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Video: Media Blacks Out Edward Snowden’s Talk On COINTELPRO & History Of Mass Surveillance
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talks about the history of intelligence agencies and some notable whistleblowers.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Visits Damascus On Unannounced Syria Trip By
Gabbard’s office confirmed that the congresswoman met with several government leaders while in Damascus.
Facebook Blocks RT From Posting Until After Trump Inauguration By
RT said the block came following a complaint by Current Time TV, a broadcasting organisation linked to the US government.
Syrian Soldiers Allegedly Find Saudi Chemical Weapons In East Aleppo By
The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that Syrian soldiers found chemical compounds in the recently evacuated areas of East Aleppo.
Police At Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Fire On Prayer Circle With Rubber Bullets By
Morton County Sheriff’s Department officers together with the National Guard began firing less-than-lethal projectiles, pepper spray, and, reportedly, mace on a group of water protectors
In Last Days Of Presidency, Obama Authorizes Drones Strikes In Libya By
The strikes were carried out overnight and were authorized by President Barack Obama, marking perhaps the final use of military force by a wartime president.
Chelsea Manning: Seven Leaks That Rocked The Middle East By
The jailed military intelligence analyst's sentence was commuted on Tuesday by outgoing US President Barack Obama.
Former Intelligence Official: Trump Conflict With Spy Agencies Creates ‘Dangerous Moment’ By
Matthew Olsen, a senior national security official in both Democratic and Republican administrations, says the ongoing conflict between President-elect Trump and the U.S. intelligence
Wikileaks Founder Agrees To Extradition To US Under Certain Conditions By
Assange is conditioning his willingness to go to the United States on having his rights under U.S. law guaranteed in any potential legal trial,
Sanders Calls Out Trump’s Billionaire Pick For Education Secretary By
DeVos admitted that her being appointed as the new Secretary of Education could have something to do with her family giving $200 million to the Republican party.