Tag Archives: police state

NWO illegal drug operation gets more powerful and prosperous

Illegal drugs are now cheaper and purer globally than at any time over the last 20 years, a report has warned. The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy said its report suggested the war on drugs had failed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24342421  The report, published in the British Medical Journal Open, looked at data from seven international […]

European Parliament names Snowden for human rights award

Reading from a statement that she said had come from Mr. Snowden, Jesselyn Radack, a former ethics adviser to the United States Department of Justice and a former government whistle-blower,  quoted Mr. Snowden as saying that “the surveillance of whole populations, rather than individuals, threatens to be the greatest human rights challenge of our time.” […]

UK to order welfare recipients “Back to the Workhouse”

Jobless Britons could be forced to do community work to keep their unemployment payments, Britain’s top economics minister said Monday, announcing the latest in a series of moves to tighten benefits rules and crack down on “welfare dependency.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/world/europe/britain-plans-to-require-community-service-for-jobless-benefits.html?ref=world Under the plan, those out of work for more than two years could be required to […]

US nuclear command shake-up foreshadows possible event

Navy Vice Adm Timothy Giardina was removed from duty on 3 September, a US official said on Saturday. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24321395  Admiral Giardina was serving as the deputy in charge of the US Strategic Command, which oversees nuclear assets. He has not been arrested or charged as part of the inquiry, into possible use of counterfeit casino […]

NSA records historical “enrichment” profiles of americans

Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their  traveling companions and other personal information, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with officials. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/us/nsa-examines-social-networks-of-us-citizens.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2 The spy agency began allowing […]

US ex-military lead international band of mercenary assasins

This past spring, the onetime sergeant, Joseph Hunter, 48, and two other former soldiers agreed to murder an undercover agent of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and one of that agency’s confidential informers, both in Liberia, for a total of $800,000, federal prosecutors said on Friday in Manhattan. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/28/nyregion/former-army-sergeant-became-contract-killer-authorities-say.html?hp&_r=0 The plot had been proposed […]

Feinstein leads effort to keep NSA spying on US citizens

The Senate Intelligence Committee appears to be moving toward swift passage of a bill that would “change but preserve” the once-secret National Security Agency program that is keeping logs of every American’s phone calls, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who leads the panel, said Thursday.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/us/politics/senators-push-to-preserve-nsa-phone-surveillance.html?ref=us Ms. Feinstein, speaking at a rare public hearing […]

FBI spends $3M for domestic drone deployment

US justice authorities are facing calls for new rules on drone surveillance after it was revealed the FBI has been deploying unmanned aircraft since 2006. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24294857 A report by the Department of Justice’s watchdog said the FBI has spent $3m (£1.9m) on drone deployment. The audit is the first time the full extent of drone […]

China collects $2.7B in fines for one child policy violations

Nineteen province-level governments in China collected a total of $2.7 billion in fines last year from parents who had violated family planning laws, which usually limit couples to one child, a lawyer who had requested the data said Thursday. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/world/asia/chinese-provinces-collected-billions-in-family-planning-fines-lawyer-says.html?ref=world Last year, some prominent scholars and policy advisers started a major effort to push central […]

US Park Police remove 32 year old peace vigil in DC

Concepcion Picciotto held a vigil for 32 years across the street from the White House, protesting war and nuclear proliferation. Her small encampment never left the edge of Lafayette Square, her tent surrounded by signs with slogans like “Read My Lips, No New Wars.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/us/after-32-years-a-protester-briefly-loses-her-spot-near-the-white-house.html?ref=us “I’ve been beaten up, arrested many times and gassed,” said […]

Documents show NSA conducted illegal spying since the 60’s

The US National Security Agency spied on civil rights leader Martin Luther King and boxer Muhammad Ali during the height of the Vietnam War protests.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24279394 The documents show the NSA also tracked journalists from the New York Times and the Washington Post and two senators. Some NSA officials later described the programme as “disreputable […]

ATF (Bureau of Absconders, Thievery and Fraud) loses $127m

The US agency tasked with stopping illegal tobacco trafficking lost track of 420 million cigarettes purchased in undercover operations, justice department auditors have found. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24276957   In addition, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) made $162m (£100m) selling tobacco undercover, it found. The findings were revealed in an audit of […]

Turk protesters continue to suffer from tear gas use

In a report released last week, the Turkish Medical Association, based in Ankara, the capital, said it had questioned more than 11,000 protesters nationwide who were exposed to tear gas for up to eight hours a day over multiple days during the protests, which convulsed Turkey for weeks in June. It said 39 percent complained […]

Feds attempt to obfuscate ELF implication of mind control

Aaron Alexis, the shooter who the police say killed 12 people at the navy yard here last week, believed his mind was being controlled by “extremely low frequency” electromagnetic waves. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/26/us/shooter-believed-mind-was-under-attack-official-says.html?ref=us Mr. Alexis, a former Navy reservist and military contractor, said that “ultralow frequency attack is what I’ve been subject to for the last three […]

US DOD allocates over 6 billion for autonomous robots

The US military budget ending Sept. 30 allocated $6.04 billion for autonomous aircraft and just $261 million for unmanned ground vehicles.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/science/military-lags-in-push-for-robotic-ground-vehicles.html?ref=us  The gap, said John Arquilla, a military strategist at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., a research university operated by the Navy, is “particularly troubling because a large percentage of our casualties […]

US limits airspace for Maduro’s trip to UN

In a speech in the capital Caracas, Nicholas Maduro also accused the US of refusing to issue a visa to a top official in order to attend a UN meeting next week. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-24173124 US officials have not confirmed or commented on the claims. Venezuela’s relations with the US have been often been strained, both under […]

Feds tell local SWAT to “stand down” at Navy Yard shooting

One of the first teams of heavily armed police to respond to Monday’s shooting in Washington DC was ordered to stand down by superiors.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/24153252  A tactical response team of the Capitol Police, a force that guards the US Capitol complex, was told to leave the scene by a supervisor instead of aiding municipal officers. […]

FISA court says NSA justified and blames tech companies

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday offered its most extensive public explanation for why it has allowed the government to keep records of all Americans’ phone calls, releasing a previously classified opinion in which it said the program was constitutional and did not violate Americans’ privacy rights.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/us/opinion-by-secret-court-calls-collection-of-phone-data-legal.html?hp In a 29-page opinion that quoted […]

Brazil looks to separate from NSA spy grid

Brazil is considering ways to make local use of the internet less dependent on US-based services, following leaks about Washington’s cyberspy operations.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24145662 The South American nation has suggested forcing internet firms to open data centres in Brazil, which would be used to store locally generated material. It is also pursuing a plan to build […]

Mysterious circumstances surround Navy Yard shooting

Aaron Alexis, 34, is the alleged lone shooter in the Washington navy yard shooting which happened just after 8am on Monday as many of the 3,000 employees were arriving for work on the base.  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/17/washington-naval-yard-shooting-suspect-arrested-guns However, The Washington Post, citing police sources, reported that three shooters, including one in military fatigues, were involved. The attackers […]