How Jihadists Are Blackmailing, Torturing, and Killing Gay Syrians.
Even between the plush sofas and mood lighting of one of Beirut’s hippest bars, Ram shook with fear as he relived his ordeal. He turned his large green eyes from me to the translator and then back to me again, speaking in a low voice, even though we were the only people in the room. "I think I was targeted for two reasons: because I'm a Druze, and because I’m gay," he said. "They told us, ‘You are all perverts, and we are going to kill you to save the world.'"
posted by treepour
on Nov 13, 2013 -
"Though now almost forgotten, the case of “the Chickens and the Bulls” as the NYPD called it
(or “Operation Homex,” to the FBI), still stands as the most far-flung, most organized, and most brazen example of homosexual extortion in the nation’s history. And while the Stonewall riot in June 1969 is considered by many to be the pivotal moment in gay civil rights, this case represents an important crux too, marking the first time that the law enforcement establishment actually worked on behalf of victimized gay men, instead of locking them up or shrugging." [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse
on Jul 13, 2012 -
Threats, blackmail, bribery and illegal bugging all in the name of journalism? Jack Anderson
, the bombastic muckraker who broke some of the biggest political stories of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, would have felt right at home at the News of the World
. A devout Mormon
, Anderson was "part circus huckster, part guerrilla fighter, part righteous rogue
," a crusading journalist who believed that God was behind his work, no matter how he went about it. [more inside]
posted by not_the_water
on Jul 7, 2011 -
The Obama administration has repeatedly threatened to conceal future information of terrorist threats from the British government, unless the British government disobeys the High Court ruling requiring them to release information about the US government's acknowledged torture program. This may be a breach of the Convention Against Torture. Glenn Greenwald
has new evidence. Previously.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94
on May 12, 2009 -