Tag Archives: counter-terrorism

Biden’s Drone Wars, by Brian Terrell

“When you drop a bomb from a drone… you are going to cause more damage than you are going to cause good,” and “The more weapons we give, the more bombs we drop, that just… fuels the conflict.” General Michael Flynn

Mnar Muhawesh: ‘We Don’t Have A Mainstream Media, We Have A Very Extremist Media’

“For anybody that cares about press freedom or democracy, this should concern them,” said Muhawesh. “This has set a very dangerous precedent on our press freedom.”

Glenn Greenwald: UN Report Finds Mass Surveillance Violates International Treaties and Privacy Rights

“The hard truth is that the use of mass surveillance technology effectively does away with the right to privacy of communications on the Internet altogether,” the report concluded.    By Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept  First Look Media  15 October 2014 The United Nations’ top official for counter-terrorism and human rights (known as the “Special Rapporteur”) […]

▶ Noam Chomsky “The War in Afghanistan” [Fascinating Lecture!]

“Obama is running the biggest terrorist operation that exists, maybe in history.”  — Noam Chomsky (2013) Published on Dec 4, 2013   (Date:  December 8, 2001) In response to US declarations of a “War on Terrorism” in 1981 and the re-declaration in 2001, Chomsky has argued that the major sources of international terrorism are the world’s […]

Dissent or Terror: New Report Details How Counter Terrorism Apparatus Was Used to Monitor Occupy Movement Nationwide | PR Watch

While small glimpses into the governmental monitoring of the Occupy Wall Street movement have emerged in the past, there has not been any reporting — until now — that details the breadth and depth of the degree to which the nation’s post-September 11, 2001 counter terrorism apparatus has been applied to politically engaged citizens exercising […]

Uzma Kolsy> The spread of “Suspicious Activity Reporting”

Suspicious Activity Reporting asks citizens to keep an eye out on their neighbors — and it’s spreading BY UZMA KOLSY     March 30, 2012    Salon.com  (Credit: Warren Goldswain via Shutterstock/Salon) Crime in Los Angeles is a gritty enterprise, and donning an LAPD badge has historically involved getting your hands dirty. Long before the New York Police Department was […]

FOCUS: The Patriot Act, Cyber-Edition

FOCUS: The Patriot Act, Cyber-Edition Lockheed Martin employees at work in the company’s NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Center, which monitors internet threats, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. (photo: Eric Schulzinger/Lockheed Martin Corp.) The Patriot Act, Cyber-Edition  24 October 11 By Zachary Katznelson, American Civil Liberties Union Cybersecurity is the new buzzword in Washington, capturing a wide […]

Video: Glenn L. Carle discussing his book The Interrogator: An Education

Uploaded by NewAmericaFoundation on Aug 9, 2011 The Interrogator: An Education A New America Book Event with Glenn L. Carle Editor’s Note:  The YouTube video shown here is the short version.  To understand what happened to this CIA agent and why he has written this book, after watching the short video, click on the note that says “click […]