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Drone Whistleblower Gets 45 Months in Prison for Revealing Ongoing US War Crimes
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On July 27, a federal district court judge in Alexandria, Virginia, sentenced former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst Daniel Hale to 45 months in prison for revealing evidence of U.S. war crimes. In 2015, Hale, whose job involved identifying targets f ...[Read more]
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The Controversial Prosecutor at the Heart of the Julian Assange Case
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The battle to extradite WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States is shaping up to be a legal case of paramount importance to the future of national security reporting. The U.S. continues to press the case even after ...[Read more]
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The failed legacy of the 50-year War on Drugs started with a lie
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Fifty years ago, on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon stood before the White House press corps, staffers at his side, to announce "a new, all-out offensive" against drug abuse, which he denounced as "America's public enemy number one." He called on C ...[Read more]
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ICE Discussed Punishing Immigrant Advocates for Peaceful Protests
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Internal documents show how ICE surveilled immigrant advocates’ protest activities — and floated retaliating against them for it. ...[Read more]
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One Man’s No-Fly List Nightmare
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Ashraf Maniar was surveilled and harassed at home in the U.S., and detained by a foreign government, after being placed on the no fly list. ...[Read more]
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Oracle Boasted That Its Software Was Used Against U.S. Protesters. Then It Took the Tech to China.
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According to the documents and to video presentations, CPD used a tool called Endeca Information Discovery, a product from tech giant Oracle, to merge crime records, 911 calls, and other routine police information with protesters’ tweets. Oracle claims ...[Read more]
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Emily Wilder, recent Stanford grad fired from AP job over criticisms of Israel
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Two weeks later, she was unceremoniously fired by the news outlet after conservatives resurfaced old social media posts that drew attention from Republicans as prominent as Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton. In Wilder's eyes, her firing is the latest example of ri ...[Read more]
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Emmanuel Macron’s Government Has Banned Palestine Solidarity Demonstrations
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The French interior minister has issued a blanket ban on protests in solidarity with Palestine. For months, Emmanuel Macron’s government has joined the far right in denouncing “Islamo-leftism” — a war on anti-racist movements that is now undermini ...[Read more]
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Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Jailed Ahead of Sentencing
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Daniel Hale, a former Air Force intelligence analyst who pleaded guilty to sharing classified documents about drone strikes with a reporter, has been arrested ahead of his sentencing in July. In March, Hale pleaded guilty to one charge under the Espionage ...[Read more]
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U.S. Marshals Used Drones to Spy on Black Lives Matter Protests in Washington, D.C.
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US Marshals service flew unmanned drones over Washington, D.C., in response to last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, documents obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act show. The documents — two brief, heavily redacted emails ...[Read more]
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Most charges against George Floyd protesters dropped, analysis shows
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The vast majority of citations and charges against George Floyd protesters were ultimately dropped, dismissed or otherwise not filed, according to a Guardian analysis of law enforcement records and media reports in a dozen jurisdictions around the nation. ...[Read more]
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