Notes from the USA

Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. Racism As Trump replaced Rex Tillerson last month as Secretary of State with the strongly ‘hawkish’ Mike Pompeo, one Gina Haspel has been slated to replace Pompeo at the CIA. During

Notes from the USA

Small American flag recovered amid World Trade Center debris at the Fresh Kills Landfill. 9-11 exhibit at the East Tennessee History Museum. 2003 Smithsonian photo by Hugh Talman.

Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. Economy In late January – just as Trump was boasting about achievements to make America a fairer society and one where the financial system was ‘blind’ – a report from the

Notes from the USA: September 2015

Spying Documents continue to emerge from Edward Snowden, the former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA). Significant data was published in mid-August which detailed how telecommunications giant AT&T willingly gave the Agency access to literally billions of emails transmitted across the former’s domestic networks – conceivably every one. These included the headquarters of the