Drones over our Skies

A picture of a US Spy Drone

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The Military and law enforcement are increasingly using drones to gather information and perform missions. On American Soil most drones seem to be used only for surveillance, while in other countries US drones have been used to perform targeted killings. Among the public many are concerned about this technology, often hard to …

Read moreDrones over our Skies

Bradley Manning 1000 Days in Jail and more Government Crackdown on Transparency

Department of Army Photo of Private First Class Bradley Manning

THE REAL NEWS Worldwide support for Manning as trial of alleged Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond takes bizarre twist QUOTES: RATNER: “[Bradley Manning] has now been in pretrial detention, as we’re speaking, 1,003 days. It’s a big anniversary. That means he has been in detention almost three years without a trial. He’s not been convicted of …

Read moreBradley Manning 1000 Days in Jail and more Government Crackdown on Transparency

Ex-CIA Agent, Whistleblower John Kiriakou Sentenced to Prison While Torturers He Exposed Walk Free

Portrait of ex-CIA agent and torture whistleblower John Kiriakou

DEMOCRACY NOW! Former CIA agent John Kiriakou speaks out just days after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison, becoming the first CIA official to face jail time for any reason relating to the U.S. torture program. Under a plea deal, Kiriakou admitted to a single count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act …

Read moreEx-CIA Agent, Whistleblower John Kiriakou Sentenced to Prison While Torturers He Exposed Walk Free

Countering Fantasy: Obama’s Second Tribal Nations Conference

Obama speaking at podium at The White House for the Tribal Nations Conference on December 5, 2012

CENSORED NEWS SHIHAB RATTANSI INTERVIEWS OFELIA RIVAS, PATTY TALAHONGVA, and BRIAN PATTERSON, Al Jazeera; with COMMENTARY BY BRENDA NORRELL — Aljazeera responded to Censored News article, ‘The Uninvited: The White House Tribal Nations Conference.’ Aljazeera’s guest Ofelia Rivas, O’odham, countered the superficial summit, and the voice of Obama politics and the fantasy of wealthy politicians. …

Read moreCountering Fantasy: Obama’s Second Tribal Nations Conference