Tag: security

U.S. Government Using Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology

Dan King from Young Voices gives the low down on the U.S. government using Amazon's facial recognition technology. Where do they get their data from? Who else uses this type of technology? Have we entered an Orwellian era of Big...

/ January 8, 2019

The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David...

/ September 3, 2018

Despite lack of visa, Chelsea Manning presses on with speaking tour via video link

Updated September 03, 2018 00:13:15 Photo: Chelsea Manning continues with the Antidote speaking tour via video. (ABC News) United States whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who is yet to receive a visa from the Federal Government to enter Australia for a speaking...

/ September 2, 2018

Why Unions Still Matter, on Labor Day and Always

Before joining our union a few years ago, Camika Lewis was making just $7.25 an hour working for a subcontracting company as a customer service representative at Newark International Airport. For more than two decades, she had been putting in...

/ September 2, 2018

Pentagon cancels aid to Pakistan over record on militants

The U.S. military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad's perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties. The...

/ September 1, 2018

Inside the Pomp and Circumstance at John McCain’s Funeral   

The invited guests started to line up about 7:15 a.m. By the time doors  of the Washington National Cathedral opened at 8, two hours before the start of Senator John McCain’s funeral, hundreds were waiting. The queue snaked out to...

/ September 1, 2018

‘We Gather Here To Mourn The Passing of American Greatness’

Anyone searching for the message and meaning of John McCain’s soaring funeral in the National Cathedral need look no further than the third verse of the Navy Hymn, “Eternal Father, Strong to Save,” the moving prayer that has sent generations...

/ September 1, 2018

John McCain: Obama and Bush pay tribute at Washington service

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeghan McCain: "We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness" Ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have paid tribute to Senator John McCain at a memorial service at Washington's...

/ September 1, 2018

Lana Del Rey postpones Israel concert following backlash

US singer Lana Del Rey has decided to postpone an appearance in Israel, where she was due to perform at a music festival next week, in a planned concert criticised by fans and activists. Del Ray said in a statement on...

/ September 1, 2018

Palestinian anger as US ends funding for UN agency

Palestinians have reacted angrily to a US decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists millions of refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause. Washington, which until last year was by...

/ September 1, 2018

The Venezuelan Crisis Spills Over Into a Small Island – Trinidad and Tobago

The overwhelming influx of Venezuelan migrants and refugees regionally has spilled over to small island states in the Caribbean including Trinidad and Tobago which offers visa free entry for up to 90 days for business and tourist visitors. Cedros, a...

/ August 31, 2018

Rahm’s “solutions” to gun violence are the problem

CHICAGO HAS been in the headlines once again after the city was rocked by gun violence over the summer, including several weekends when the number of shooting deaths reached double digits. Once again, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department...

/ August 30, 2018

Labor Board Backs Engineers Who Were Fired for Unionizing

The National Labor Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software company. The NLRB Tuesday issued a complaint against Lanetix, alleging the company violated federal...

/ August 29, 2018

Israel threatens ‘strong’ action against Iranian forces in Syria

Israel renewed its threat to attack Iranian military targets in Syria after Damascus and Tehran reached a new accord on security cooperation. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a speech on Wednesday his country would take "strong and determined action against Iran's attempts...

/ August 29, 2018

Who Are We?: Examining the State of German Identity

August 29, 2018  04:12 PM Six years ago, back in 2012, things weren't all that different than they are today. Angela Merkel was chancellor and Joachim Löw was the head coach of the German national football team. That year, though,...

/ August 29, 2018

Myanmar rejects UN findings in Rohingya genocide report

Myanmar's government has rejected a United Nations' report on mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya, which calls for Myanmar officials to face genocide charges over their campaign against the Muslim minority. On Wednesday, a senior spokesperson for the government...

/ August 29, 2018

Bernie Sanders’ problem with Amazon

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking additional information about the working conditions in Amazon warehouses in advance of legislation he’s preparing to introduce on September 5.  Income inequality was, after all, the centerpiece of Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. It was...

/ August 29, 2018

Vigilantes with a Badge: Warrior Cops Endanger Our Lives and Freedoms

By John W. Whitehead “There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.”—Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of...

/ August 28, 2018

The Chemnitz Riots: Right-Wing Mob Wreaks Havoc on German City

August 28, 2018  03:48 PM The neo-Nazi goes on the attack. He throws his arms above his head, yells and waves toward the parade of demonstrators in an attempt to get his comrades to follow him. Then, along with a...

/ August 28, 2018