Category: Brush Pass

A “brush pass” is a quick, clandestine exchange of information in the field. Here’s the raw unanalyzed data and facts behind the stories.

UK drug strategy raises human rights fears

(Reprieve) – The Government’s 2017 drug strategy could risk contributing to the death penalty for drug offences overseas, human rights organization Reprieve has said. The UK’s new drug strategy, released today, commits the Government to “taking new action” overseas on counter-narcotics,…

Philippine Officials Propose ‘Muslims Only’ ID

(HRW) – Philippine authorities are threatening to further single out Muslims as part of official counterterrorism efforts. This week, authorities in Central Luzon in the northern Philippines proposed imposing a mandatory identification card system for the region’s estimated 26,000 Muslims. Central Luzon Police…

Russia tests nuclear missile; nobody cares

(TFC) – Russian media is reporting the test of a sub- launched intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). This missile test, like the many of similar US tests, has raised no alarm in the media and has not led the international community…

Daesh Declares War on Taliban in Afghanistan

(Tasnim) – The Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group described Taliban militants in Afghanistan as “hypocrites and stooges of the unbelievers”, saying that they should be killed wherever they are. According to Tasnim dispatches, a Daesh commander, in a statement,…