Tag Archives: Surveillance
Senators: CIA has secret program that collects American data, by Nomaan Merchant
“The CIA conducts these sweeping surveillance activities without any court approval, and with few, if any, safeguards imposed by Congress.”
David Swanson: A Cold War Re-Education in 8 Minutes
“The U.S. could have chosen hot war, but could also have chosen peace.”
Assange Arrested: Call for protests and phone calls; also links to articles
The prosecution of Julian Assange is an attack on Freedom of the Press in the 21st Century. WikiLeaks is democratizing journalism, redistributing power and increasing transparency. Publishing the truth is not a crime.
The Intercept: Standing Rock documents expose inner workings of “surveillance-industrial complex”
Surveillance Reports Paint Protesters as Desperate and Deviant
Jeremy Scahill’s Intercepted: Snowden vs. Trump
Democracy is not an inheritance but our challenge.
WikiLeaks Publishes Thousands of Documents on Alleged CIA Hacking Techniques
Snowden: any hacker can use CIA hole to break into any phone in the world.
Murtaza Hussain | Trump’s Rhetoric on “Radical Islam” Undermines Counterextremism Programs in U.S.
Never popular in the first place, domestic counterextremism programs are now likely to become much more aggressive and bellicose.
Chris Hedges | The Illusion of Freedom
Politics in totalitarian societies are entertainment. Reality, because it is complicated, messy and confusing, is banished from the world of mass entertainment. Clichés, stereotypes and uplifting messages that are comforting and self-congratulatory, along with elaborate spectacles, replace fact-based discourse.
Noted Swedish Journalist, Assange Critic Exposed As Police Agent
Martin Fredriksson, shown in a file photo and a winner of a major investigative reporting prize in 2014 for his work exposing right-wing groups opposed to NATO, has been secretly paid for years by Säpo, the Swedish Security Service, according to news reports based on his own admissions.
Lee Fang: Military Contractors Behind New Pressure Group Targeting Presidential Candidates
A look at the list of people and military manufacturing corporations involved says it all.
Evergreene Digest: In Whose America?
Machine Guns, MRAPs, Surveillance, Drones, Permanent War, and a Permanent Election Campaign Walking Back the American Twenty-First Century? Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com February 17, 2015 | I never fail to be amazed — and that’s undoubtedly my failing. I mean, if you retain a capacity for wonder you can still be awed by a sunset, but […]
John Pilger: War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda
Secrecy, Surveillance and Censorship The information age is actually a media age. We have war by media; censorship by media; demonology by media; retribution by media; diversion by media – a surreal assembly line of obedient clichés and false assumptions. By JOHN PILGER Counterpunch Weekend Edition, Dec. 5-7, 2014 Why has so much journalism succumbed […]
Henry A. Giroux: The Militarization of Racism and Neoliberal Violence
“But I want to introduce a caveat. I think it is a mistake to simply focus on the militarization of the police and their racist actions in addressing the killing of Michael Brown. What we are witnessing in this brutal killing and mobilization of state violence is symptomatic of the neoliberal, racist, punishing state emerging […]
Glenn Greenwald: Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack
The new Snowden documents illustrate a crucial fact: Israeli aggression would be impossible without the constant, lavish support and protection of the U.S. government, which is anything but a neutral, peace-brokering party in these attacks. And the relationship between the NSA and its partners on the one hand, and the Israeli spying agency on the […]
Antony Loewenstein: The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control
At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney – that’s a ‘totalitarian mentality’. Antony Loewenstein theguardian.com Thursday 10 July 2014 William Binney testifies before a German inquiry into surveillance. Photograph: Getty Images William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from […]