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Republicans and Democrats agree: If Trump has tapes, he’ll need to turn them over to Congress

From the Washington Post:

In the six days since President Trump abruptly fired FBI director James B. Comey, concern from both parties has mounted about the selection of a replacement and the president’s suggestion that he may have secretly taped conversations with the ousted director.

Key Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Sunday called for […]


The FBI and Occupy

Excerpts from the San Francisco Bay Guardian:

The filings make it clear that the FBI was not only spying on the Occupy movement but was sharing data with local law-enforcement agencies — and at some point may have classified some part of the Occupy movement as international terrorists.

The Guardian and the ACLU have been […]


FBI was monitoring Bay Area Occupy movement

It’s something civil rights activists have been concerned about and it’s turned out to be true. Federal agents have been monitoring the Occupy movement and protestors. And, the FBI has released some records of its surveillance, but far from all of them.

Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the first Occupy encampment […]


US Subverting Latin America

US President John Kennedy Established USAID – the United States Agency for International Development – in November, 1962 as an organization charged with an essentially humanitarian mission of providing economic and other support to struggling countries around the world. The agency’s stated goals therefore include conflict prevention, the expansion of democracy, humanitarian assistance, and human […]