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Public Intelligence. Collateral Murder. Cryptome. Defending Human Rights Worldwide. Spinwatch. Redefining the Media. SourceWatch. is an interactive wiki website that depends on readers like you to improve content.


If you want to help us grow SourceWatch with well documented research and become a volunteer editor, click here for more information. National Restaurant Association Excerpt from a longer SourceWatch article on the National Restaurant Association: The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is a trade association for the $600 billion [1] restaurant industry and has an annual revenue of over $91 million, according to its 2011 Form 990. [2] NRA has been a major force in keeping the federal tipped minimum wage at $2.13 for restaurant workers for 20 years.

As discussed below, NRA and its member companies represent a lobbying powerhouse working against state minimum wage increases and paid sick leave for workers. With nearly 750 employees, the group represents 500,000 restaurant businesses. [1] Read the entire SourceWatch page National Restaurant Association here (including source citations).

Global Guerrillas. America has been in decay for decades (since the mid seventies).

Global Guerrillas

It's a problem that has consumed a large portion of my thinking for nearly a decade. I've read the analysis. Listened to the debates. Very little of it resonated. That was a bit depressing. Fortunately, at that moment, I was able to find the clarity I needed to answer this question (due to the support of a great friend). It was in front of me all of the time and I just didn't see it for what it was. It was this simple idea. I should have known, given my work on open source conflict, that only a simple idea would be powerful enough to change the world. WikiLeaks. Site Directory. The Black Vault. Open Source Intelligence. It’s been a while since we last weighed in on Libya, but recent events warrant an updated look at the future of the conflict.

Open Source Intelligence

Two events in particular raise questions worth exploring. First, a recent New York Times piece interviewing Seif al-Islam Gaddafi suggests the family has found an ally in Islamist groups. This news was followed shortly by reports from rebel fighters suggesting that Khamis Gaddafi, son of Muammar and the head of a prominent military division, was killed by NATO airstrikes. I’ll start with the second issue and work back to the claims of state ties with Islamist groups. As for reports of Khamis Gaddafi being killed by airstrikes, it’s worth noting that similar rumors emerged from the fighting earlier this year and remain unconfirmed (something mentioned in our coverage of Gaddafi’s inner circle).

Timeline of Gaddafi's son Khamis killed in Libyan fighting Treemap of ties drawn up through scanning Gaddafi and Islamist Examples of this include: Cryptome. Secrecy News. The Director of National Intelligence has forbidden most intelligence community employees from discussing “intelligence-related information” with a reporter unless they have specific authorization to do so, according to an Intelligence Community Directive that was issued last month.

Secrecy News

“IC employees… must obtain authorization for contacts with the media” on intelligence-related matters, and “must also report… unplanned or unintentional contact with the media on covered matters,” the Directive stated. The new Directive reflects — and escalates — tensions between the government and the press over leaks of classified information.

It is intended “to mitigate risks of unauthorized disclosures of intelligence-related matters that may result from such contacts.” See Intelligence Community Directive 119, Media Contacts, March 20, 2014. Significantly, however, the new prohibition does not distinguish between classified and unclassified intelligence information. Danger Room. Intelligence. OpenLeaks. Secrecy News. Federation of American Scientists. Public Intelligence.