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Sen. Grassley Conflates Immigration Reform With Boston Violence

Sen. Grassley Conflates Immigration Reform With Boston Violence

by on April 19 2013, 11:34AM

Senate Republicans begin to speculate about whether Boston attacks should shape the immigration reform effort.

Topics: Immigration Reform, National Security, /NOW

How We Can Break the Cycle of Pain From Mass Violence

How We Can Break the Cycle of Pain From Mass Violence

by Rinku Sen on April 16 2013, 10:17AM

Care for those hurt. Care for those who will be accused. And care for ourselves. That’s how we’ll grow together, rather than tear apart.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Coping With Terror, National Security, Movement

History Would Repeat Itself If Boston Derailed Immigration Reform

History Would Repeat Itself If Boston Derailed Immigration Reform

by on April 16 2013, 7:52AM

American lawmakers have generally responded to acts of mass violence, whether by U.S. citizens or foreigners, with anti-immigration laws and a retreat from reform.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Immigration, Immigration Reform, National Security

NYPD Has Changed 'Nothing' About Muslim Spying Program

NYPD Has Changed ‘Nothing’ About Muslim Spying Program

by on April 8 2013, 1:10PM

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says that the city has changed nothing about it’s controversial program to spy in Muslims communities.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Black Churches Condemn Obama's Drone Policy as Murder and Evil

Black Churches Condemn Obama’s Drone Policy as Murder and Evil

by Jorge Rivas on February 25 2013, 1:35PM

An association of 34,000 churches has come out strongly against drones.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

5  Things You Probably Didn't Know About Drones in the U.S.

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Drones in the U.S.

by , Jamilah King on February 13 2013, 10:33AM

No, the LAPD didn’t use a drone to track and kill Christopher Dorner. But the devices are still being used in some very unsettling ways to track U.S. citizens on American soil.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security

Soledad O'Brien Tricks Opponent Of Women In Combat

Soledad O’Brien Tricks Opponent Of Women In Combat

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2013, 11:16AM

US Marine Corps Captain Zoe Bedell and “Co-Ed Combat” Author Kingsley Browne debate the impact of overturning the ban on women in combat.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Sasha Obama: 'Good Job, Dad. You Didn't Mess Up' This Time

Sasha Obama: ‘Good Job, Dad. You Didn’t Mess Up’ This Time

by Jorge Rivas on January 22 2013, 11:38AM

After giving Dad a “Good job!” she added a reminder of his flubbed words four years ago. “You didn’t mess up,” Sasha went on to say, teasing the commander in chief.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Terrorism Suspect Pleads in Yet Another NYPD Case Riddled With Questions

Terrorism Suspect Pleads in Yet Another NYPD Case Riddled With Questions

by on December 5 2012, 10:44AM

The city’s ongoing use of informants to create terror plots it can then prosecute raised concerns of even the FBI in Ahmed Ferhani’s case.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, Spying

The Nightmare of War Finds an Outlet in Jazz, Poetry from Vets

The Nightmare of War Finds an Outlet in Jazz, Poetry from Vets

by on November 30 2012, 9:19AM

Musician Mike Ladd and jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer explore the emotional toll of war on veterans of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, National Security

Univision: 'Everything' Changed for Immigrants After 9/11

Univision: ‘Everything’ Changed for Immigrants After 9/11

by Jorge Rivas on September 11 2012, 10:22AM

Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas remembers covering the events of September 11, 2001.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

The Real Reason Big Brother's Still Spying on New York City's Muslims

The Real Reason Big Brother’s Still Spying on New York City’s Muslims

by on August 29 2012, 9:34AM

A program that was meant to make New York City “safer” from would-be terrorists has proven to be an abysmal failure. But city officials aren’t budging.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, Spying

Richard Aoki Documentary Directors Blast FBI Allegations

Richard Aoki Documentary Directors Blast FBI Allegations

by Jamilah King on August 22 2012, 11:05AM

The statement calls for Aoki’s supporters to conduct their own research.

Topics: History, National Security, /NOW, Richard Aoki

Richard Aoki, the FBI, and the Long (Ongoing) Saga of State Spying

Richard Aoki, the FBI, and the Long (Ongoing) Saga of State Spying

by Jamilah King on August 21 2012, 9:24AM

A damning new report alleges that the late Black Panther Richard Aoki may have worked as an FBI informant. But is state intervention in progressive movements inevitable?

Topics: History, National Security, Richard Aoki

30 TSA Officers Report Racial Profiling at Boston's Logan Airport

30 TSA Officers Report Racial Profiling at Boston’s Logan Airport

by Jamilah King on August 13 2012, 2:12PM

Turns out that it’s not so easy to be “race-neutral” in an already flawed program.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW

Feds Use Counter-Terrorism Laws to Fuel Deportation Machine

Feds Use Counter-Terrorism Laws to Fuel Deportation Machine

by on May 15 2012, 8:41AM

A decade after September 11, 2001, the government is wielding it’s broad counterterrorism powers against non-citizens who pose no threat and who face deportation as a result.

Topics: Immigration, National Security

U.S. Says Sorry for Holding Up 'King of Bollywood' at NY Airport

U.S. Says Sorry for Holding Up ‘King of Bollywood’ at NY Airport

by Jorge Rivas on April 13 2012, 1:41PM

Khan’s incident might be gaining international attention because he is a celebrity, but the truth is that ordinary American citizens and immigrants here in the United States grapple with racial and religious profiling routinely at airports.

Topics: Immigration, National Security, /NOW

Bloomberg's Fear of Muslims Helped Drive the NYPD's Shameless Spying

Bloomberg’s Fear of Muslims Helped Drive the NYPD’s Shameless Spying

by on March 15 2012, 9:28AM

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s defense of the NYPD’s spying on Muslim communities shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Mayor’s had a tense relationship with Muslim and Arab communities for nearly a decade.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, Spying

A Closer Look at Ray Kelly's Multi-Billion Dollar Army of Spies

A Closer Look at Ray Kelly’s Multi-Billion Dollar Army of Spies

by on March 1 2012, 10:33AM

New York Police Department has argued that it’s spending billions to spy on Muslim Americans in order to foil terror plots. That assertion simply doesn’t hold up against the few facts they’ve been willing to share.

Topics: National Security, Spying

NYPD Also Spying on New Jersey Muslims for the Past 7-Years

NYPD Also Spying on New Jersey Muslims for the Past 7-Years

by Jorge Rivas on February 24 2012, 6:15PM

The New York Police Department has secretly been conducting surveillance on Muslims in New Jersey and they have done it with the permission of the governor’s office — granted in 2005 by former Gov. Richard Codey.

Topics: National Security, /NOW