More scoopage on worldwide 'military urbanism,' the surveillatopia, squatter displacement, border cities, (un)natural disasters, the politics of territorial reconstruction and settlement, emergent land use, refugees, and an ambiance of war...[enter]
"Open Source War" Hits the Times
Urban Population Control in a CounterInsurgency (pdf)
Bush military bird flu role slammed
Disasters: Natural and Social: Eric Klinenberg discusses the militarization of social services and what will be missing from any national conversations about poverty
Marines: Looking for a Few Good Aliens? Recruiter on trial for selling IDs to enlist illegals (more: The Few, the Proud, the Guilty)
Military recruiting ads zero in on the parents Mom, dad urged to talk straight to eligible youngsters
BLDGBLOG: Tree bombs
The inanity of trying to design-out crime
Thereâ€™s more to safe streets than bollards and bomb dogs (via WM$NA)
US Senate backs detainee rights
Need a Job? Al-Qaida's Hiring
Bush frames battle of 21st century
Bush: Militants Seek to Establish Empire
Does democracy lead to the end of terrorism?
Israeli court says no to human shields
A Drive-Thru Enemy Landscape
FEMA Scuttles Evacuee Housing Plan
Gun Possession Now OK at FEMA Housing
House Passes Bill to Boost Refineries
Warlords set for Afghan poll gain
'Secret' base looks to bright future Plesetsk
US agrees Okinawa air base move
Highlights of Homeland Security Budget
HomelandSecurityStocks.com: As Terrorist Threats Continue against Transit and Schools, GVI Security Solutions Steps up Enterprise Security Initiatives
A new law banning sales of violent video games to minors sports wording reminiscent of White House legal memos that sought to justify an end to the Geneva Convention.
European antiterror laws limit free speech
Honkin' Big Trucks Head to Iraq
Lawmakers question Army brass on idle armored humvees
Iraqi oil exports grind to a halt
CIA acquires new US clandestine leadership role, but some wonder if new agency, and CIA's retention of human intelligence, are result of backroom deal.
Consequences of aggressive counterinsurgency tactics
Dozens die as Russian city raided; Russia crushes rebel city attack ; The man behind it all
China's secretive military
The war on Colombia's cocaine industry
Land War in Bolivia: Conflict for Territory and Power
OES Simulates MUNI Terrorist Attack in SF
More on the Remote Control Device that 'Controls' Humans
Sting Operation Targets Terror (training bomb-sniffing wasps) The Wasp Hound has a fan in the top, which draws odors into the tube through a filter. If the wasps catch a whiff of whatever they've been trained to smell(explosives?), they crowd around a hole in the filter. A web cam inside the tube is attached to a computer, which alerts the operator to the wasps' reaction with a beep or flashing light.
Robots patroling in the streets of Bxl
Hybrid House (via WM$NA)
Zimbabwe Carries Out New Evictions in Harare Township, street people forced into hiding...
China summit targets poverty gap
Botswana denies removing bushmen
Peru gives its poor more money, but there's a catch
BAGDHAD ON SPROL ; Baghdad Blackout Caused by Sabotage; Baghdad Squatters: No homeland in their own land
In pictures: France's tent city
Dignity Village in Portland declared transitionla housing, which means greater flexibility for building and maintaining their community.
INDIA: â€˜Enact National Slum Policy Legislationâ€™
Havana's squatters facing flooding control
Planet of Slums, Planet of Hope?
"A bunch of people stole part of the city and got away with it"
REFUGEE Magazine: Mostar Restored looking back at the Balkans yesterday and today
Global Security, protecting the world's refugees, or not, as the tragic case may be.
Tent Cities for Pak survivors; Tents crisis hits quake victims; Rushing tents to quake survivors
Mella Jaarsma (via WM$NA): Rufugee Shelter Garments
Botswana refugees live in dust
As shelters close, trailer towns open for storm evacuees
PAK: UN says at least 450,000 tents needed immediately
NYT: Grass-Roots Aid in Pakistan
Darfur refugees seize aid workers
NGO attacks condemned in Uganda
Are you a 'Global Citizen'?
Congress Boosts Funding for Border Patrol
The largest armed Hamas gathering ever held
Will they sink or swim? (60% of Gazans live in refgugee camps)
Stripping Gaza bare
New city to be built on former Gaza settlement: President Abbas lays cornerstone to new city
Quartet envoy accuses Israel of foot-dragging over Gaza border
J'lem residents worry as Jewish buyers abroad snap up property
Defining the settlement borders; Highway or separation fence?; â€œRedrawing the Road Mapâ€: building quietly and quickly Settler population grows as Sharon grabs more West Bank land than he returned in Gaza ; Israel 'still expanding West Bank settlements'; "Building like maniacs"
ISRAELâ€™S HIGH COURT REVERSES BAN ON BUILDING FENCE THROUGH AN ARAB NEIGHBORHOOD; this permits building of separation barrier north of Jerusalem
Israel to open Gaza-Egypt border
Securing the Syrian Border - An Unconventional Solution | Syria Responds to Critics by Tackling Old Grievances
Border-fence campaigners not impressed with Chertoff's promise
Sealing the border: These are some of the most widely discussed proposals for trying to shut down illegal immigration: building more effective barriers along the entire border between the United States and Mexico and increasing the number of Border Patrol agents
In the Border Brutality, Discerning a Bright Side
Mexicans head north for a better life. Way north.
Mother Jones digs up some stats on the surveillatopia
Cops to scan own fingers
Balance and Power: Performance and Surveillance in Video Art (via net_perf)
FBI Net-wiretapping rules face challenges
U.S. Cell Phone Tracking Clipped
Spy Agencies Told to 'Bolster the Growth of Democracy'
First student satellite lifts off
First Iranian satellite launched
random search: Stripping Away Our Liberty
Minneapolis Surveillance Map Project
New Weapon Scanner
The Cartography of Globalization