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  • Mass U.S. Surveillance Targeting Journalists and Lawyers Seen as Threat to American Democracy July 29, 2014
    In a new report, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union warn that "large-scale surveillance is seriously hampering U.S.-based journalists and lawyers in their work." The report is based on interviews with dozens of reporters and lawyers. They describe a media climate where journalists take cumbersome security steps that slows dow […]
  • Jeremy Scahill: Leaked U.S. Terrorist Watchlist Rulebook Reveals "Global Stop and Frisk Program" July 29, 2014
    The Obama administration has expanded the national terrorist watchlist system by approving broad guidelines over who can be targeted. A leaked copy of the secret government guidebook reveals that to be deemed a "terrorist" target, "irrefutable evidence or concrete facts are not necessary." Both "known" and "suspected" […]
  • Palestinian Journalist Mohammed Omer: Lifting the Blockade Isn't a Hamas Demand — It's a Human Right July 29, 2014
    The Palestinian death toll has topped 1,100 after one of the deadliest 24-hour periods since the Israeli assault on Gaza began 22 days ago. Most of the dead have been civilians. More than 180,000 Palestinians have been displaced over the past three weeks -- that is roughly 10 percent of the population of Gaza. We are joined from Gaza City by award-winning Pa […]
  • "Nowhere to Go": Gaza Suffers One of Deadliest Days So Far as Israel Vows "Protracted" Assault July 29, 2014
    Despite a U.N. Security Council call for a ceasefire, Israel has intensified its attack on Gaza and warned of a "protracted campaign." Palestinian officials say more than 110 people have been killed in the past 24 hours, with some saying Monday was the most intensive night of bombing so far. In this time period, Israel attacked more than 150 sites […]
  • Headlines for July 29, 2014 July 29, 2014
    Israel Intensifies Gaza Assault; Palestinian Toll Tops 1,100, 8 Children Killed in Gaza While Playing on Swings, NYC: 9 Arrested in Peace Protest Outside Offices of Pro-Israel Group, Ukraine Clashes Kill 19 Civilians; U.S, EU to Unveil Sanctions on Russia, U.S. Accuses Russia of Violating Arms Treaty, Afghanistan: Suicide Bomber Kills Hashmat Karzai, Preside […]
  • Professor Ilan Pappé: Israel Has Chosen to be a "Racist Apartheid State" with U.S. Support July 28, 2014
    As the Palestinian death toll tops 1,000 in Gaza, we are joined from Haifa by Israeli professor and historian Ilan Pappé. "I think Israel in 2014 made a decision that it prefers to be a racist apartheid state and not a democracy," Pappé says. "It still hopes that the United States will license this decision and provide it with the immunity to […]

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