Monitoring America Correction to this article: An earlier version of this article contained several incorrect numbers that have since been updated. The errors occurred because of the accidental duplication of 74 records in a database of over 4,000 counterterrorism organizations that The Post assembled. While not affecting the overall conclusions of the article, the 74 duplications mean that there are 3,984 federal, state and local organizations working on domestic counterterrorism, not 4,058. Of the total, the number created since the 2001 attacks is 934, not 935. Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators. Other democracies - Britain and Israel, to name two - are well acquainted with such domestic security measures.
EU Earmarking Billions to ‘Secure’ Borders Ceuta, on the Spanish-Moroccan border. On the other side of the barbed wire lies Morocco. 2002 ©Bruno Arbesu via Picture Tank In an effort to manage migration flows and keep watch on its borders, Europe is turning itself into a fortress. That’s the conclusion of a provisional study on EU borders carried out on behalf of a European think-tank with links to the German Green Party. In the study, which will be published in full on June 26, researchers Mathias Vermeulen and Ben Hayes describe the direction of EU security policy on migration flows, and especially the technological arms race that is accompanying it. In 2004 the European Council set up Frontex, a response force specifically dedicated to the mission of border control and migration monitoring.
US Interventionism Has Failed, But… May 31 2014 "ICH" - "China.org" - Yet in his commencement address at West Point delivered on May 28, Obama repeated the threadbare claim that "the United States is and remains the one indispensable nation," and that "America has rarely been stronger relative to the rest of the world." And he asserted that the question "is not whether America will lead but how we will lead." He stressed that the military will be the backbone of that leadership, but, he acknowledged, military action cannot be the only -- or even primary -- component of U.S. leadership in every instance. Parents applauded when he said the first class to graduate from West Point since 9/11 may not be sent into combat in Iraq or Afghanistan. Obama said: "The landscape has changed:" The U.S. has removed its forces from Iraq and is winding down in Afghanistan.
Crowdmap What Exactly Is Crowdmap? Crowdmap is designed and built by the people behind Ushahidi, a platform that was originally built to crowdsource crisis information. As the platform has evolved, so have its uses. Pedestrian Monitoring System Sunday 30 September 2012 Trend over last 3 hours Note: If a sensor returns a series of zero readings it may be temporally inoperable 6am Sunday 30 September 2012 Yellow Above average by 10% or moreGrey Average Green Below Average by 10% or more Map your moves Data This map distills more than 4000 moves from over 1700 people, collected in an informal survey by WNYC, a New York based public radio station. For generating the geo–coordinates from the entered ZIP codes, I used the free bulk geocoder at gpsvisualizer.com. I did not check every single data row in detail, so a few of the moves might be misrepresented.
War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields More than five years ago, Israel invaded Gaza under “Operation Cast Lead”. The following article was first published by Global Research in January 2009 at the height of the Israeli bombing and invasion under Operation Cast Lead. In the wake of the invasion, Palestinian gas fields were de facto confiscated by Israel in derogation of international law A year following “Operation Cast Lead”, Tel Aviv announced the discovery of the Leviathan natural gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean “off the coast of Israel.” At the time the gas field was: “ … the most prominent field ever found in the sub-explored area of the Levantine Basin, which covers about 83,000 square kilometres of the eastern Mediterranean region.”
War And Peace: Arab Time Capsule And Its Butterfly Effect By Mahboob A. Khawaja War And Peace: Arab Time Capsule And Its Butterfly Effect By Mahboob A. Khawaja 24 September, 2014Countercurrents.org President Obama’s War Agenda Devoid of knowledge, paranoid and vengeful, President Obama’s raging statements and policy outlines of “an inclusive government in Iraq and to defeat the ISIL” are obsessed with fear of the unknown threatening American global hegemony and futuristic vulnerability to remain a superpower. Olympic athletes Turn autoplay off Edition: <span><a href=" Sign in Beta Portraits of Soldiers Before, During, and After War Private Chris MacGregor, 24 Photographer Lalage Snow, who is currently based in Kabul, Afghanistan, embarked on an 8-month-long project titled We Are The Not Dead featuring portraits of British soldiers before, during, and after their deployment in Afghanistan. Similar to Claire Felicie's series of monochromatic triptychs, Snow captures the innocent expressions of these men transformed into gaunt, sullen faces in less than a year. The three-panel juxtaposition allows the viewer to observe the physical changes a stationed soldier in a war zone goes through.
Is The Abolition Of War Possible? By Nazia Nazar Is The Abolition Of War Possible? By Nazia Nazar 02 March, 2014Countercurrents.org