Fionnghuala Nic Roibeaird

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Who's watching Big Brother?

IT'S THE only thing standing between us and the tyranny of terrorism, they say. But the "it" is more tyranny--carried out by the most powerful …

Defined by Debt: How the Strike Debt Movement Redefined Occupy

The answer appears so simple that even Saturday Night Live has made a gag of it. To escape the nightmare tide of rising debt, all Americans need do …

Chinese hackers 'compromise' US weapons systems designs

<b>Chinese hackers have accessed designs for more than two dozen US weapons systems, a US newspaper has reported.</b><p>Designs for combat aircraft, ships and missile defences were among those compromised, a Pentagon paper found, the Washington Post reported.<p>A public version of the same Defense Science Board …

Military

Why Palestine is Different

Secretary of State John Kerry is making an all-out effort to restart peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Many well-intentioned, highly …

More than 70 killed in wave of Baghdad bombings | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 70 people were killed in a wave of bombings in markets in Shi’ite neighborhoods across Baghdad on Monday in worsening sectarian violence in Iraq.<p>Residents gather at the site of bomb attacks in Baghdad May 27, 2013. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani<p>No group claimed …

PressTV

5 Controversial Cases Where Supreme Court Is Poised to Roll Back Civil Rights

There’s a reason the U.S. Senate has stonewalled many of President Obama’s federal court nominees. Republicans know that stacking the courts is the …

The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty -- and It's Creeping Upward

The Census Bureau has reported that 15% of Americans live in poverty. A shocking figure. But it's actually much worse. Inequality is spreading like a …