30 Jan 2016

Oregon Militia Threatens “Bloodbath"

Tensions came to a head last night as authorities and militia members were involved in a shooting during a traffic stop. Eight militia members have been arrested and one is confirmed dead. After police shot and killed one of the militia members and arrested of eight of their comrades, the remaining members are threatening a “bloodbath” if the F.B.I. moves in on them. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola hosts of The Young Turks break it down. See The Raw Story for more.
 

27 Jan 2016

Corruption, Hate and Violence: Kosovo in Crisis

Kosovo is currently seeing the worst case of political unrest since it declared independence from Serbia in 2008. A new European Union-brokered deal that would give the Serbian minority more local powers in the majority-Albanian country has proved to be the tipping point after a long period of dissatisfaction with the government.




24 Jan 2016

Ghost of Tom Joad



France to extend controversial state of emergency

France will, meanwhile, extend the controversial state of emergency that has been in place since the Paris attacks in November despite criticism from human rights groups and United Nations experts. CCTV's Kate Parkinson reports from Paris



21 Jan 2016

Suburbia


 

Britain's Secret Surveillance

IMSI catchers are portable surveillance tools used for spying on thousands of phones in a targeted area, tracking their location and even intercepting calls, messages, and data. They are supposed to help identify serious criminals, but cannot operate without monitoring innocent people too.



8 Jan 2016

Aid to reach starving Syrian town of Madaya by Monday

Aid deliveries bringing food, medical supplies and blankets to three towns in Syria where residents say they are starving to death will begin by Sunday or Monday, a Red Cross official has said. The official called for humanitarian organisations to be granted unimpeded access to all areas under siege in Syria, saying one-off deliveries were not enough to prevent civilians from starving.
 

 
 
Madaya, located 1,300 metres above sea level in a mountainous region straddling the border with Lebanon, is home to 30,000 people who have been under siege since July, as part of a complicated power play.  Their fate is tied to Fua and Kefraya, two Shia villages in northern Syria besieged by rebels belonging to a coalition called Jaysh al-Fateh. Backers of the government and the rebels are attempting to orchestrate a population swap but it has been repeatedly delayed.
Médecins sans Frontières said on Thursday night that 23 people had died of starvation in Madaya since 1 December.