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U.S. military shows off new electromagnetic crowd dispersal weapon

By Agence France-Presse A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere — this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week. “You’re not gonna see it, you’re not gonna hear it, you’re not gonna smell it: you’re gonna feel it,” explained US … Continue reading U.S. military shows off new electromagnetic crowd dispersal weapon

Cultures of Resistance

The book Deep Green Resistance studies the American Civil Rights Movement, the British Women’s Social and Political Union, and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta. All these “cultures of resistance” provide loyal support for their members, so they may do the difficult work of demanding social and political change. I’ve looked into … Continue reading Cultures of Resistance

Police agencies in the United States to begin using drones in 90 days

By Watertown Daily Times Coming soon to the skies above you — drones, drones and more drones. And all giving police and who knows who else the chance to peek into your backyard. Legislation just signed by President Obama directs the Federal Aviation Administration to open the skies to remotely controlled drones within the next … Continue reading Police agencies in the United States to begin using drones in 90 days

Chicago prepares for G8 protests with aerial surveillance, face shields, and sniper rifles

By Yana Kunichoff Each time a new measure that the city of Chicago is preparing for the coming NATO and G8 summits is unveiled, the tension in the city ratchets up a notch. The latest news comes in the form of reports that Chicago has purchased face shields, and may be considering the implementation of … Continue reading Chicago prepares for G8 protests with aerial surveillance, face shields, and sniper rifles

500 deaths attributed to tasers in the United States since 2001

By Amnesty International The deaths of 500 people following police use of Tasers underscores the need for tighter rules limiting the use of such weapons in law enforcement, Amnesty International said. According to data collected by Amnesty International, at least 500 people in the USA have died since 2001 after being shocked with Tasers either … Continue reading 500 deaths attributed to tasers in the United States since 2001

Pentagon wants $2.9 billion for war it claims is over

By Spencer Ackerman / Wired Thought the Iraq war was over? The Obama administration certainly wants you to think so, the better for its re-election campaign. Inconvenient fact, though: The Pentagon is asking for nearly $3 billion for a war it isn’t actually fighting. To be specific, the Pentagon’s brand-new budget request asks for $2.9 … Continue reading Pentagon wants $2.9 billion for war it claims is over

Fox News commentator says women in military should expect to be raped

By Eric W. Dolan Fox News contributor Liz Trotta on Monday suggested women serving alongside male service members should expect to be raped and complained about the money spent on women who are “now being raped too much.” Trotta appeared on Fox to discuss new Department of Defense rules allowing women to serve in more … Continue reading Fox News commentator says women in military should expect to be raped

No punishment for marine who authorized execution-style massacre of Iraqi civilians

By John Tirman / Alternet The plea bargain in the last Haditha massacre case handed down in January is a fitting end to the Iraq war. In the most notorious case of U.S. culpability in Iraqi civilian deaths, no one will pay a price. And that is emblematic of the entire war and its hundreds … Continue reading No punishment for marine who authorized execution-style massacre of Iraqi civilians