Posts Tagged ‘Security’

Hawley blocks immediate Homeland Security confirmation of Mayorkas

Any hope of an immediate confirmation for Alejandro Mayorkas, the Homeland Security secretary nominee, ended on Tuesday when Sen. Josh Hawley expressed concerns about Mayorkas’ answer to questions about border enforcement.A broad array of Jewish groups have urged the Senate to confirm Mayorkas immediately because of the rise of violent extremism.But Hawley, the Missouri Republican […]

National Guard Troops Removed from Inauguration Security Duty After Vetting for Alleged Extremism 

At least two members of the U.S. Army National Guard have been removed after the FBI’s vetting of the estimated 25,000 troops deployed in Washington, DC, to secure the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The members are alleged to have ties to “right-wing militia groups,” unnamed U.S. Army officials told […]

Mayorkas, Biden’s Homeland Security pick, ‘profoundly aware of antisemitism’s domestic threat’

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Iraq Tightens Security Along Flashpoint Syria Frontier, Military Says

A view shows an Iraqi border outpost along the frontier with Syria, Iraq January 18, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/John Davison. Iraq is tightening security along its 400 mile border with Syria to curb the movement of Islamic State militants, drug smuggling and other illegal activities. Iraqi commanders on Monday toured the remote desert frontier controlled by […]

Orthodox Union praises Biden’s Homeland Security chief nomination in rare move

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Indian TV anchor’s texts spark cries for security leak inquiry after he discussed Pakistan airstrikes before they happened

Opposition politicians in India have called for an investigation into a potential national security leak after a TV anchor’s messages showed he had prior knowledge of airstrikes launched against Pakistan in February 2019. Amid a series of text messages sent from Arnab Goswami, news anchor and editor-in-chief of Republic TV network, to the head of […]

Israel’s blatantly illegal public security minister

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U.S. calls Bahrain, UAE ‘major security partners’

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Muriel Bowser: D.C. Security Will See ‘New Normal’ After Biden Inauguration

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) warned Friday that the city will see what she described as a “new normal” regarding security following President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. “We are going to go back to a new normal,” Bowser said when asked if D.C.’s sweeping security measures will ease up once Biden is in office, per Reuters. […]

US sanctions six Hong Kong officials over their alleged role in security law arrests

The US is blacklisting six Hong Kong officials, including police chiefs, who it blames for a Beijing-led crackdown on demonstrators under the national security law, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. Police in Hong Kong arrested 53 people on January 5 in the largest action against protesters since June, after the introduction […]

Food Security: Rethinking The Agricultural Revolution

The Agricultural, or Neolithic (New-Stone Age) Revolution, marks the birth of modern civilization. Traditional wisdom says that is when we started to become us.  Read more Section:  News History Read Later  00 Hits: 0

D.C. mayor pushes for enhanced security surrounding Inauguration Day

Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C., is urging the Department of Homeland Security to bolster its efforts in securing the area for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, following deadly riots at the Capitol last week. In a letter to DHS acting Secretary Chad Wolf dated Saturday, Bowser asked that the period for the National Special Security […]

Hong Kong national security law used to block protest-related website

HONG KONG  – A Hong Kong website that publishes material mainly related to anti-government protests in 2019 said its users’ access had been blocked by the city’s internet service providers (ISPs). The website, HKChronicles, said it began receiving reports from Hong Kong-based users saying they were no longer able to access the site as of […]

Biden names Orthodox woman to senior National Security Council position

Browse > Home / News / Biden names Orthodox woman to senior National Security Council position January 10, 2021 by JNS Read on for article U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to appoint Anne Neuberger, an Orthodox Jewish woman, to serve in a newly created cybersecurity position on the U.S. National Security Council. Anne Neuberger. […]

Little Security in Capitol Building Even During Iranian Threat!?

By Jeff Berwick | January 9, 2021 For the past ten months on social-distance-media, every time someone dared to raise concerns about the Covaids insanities and inconsistencies, they were instantly accused of being right-wing Trumpist conservatives. Or conspiracy theorists. All of which are apparently the same thing. Worried about the effects of a vaccine with a rate of […]

Biden Homeland Security nominee discusses antisemitism with Jewish group

Alejandro Mayorkas, the Jewish Latino nominee for Homeland Security secretary, met Friday via Zoom with Jewish groups concerned about the rise of the extreme right wing and the Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policies. Participants described the 90-minute meeting as mostly a listening session by Mayorkas. Two said the Jewish groups wanted the Department of Homeland […]

Biden’s Homeland Security nominee discusses antisemitism with Jewish group

Alejandro Mayorkas, the Jewish Latino nominee for Homeland Security secretary, met Friday via Zoom with Jewish groups concerned about the rise of the extreme right wing and the Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policies. Participants described the 90-minute meeting as mostly a listening session by Mayorkas. Two said the Jewish groups wanted the Department of Homeland […]

Coronavirus live: Israel’s public security minister doubles down on denying vaccines to prisoners

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Jerusalem police beef up security ahead of anti-Netanyahu protest

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D.C. mayor: ‘Clearly there was a failure’ with Capitol security

She also said it was striking to see the law enforcement response to Wednesday’s assault, compared with the response to protests over the summer related to police brutality and racial justice. “We must also understand why the federal law enforcement response was much stronger at the protests over the summer than yesterday during the attack […]

IRGC chief: Iran adamant on security of Persian Gulf 

TEHRAN – Major General Hossein Salami, the commander of the IRGC, said on Wednesday that Iran is quite firm on the security of the Persian Gulf and advised the enemies not to make a miscalculation because Iran’s armed forces have upgraded their military tactics. “We have rolled up our sleeves for the security of Persian […]

Security Cameras Reveal Pedophiles Routinely Abduct And Assault Children On Streets Of Jerusalem In Broad Daylight

Security cameras installed in a Jerusalem neighborhood to deter a spate of burglaries revealed crimes far worse than anyone allegedly expected — pedophiles abducting children in broad daylight with seeming impunity: “I couldn’t believe this was happening right around the corner from me…”  These were the dumbfounded words of Mrs. S, a young mother of […]

Hong Kong Arrests 53 Activists Under National Security Law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents Wednesday for allegedly violating the new national security law by participating in unofficial election primaries for the territory’s legislature last year. The mass arrests, including of former lawmakers, were the largest move against Hong Kong’s democracy movement since the law was […]

US National Security STILL Believes Coronavirus LEAKED From Chinese Lab

Top US National Security officials still believe that the most credible theory on the origin of COVID-19 is that it escaped from a Chinese laboratory. The comments were made by National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger, during a recent Zoom meeting with UK officials, according to reports. Pottinger, a former China correspondent for Reuters and The […]

Incoming US National Security Adviser Sullivan Says Soleimani Assassination Did Not Make America Safer

Jake Sullivan, US President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to be his national security adviser, speaks as President-elect Biden announces his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US, November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts. Incoming US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told CNN on Sunday that the assassination of Iranian terror mastermind […]

Israeli minister orders jails not to vaccinate Palestinian security prisoners

Order defies health ministry guidelines that prisoners should be part of second group of Israelis to be vaccinated Public Security Minister Amir Ohana’s statement did not single out Palestinian inmates, but there are no non-Palestinian security prisoners in Israel (AFP) By MEE and agencies Published date: 27 December 2020 15:47 UTC  Israel’s Public Security Minister Amir Ohana […]

Wave of cyberattacks exposes the powerlessness of IT security chiefs

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Dominion Security Director Files Lawsuits Against Trump, Conservative Media

A security director at Dominion Voting Systems, the company charged by many of playing a role in ‘rigging’ the US election via voting machines, is suing the Trump campaign and several conservative news outlets. Eric Coomer has filed suit, claiming he has received death threats stemming from the accusations that Dominion helped sway the election […]

Biden’s Pick Neera Tanden Wants Social Security Cuts

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/30/citing-past-calls-social-security-cuts-progressives-not-pleased-biden-pick-neeraReports late Sunday that President-elect Joe Biden has decided to nominate NeeraTanden, head of the corporate-backed think tank Center for American Progress, to lead his budget office drew an icy reception from progressives, who pointed to the Democratic operative’s history of attacking policies such as Medicare for All and voicing support for SocialSecurity cuts. 00 Hits: 1

‘Obama 2.0’: Joe Biden’s National Security Team Filled with Obama Administration Retreads

With President-elect Joe Biden’s national security team nearly filled out, one thing is clear — the incoming administration is looking at lot like Obama 2.0. All Biden’s top national security picks are familiar faces from the last Democrat administration. Former Secretary of State John Kerry is now back as Biden’s international climate czar. Former Deputy […]

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