Daily Archives: September 18, 2018

2018-09-18: News Headlines

Jessica Corbett (2018-09-18). The US Government's Secret Rules for Spying on Journalists Are "Terrifying" mintpressnews.com Journalists and free press advocates are responding with alarm to newly released documents revealing the U.S. government's secret rules for using Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court orders to spy on reporters, calling the revelations " important" and " terrifying." | The documents—obtained and released by the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University through an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed last November—confirm long held suspicions that federal officials can target journalists with FISA orders. | @knightcolumbia and @FreedomofPress — appear to confirm longstanding suspicion that government has relied on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to monitor journalist communications. @2ramyakrishnan t.co/VFDjk9oJqq pic.twitter.com/ybnEeuNsby | — Knight 1st Amendment (@knightcolumbia) September 17, 2018 | The two 2015 memos from former Attorney General Eric Holder to…

Cora Currier (2018-09-17). Government Can Spy on Journalists in the U.S. Using Invasive Foreign Intelligence Process. theintercept.com The U.S. government can monitor journalists under a foreign intelligence law that allows invasive spying and operates outside the traditional court system, according to newly released documents. | Targeting members of the press under the law, known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, requires approval from the Justice Department's highest-ranking officials, the documents show. | In two 2015 memos for the FBI, the attorney general spells out "procedures for processing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications targeting known media entities or known members of the media." The guidelines say the attorney general, the deputy attorney general, or their delegate must sign off before the bureau can bring an application to the secretive panel of judges who approves monitoring under the 1978 act, which governs intelligence-related wiretapping and other surveillance carried out domestically and against U.S. persons abroad. | The high level of supervision…

Shaun King (2018-09-17). The Aftermath of Botham Jean's Killing Shows Why We Need to Cope With the Community Trauma of Police Brutality. theintercept.com The mental health effects of police brutality on whole communities needs to be something we talk about and reckon with.

RT (2018-09-17). Protesters against police brutality march with coffins outside Cowboys' stadium in Texas. rt.com Empty coffins symbolizing those killed by police were carried by protesters outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where the Dallas Cowboys were set to take on the New York Giants.

aclu (2018-09-14). Off-Duty Cop Tasing an 11-Year-Old Should Provoke a Clear Wakeup Call for Police Reform. aclu.org The brutal use of force against an 11-year-old Cincinnati girl reveals how desperately we need to stop police brutality. | How young is too young for a person to be tased? In Cincinnati, the answer disturbingly seems to be 7 years old. This is as shocking as it is unacceptable. | The city is purportedly reviewing its policy on the use of force, s…

Justin Anderson (2018-09-12). Establishment Media Shy Away From Claims of Perjury by Kavanaugh. fair.org Daily Beast ( 9/7/18) | Trump Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh was subject to a wringer of testy Senate confirmation hearings last week. The current DC Circuit Court judge has come under fire from Democrats on the Judiciary Committee for his stances against the landmark pro-abortion decision Roe v. Wade, affirmative action and programs for Native Hawaiians, as well as his support for torture. | But some Democrats have also said that Kavanaugh lied under oath in both current and past hearings, and groups like Free Speech for People, Demand Justice, MoveOn and NARAL Pro-Choice America have all advocated perjury probes against him. However, these serious allegations of perjury have received sparse coverage from establishment media outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and NPR. | Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy noted that while Kavanaugh was…

Democracy Now! (2018-09-11). John Bolton Threatens International Criminal Court Judges for Probing U.S. Torture in Afghanistan. democracynow.org President Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, has threatened U.S. sanctions against International Criminal Court judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In 2016 an ICC report accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report also accused the CIA of subjecting at least 27 prisoners to torture, including rape, at CIA prison sites in Afghanistan, Poland, Romania and Lithuania. Bolton said in a speech at the Federalist Society Monday, "We will let the ICC die on its own. After…

RT (2018-09-11). AI detects 'mysterious repeating' signals from 'alien galaxy' 3 billion light years away. rt.com Researchers at Breakthrough Listen, a project involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), have used AI to study signals from distant galaxies and found that we may have missed a lot in the hunt for alien life.

Democracy Now! (2018-09-06). The Kavanaugh Cover-up? Role in Torture & Domestic Spying Policy Remains Unknown as Papers Withheld. democracynow.org Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing enters its third day today. On Wednesday Capitol Police arrested 73 people protesting Kavanaugh's nomination. The protests began almost immediately when Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley tried to start the hearing. Protesters included Women's March organizers from 26 states. Among them was a teenager who stood on a chair and said, "I'm 18, and I'm here for the youth of the country. You're ruining my future." We speak to Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's National Security Project, and Vince Warren, executive direct…

2018-09-18: Social Media Postees

The US Government's Secret Rules for Spying on Journalists Are "Terrifying"
Jessica Corbett | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-18
Journalists and free press advocates are responding with alarm to newly released documents revealing the U.S. government's secret rules for using Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court orders to spy on reporters, calling the revelations " important" and " terrifying." | The documents–obtained and released by the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University through an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed last November–confirm long held suspicions that federal officials can target journalists with FISA orders. | @knightcolumbia and @FreedomofPress — appear to confirm longstanding suspicion that government has relied on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to monitor journalist communications. @2ramyakrishnan t.co/VFDjk9oJqq pic.twitter.com/ybnEeuNsby | — Knight 1st Amendment (@knightcolumbia) September 17, 2018 | The two 2015 memos from former Attorney General Eric Holder to…
mintpressnews.com/journalists-govenment-…

Government Can Spy on Journalists in the U.S. Using Invasive Foreign Intelligence Process
Cora Currier | theintercept.com | 2018-09-17
The U.S. government can monitor journalists under a foreign intelligence law that allows invasive spying and operates outside the traditional court system, according to newly released documents. | Targeting members of the press under the law, known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, requires approval from the Justice Department's highest-ranking officials, the documents show. | In two 2015 memos for the FBI, the attorney general spells out "procedures for processing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications targeting known media entities or known members of the media." The guidelines say the attorney general, the deputy attorney general, or their delegate must sign off before the bureau can bring an application to the secretive panel of judges who approves monitoring under the 1978 act, which governs intelligence-related wiretapping and other surveillance carried out domestically and against U.S. persons abroad. | The high level of supervision…
theintercept.com/2018/09/17/journalists-…

The Aftermath of Botham Jean's Killing Shows Why We Need to Cope With the Community Trauma of Police Brutality
Shaun King | theintercept.com | 2018-09-17
The mental health effects of police brutality on whole communities needs to be something we talk about and reckon with. | The post The Aftermath of Botham Jean's Killing Shows Why We Need to Cope With the Community Trauma of Police Brutality appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/09/17/botham-jean-…

Protesters against police brutality march with coffins outside Cowboys' stadium in Texas
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-17
Empty coffins symbolizing those killed by police were carried by protesters outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where the Dallas Cowboys were set to take on the New York Giants.
rt.com/usa/438585-protesters-police-kill…

Off-Duty Cop Tasing an 11-Year-Old Should Provoke a Clear Wakeup Call for Police Reform
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-09-14
The brutal use of force against an 11-year-old Cincinnati girl reveals how desperately we need to stop police brutality. | How young is too young for a person to be tased? In Cincinnati, the answer disturbingly seems to be 7 years old. This is as shocking as it is unacceptable. | The city is purportedly reviewing its policy on the use of force, s…
aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/reform…

Establishment Media Shy Away From Claims of Perjury by Kavanaugh
Justin Anderson | fair.org | 2018-09-12
Daily Beast ( 9/7/18) | Trump Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh was subject to a wringer of testy Senate confirmation hearings last week. The current DC Circuit Court judge has come under fire from Democrats on the Judiciary Committee for his stances against the landmark pro-abortion decision Roe v. Wade, affirmative action and programs for Native Hawaiians, as well as his support for torture. | But some Democrats have also said that Kavanaugh lied under oath in both current and past hearings, and groups like Free Speech for People, Demand Justice, MoveOn and NARAL Pro-Choice America have all advocated perjury probes against him. However, these serious allegations of perjury have received sparse coverage from establishment media outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and NPR. | Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy noted that while Kavanaugh was…
fair.org/home/establishment-media-shy-aw…

John Bolton Threatens International Criminal Court Judges for Probing U.S. Torture in Afghanistan
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-11
President Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, has threatened U.S. sanctions against International Criminal Court judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In 2016 an ICC report accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report also accused the CIA of subjecting at least 27 prisoners to torture, including rape, at CIA prison sites in Afghanistan, Poland, Romania and Lithuania. Bolton said in a speech at the Federalist Society Monday, "We will let the ICC die on its own. After…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/11/john_bolt…

AI detects 'mysterious repeating' signals from 'alien galaxy' 3 billion light years away
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-11
Researchers at Breakthrough Listen, a project involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), have used AI to study signals from distant galaxies and found that we may have missed a lot in the hunt for alien life.
rt.com/news/438199-ai-signals-aliens-set…

The Kavanaugh Cover-up? Role in Torture & Domestic Spying Policy Remains Unknown as Papers Withheld
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-06
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing enters its third day today. On Wednesday Capitol Police arrested 73 people protesting Kavanaugh's nomination. The protests began almost immediately when Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley tried to start the hearing. Protesters included Women's March organizers from 26 states. Among them was a teenager who stood on a chair and said, "I'm 18, and I'm here for the youth of the country. You're ruining my future." We speak to Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's National Security Project, and Vince Warren, executive direct…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/6/the_kavana…

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