Brian Terrell of Voices for Creative Non Violence writes, "Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III authorized RPA aircrews to log combat time when flying an aircraft within designated hostile airspace, regardless of the aircrew's physical location."
The Justice Department recently released another of the now-notorious Office of Legal Counsel memos written by John Yoo -- memos that authorized torture, warrantless wiretapping, and indefinite detention," reports Patrick Toomey for justsecurity.org. "The new memo, written as a 'letter' to then-presiding FISC Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in May 2002, addresses the legal basis for the NSA's warrantless wiretapping of Americans' communications under the 'Stellar Wind' program.
Zion, IL, is a small, struggling city of about 25,000 people located on the shores of Lake Michigan about 40 miles north of Chicago but on the other side of the planet compared to the affluent suburbs usually associated with the term “North Shore.” Most people in Chicago have never been to Zion and, if they know anything about it, it’s the fact that a nuclear power plant built there in the late 1970s was shut down in the late 1990s. That plant is still being dismantled and was the site of a small fire just a few years ago. But it posed “no danger to the local population,” the authorities said.
Quiz: what is most needed in the world now is:
1. Unjust, immoral and illegitimate war of terror by the U.S. carried out against 7 countries in our name, along with torture and mass surveillance.
The film “Eye in the Sky” builds drama through excruciating minutes ticking by as politicians debate the legality and morality of sending Hellfire missiles into a house in Nairobi Kenya where tiny surveillance drones show figures strapping on suicide vests, just as a young girl unwittingly sets up shop nearby. She is full of life, and would be likely killed.
The U.S. drone war program will be examined on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6 pm at a symposium at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Law entitled: “Inside Drone Warfare: Perspectives of Whistleblowers, Families of Drone Victims and Their Lawyers.”
You could do a lot of damage by putting your hopes, and your resources and time, behind a candidate for president in 2016.
Why? There is no one seeking to be Commander in Chief in 2016 from either party who will:
It was never about keeping people in the U.S. "safe." It's about, as Rubio, Trump & Cruz have been freely saying, having a place where people can be locked up forever without rights, merely on the order of a president.
Last October 23, 17 protesters were arrested at a nonviolent civil disobedience demonstration of 100 people outside the entrance to New York’s infamous Rikers Island jail. This was part of the three days of Rise Up October protests against police terror and murder on October 22-24.
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The former CIA/NSA Chief General Michael Hayden shilling for targeted killing by drones today on the New York Times opinion page?
"Critics assert that a high percentage of the people killed in drone strikes are civilians — a claim totally at odds with the intelligence I have reviewed — and that the strikes have turned the Muslim world against the United States, fueling terrorist recruitment. Political elites have joined in, complaining that intelligence agencies have gone too far — until they have felt in danger, when they have complained that the agencies did not go far enough."
Thanks to our friends at the Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation we've learned of Tuesday's rallies against the federal court ordering Apple to break the encryption on its I-Phones, citing one particular case of a phone linked by the FBI to the killings in San Bernadino.