United States Blocks German Author, Critical of NSA Surveillance, from Entering the Country

By: Tuesday October 1, 2013 7:20 pm

German-Bulgarian author Ilija Trojanow, who has been highly critical of the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance apparatus, was blocked from taking an American Airlines flight from Salvador, Brazil, to a conference with German academics in Denver. Trojanow approached a ticket counter and informed an American Airlines employee that he wanted to change his ticket to [...]

ICE Officers Detain Oscar-Nominated Palestinian Filmmaker & Threaten to Deport Him

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 1:05 pm

Emad Burnat is the Palestinian director of the Oscar-nominated documentary, “5 Broken Cameras.” He is the first Palestinian to be nominated for an Academy Award. He traveled to the United States this week because the Academy Awards ceremony is this weekend. It is common for nominees to be in attendance. But on Tuesday night, US [...]

Ideological Exclusion: US Government Refuses to Grant Outspoken Pakistani Lawyer a Visa

By: Monday April 9, 2012 9:06 pm

Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar, who sued the United States government over family members of civilian victims of US drone attacks, was invited to participate in an upcoming International Drone Summit in Washington, DC, on April 28, but, the peace group CODEPINK reports the US is refusing to grant him a visa. The refusal by the [...]

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