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Truth serum? New CIA 'torture program' docs shed light on post-9/11 'Project Medication'

By ethan / November 14, 2018

A CIA report obtained by the ACLU lays bare the details of the agency’s “enhanced interrogation” program, including tactics so disturbing even CIA agents were reluctant to implement them. The ACLU fought in court for two years to obtain the report, which constitutes a history of the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” detention program from 2002 to […]

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US records 17% spike in hate crimes, African-Americans & Jews most targeted

By ethan / November 13, 2018

The US has seen a 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017, with the majority of reported incidents targeting African-Americans and Jews, according to the FBI’s annual Hate Crimes Statistics report. The report, released on Tuesday by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, breaks down hate crime information from last year, broken down […]

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You forgot Hindus: Trump roasted over Diwali tweet

By ethan / November 13, 2018

US president Donald Trump lit the traditional Diwali lamp at the White House and tweeted a greeting to the celebrants, only to have Twitter light into him instead over forgetting Hindus, the biggest group celebrating the festival! Diwali is observed by “Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains throughout the United States & around the world,” Trump tweeted, […]

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Police put Ohio hospital on lockdown after reports of 'potential active shooter'

By ethan / November 13, 2018

An Ohio hospital has been put on lockdown following a report of an active shooter. Police are searching each floor of the building for the potential suspect. Authorities were deployed to The Cleveland Clinic – Medina Hospital in Medina, Ohio, after receiving reports that a woman was in possession of a firearm and threatening people. […]

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Bezos vs. the working class: Amazon’s new headquarters meets public backlash

By ethan / November 13, 2018

Amazon has named New York City and Crystal City, Virginia, as the locations for its second and third headquarters. While the move will bring billions of dollars to these areas, locals fear spiralling rents and displacement. The online retail giant made the announcement on Tuesday, putting an end to a year of competition between more […]

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US will squeeze Iran with sanctions ‘until the pips squeak’ – Bolton

By ethan / November 13, 2018

US National Security Advisor John Bolton has threatened to “squeeze” Iran’s economy “until the pips squeak,” just one week after Washington imposed a new round of crippling sanctions billed as the “toughest ever.” Speaking ahead of the ASEAN-US summit in Singapore, Bolton said that the Iranian government is already under “real pressure” and that the […]

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California ‘hellscape’ visible from space as wildfires rage on (PHOTOS)

By ethan / November 13, 2018

California is still burning amid the worst wildfire crisis in its history. So far, 42 people have been killed and 228 are missing as the state is reduced to a hellscape. Satellite imagery of the destruction makes for grim viewing. Deimos Imaging has shared jaw-dropping images of the destruction caused by the Hill Fire and […]

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