DemocracyNow.org - The US Department of Justice has subpoenaed the internet company Twitter for personal information from several people linked to the online whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The subpoena asks Twitter for all records and correspondence relating to their accounts. Icelandic parliament member Birgitta Jónsdóttir, who has collaborated with WikiLeaks, is one of the five people targeted by the subpoenas. "I think it opens up a whole can of worms when it comes to parliamentary immunity worldwide," Jónsdóttir says. "Icelandic authorities are taking this very seriously."
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Ravaged by an earthquake that claimed over two hundred thousand lives a year ago, Haiti is still gripped by the after-effects. Widespread homelessness and a cholera outbreak have brought the island to its knees. And now, Washington has added insult to injury. Hundreds of Haitians will soon be deported from the U.S, to face a grim future back home.
Haiti has had constant turmoil throughout its history but nothing has had the devastating effect on the lives of the Haitian people like the horrific earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010. The US has been meddling in Haitian affairs for years and uses aid as a political tool to bend countries like Haiti to their political will. Glen Ford from the Black Agenda says if a little black country stands up and says 'we want to be independent' that represents a danger to the US Empire, not to be tolerated.
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