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Filmmaker Laura Poitras Sues US Over ‘Kafkaesque’ Harassment

Filmmaker Laura Poitras Sues US Over ‘Kafkaesque’ Harassment

Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Laura Poitras on Monday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. intelligence agencies for subjecting her to what she called “Kafkaesque” harassment at airports throughout the U.S. and the world on dozens of occasions. Poitras, who won […]

Something fishy with the Intl Port of Coos Bay and the Army Corp of Engineers

Something fishy with the Intl Port of Coos Bay and the Army Corp of Engineers

Previously, I wrote about the International Port of Coos Bay staff apparently advocating on behalf of Oregon Resources without benefit of commission approval or a public meeting. From the commissioner’s packet of November 19, 2009 I quoted the following and encouraged everyone to file a FOIA request with the Army Corp of Engineers when Dan Smith thanked Port Director, Jeff Bishop for helping them get their permits.

Coos County – from the sublime to the ridiculous

Nikki Whitty gripped by a sudden desire to at least appear more transparent to county residents regarding the Road Department layoffs booked the Owen Bldg large conference room for Tuesday, January 20 at 10AM for a ‘worksession’. Public is invited but unconfirmed reports indicate the road crew are not. They may not take time off […]