The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing
By Nick Barrickman, 6 July 2016
There is ample evidence that the unholy alliance of US intelligence agencies with anti-Russian jihadist elements in the North Caucasus has produced at least one fatal terror attack within the borders of the United States.
By Tom Hall, 4 June 2015
Authorities declared that Usaama Rahim “lunged” at officers with a knife, a claim contested by his family.
By Nick Barrickman, 16 May 2015
The death sentence is the barbaric culmination of a trial that has excluded any examination of the fundamental political issues raised by the Boston Marathon bombing.
By Tom Hall, 2 May 2015
None of the most essential questions, relating to the unexplained connections between the federal government and the Tsarnaev family, have been raised thus far in the proceedings, which began on April 21.
By Nick Barrickman, 20 April 2015
Federal prosecutors are determined to secure Tsarnaev's execution in the face of broad opposition to capital punishment.
By Barry Grey, 2 April 2015
The strategy of the defense team is to concede Tsarnaev’s guilt but make the case that he should be spared the death penalty.
As federal trial opens
By Barry Grey, 5 March 2015
The ruling indicates the government’s intention to exclude questions relating to contacts between the FBI and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
By Nick Barrickman, 6 January 2015
In the US media, Tsarnaev’s guilt is being treated as an obvious and unquestionable fact.
By Nick Barrickman, 20 December 2014
Thursday’s hearing was the first time in a year and a half that Tsarnaev appeared in public, his trial is set to begin early next month.
By Nick Barrickman, 15 October 2014
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense asserts information proving their client’s knowledge of a 2011 triple homicide would support their claims that the elder brother was the driving force in the Boston Marathon bombings.
By Nick Barrickman, 23 July 2014
The trial of Tazhayakov was the first of a number of trials of acquaintances of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
By Nick Barrickman, 11 July 2014
Azamat Tazhayakov faces charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy and could face up to 25 years imprisonment and $250,000 in fines if found guilty.
By Nick Barrickman, 2 June 2014
The hard line taken by the Obama Justice Department against individuals not directly involved in the bombings may be designed to increase pressure on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to plead guilty as part of a plea deal and avoid going to trial on capital charges.
By Gabriel Black, 16 May 2014
FBI Special Agent Aaron McFarlane, who shot the unarmed Ibragim Todashev, has a history of alleged intimidation, falsification of evidence, and abuse.
By Ed Hightower, 12 May 2014
The Obama Justice Department refused to allow Tsarnaev to have a lawyer present during the questioning.
By Kate Randall, 21 April 2014
An unprecedented security operation has been planned for this year’s Boston Marathon, involving more than 60 local, state and federal agencies commanded from a underground bunker.
By Kate Randall, 16 April 2014
The official commemoration of the Marathon bombings provided little insight into the events of April 15, 2013 and their aftermath.
By Barry Grey, 15 April 2014
The bombings on April 15, 2013 became the occasion for an unprecedented state operation, in which for the first time a major American city was placed under de facto martial law.
By Mike Ingram, 14 April 2014
City officials have unveiled a plan for massive video surveillance and police checkpoints along the route of the April 21 Boston Marathon.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 April 2014
Reality is turned inside out, with the Russian government blamed for the failure of US authorities to intercept Tamerlan Tsarnaev before he carried out a bombing on American soil.
By Nick Barrickman, 7 April 2014
The report demonstrates that one year after the Boston Marathon bombings, the political establishment, including those sections aligned with the Democratic Party, continues to cover up the grave and reactionary implications of the Boston lockdown.
By Nick Barrickman, 1 April 2014
The 38-page report is heavily redacted, with large sections of text dealing with the most critical issues blacked out.
By Nick Barrickman, 31 March 2014
Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have alleged that FBI agents attempted to force his older brother Tamerlan to inform on the Chechen and Muslim community in the Boston area.
By Nick Barrickman, 15 November 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being kept in solitary confinement, without religious services, and his communications with his lawyers are being monitored.
By Nick Barrickman, 25 September 2013
Federal prosecutors said they would set an October 31 deadline for recommending whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should face the death penalty if convicted.
By Nick Barrickman, 21 August 2013
Medical transcripts released Monday reveal the extent of the injuries 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received the night of April 19.
By Nick Barrickman, 17 August 2013
No one has been charged in the execution-style killing of Ibragim Todashev. The name of the FBI agent who shot the young Todashev has not even been released.
By Nick Barrickman, 2 August 2013
Attempts made by the American Civil Liberties Union to obtain an independent probe into the killing of Ibragim Todashev have been rebuffed by the state of Florida.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 July 2013
Federal agencies have covered the state killing of Todashev in a “blanket of secrecy”
By Thomas Gaist and Barry Grey, 12 July 2013
The New York Times published a front-page article Thursday that raises new questions about the alleged perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing and adds to the evidence of a government cover-up.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 July 2013
The role of US intelligence in the bombings has been systematically covered up and suppressed.
By Andrea Peters, 11 July 2013
US officials have extended the detention of Tatiana Gruzdeva, Ibragim Todashev’s roommate, as civil liberties groups warn of a “cover-up.”
By Patrick Martin, 29 June 2013
The indictment maintains the official cover story that the Tsarnaev brothers acted alone.
By Patrick Martin, 29 June 2013
The uncle of Boston Marathon bombers is linked to a former top CIA official
By Tom Carter, 11 June 2013
The ubiquitous silence from the political establishment and the media amounts to an acknowledgement that Todashev was terminated by the state.
By Nick Barrickman, 8 June 2013
The media and both political parties evince no desire to get to the bottom of the US intelligence agencies’ evident role in facilitating the bomb plot.
By Tom Carter, 3 June 2013
On May 22, a key witness in relation to the Boston bombings was killed by an FBI agent in his residence in Florida.
By Barry Grey and Nick Barrickman, 23 May 2013
The FBI claims that Todashev had implicated both himself and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the grisly murder of three men in Waltham, Massachusetts.
By Barry Grey, 18 May 2013
Knowing he had nothing to fear from the Senate committee, FBI Director Mueller defended the FBI’s handling of the Tsarnaevs and failure to alert state or local authorities.
Congressional hearing confirms
By Barry Grey, 11 May 2013
The Boston police commissioner and a top Massachusetts Homeland Security official told Congress Thursday that the local and state police were never informed by the FBI or the Department of Homeland Security of multiple warnings about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
By our reporter, 4 May 2013
Pittsburgh officials are using the occasion of the marathon race this Sunday as a pretext for a massive police buildup.
By Julien Kiemle, 3 May 2013
Authorities locked down the small California town of Valley Springs after the murder of a young girl.
By Barry Grey, 2 May 2013
In his White House press conference, Obama sought to divert attention from the connections of the bombing suspects to US intelligence agencies.
By Tom Mackaman and Barry Grey, 30 April 2013
One searches the TheNation.com and SocialistWorker.org in vain for an article seriously addressing—much less condemning—the police-military lockdown.
By Andrea Peters, 29 April 2013
Information continues to come to light raising questions about the relationship between US intelligence agencies and the Tsarnaev brothers.
By Alexander Fangmann and Kristina Betinis, 27 April 2013
The US Department of Defense conducted urban warfare training drills in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Parkon this week, including the use of explosives to train soldiers in the raiding of homes and other structures.
By Joseph Kishore, 26 April 2013
Both the CIA and FBI investigated Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was placed on at least two separate watch lists in the two years before the April 15 Boston bombings.
By John Chan, 26 April 2013
The Chinese media has appealed for a joint “war on terror” with the US as means of convincing Obama to ease up on his “pivot to Asia.”
By Tom Carter, 25 April 2013
A simple comparison of the words of the Bill of Rights with the recent events in Boston underscores the advanced stage of the historical process that is shattering centuries-old democratic forms of rule.
By David Brown and Barry Grey, 25 April 2013
The New York Times published an editorial Monday that not only endorses last week’s police-military lockdown of Boston, but suggests that it was entirely consistent with democratic procedures.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 April 2013
Of all the possible explanations for the bombings in Boston, the least plausible is the official claim that the main suspect in the case had fallen beneath the FBI’s radar.
By Peter Symonds, 24 April 2013
All the legislative machinery is in place to impose virtual martial law in an Australian city, as was done in Boston.
By Keith Jones, 24 April 2013
Canadian authorities announced Monday afternoon they had broken up a terrorist conspiracy, just as the country’s parliament was to debate new anti-terrorism legislation that would give the state draconian new powers.
By Chris Marsden, 24 April 2013
On April 17 and 18, anti-terrorist units of numerous European Union member states participated in an operation involving simulated terrorist attacks in nine different countries.
By Barry Grey, 23 April 2013
The Boston bombings continue to dominate the American media, while the Texas fertilizer plant explosion has virtually dropped out of the news.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 April 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, was formally charged Monday before a federal judge, who was brought to his hospital bed.
By Barry Grey, 22 April 2013
With the imposition of a state of siege in Boston, a historical threshold has been crossed.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 April 2013
One week after the Boston bombings, much remains unknown, including their motive, whether others were involved, and what connection the FBI and other agencies had to the suspects.
By Kate Randall, 22 April 2013
A week following the April 15 bombings in Boston, suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains in serious condition at a Boston hospital.
By Eric London, 22 April 2013
The Obama administration is utilizing last week’s bombings as an opportunity to attack core democratic legal protections, which will set a new precedent for future cases.
By Alex Lantier and Kate Randall, 20 April 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a suspect in Monday’s bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, was captured yesterday after a massive manhunt by law enforcement agencies.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 April 2013
In this, his fifth speech in the wake of an incident of mass violence in America, Obama followed what is by now a tired template, invoking scripture, blaming evil and explaining nothing.
By Barry Grey, 18 April 2013
While the nation, including the people of Boston, have remained calm, deeply saddened and shocked by the bombings as they are, the media and their leading personnel present a picture of disorientation and panic.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 April 2013
President Barack Obama used a briefing Tuesday to declare the bombings the day before at the Boston Marathon “an act of terror,” though the FBI and police still had neither suspects nor a motive for the attacks.
By Barry Grey, 16 April 2013
At least three people were killed and 144 wounded, including 15 with critical injuries, by two bomb explosions in downtown Boston.