Media: To Defeat Transparency, NYPD Turns to Journalist-Turned-Cop-Turned-Journalist-Turned-Cop

21 June 2017 — FAIR

WSJ: A Terrorist's Guide to New York CityConservative media go to bat for secret government surveillance.

The biggest, most resourced police department in the world likes to work in the shadows. You want to question that? You’re probably a terrorist enabler.

Last week, the New York City Council held hearings on proposed legislation calling on the New York Police Department to be more transparent with how they surveil and spy on the public. Police officials, as they often do, proceeded to tell local lawmakers to get lost. Requests for more information and possibly a public comment period on NYPD spying tactics, which have reached sci-fi levels, were called “insane” and met with suggestions that ISIS terrorists would be given a “roadmap” to attacking the city.

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One Brit MEP is trying to stop the ban on dangerous pesticides! Mail your MEP Now!

21 June 2017 — 38 Degrees

A single British politician is trying to stop plans to ban bee-killing pesticides from our fields for good. [1,2]

In just 24 hours, some British MEPs – politicians on a powerful European committee – will be asked to reverse plans to permanently ban these dangerous pesticides. [2] But there are hundreds of thousands of us reading this email. Together we can make sure politicians reject this last ditch effort to let bee killing pesticides on our fields.

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Russia Halts Cooperation with US in Syrian Airspace By Stephen Lendman

21 June 2017 — Global Research

In response to the US-led coalition downing of a Syrian Su-22 warplane in its own airspace, a lawless aggressive act, Russia’s Defense Ministry issued the following statement:

“As of June 19 this year, the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation has ended its interaction with the US side under a memorandum for preventing incidents and providing for safe flights during operations in Syria, and demands that the US command carry out a careful investigation and report about its results and the measures taken.”

“The shooting down of a Syrian Air Force jet in Syria’s airspace is a cynical violation of Syria’s sovereignty. The US’ repeated combat operations under the guise of ‘combating terrorism’ against the legitimate armed forces of a UN member-state are a flagrant violation of international law, in addition to being actual military aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic.”

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