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Germans Rejected: US Unlikely to Offer 'No-Spy' Agreement

Senior German intelligence officials met with their NSA and CIA counterparts in the US last week to start trust-rebuilding efforts between the estranged allies. While a "no-spy" agreement seems unlikely, Merkel might learn what Snowden could still reveal.

NSA Scandal Warning: Are US Facilities in Germany at Greater Risk?

Germany s domestic intelligence agency has warned American sites in the country could be at risk of attack from people angry about the NSA spying scandal. The message has worried officials in Rhineland-Palatinate, where the Ramstein air base is located.

CIA s Financial Spying Bags Data on Americans

By Siobhan Gorman, Devlin Barrett and Jennifer Valentino-Devries

The Central Intelligence Agency is building a vast database of international money transfers that includes millions of Americans' financial and personal data, officials familiar with the program say.

Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

German chancellor furious after revelations US intelligence agency listend in on her personal mobile phone.

NSA spied on Germany s Schroeder over Iraq War opposition

The paper added that NSA spying involved not only the detection of connection data, but also written and spoken communications.

From Information Clearing House

The Road to Surveillance is Paved with Good Intentions and Warning Signs

By Carly Nyst

Iris scanning and GPS tracking are increasingly central to the delivery of aid. The consequences could be devastating.

A World Without Privacy

Mistaking Omniscience for Omnipotence

By Tom Engelhardt

The Associated Press estimates that there are 500,000 employees of private contractors "who have access to the government s most sensitive secrets."

Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide'


In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, Alessandro Acquisti shares details of recent and ongoing research, including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information.

To Defend Freedom and Secure Good Government

By William John Cox

Once again, "these are the times that try men s souls." What lessons can we learn from history to help us through this crisis?

Connected: A Film For Change


The film aims to address the question of how we can create a fairer and more sustainable future.

U.S. Veterans Face Staggering Epidemic of Unemployment, Trauma and Suicide

The Untold Story of War


An estimated 22 veterans take their own lives each day. On any given night, nearly 63,000 veterans are homeless.

On Losing a Veteran Son to a Broken System


How do you wrap your head around the fact that your 30-year-old, happily married son has taken his own life?

Watch This Video Before You Enlist


Straight talk from soldiers, veterans and their family members tells what is missing from the sales pitches presented by recruiters and the military s marketing efforts.

40% of NYC veterans need food assistance

Roughly 40 percent of New York City s military veterans are finding themselves facing hunger with few options for help, and the problem may be get worse in the future.

Who is to Blame for Battlefield America?

Is It Militarized Police or the Militarized Culture?

By John W. Whitehead

Clearly, the American homeland is now ruled by a military empire.

US Military: A Cancer


This video is about the Military Cancer attacking our country.

Homeless in Detroit allege they are being driven out of downtown

Some homeless make accusations that police pick them up and drive them out of town, away from new development.

VA Lobotomized 2,000 Disturbed Veterans

By Army Times

The Veterans Administration performed the brain-altering operation on former servicemen it diagnosed as depressives, psychotics and schizophrenics, and occasionally on people identified as homosexuals, according to the report.

Pennsylvania School Tries To Kick Out Two Students After Their Families Became Homeless

As if their lives hadn t been thrown into enough turmoil when their house was foreclosed on and their family became homeless, two Pennsylvania students learned last Monday that they were no longer welcome at the school they had attended their entire lives

From Information Clearing House


Real-Life Hunger Is No Game


A Trail of Tears: How Veterans Return From America s Wars

Ann Jones, TomDispatch: In this excerpt, Ann Jones reports on the hidden reverberations of our distant wars, from what goes on unseen behind hospital doors to the long, private struggles that occur anonymously in suburban neighborhoods and rehabilitation centers across the United States.

Use War Money to Take Care of Veterans

Robert Naiman, Truthout: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders proposes restoring money in the budget for military pensions by using war funding and giving us a true cost of war at the same time.


Veterans Day and foreign intervenionism

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger


Commemorating Veterans Day, people honored Americans who have served in the U.S. military, especially those who have fought and died in America s foreign wars. In doing so, however, it s easy to forget the fact that what the soldiers fought for and died for in those foreign wars wasn t all that it s cracked up to be...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

A Deal With Iran or War With Iran?


Iran Deal Would Greatly Reduce Israel s Military Option, Ex-advisers Say

By Mitch Ginsburg

Once the six world powers sign an agreement with Iran, Israel s military option will be significantly less likely to be exercised, if not completely off the table.

Why France is Playing 'Stupid' on Iran

By Pepe Escobar

Russia Says Iran Not to Blame for Geneva Talks Failure

A source in the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the account of the talks given by US Secretary of State John Kerry this week was an oversimplification of events.

Israel, Gulf in 'Strange Alliance' Against Iran

In one of the region s oddest pairings, Israel and the Gulf Arab states led by Saudi Arabia increasingly are finding common ground, and a common political language, on their mutual dismay over Iran s history-making overtures to Washington and the prospect of a nuclear deal in Geneva.

From Information Clearing House

Robots at War


Armed Drones Becoming the Norm? At the Crossroads of Robotic Warfare

Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Truthout: Armed drones are deployed by the US executive in such secrecy that the degree of human rights violation is indeterminable. Civil society groups argue for making drone strikes conform to current law; others argue that only a complete ban will bring these weapons within international law.

WikiLeaks and the Drone Strike Transparency Bill

Robert Naiman, Truthout: The US Senate Intelligence Committee recently passed an intelligence authorization that, if it becomes law, would require for the first time that the administration publicly report on civilian casualties from US drone strikes.


Barack Obama Lambasted By Cabinet Minister Ed Davey Over Drone Strikes In Pakistan

A senior British government minister has lambasted Barack Obama s policy of using drone strikes against Taliban and al Qaida leaders in Pakistan, adding that current international law is unfit to handle the technological advances represented by the unmanned aircraft.

'We reject illegal killings': Germany suspends drone purchase

Berlin has suspended the purchase of armed drones on the grounds that it "categorically rejects illegal killings." This follows a report by Amnesty International that accused Merkel s government of aiding the US with drone strikes in Pakistan.

How The West Lost Respect For International Law

By Robert Fisk

I wondered, reading this shameful narrative, why we were so surprised when we found that the American military were torturing and killing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.

US Army robots will outnumber human soldiers 10 to 1 by 2023


Each soldier could have one or five robots flanking him, looking for enemies, scanning for land mines."

California company builds 5-foot android robocops

Knightscope recently unveiled a line of K5 robots that it believes will *predict and prevent crime with an innovative combination of hardware, software and social engagement.*

From Information Clearing House


Anti-Drone Movement Speaks: 'End the Secrecy, No to Kill List'

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