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Abby Martin speaks with Susan Hu, Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights and Kevin Gosztola, journalist at Firedoglake, discussing a recent article on the intercept that exposes the National Counterterrorism Center’s criteria for adding individuals to the government’s terrorism watchlist, highlighting the arbitrary nature of the guidelines and how over the last 5 years nearly 1.5 million people have been added to the list.

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Medical workers killed, injured as Israel targets Gaza health infrastructure

“The Israelis are using a wide variety of sophisticated modern weapons against a basically naked civilian population,” said renowned Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert in a phone interview with The Electronic Intifada on Tuesday, 22 July.

“This is state terrorism at a very sophisticated and very high level,” he added.

Speaking over the phone from al-Shifa hospital where he is helping to treat the wounded, Gilbert described the horrors he has witnessed in Gaza in recent days as the bodies of mostly Palestinian women and children are brought to the hopsital torn to shreds by an Israeli arsenal deliberately aimed at civilians.

Listen to the entire interview with Dr. Gilbert above:

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-- ex US Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill 

… this American pseudo intellectual is one reason why we cannot have nice things …

related video: Understanding Syria’s War ; What ISIS & Al-Nusra’s rise to power means

and: The Bush, NeoCon and Pro-War Liberal Blunders That Produced the New Mess in Iraq

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Russian anti-GMO activists raise funds for ‘first-ever’ independent intl research

GMO production and distribution is likened to terrorism by the authors of a draft bill submitted to the Russian parliament earlier this week. It’s not the first comparison of the kind, according to Elena Sharoykina, director of the Genetic Safety Public Association GSPA, a 10-year-old NGO in Moscow, Russia’s major campaigner for GM free food and agriculture.

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Journalism, the New Terrorism (by Dennis Trainor, Jr)

Published on Aug 21, 2013

It has been said that it is no measure of health to be well adjusted in a profoundly sick society. And there is no way you can be awake and deny that we live in a profoundly sick society. So, are you well adjusted? Listen, if you live in the United States or the UK or in one of the countries where the ruling class benefits from the dominant system of global corporate capitalism, your government is either committing or enabling crimes against humanity that include, but are in no way limited to war crimes, illegal surveillance, illegal occupations, and covert government coups. THESE ARE FACTS, not hyperbole. 

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The Plot Against Occupy: How the government turned five stoner misfits into the world’s most hapless terrorist cell

The boys anxiously fiddled with the safety switch on one of the IEDs. Even on this April night, as they planted two bombs, the plan felt slapdash. No one knew how to handle the explosives. They had no getaway plan. At one point they’d discussed closing the bridge with traffic cones to minimize casualties – 13,000 vehicles crossed the bridge daily – but there was no mention of that now. Some of the accomplices weren’t even clear on the evening’s basic agenda. “Do we plant tonight and go boom tomorrow?” Baxter had asked in the van. “No, we’re going to detonate these tonight,” someone had clarified.

Before 9/11, German says, the FBI would have considered the idea of advancing terrorism plots just to defuse them as “laughable. But what was justified as an emergency method has become a normalized part of regular criminal-justice work.” — from the article

The Plot Against Occupy: How the government turned five stoner misfits into the world’s most hapless terrorist cell

The boys anxiously fiddled with the safety switch on one of the IEDs. Even on this April night, as they planted two bombs, the plan felt slapdash. No one knew how to handle the explosives. They had no getaway plan. At one point they’d discussed closing the bridge with traffic cones to minimize casualties – 13,000 vehicles crossed the bridge daily – but there was no mention of that now. Some of the accomplices weren’t even clear on the evening’s basic agenda. “Do we plant tonight and go boom tomorrow?” Baxter had asked in the van. “No, we’re going to detonate these tonight,” someone had clarified.

Before 9/11, German says, the FBI would have considered the idea of advancing terrorism plots just to defuse them as “laughable. But what was justified as an emergency method has become a normalized part of regular criminal-justice work.” — from the article

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