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The (New Normal) War on Domestic Terror. CJ Hopkins If you enjoyed the Global War on Terror, you’re going to love the new War on Domestic Terror!

The (New Normal) War on Domestic Terror

Never Forget How The MSM Smeared Assange: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. The frenetic mass media propaganda campaign against Julian Assange was easily the creepiest and most Orwellian thing I’ve ever witnessed.

Never Forget How The MSM Smeared Assange: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

A judge had to order ICE to do the bare minimum to protect detainees against COVID-19. ICE has been endangering both detainees and employees by refusing to back down from its mass detention policies, with ICE even showing this intentional disregard during lawsuit proceedings.

A judge had to order ICE to do the bare minimum to protect detainees against COVID-19

When Deivys Perez Valladares, currently jailed at the Krome Processing Center in Miami-Dade, testified in a virtual hearing, he said the guard standing next to him hadn’t bothered with putting on a mask. “Yes I am scared,” he said according to Miami Herald. “Like right now, the ICE official who is here with me, he doesn’t have a mask on.” Another man, Alejandro Ferrera Borges, testified that the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach sometimes “runs out of the travel-sized shampoo bottles they are given once a week,” the report continued.

So basically ICE and its $8 billion annual budget is forcing detained people and their advocates to have to go to court for weeks and months to fight for what are crumbs compared to its vast resources in order to try to stay safe. US government drops case against Max Blumenthal after jailing journalist on false charges. As the mysterious disappearance of Secret Service records and complete absence of evidence supporting its case came to light, the US government dropped its bogus charges against journalist Max Blumenthal.

US government drops case against Max Blumenthal after jailing journalist on false charges

By Ben Norton Source: Grayzone The US government has dropped its bogus charge of “simple assault” against journalist Max Blumenthal, after having him arrested on a 5-month-old warrant and jailed for nearly two days. The Grayzone has learned that Secret Service call logs recorded during the alleged incident were either not kept or destroyed. MSM Defends CIA’s “Whistleblower”, Ignores Actual Whistleblowers. These pictures of overcrowded Border Patrol facilities are downright horrifying. The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S.

These pictures of overcrowded Border Patrol facilities are downright horrifying

Department of Homeland Security released new pictures Tuesday of Border Patrol facilities in Texas where migrants are being detained. They are more horrifying even than one might have imagined. One senior manager reportedly called the heinous conditions a “ticking time bomb.” At an El Paso border station, some agents have reportedly been arming themselves in case riots occur due to the abhorrent treatment of the migrants. SNL's Michael Che: American Border Agents Gave Migrants 'A Fun Preview Of What It's Like To Be A Minority In America' Theonion. Recordings Capture Brutal FBI Tactics to Recruit a Potential Informant. Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters. IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home.

Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters

A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct. Instead, they got something else: sued by the agencies they had asked for public records. Government bodies are increasingly turning the tables on citizens who seek public records that might be embarrassing or legally sensitive. Instead of granting or denying their requests, a growing number of school districts, municipalities and state agencies have filed lawsuits against people making the requests — taxpayers, government watchdogs and journalists who must then pursue the records in court at their own expense. The lawsuits generally ask judges to rule that the records being sought do not have to be divulged.

The FBI Pressured a Lonely Young Man Into a Bomb Plot. He Tried to Back Out. Now He’s Serving Life in Prison. Harlem Suarez was an unlikely jihadi.

The FBI Pressured a Lonely Young Man Into a Bomb Plot. He Tried to Back Out. Now He’s Serving Life in Prison.

When he was born in Cuba, Suarez had blue skin. His fragile brain had been deprived of oxygen, a tragedy his family points to in explaining his lifelong social and intellectual challenges. As a child, Suarez also suffered several significant head injuries, including being struck by a brick and falling off motorcycles without a helmet on. His parents brought him to Key West, Florida, in 2004, when he was 12 years old. He struggled in the public education system and dropped out of high school. Jeff Sessions' DOJ To Put Woman Who Laughed At Jeff Sessions On Trial Yet Again.

Photo accidentally reveals UK determination to give Assange no way out. By Robert Booth, The GuardianFriday, August 24, 2012 19:19 EDT It is the “restricted” official document that sums up the Metropolitan police’s tactics towards Julian Assange.

Photo accidentally reveals UK determination to give Assange no way out

“Action required: Assange to be arrested under all circumstances,” says the handwritten note that was photographed under a policeman’s arm on Friday detailing a “summary of the current position” on Assange’s exile inside the Ecuadorean embassy in Knightsbridge. It is no surprise that a fugitive from a European arrest warrant that demands removal to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault should face such a fate. Police officers are stationed right up against the front and back of the embassy where Assange has sought sanctuary and he recently claimed to have heard them “swarming” behind the fire escape.

The note mentions “SS10 to liaise”. Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies” A shadowy international mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at least five states, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept.

Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies”

The documents provide the first detailed picture of how TigerSwan, which originated as a U.S. military and State Department contractor helping to execute the global war on terror, worked at the behest of its client Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline, to respond to the indigenous-led movement that sought to stop the project. Internal TigerSwan communications describe the movement as “an ideologically driven insurgency with a strong religious component” and compare the anti-pipeline water protectors to jihadist fighters.

TigerSwan did not respond to a request for comment. Photo: PowerPoint screen grab. A Reporter Was Arrested for Asking Secretary Tom Price a Question. In a day of truly cinematic developments from the executive branch, one nearly slipped by.

A Reporter Was Arrested for Asking Secretary Tom Price a Question

Journalist Dan Heyman, a producer for Public News Service, approached Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price and his colleague Kellyanne Conway at the capitol building in West Virginia to ask them a question about the American Health Care Act. A few minutes later, he was arrested. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below.

Exclusive: Watch Lady Gaga Question Julian Assange in Ecuadorian Embassy - Rolling Stone. Laura Poitras started filming Julian Assange six years ago when the Wikileaks founder was still operating out of a supporter's home in Norfolk, England under house arrest, while he waited to be questioned by Swedish authorities about allegations of rape, molestation and coercion made against him by two women in Sweden. Her new film, titled Risk, out Friday in New York, follows Assange as he prepares to barricade himself inside the Ecuadorian Embassy to avoid extradition. She revisits him there periodically over the next five years, where, among other private moments, Poitras captures a bizarre visit from Lady Gaga who, in the context of the film, materializes inside the embassy apropos of seemingly nothing.

Sessions: Arresting Julian Assange Is Now a Priority for U.S. Months after then-presidential candidate Donald Trump declared “I love WikiLeaks” at a campaign rally, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told reporters the arrest of the rogue website’s founder, Julian Assange, has become a top priority for U.S. prosecutors. “We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks,” Sessions told a press conference in El Paso, Texas, on Thursday. “This is a matter that’s gone beyond anything I’m aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks and some of them are quite serious.” Nobody Knows What Trump's Customs And Border Agents Are Doing At LAX.

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Threatens To 'Knock Out' Man Who Accused Him Of Harassment. Police Attacked Standing Rock Activists For Hours. Why Are They Calling It A Riot? In a video streamed live on Facebook on the night of November 20, an army of riot police stand guard as fire hoses blast anti–Dakota Access pipeline activists on a bridge near Standing Rock in the subfreezing cold. Scenes of distress and chaos follow. A breathless medic describes seeing mass hypothermia and severe hand and head injuries from rubber bullets. Two soaking wet young men complain of being gassed with smoke bombs, tear gas, and mace. A man shot in the head by a rubber bullet is bandaged and carted away in a hatchback.

People are choking, crying. In that raw video and others from the ground, the all-night mayhem on North Dakota Highway 1806 doesn’t look like a riot. Yet local law-enforcement officials still insist otherwise. Untitled. Andrea Burton, a 30 year old Ohio criminal defense lawyer, was rocketed onto the national social justice scene this summer after she was handcuffed and jailed for refusing to take off a Black Lives Matter pin while in court. Burton’s stance received international attention. “I think that you can’t remain silent or you remain a party to oppression,” she told The Washington Post. “I am usually a pretty agreeable person. WikiLeaks’ October Surprise Explains Why Assange Was Just Silenced. Wikileaks continues dropping bombshell revelations in its coordinated October Surprise of documents and emails hacked from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta — so many, in fact, it has been difficult to keep up.

Damning best describes information released so far — damning not only for Clinton, but countless top U.S. politicians, officials, the FBI, the State Department, President Obama, corporate media, Big Banks, and nearly innumerable others. Taibbi on Amy Goodman Arrest for Covering Dakota Pipeline Story - Rolling Stone. A little over a month ago, private security guards working on behalf of the Dakota Access pipeline company clashed with Native Americans.

Exclusive: Source Reveals How Pentagon Ruined Whistleblower's Life and Set Stage for Snowden's Leaks. High School Officials Sniff Drug-Free Student’s Hand, Suspend Her for “Drug Possession” College student booted from Southwest flight after passenger heard him say ‘God willing’ in Arabic. How to Avoid Going to Jail under 18 U.S.C. Section 1001 for Lying to Government Agents. Public School Students Are the New Inmates in the American Police State. Why the Darknet Matters. 'Clock kid' Ahmed Mohamed demands $15M from city, school. Ordeals of Whistleblowers in a 'Democracy' The more extreme the crimes of state, the more the state seeks to shroud them in secrecy. The Digital Dog Ate Our Civil Liberties Homework: 'It’s Just the Way It Is' How A Teenage Girl Who Gave An 'Intimidating Look' Was Sentenced Up To 5 Years In Prison.

Rollingstone. ‘Rat Cop' Joe Crystal Shunned From Baltimore Police Department After Reporting Officer Brutality. Reason Magazine Subpoena Stomps on Free Speech. Terry stop. Stop and identify statutes. Judge Orders Inmate's Release After More Than 40 Years In Solitary Confinement. Mississippi State Penitentiary. John Oliver: The bail system destroys the poor and turns bounty hunters into reality show ‘vigilantes’ Kalief Browder, 1993–2015. You Can Be Prosecuted for Clearing Your Browser History. Ross Ulbricht, mastermind behind online drug market Silk Road, sentenced to life in prison. Don’t Grade Justice on a Warped Curve: Assessing the Case of Jeffrey Sterling. A Nation of Snitches. 'Guilty of Embarrassing Government': CIA Whistleblower Gets 42-Month Sentence.

Whistleblowers vs. 'Fear-Mongering' Meet The Only Person Being Punished After The Senate Torture Report. 7 whistle-blowers facing more jail time than David Petraeus. CIA Mission: Destroy the Whistleblower and Perfume the Stench of ‘Operation Merlin’ The Leaky CIA’s Case Against Alleged Leaker Jeffrey Sterling. Report: 21 US cities restrict sharing food with homeless people. The Supreme Court won’t intervene in the James Risen case. What’s next? Hacker 'Weev': I Went to Prison Because Ronald Reagan Was Senile. These Haunting Photos Capture The Daily Reality Of A Dark Episode In U.S. History. Parallel Construction Revealed: How The DEA Is Trained To Launder Classified Surveillance Info.

Government whistle-blowers to Edward Snowden: Don'€™t come home. Armed agents seize records of reporter, Washington Times prepares legal action. Obama Administration Wants Warrantless Searches On Our Cell Phones. “Pastafarian” wins right to wear strainer on government ID. Jailed Journalist Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years For Reporting on Hacked Private Intelligence Firms. So let me get this straight, we fast track renditions but hunt down whistleblowers on presidential planes! Attempted Set-Up of We Are Change's Luke Rudkowski. What big secret did a 4-star general reveal? One Era's Traitor Is Another Era's Whistle-Blower - By J. Dana Stuster. Gun-death tally: Every American gun death since Newtown Sandy Hook shooting (INTERACTIVE) Hacker Who Exposed Steubenville Rapists Raided By FBI, Faces Ten-Year Prison Sentence.

Ashley Jessica, Student Activist, Says She Was Violated During TSA Pat-Down. Eric Holder Signed Off On Search Warrant For James Rosen Emails: NBC News. James Rosen named a co-conspirator: Why is Barack Obama’s Justice Department going after a national security reporter? Craigslist Proved My Innocence Against A Felony Charge. China Releases Its 2012 Report On Human Rights In The United States. War on Whistleblowers: How the Obama Administration Destroyed Thomas Drake For Exposing Government Waste. Your Papers, Please: Man Deals with “Immigration Checkpoint” 350 Miles Away from Border. Ex-Goldman programmer rejects plea deal with NY - lawyer. Wikileaks Was Just a Preview: We're Headed for an Even Bigger Showdown Over Secrets. Www.fas.org/sgp/othergov/intel/leak-poly.pdf.

Feds Add New Espionage Act Charge Against Linguist. The Danger of Suppressing the Leaks. Big Brother, Kill Lists, and Secrecy: What to Expect from Obama’s Second Term. The New Political Prisoners: Leakers, Hackers and Activists. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Surveillance Law. The NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State. What does a police state look like? Jeremy Scahill: Assassinations of U.S. Citizens Largely Ignored at Brennan CIA Hearing. Ordering Pizza. The Police State is Real. White Paper, Dark Deeds. Kill List Exposed: Leaked Obama Memo Shows Assassination of U.S. Citizens "Has No Geographic Limit" Justice Department memo: Drone strikes on U.S. citizens can be legal.

Aaron Swartz Died for Piers Morgan’s Sins. Secrecy News. Inside the U.S. Military’s Chemical-Weapons Tests. Obama Paranoid Government Coming For His Guns. Frank Olson Family Sues CIA Over Bioweapons Expert's Mysterious 1953 Death. 2011.06.09 - Profiles of Provocateurs. Crazy Country: 6 Reasons America Spends More on Prisons Than On Higher Education. Big story you missed. LAPD Launches Investigation into Death of Woman Allegedly Kicked in Genitals by Officer :