1. David Miranda
- The partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald (who is the primary reporter on Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks) will go forward with an injunction against the UK government in response to his 9-hour interrogation at Heathrow airport.
2. Legal aid
- The Canadian Bar Association releases a report criticizing the current legal aid system as being “too costly,” “too inaccessible for most Canadians,” “and too reliant on pro bono work.” (N.B.: these are not direct quotes.)
- The BBC has a horrific report on an incendiary bomb whichh was dropped on a school playground.
- In the wake of a “No” vote on military intervention in British Parliament, other countries scramble to form coherent strategies.
- French President Francoise Hollande is determined to intervene in Syria, with or without British/US support.
- In the lead up to a possible military strike, the US Secretary of State John Kerry tried to actually call off the UN probe into the putative use of sarin gas in Syria.
4. Chelsea Manning
- The New Yorker has a great piece on what prison would mean for the transgender whistleblower.
5. Toronto Police
- The head of the Toronto Police Department’s SIU harshly criticized chief Bill Blair for ignoring reports that officers were obstructing investigations.