The year after he protected Jonathan Evans from possible prosecution, the U.K. Labour leader — then senior public prosecutor — went to the spymaster’s farewell drinks, paid for by the security agency, Matt Kennard reports.
Category: Civil Rights
Chinese Immigrants Sue Florida Over Law That Would Limit Them, Russians, Cubans, Venezuelans & Others from Buying Property
Plaintiffs say a law set to take effect in July will cast suspicion on any property buyers whose name sounds remotely Asian, Russian, Iranian, Cuban, Venezuelan or Syrian.
Israel Using Biometric Cameras to Terrorize Palestinians
The facial recognition surveillance system violates Palestinians’ human rights to freedom of movement and privacy, writes Marjorie Cohn.
US ‘Seizes’ Web Domains Related to Hezbollah
Most of the dozen or so domains seized on Thursday were registered in the U.S. and belonged to Al Manar TV which is affiliated with the Lebanese resistance group.
Craig Murray: Extreme Policing
People are getting arrested at a factory in the U.K. belonging to Israel’s largest weapons manufacturer for doing nothing but exercising the democratic right to protest.
A Year Since Shireen Abu Akleh’s Killing
Justice for the Al Jazeera journalist — so far delayed — would serve press freedom in the occupied territories, where at least 20 journalists have been killed by Israeli forces in the last two decades.
Youth Delegation to Cuba Detained on Return to US
The People’s Forum — a participating organization in the trip — said travelers were held and questioned for hours at airports and phones were wrongfully seized and searched by custom officials.
Biden’s Atrocious Assange Policy
The WikiLeaks publisher is only guilty of one thing, writes James Bovard — violating the U.S. government’s divine right to blindfold the American people.
WATCH: The Persecution of Truth
Whistleblowers, WikiLeaks and the War on Truth was the subject of a conference this week in Brisbane, Australia.
Harry Belafonte — Confronting the ‘Triple Evils’
Both the late singer and his close friend Martin Luther King Jr. saw their civil rights advocacy as the cutting edge of a still broader struggle for equality, writes Sam Pizzigatti.