Archives for julio 2016

Air Force Seeks Proposals For Over $60 Billion In New Nukes

Some studies suggest that all told, the new nukes will cost in excess of $1 trillion and take 30 years to complete.

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The US Air Force has issued a press release today seeking proposals from military contractors to provide the next generation of nuclear weapons, including both ICBMs and air-launched nuclear cruise missiles, a pair of contracts that will cost well in excess of $60 billion. Indeed, the Air Force estimate was that the new ICBMs alone would cost

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Hillary Clinton Will Reset Syria Policy Against ‘Murderous’ Assad Regime

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a church in Philadelphia, Friday, July 8, 2016. Hillary Clinton will order a «full review» of the United States’ strategy on Syria as a «first key task» of her presidency, resetting the policy to emphasise the «murderous» nature of the Assad regime, foreign policy adviser with her campaign has […]

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a church in Philadelphia, Friday, July 8, 2016.

Hillary Clinton will order a "full review" of the United States' strategy on Syria as a "first key task" of her presidency, resetting the policy to emphasise the "murderous" nature of the Assad regime, foreign policy adviser with her campaign has said. Jeremy Bash, who served as chief of staff for the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence

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Chelsea Manning Facing Indefinite Solitary Confinement Following Suicide Attempt

‘While Chelsea is suffering the darkest depression she has experienced since her arrest, the government is taking actions to punish her for that pain’

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U.S. whistleblower Chelsea Manning may face additional charges and solitary confinement relating to a suicide attempt earlier this month, according to her attorneys. The charges include "resisting the force cell move team," "conduct which threatens," and "prohibited property," the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Thursday. If

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Fact Checking Clinton’s DNC Speech

Clinton spoke Thursday night to the largest TV audience she is likely to have until the presidential debates, meaning many Americans were probably hearing of her agenda for the first time.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves after taking the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016.

WASHINGTON — In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do. Clinton spoke Thursday night to the largest TV audience she is likely to have

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UN Human Rights Rep: ‘Racism Casts ‘Dark Shadow’ Over United States

The official raised alarm over police brutality and impunity, mass incarceration, and racial bias in the U.S. criminal justice system.

Police wearing riot gear walk toward a man with his hands raised Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo/Jeff Roberson,AP)

The United States is struggling to adequately tackle structural racism and criminal justice issues, which is impacting the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, a United Nations human rights expert warned. “People have good reason to be angry and frustrated at the moment,” said Maina Kiai, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of

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Officer Faces Discipline Over Comments About Racist Policing

Officer Freddie Vincent wrote on social media, among other things, that white police officers are “looking for a reason to kill a black man.”

Amid highly strained relations between police and civilians around the country, a Cincinnati Police officer has come under fire — and may face disciplinary action — for posts online attempting honest conversation about racism inside the nation’s law enforcement departments. Officer Freddie Vincent wrote on social media, among other things, that

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