Podcast: ‘MICATS 3′ Trial & Building ‘Community Power’ Against Tar Sands Oil Companies

By: Sunday February 9, 2014 10:39 am

Three members of a coalition in Michigan fighting against the transportation and refining of tar sands oil were found guilty by a jury of the charges of trespassing and resisting and obstructing an officer. They had not been allowed to raise the issue of the risk tar sands oil poses to the environment during the [...]

In Spite of Political Prosecution, Jury Acquits ‘NATO 3′ of All Terrorism Charges

By: Friday February 7, 2014 10:10 pm

A jury found the “NATO 3″ not guilty of all state terrorism charges including material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and possession and manufacturing of an incendiary device with the intent to commit terrorism. They were found not guilty of possessing an incendiary device with the intention to commit arson and not guilty [...]

When Prosecutors Showed the Jury a Pipe Bomb Making Recipe in the ‘NATO 3′ Trial

By: Wednesday February 5, 2014 5:01 pm

If any single moment exemplifies what is horribly wrong with this trial, the moment when Illinois state prosecutors had a pipe bomb making recipe admitted into evidence and showed it to the jury while an explosives technician from the Chicago police department was on the witness stand is such an example. A defense attorney had [...]

Judge Evokes Dystopian Scene of Terror, Declines to Acquit ‘NATO 3′ of Terrorism Charges

By: Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:33 am

The prosecution rested and the defense decided it would not call witnesses and put on a case in the trial of the “NATO 3.” Immediately, defense attorneys moved for a directed verdict on multiple terrorism and arson charges, which the defendants face. Brian Jacob Church, Brent Betterly and Jared Chase traveled from Florida to Chicago [...]

‘NATO 3′ Trial: Only Person to Talk About ‘Terrorizing’ Chicago Was an Undercover Cop

By: Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:52 am

An undercover Chicago police officer involved in targeting and arresting three young men on trial in the state of Illinois for terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges admitted on the witness stand that he was the only one to ever explicitly say anything about “terrorizing” the city during a NATO summit. Brian Jacob Church, Brent [...]

Why is Illinois, Not the US Government, Putting ‘NATO 3′ on Trial for Terror Conspiracy?

By: Monday January 20, 2014 9:29 pm

Three activists known as the “NATO 3″ are scheduled to go on trial tomorrow in Chicago. They were arrested days before a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in the city in May 2012 and later indicted on terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges. The trial will be significant as it involves a state terrorism [...]

David Miranda & the Policing of Journalism

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 7:49 pm

Lawyers for David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has been reporting on documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, was in Britain’s High Court for the second day of a hearing. Miranda was detained at Heathrow airport on August 18 when he was on his way to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin. [...]

UK Police Believed David Miranda Was Likely ‘Connected to a Conspiracy’ Between Snowden and Others

By: Wednesday November 6, 2013 11:05 am

Lawyers for David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald who was detained under a United Kingdom terrorism law back in August and had electronics equipment seized from him, are in Britain’s High Court to argue that detaining him was unlawful and it was a violation of Miranda’s right to target him under the terrorism [...]

NSA Recognized It Was Collecting Too Much Data When Harvesting Millions of Contact Lists

By: Tuesday October 15, 2013 10:42 am

Millions of users from around the world have had their contact lists from their personal email and instant messaging accounts harvested by the National Security Agency, according to a report from The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani. The collection “sweeps in the contacts of many Americans,” as two unnamed “senior US intelligence officials” [...]

Rendition of Libyan Terror Suspect: What If Abu Anas al-Liby Had Nothing to Do With the Embassy Bombings?

By: Monday October 14, 2013 8:11 pm

A Libyan terror suspect kidnapped from Libya in a raid by US special forces on October 5 was transferred from the naval ship, where he was being detained and interrogated, into “law enforcement custody” over the weekend. The Justice Department indicated in a press release that he was “brought directly to the Southern District of [...]

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