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06.01.2017

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame “Everybody But Themselves” for Collapse of Their Party

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame “Everybody But Themselves” for Collapse of Their Party

As Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies at a Senate hearing on Russian cyberthreats ahead of a highly classified briefing today with President-elect Donald Trump, we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has faced an onslaught of criticism for questioning the premise of Russian hacking… »

29.12.2016

North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline

North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline

In North Dakota, water protectors fighting the Dakota Access pipeline say police arrested four people on Tuesday near a construction site where workers with Energy Transfer Partners hope to drill under the Missouri River. Water protectors say the four were taking part in a peaceful prayer walk and encountered police… »

24.12.2016

Obama Dismantles Idled Muslim Registry Ahead of Trump Inauguration

Obama Dismantles Idled Muslim Registry Ahead of Trump Inauguration

The Obama administration has moved to formally end the national registry program for immigrants from majority-Muslim countries, known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, or NSEERS. The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday submitted a rule change in an effort to dismantle the legal framework for the registry, apparently in… »

22.12.2016

Minnesota: Somali-American Woman Forgives Attacker for Hate Crime

Minnesota: Somali-American Woman Forgives Attacker for Hate Crime

In Minnesota, a judge has sentenced a woman to six months in prison after she ordered a Somali-American woman to “speak English” before smashing a beer mug into her face for speaking Swahili. Jodie Burchard-Risch pleaded guilty to last year’s assault at an Applebee’s restaurant, which left Asma Jama with… »

19.12.2016

Larry Colburn, Who Intervened to Stop My Lai Massacre, Dies at 67

Larry Colburn, Who Intervened to Stop My Lai Massacre, Dies at 67

U.S. military veteran Larry Colburn, best known for intervening to stop the 1968 My Lai massacre, has died of liver cancer at his home in Georgia at the age of 67. Colburn was part of a three-person helicopter crew that confronted fellow U.S. soldiers who were slaughtering hundreds of innocent… »

16.12.2016

NYC: Water Protectors Disrupt 4 Bank Branches Demanding Divestment from Dakota Pipeline

NYC: Water Protectors Disrupt 4 Bank Branches Demanding Divestment from Dakota Pipeline

In New York City, dozens of Native Americans and allies held protests at four separate bank branches Thursday to demand Wells Fargo, Citibank and TD Bank divest from the $3.8 Billion Dakota Access pipeline. The actions were organized by a group of Native Americans who traveled from Standing Rock to… »

15.12.2016

Standing Rock: Justice Dept. Will Not Send Federal Officers to Aid in Police Crackdown

Standing Rock: Justice Dept. Will Not Send Federal Officers to Aid in Police Crackdown

In news on Standing Rock, the Justice Department says it will not comply with North Dakota’s request to send 100 federal officers to aid in the ongoing police crackdown against Native American water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The Justice Department has said, however, that it has… »

14.12.2016

Tech Workers Say They Won’t Help Build Trump’s Muslim Database

Tech Workers Say They Won’t Help Build Trump’s Muslim Database

Heads of the nation’s top technology companies, including Apple, Facebook and Amazon, are meeting with President-elect Donald Trump today. An increasing number of technology workers and at least one major company have said they will not participate in the creation of a national registry for people from majority-Muslim countries—one of… »

06.12.2016

Veterans at Standing Rock Ask Forgiveness for Military’s Crimes Against Native Americans

Veterans at Standing Rock Ask Forgiveness for Military’s Crimes Against Native Americans

On the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, Wes Clark Jr., the son of the retired U.S. Army general and former supreme allied commander of NATO, Wesley Clark Sr., led military veterans in a ceremony Monday to ask forgiveness from Native Americans for the crimes of the U.S. military. Thousands… »

03.12.2016

Trump Issues Support for $3.8 Billion Dakota Access Pipeline

Trump Issues Support for $3.8 Billion Dakota Access Pipeline

Donald Trump has expressed his support for the completion of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux, representatives from more than 200 indigenous nations from across the Americas and thousands of non-Native allies. In a communications briefing, Trump’s transition team… »

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