia investigations. CNN reports Hicks will depart "in the next few weeks. "Hicks told the Times there are "no words" to express her gratitude towards Trump. "Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years," Trump told the Times. "She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future. " Related Stories: Two Members of Pussy Riot Went Missing in Russia, Are Now SafeIt's Not Just Ben Carson—There Have Been Plenty of Other Outrageous Spenders in Trump's CabinetLehigh University Faculty Votes to Rescind Trump's Honorary Degree

RT (2018-02-28). White House comms director Hope Hicks resigning. RT US News White House communications director Hope Hicks is resigning. This comes a day after she testified before the House Intelligence Committee that she had told "white lies" on the job, according to media citing inside sources.
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MCJAP (2018-02-28). Hicks Acknowledges 'White Lies' for Trump, but Not on Russia. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists In an interview by a House intelligence panel, White House communications director Hope Hicks says she has not lied about anything relevant to the Russia probe. | The post Hicks Acknowledges 'White Lies' for Trump, but Not on Russia appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Democracy Now! (2018-02-28). Headlines for February 28, 2018. Democracy Now! Syrian Gov't Continues Violating 5-Hour Daily "Truce" in Eastern Ghouta, U.N. Report Warns of Sexual Exploitation by Aid Workers in Syria, Supreme Court: U.S. Can Continue to Indefinitely Detain Immigrants & Asylum Seekers, ICE Arrests Over 150 People in Raids in Northern California, 40 Faith Leaders Arrested During Capitol Hill Protest to Demand Clean DREAM Act, WaPo: Officials in 4 Countries Tried to Manipulate Kushner Through Business Ties, NSA Head: Trump Has Not Directed Him to Counter Russian Election Meddling, Florida Lawmakers Vote to Create Statewide Program to Arm Teachers in Classrooms, Afghan President Offers to Begin Peace Talks with the Taliban, Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill 5 Civilians Outside Saada, Somalia: Nearly 40 People Killed in 2 Bombings in Mogadishu, Fellow Nobel Peace Prize Winners Criticize Aung San Suu Kyi over Violence Against Rohingya, Committee to Protect Journalists Calls for Probe into Killing of Slovak Journalist, Climate News: Temps Surge at North Pole; Sea Rise Floods U.S. Bases; Shrinking Lake Chad Causes Hunger Crisis, Treasury Department Slashes Puerto Rico's Disaster Relief Loan Fund, U.S. Intelligence Contractor Reality Winner Appears in Court in Georgia, West Virginia Teachers Win Pay Raise After 4-Day Statewide Strike…

ZeroHedge.com (2018-02-28). Foreign Officials Discussed How To Manipulate "Naive" Jared Kushner. MintPress News Just hours after Politico reported that White House senior advisor and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner had been stripped of his top-level security clearance, the Washington Post dropped a bombshell report that purports to provide an unprecedented level of insight into why Kushner wasn't granted an exemption. | According to WaPo, officials in at least four countries have privately discussed how to manipulate Kushner by taking advantage of his "complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience." The story cited current and former US intelligence officials. | Kushner's family business, the Kushner Companies, was famously having money troubles tied to 666 Fifth Avenue, "the most expensive building ever purchased", in New York City at least. Though earlier today the Wall Street Journal reported that the family business was planning to buy out Vornado Realty's stake in the building. | The…

Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists (2018-02-28). A Flawed Tale of Cyberwarfare Is Fanning 'Russiagate' Obsession. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists Let's start at the beginning of "Russiagate." | Before Robert Mueller indicted three Russian entities and 13 Russian citizens for conspiring to undermine the 2016 presidential election in the United States … | Before the FBI sought and obtained a FISA warrant against Carter Page for allegedly conspiring with Russia to help tip that election in favor of the Republican candidate, Donald Trump … | Before President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey … | Before former FBI Director Mueller was appointed as a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the American electoral process. … | Before all of that, there was a cyberattack against the computer server of the Democratic National Committee, or DNC. | The hacking of the DNC server, and all that has since transpired, has been described by many in punditry as…

WSWS (2018-02-28). Daniel Golden's Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and foreign intelligence secretly exploit America's universities. World Socialist Web Site The new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden is an important contribution toward understanding the military-intelligence-university complex in the United States.

Joe Penney (2018-02-27). U.S. Military Opened Secretive Drone Base to Visitors (After The Intercept Wrote About It). The Intercept Last Wednesday, the U.S. military did something it had not done before, inviting a sizable delegation of local leaders to a secretive $110 million drone base it's building in Niger. The Nigerien group was led by the governor of the Agadez region, and the visit was the first for many members of the group, which included religious leaders, civil society members, and a handful of journalists, according to a report by a local radio station, Studio Kalangou. | The invitations were sent out on Tuesday, just one day before the visit, according to Ibrahim Manzo Diallo, a journalist who participated in the tour. That was just two days after the Intercept published a lengthy investigative article exploring how the base could be a destabilizing factor for the country, raising military tensions in the Sahara, and that it might even be illegal…

Luciana Bohne (2018-02-27). Bomb the Public Schools: a Modest Proposal. counterpunch.org "It's time to consider armed drones at every school in USA. If drones can save lives in middle of Syria, operated by military heroes at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, then they can be used to protect schools inside USA," twitted the Pedagogue in Chief at the White House, in the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. More

Democracy Now! (2018-02-26). Headlines for February 26, 2018. Democracy Now! U.N. Chief: "Stop This Hell on Earth" in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, Students Return to Stoneman Douglas HS for First Time Since Massacre, Broward Sheriff Faces Criticism over Failure to Probe Warnings About Gunman, Congress, NRA Face Pressure as Support for Stricter Gun Control Laws Grows, Ex-Trump Aide Pleads Guilty & Agrees to Cooperate with Mueller Probe, Democratic Memo Defends FBI Actions Surrounding Surveillance of Trump Aide, Weinstein Company to File for Bankruptcy, California Democrats Vote Not to Endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Report: Trump Speaks Privately About Executing Drug Dealers, U.S. Imposes New N. Korea Sanctions, Palestinians Condemn U.S. Plan to Move Embassy to Jerusalem on Nakba Day, 20,000 Protest Israeli Plan to Push Out African Migrants, Oakland Mayor Warns Residents of Possible ICE Raid, Louisiana Judge Revokes Permit for Energy Transfer Partners Pipeline, West Virginia Teachers Begin Third Day on Strike, Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Key Case About Future of Labor Unions…

Patrick Cockburn (2018-02-26). The OXFAM Scandal Got Worse When They Tried to Do Things Right. counterpunch.org The news agenda is dominated by melodramatic scandals that act as simplified versions of reality in which roles are allocated to accusers, victims, perpetrators and those condemned for failing to prevent wrong-doing. A few scandals are rooted in reality, such as those focused on Harvey Weinstein or Jimmy Saville, but others are becoming ever more More

Mehdi Hasan (2018-02-26). Blowback: How the Bombing of Libya in 2011 Led to Terror in Britain. The Intercept On May 22, 2017, Salman Abedi blew himself up at a pop concert in Manchester, England, killing 22 people. It was the worst terrorist attack in Manchester's history — and the worst in the U.K. since the London bombings of 2005. The youngest victim was just 8 years old. | But was this horrific suicide attack in 2017, at least in part, blowback from British foreign policy? Did the NATO-backed war in Libya play a role in radicalizing Abedi? | You remember Libya, right? It was the military intervention of 2011, launched by U.S. President Barack Obama, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy under a NATO umbrella and with the backing of a U.N. Security Council resolution, which was supposed to prevent Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi from carrying out a massacre in the…

Nick Pemberton (2018-02-26). Haiti And The Contradiction Of Rich People's Charity. counterpunch.org Oxfam, one of the biggest charities in Britain, has been exposed for hiring prostitutes, losing millions of dollars and practicing an overall secrecy that leaves the public with more questions than answers about the good they are doing in less industrialized nations. I am always weary of the nationalist isolationist right, and it is mostly More

RT (2018-02-24). 'Total political & legal bust!': Trump slams Democrats' memo on Russia probe & surveillance abuse. RT US News US President Donald Trump has dismissed the memo released by the US House Intelligence Committee Democrats as a "total political and legal bust."
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RT (2018-02-24). US House Democrats release memo countering Republican claims of FBI abuse. RT US News The US House Intelligence Committee has released a redacted, 10-page Democratic Party memo on the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, which challenges the previously released GOP memo.
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Jeffrey St. Clair (2018-02-23). They Came, They Saw, They Tweeted. counterpunch.org My sense of anticipation was hyped. Robert Mueller had just indicted the Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency, along with several of the trolls who slaved away tirelessly in their cubicles in St. Petersburg in a plot to despoil American democracy. Having recently survived a hit-and-run collision with a suspected Russian troll, who had recklessly driven the internet highways with a false id (Alice Donovan), I was eager to see what the former FBI man had uncovered. More

Andrew Levine (2018-02-23). Their Meddlers and Ours. counterpunch.org By the end of World War II, the United States had become a serial meddler in the affairs of the nations of the world, friend and foe alike. American intelligence services took particular aim at Third World and Western countries with large Communist Parties, and at countries on the other side of what used to be called "the Iron Curtain." More

Amnesty International (2018-02-23). Iran: Young human rights defenders at risk of torture: Shima Babaee and Dariush Zand. Amnesty International Young Iranian human rights defenders Shima Babaee, who is campaigning against compulsory veiling, and her husband Dariush Zand are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Both have been detained in Tehran's Evin prison, without access to family and lawyer following their arrest by the Ministry of Intelligence on 1 February in connection with their peaceful human rights work. They are prisoners of conscience.

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