Archives for septiembre 2013

US-Raised Immigrants Try To Return Across Border

The risks born by their parents’ generation involved dangerous journeys through darkness across desert and river.

LAREDO, Texas — Nearly three dozen migrants marched across the U.S.-Mexico border without papers Monday, the latest group of a younger generation brought to the U.S. illegally as children that seeks to confront head-on immigration policies they consider unjust. Wearing a colorful array of graduation-style caps and gowns, 34 young people who

Scahill, Greenwald Investigating NSA Role In US ‘Assassination Program’

There is a clear connections between war and surveillance, according to Greenwald and Scahill.

Though they refused to offer many details on the project, journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald on Saturday night announced that they are now working together on a joint investigation on how the U.S. National Security Agency has been involved in the wider overseas "assassination program" run by the Obama administration. As

A New Berlin Wall Made Of Pot?

Meet Kreuzberg’s friendly neighborhood drug dealers, the reason behind a controversial proposal by the new mayor to legalize marijuana in the park.

Uruguay Marijuana

BERLIN, Germany — Young parents push strollers through the sprawling green oasis of Goerlitzer Park in Berlin’s hip Kreuzberg district on a sunny afternoon. Yuppies in colorful windbreakers treat their pampered pets to a taste of freedom in the central dog run. And on the footpath surrounding them, every bench is occupied by young black men in

Pakistan’s Christians Caught In Midst Of Crossfire

Eighty-four people were killed, and 200 were injured, in the bloodiest attack ever carried out against the Christian community on Pakistani soil.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — There is little sign now of the blood and human remains that were strewn across the courtyard of the All Saints Church when two suicide bombers detonated their vests after Sunday mass last week. Thanks to a handful of churchgoers and sympathetic neighbors, the floors have been washed and the walls have been scrubbed. It is

Same-Sex Couples Still Denied Full Rights In Many States

Two Kentucky women in a civil union have been denied their spousal privilege to avoid testifying against one another.

A Kentucky judge has claimed same-sex couples in the state are not protected under legal spousal privilege laws, expanding the confusion surrounding the spousal privilege legal debates throughout the U.S. The debate emerged in Kentucky, where two women engaged in a civil union have been denied protection under the Spousal Privilege law, which

Obamacare To Include ‘Backdoor’ Voter Disenfranchisement Concession

The administration reportedly agreed to disassociate ACA registrants from the voter registration process.

Aida Castillo places a sticker on her blouse indicating that she had voted during the early voting period, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Few things cause as much frustration and hard feelings in the Republican Party as voter registration, and the recent confusion in regards to whether registration forms for the Affordable Care Act will comply to the National Voter Registration Act -- which allows potential voters to register to vote when applying for social services -- have many in