Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bill Maher Gets Owned by Glenn Greenwald Over Benghazi and Interventionism - May 10, 2013 - YouTube

Bill Maher Gets Owned by Glenn Greenwald Over Benghazi and Interventionism - May 10, 2013 - YouTube

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: How to Pre-Convict and Pre-Punish an American Muslim

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: How to Pre-Convict and Pre-Punish an American Muslim: "A four-month hunger strike, mass force-feedings, and widespread media coverage have at last brought Guantanamo, the notorious offshore prison set up by the Bush administration early in 2002, back into American consciousness. Prominent voices are finally calling on President Obama to close it down and send home scores of prisoners who, years ago, were cleared of wrongdoing."

The Joke is on Bill Maher » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

The Joke is on Bill Maher » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names: "That’s because, quite ironically, he’s fallen into the War on Terror trap—the comfortable and comforting stereotype of angry Muslims as irrational ideologues armed with religious hair-triggers and little else".

Chris Pyle, Whistleblower on Domestic Spying in '70s, Says Be Wary of Attacks on NSA's Critics

Chris Pyle, Whistleblower on Domestic Spying in '70s, Says Be Wary of Attacks on NSA's Critics

By arming al-Qaeda in Syria, Obama's transformation into Bush is now complete

By arming al-Qaeda in Syria, Obama's transformation into Bush is now complete: It's all blatantly ridiculous at this point, and Obama's transformation into Bush is now complete. Obama, after all, agrees with all of Bush's key policies: expanding the police state, destroying the Bill of Rights, waging American imperialism across the world, running secret prisons, accelerating the national debt, bailing out the corrupt banksters and gutting America's working middle class.

Edward Snowden: Profile in Courage

Edward Snowden: Profile in Courage"Edward Snowden may go down in history as one of this nation’s most important whistleblowers. He is certainly one of the bravest."

Friday, June 14, 2013

Apathy: The Ultimate Enemy | PopularResistance.Org

Apathy: The Ultimate Enemy | PopularResistance.Org: "I severed all my contacts with anything or anyone known as the US media, and I reduced my exposure to them to pretty much ‘zero’- a must do in resisting and preventing the worst kind of toxicity to mankind (a concoction of propaganda, lies and misinformation )."

Former CIA Analyst: Snowden Did The Right Thing

Former CIA Analyst: Snowden Did The Right Thing

Tarak Kauff: Why I am on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Guantanamo Prisoners

Tarak Kauff: Why I am on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Guantanamo Prisoners"The resolute determination of more than 100 hunger strikers at the prison in Guantánamo Bay has inspired a movement. In solidarity with their struggle for freedom, on the evening of June 7, I began a 300 calorie-per-day, liquid only, indefinite (open-ended) hunger strike."

Snooping on citizens | FLORIDA TODAY | floridatoday.com

Guest column: Snooping on citizens | FLORIDA TODAY | floridatoday.com: "Returning from a 1969 Vietnam tour, I was assigned to participate in illegal, ongoing domestic spying on-law abiding U.S. citizens."

The Sickening Snowden Backlash - The Daily Beast

The Sickening Snowden Backlash - The Daily Beast: "It's appalling to hear the Washington bureaucrats and their media allies trash Edward Snowden as a traitor, when it's our leaders and the NSA who have betrayed us, writes Kirsten Powers."

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Historic Challenge to Support the Moral Actions of Edward Snowden

Historic Challenge to Support the Moral Actions of Edward Snowden: "In the highest places, there is more than a wisp of panic in rarefied air. It’s not just the National Security Agency that stands exposed; it’s the repressive arrogance perched on the pyramid of power."

Monday, June 10, 2013

Russia ready to consider asylum for NSA whistleblower Snowden — RT News

Russia ready to consider asylum for NSA whistleblower Snowden — RT News: "Russia is willing to consider granting political asylum for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who blew the lid on the US PRISM program, Russian media reported. Snowden dropped out of sight Monday after he was last seen checking out of a Hong Kong hotel."

How we broke the NSA story - Salon.com

How we broke the NSA story - Salon.com: Exclusive: Laura Poitras tells Salon about getting contacted by Edward Snowden, and reveals more footage is coming

Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Another potential problem with the government's harvest of personal data is one I call exclusion. Exclusion occurs when people are prevented from having knowledge about how information about them is being used, and when they are barred from accessing and correcting errors in that data. Many government national-security measures involve maintaining a huge database of information that individuals cannot access. Indeed, because they involve national security, the very existence of these programs is often kept secret. This kind of information processing, which blocks subjects' knowledge and involvement, is a kind of due-process problem. It is a structural problem, involving the way people are treated by government institutions and creating a power imbalance between people and the government. To what extent should government officials have such a significant power over citizens? This issue isn't about what information people want to hide but about the power and the structure of government."

The NSA’s Greatest Hits: “We’re the Only Ones Not Spying on the American people” | Global Research

The NSA’s Greatest Hits: “We’re the Only Ones Not Spying on the American people” | Global Research: The title of this piece comes from a statement by the NSA director on spying right before the recent stories on mass surveillance broke.

Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America | Daniel Ellsberg | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America | Daniel Ellsberg | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "The fact that congressional leaders were "briefed" on this and went along with it, without any open debate, hearings, staff analysis, or any real chance for effective dissent, only shows how broken the system of checks and balances is in this country."

Feinstein & Rogers Walk Away from Questioning on 4th Amendment After Roger’s False Statement Corrected | XRepublic

Feinstein & Rogers Walk Away from Questioning on 4th Amendment After Roger’s False Statement Corrected | XRepublic

Glenn Greenwald Destroys MSNBC's Attempted Propaganda | XRepublic

Glenn Greenwald Destroys MSNBC's Attempted Propaganda | XRepublic

Sunday, June 9, 2013

China and Hong Kong Hold Edward Snowden's Fate - Connor Simpson - The Atlantic Wire

"China and Hong Kong Hold Edward Snowden's Fate - Connor Simpson - The Atlantic Wire: What happens next with the man responsible for leaking a trove of National Security Agency documents to the Guardian rests in the hands of two countries who could decide to send him back to the U.S. with express shipping, or to keep him as a global bargaining chip."

$100 Billion Gift to Israel — $83 Billion Cut To American Families | Veterans Today

$100 Billion Gift to Israel — $83 Billion Cut To American Families | Veterans Today: U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) second highest ranking member in the House of Representatives, Minority Whip, while visiting Israel along with 26 other Democratic Representatives as part of AIPAC’s “educational” tour to Israel program went out of his way to comfort the Jewish State that despite America’s current economic crisis, aid to Israel will continue as usual.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I do not expect to see home again' | World news | guardian.co.uk

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I do not expect to see home again' | World news | guardian.co.uk: Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.