One year ago, 17 people locked themselves on to a deportation charter flight at London Stansted Airport, grounding a plan that would have sent 59 people back to face reprisal – and possibly death – in Ghana and Nigeria. Now, those activists could face life imprisonment.
For the Pentagon, creating an architecture of assassination meant navigating a turf war with the CIA.
The NSA wasn't interested in having its faults pointed out – so it sent the DOJ after the whistleblowers.
Whether the subject is torture or the shooting of unarmed citizens, America’s mainstream news media offer the same basic points of view and rarely live up to their intended adversarial role – to hold government in check.
Public university-paid social scientists identify "threats" from mass movements and Muslim NGOs on behalf of U.S. military intelligence.