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The Fifth Column seeks to provide our readers with completely uncensored journalism through the widest possible variety of styles and viewpoints.

Why I put down the gun and picked up the pen

(TFC) – I was laying in bed and it was early morning. There was a knock at the door. “There’s the feds,” I said and rolled over to look out the window. There were a few local cop cars and the fed SUVs. I...

British Government Opposes Irish Border Checkpoints – The Fifth Column

(TFC) – The Brexit camp is forced to deal with the realities of their campaigning. The government’s most recent position paper opposes any...

Wauwatosa Police Won’t Comment Or Provide Data On Opioid Issue – The Fifth Column

    Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (TFC)— In recent months, echoes of the opioid crisis throughout Milwaukee County have increasingly crept into the news. Each municipality is all too familiar with vague reports of heroin raids, fentanyl busts, and overdose clean ups....

Meet a water protector from Iraq – The Fifth Column

(TFC) – When you think of Iraq, you think of war. There are multiple wars in Iraq being fought daily. A lesser-known war...

Convicted Blackwater Contractors Cleared Of Nisour Square Massacre – The Fifth Column

Washington DC, (TFC)– In a shocking twist, murder charges for three Blackwater military contractors have been dropped. The men have been embroiled in lengthy court proceedings since infamously massacring civilians during Iraq’s 2003 invasion. The Nisour Square Massacre has haunted...

ICE Raids, And The Dangers Of Increased Data Surveillance – The Fifth Column

This article was originally published via the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service by the same author. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (MNNS)— With escalated ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids striking nationwide, Milwaukee is no exception. Information will be shared between local and federal...

The emergency two-way radio – The Fifth Column

(TFC) – A long-running debate was settled yesterday when a former Special Forces communication sergeant weighed in on what was needed in an emergency radio. The Fifth Column had our own list of requirements. It needed to be affordable, portable,...

Two CIA-Contracted Psychologists May Face Trial For Designing Torture Program – The Fifth Column

Washington DC, (TFC)– Two formerly CIA-contracted psychologists may face trial for their roles in torture programs during the war on terror. Despite defense attempts, a federal judge ruled against dropping a lawsuit against the duo. The legal action was...

The Threat Climate Change Poses To America’s Poor – The Fifth Column

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (TFC)– Each year, the effects of climate change become more apparent, destructive, and costly. Whereas some places are at greater risk, we all collectively face the future.In Milwaukee and other cities, that means ensuring poorer communities will...

Why the CIA will win in Venezuela – The Fifth Column

(TFC) – The West is seeking to undermine the government of Venezuela. Attacks against the government are linked to the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States. The Central Intelligence Agency appears to be poised to trigger the downfall...