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News from North America, Thursday 4th April 2013

BBC News: “The US is sending a missile shield to the Pacific island of Guam as North Korea threatens nuclear strikes. The Pentagon said the shield would be ready within weeks, adding to warships that were sent to the area earlier. The North had named Guam among a list of possible targets for attack that […]

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News from North America. Monday 25th March 2013

Reuters: “The United States agreed on Saturday to transfer to Afghan control a prison that houses insurgents and other dangerous inmates adjacent to Bagram airfield, the Pentagon said. The agreement, reached after a week of intensified negotiations between U.S. and Afghan officials, calls for the formal transfer to take place on Monday and includes assurances […]

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News from North America, Friday 25th January 2013

Seattle Times: American David Coleman Headley was sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping plan the 2008 deadly attack in Mumbai. MSNBC: “The United Nations formally launched an investigation into the United States’ targeted killing program on Thursday morning. Ben Emmerson, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, announced the beginning of […]

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News from North America, Thursday 17th January 2013

Washington Post: “What went wrong with the counterterrorism efforts the State and Defense departments ran in Mali for 10 years? French troops are moving against Islamist fighters who’ve traveled south from northern Mali. The White House or Congress, or both, should examine why the U.S. programs targeting the groups failed.” Los Angeles Times: “Now that […]

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News from North America, Monday 14th January 2013

LA Times: An undercover ‘supply sergeant’ named William Fulton helped bring down Alaska militia leader Schaeffer Cox– who was sentenced to 26 years in prison for plotting to kill government workers. Huffington Post: “Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell delivered some harsh words for the GOP as a whole on Sunday. In an appearance on […]

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News from North America, Friday 11th January 2013

Alaska Dispatch: “Schaeffer Cox, the boyish anti-government activist and skilled orator from Fairbanks, Alaska, has given notice he will appeal his federal conviction for murder conspiracy, weapons violations and the nearly 26-year sentence that goes with them. Cox, 28, made himself out to be the commander of a strong militia preparing for government collapse and the […]

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US Tracker 01.11.12

Mother Jones: Mother Jones examines seven electoral scenarios that could trigger armed rebellion on the right come November 6th. Slate: Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says that Christians will go to hell if they vote for Barack Obama next Tuesday.

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Whatever happened to the American militia movement?

Where have they gone? Are they still around? And, if they are, why does nobody seem to be talking about them any more? I refer to American militias, the highly decentralized and localized collection of gun rights advocates, with their deeply suspicious, and often conspiratorial, view of the federal government who burst onto the American […]

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US Tracker 17.10.12

Bloomberg: “Osama bin Laden’s former driver had his conviction by a military tribunal thrown out as a U.S. appeals court found he was wrongly charged for committing acts that weren’t crimes at the time. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington vacated the 2008 conviction of Salim Hamdan by the military tribunal at a U.S. […]

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US Tracker 16.10.12

BBC News: Guantanamo Bay hearings have resumed after five months, with five men appearing before a US military tribunal. The defendants, the most high profile of which is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who allegedly admitted to masterminding the 9/11 attacks, “are charged with conspiring with al-Qaeda, terrorism and one count of murder for each known victim of the 11 […]

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