NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake Prevails Against Charges in Unprecedented Obama Admin Crackdown

21 March 2012 — Democracy Now!

We speak with Thomas Drake, who was targeted after challenging waste, mismanagement and possible constitutional violations at the National Security Agency, but the case against him later collapsed. Drake was one of several sources for a Baltimore Sun article about a $1.2 billion NSA experimental program called “Trailblazer” to sift through electronic communications for national security threats. Continue reading this...

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 20 March 2012: UK Voices ‘Concern’ Over Israeli Settlement Building

20 March 2012 – VTJP

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Israeli Court Upholds Appeal To End Discrimination In “Feast Meals”
IMEMC – For the first time in Israel’s history, the Israeli District Court upheld an appeal filed on behalf a Palestinian political prisoner from the northern West Bank city of Jenin demanding an end to discrimination in the distribution of special meals that were only granted to Jewish prisoners during Jewish and Israeli holidays.

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