January 2018

Warrantless NSA Mass Surveillance Authorization Extended By 6 More Years

On Friday afternoon, just hours before Congress failed to avert a government shutdown, the President signed into law the “FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017.” The bill passed the House and Senate earlier this week with the support of many Republicans and Democrats, offering only slight adjustments to Section 702, a law that oversees the NSA’s spying ability.

Watch the Astonishing Footage of a Car Crashing Into the 2nd Floor of a Santa Ana Office Building (VIDEO)

A Nissan Altima got lodged into the second floor of a dentist office in Santa Ana, California, in the early morning of Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The vehicle was speeding northbound on French Street when it struck a raised median and went airborne, gouging a cavernous hole into the building’s 2nd floor. The accident occurred in the 300 block of E. 17th Street.

76 Countries Are Now Involved in Washington’s Perpetual “War on Terror”

The Costs of War Project has produced not just a detailed visual representation of the true extent of the war on terror, but the first map of its kind ever. It offers an astounding look at Washington’s counterterror wars across the globe: their spread, the deployment of U.S. forces, the expanding missions to train foreign counterterror forces, the 1000+ American bases that make them possible, the drones and other air strikes essential to them, and the U.S. combat troops to fight them.

Red Cross: Cholera Outbreak Reaches “Hideous Milestone” of 1 Million Cases — Facilitated By U.S.-Backed Saudi Intervention in Yemen

As the 1,000th day of the U.S.-backed Saudi airstrike campaign in Yemen passed this week, humanitarian agencies recorded the one millionth case of cholera to infect the war-torn country, where 80 percent of the population lacks adequate access to food, clean water, and healthcare.