War on Christianity: Al Qaeda-Linked Rebels Attack Christian Village

(AP) Rebels fight Syrian army in Christian village By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Government troops battled al-Qaida-linked rebels for a Christian village in western Syria for a second day Thursday, while world leaders gathered in Russia for an economic summit… Continue Reading

‘Encryption is a human right’: Wikipedia aims to lock out NSA

rt.com Wikipedia is taking steps to make its site ‘unsnoopable’ to the NSA following revelations that its site users were being spied on. The measures will include the use of secure encryption for its logged-in users to minimize eavesdropping. The… Continue Reading

Mexico state security officials collaborated in civilian abductions: Human Rights Watch

Whitney Eulich csmonitor.com The very government and security forces meant to protect Mexicans from the violence that has overwhelmed the country during its drug war played a role in the disappearance of nearly 150 people over a six-year period, with… Continue Reading

Iraq falling back into ‘authoritarianism’: Human Rights Watch

 “Despite US government assurances that it helped create a stable democracy, the reality is that it left behind a budding police state.” Iraq is falling back into authoritarianism and headed towards becoming a police state, despite US claims that it… Continue Reading