Uncertainty In Puerto Rico After Protests Against Corrupt Governor

By Staff, Resumen-english.org -

Unrest prevails in Puerto Rico following long days of protests against Governor Ricardo Rosello, whose resignation is being demanded by the population. A third day of mass demonstrations [...]

NY Times Admits It Sends Stories To US Government For Approval Before Publication

By Ben Norton, Thegrayzone.com -

The New York Times has publicly acknowledged that it sends some of its stories to the US government for approval from “national security officials” before publication. This confirms what veteran [...]

Government Expands Social Media Surveillance With Little Evidence Of Effectiveness

By Staff, Brennancenter.org -

An analysis by the Brennan Center of the Department of Homeland Security’s harvesting and use of social media information shows that the agency is expanding collection and monitoring programs, [...]

10 Mind-Blowing Pentagon Audit Reports All Americans Need To Know

By Staff, Degraw.media -

While trillions of dollars in military spending have gone unaccounted for, a record number of Pentagon whistleblowers have been retaliated against and silenced. As you will read throughout this [...]

Federal Workers: Shutdown And Out

By Saurav Sarkar, Labornotes.org -

What would you do if management could force you to work without pay, lock you out with no consequences, and fire you for going on strike? That’s the situation facing 800,000 federal workers—and [...]

See You In Court, Citizens Tell Governments On Climate Change

By Megan Rowling, News.trust.org -

BARCELONA, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Environmentalists in France and Ireland are pushing forward with legal cases aimed at forcing their governments to step up action on climate [...]

The US Government Has Amassed Terabytes Of Internal WikiLeaks Data

By Emma Best, Gizmodo.com.au -

Late last year, the US government accidentally revealed that a sealed complaint had been filed against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Shortly before this was made public, the FBI [...]

Sickouts Spread, Impact Widens As US Shutdown Enters Fourth Week

By Rebecca Campbell, Wsws.org -

The impact of the longest government shutdown in US history continues to ripple across the economy as more than 800,000 federal workers and many thousands more government contractors try to cope [...]

Hungarian Government Facing Warm Political Winter

By Matyas Benyik and György Droppa, Transform-network.net -

The wave of mass demonstrations started by the trade unions on 8th of December before the parliamentary voting. About ten thousand protesters gathered at the Hungarian Parliament building to [...]

The Fund For Needy Millionaires

By Meagan Day, Jacobinmag.com -

Many people imagine the state as a kind of referee — a transcendent mediator enforcing theoretically neutral rules, arbitrating as fairly as possible between different interest groups in society. [...]

Snowden: Israeli Spyware Used By Governments To Pursue Journalists Targeted For Assassination

By Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com -

TEL AVIV — NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told an Israeli audience on Tuesday that surveillance software designed by an Israeli company had been used to target groups of journalists in Mexico [...]

What If Governments Obeyed Laws?

By Staff, Davidswanson.org -

The United States has an ancient Constitution. It doesn’t ban slavery as punishment. It doesn’t ban bribery as campaign funding. It doesn’t protect the natural world. It doesn’t guarantee basic [...]

Newly Released Documents Show Gina Haspel Oversaw Torture, & Sen. Burr Knew

By Ray McGovern, Consortiumnews.com -

Newly released declassified documents prove once and for all that CIA Director Gina Haspel oversaw torture in Thailand, which the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee knew all along. [...]

In A Corporatist System Of Government, Corporate Censorship Is State Censorship

By Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlinjohnstone.com -

Today Twitter has silenced three important anti-war voices on its platform: it has suspended Daniel McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, suspended Scott Horton of the Scott [...]

When A Pipeline Runs Afoul Of Government Rules, Authorities Change Rules

By Kate Mishkin and Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette-Mail, and Beena Raghavendran, in ProPublica. -

A week ago, the federal government halted work on a massive pipeline project that runs from Northern West Virginia through Southern Virginia. The government said it had no choice but to order [...]