Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Intercept

The Intercept: a new webpage published by First Look Media, a media project inisiated by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald are the co-founders of the Intercept.

Check it out

The Democracy Now item below Death By Metadata is an interview with Scahill and Greenwald

Death By Metadata

Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Reveal NSA Role in Assassinations Overseas

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Mission Gone Wrong

"Why are we still fighting the drug war?"

The New Yorker gives a history of the United States' war on drugs at home and in Latin America, underscoring its failures and highlighting why the U.S. strategy remains "on autopilot" despite the spate of shortcomings. It noted, "What is remarkable is how many times the U.S. has tried such militarized counter-narcotics programs and how long it has been apparent how little they amount to.