Human rights groups launch campaign seeking pardon for Snowden

by Source: Three leading human rights organization launched a campaign to try and persuade President Barack Obama to pardon National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden of his theft and espionage charges in the US before he leaves office. “Presidents normally take some of the most difficult actions of their eight years in office in […]

Guccifer 2.0: More hacked DNC documents revealed at cyber conference

by Source: Another round of hacked Democratic National Committee documents have been released. Provided by an anonymous representative of a hacker, Guccifer, the 500 megabytes detail the DNC’s information technology infrastructure and internal reports on donors. Forbes reports that on Tuesday in London at the Future of Cyber Security Europe conference, Guccifer addressed cybersecurity experts through […]

CIA & White House tried to suppress Senate torture probe – report

by Source: A Senate report into the CIA’s use of torture and its cover-up was heavily redacted and almost never published, with the Obama administration trying to protect the agency, its lead investigator has revealed for the first time. Daniel Jones, the Senate Intelligence Committee staffer who led the probe into the CIA’s detention […]

Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia, cancels California campaign trip, ‘Ellen’ appearance

by Source: Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, according to her doctor, who made the statement Sunday following the Democratic presidential candidate’s collapse at the 9/11 memorial in New York. Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s personal doctor since 2001, released a statement through the Clinton campaign which said the former secretary of state […]

Alt right or shift right? WikiLeaks trolls Clinton in ‘Neocon hawk’ poll

by Source: WikiLeaks has gone full troll with a Twitter poll sarcastically asking social media users to choose which way the presidential candidate truly leans. “Hillary Clinton has surrounded herself with (neo) “conservative” Iraq war hawks from Kissinger to Kagan,” the poll reads. Hillary Clinton has surrounded herself with (neo) "conservative" Iraq war hawks […]

Sioux tribe wins partial halt to Dakota pipeline in federal court

by Source: The Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s request for a temporary stop work order on the Dakota Access Pipeline has been granted by a federal judge. Sacred sites in North Dakota were bulldozed over the weekend, a day after the tribe identified them in court papers. Energy Transfer Partners is trying to construct a […]

US spy agency apologizes for tweet about ‘classy’ Chinese welcome

by Source: The US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has apologized for a tweeted joke about the welcome for President Obama’s team upon their arrival at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China. The now deleted tweet had a link to an article by the New York Times, describing a row between Chinese security personnel and […]

Over 30 activists arrested over Dakota oil pipeline protests

by Source: More arrests have been made in North Dakota and have started taking place in Iowa over the proposed construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Since protests began several months ago, more than 60 people have been arrested. Over 100 protesters took a stand against the pipeline in Boone, Iowa on Wednesday, […]