FBI Will Ask Judge to Dismiss Torture Lawsuit

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The FBI this week will ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging its agents had Portland resident Yonas Fikre kidnapped and tortured for months in the United Arab Emirates, then refused to let him re-enter the United States. Fikre is living in Sweden, where he sought asylum after being released from a UAE facility in September 2011, and after being denied an airline ticket ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Hotseat: William T. Vollmann

Suspected Unabomber/National Book Award-winning novelist on Big Brother’s incompetence.


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As a journalist, William T. Vollmann has traveled with the anti-Soviet mujahideen in Afghanistan. He has lived for a year as a homeless rail-jumper, smoked crack and frequented prostitutes. He    More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The FBI Asks for 'Portlandia' Sketch for Training

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Maybe the FBI is now operating in the WTF business: The agency asked Portlandia if it could use a sketch spoofing recycling culture for training.Co-star Carrie Brownstein told The Hollywood Reporter that an instructor from the FBI academy in Quantico, Va., asked producers to use the "Sanitation Twins" sketch in its advanced-intelligence classes, which focus on terrorism, espionage, IP theft and other ...   More
 
Monday, June 24, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Mohamed Mohamud Found Guilty

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 A Portland jury took less than a day to find Mohamed Osman Mohamud guilty of trying to bomb the 2010 tree-lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square.Our news partner KATU has full coverage of the verdict, reached at 2:45 this afternoon. Earlier this month, WW published an excerpt from Trevor Aaronson's book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism. In it, ...   More
 
Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Mohamed and “The Terror Factory”

This week’s trial will determine if the FBI entrapped the Christmas Tree Bomber.


Cover Story
This week, the man federal officials say tried to bomb the Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas tree lighting ceremony more than two years ago   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Covert Coverage

Obama’s police state, troubled oceans and Japan’s radiation top Project Censored’s latest report of news stories ignored by big media.


News Stories
People who get their information exclusively from mainstream media sources may be surprised at the lack of enthusiasm...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 YAEL CHANOFF

Sleepless In Abu Dhabi

An Oregon Muslim says he was jailed and tortured in the United Arab Emirates for 106 days after refusing to turn informant.


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A Muslim man from Oregon says he was imprisoned and tortured for 106 days last year in the United Arab...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

30 Missing Minutes

Numbers are key to the fate of the accused Christmas Tree Bomber.


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Inmates in custody of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office as of Nov. 28: 1,167 Inmates arrested by the FBI: 3 Number of inmates charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction: 1 Wee   More
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 COREY PEIN

"You Look Like Obama": FBI Seeks Facebook Records for Person of Interest in Mosque Arson

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The FBI wants Facebook to hand over its records on Cody S. Crawford, the Corvallis man previously identified as a person of interest in an arson attack on an Islamic center and mosque.A search warrant affidavit (PDF) filed last month in U.S. District Court in Portland describes several bizarre outbursts by Crawford in arrests made since the firebombing last fall. In one encounter, Crawford allegedly ...   More
 
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The JTTF Debate: Randy Leonard vs. Dan Saltzman

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 Last Friday, when we covered Mayor Sam Adams' decision to delay once again a hearing on Portland rejoining the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, Commissioner Randy Leonard told us he could not support City Hall's latest proposal.But last week, Leonard declined to go public with the reasons why he says he made that decision. He cited the ongoing negotiations between City Hall and the FBI.In today's ...   More
 
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