Archives for diciembre 2014

Freed Guantánamo Detainees Adjust To Life In Uruguay

Political perversities have placed on their shoulders the burden of demonstrating that prisoners at Guantánamo can be freed without the risk of turning into what, according to Washington’s latest version, they never were: terrorists.

Diana Cariboni
diciembre 31st, 2014
By Diana Cariboni
diciembre 31st, 2014

The six freed Guantánamo detainees line up to hold a Uruguayan baby. In this picture, Tunisian Abdul Bin Mohammed Abis Ourgy holds up the infant while Syrian Ali Hussein Muhammed Shaaban watches. Credit: Diana Cariboni/IPS MONTEVIDEO - In the summery afternoon of a beachside neighbourhood not far from the Uruguayan capital, nothing could

State Departments Of Agriculture Are Attempting To Regulate Seed Banks Out Of Existence

‘Agri-Terrorism’ was cited by officials as a reason why such regulations should be enforced on something as natural as the right to exchange and possess seeds.

Carey Wedler
diciembre 31st, 2014
By Carey Wedler
diciembre 31st, 2014

(ANTIMEDIA) Last year, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture officials sent ‘a friendly letter’ to a seed bank/seed exchange group in Mechanicsburg, telling them they need to test every variety of seed with extremely impractical and pointless tests to ensure that they are up to standards with regulations. ‘Agri-Terrorism’ was cited by officials

Chicago Cops Accused Of Raping Man With A Gun

Angel Perez is suing the police department, claiming he was subjected to severe abuse to make him a drug informant.

By Natasha Lennard for Salon.com
diciembre 31st, 2014

Chicago police officers patrol in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. (AP/Nam Y. Huh) Angel Perez, 32, is suing the Chicago Police Department for the sort of abuse, as journalist Rhania Khalek noted in Vice, that “sounds like a horror story from the days when crooked cop Jon Burge tortured the city’s citizens with impunity.” Perez accuses

GOP Leaders Back Lawmaker Who Spoke At White Supremacist Event

The event in question was hosted by an organization called the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, or EURO, which was founded by David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

By Ian Millhiser for Think Progress
diciembre 31st, 2014
Steve Scalise

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)                     (Credit: AP) House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), the #3 Republican in the U.S. House, has Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) “full confidence as our Whip,” according to a statement put out by Boehner’s office. That’s despite the fact that Scalise spoke at a white supremacist event

What’s Next For The Families Of AirAsia Flight 8501 Passengers?

More waiting, first of all.

Timothy McGrath
diciembre 31st, 2014
By Timothy McGrath
diciembre 31st, 2014
Indonesia Plane

Relatives of passengers of AirAsia Flight 8501 cry after visiting the crisis center at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. A massive hunt for the victims of the airliner resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, but wind, strong currents and high surf hampered recovery efforts as distraught family

US Adding Names to Foreign Fighter Watchlist ‘Like a Ticking Odometer’

Citing fears of ISIS, intelligence agencies are actively placing thousands of Europeans into a secret database at a nearly constant rate.

Jon Queally
diciembre 31st, 2014
By Jon Queally
diciembre 31st, 2014
odometer

According to the report, the database already contains more than 15,000 names, all whom could be tracked for years or decades to come. (Photo: HetSpul/flickr/cc) The U.S. National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC) is adding the names and associated data of European citizens to a secretive watchlist of what it considers potential terrorists at