- Undercover police used to ensnare the NATO 5, Chicago residents accused of terrorism and arrested before the 2012 North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Chicago, are still out in Chicago, pretending to be activists and gathering information.
- New York City anarchist and grand jury resister Jerry Koch has a contempt hearing today, after which, if he refuses to testify, he may be placed in federal prison. Koch was called to testify in 2009 and refused. Prosecutors allege that Koch may have been present at a bar where someone discussed the bombing of an empty military recruitment office in Times Square, which damaged its windows. Koch is not a suspect in the bombing.
- A new report from the Center For Media and Democracy and DBA Press details how the U.S.’s “counterterrorism” policing and surveillance regimes, with cooperation from powerful corporations, were employed to watch and disrupt Occupy Wall Street protests nationwide.
- A massive, mile-wide tornado tore through a suburb of Oklahoma City yesterday, killing dozens. Rescuers are combing through the rubble in an effort to locate survivors.
- A Guatemalan court has overturned the genocide conviction against former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt. Montt was convicted this month of killing, torturing and raping thousands of indigenous civilians who supported an insurgency against his rule, from 1982 to 1983.
- Native American groups and environmentalists are teaming up to fight a proposed uranium mine in New Mexico.
- We won’t get to see gnarly photos of Osama bin Laden’s bullet-ridden corpse.
- Apple has an extremely complex and far-reaching system of tax havens that have saved it billions. Fun fact: Apple has more cash assets than the U.S. government.
- If you’re in North Portland, some pigs will be out tonight at the Kenton Firehouse to tell you how they’re going to pig you.