NSA Whistleblower: Justice Department Covers Up Crimes of Obama, Bush Administrations

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 11:41 am

                      In a recent segment from Current TV‘s show “Viewpoint,” host Eliot Spitzer interviewed three National Security Agency whistleblowers: William Binney, a former technical director; Kirk Wiebe, former senior analyst; and Thomas Drake, a former senior official. Each man talked about what he saw the NSA [...]

Further Legitimizing Targeted Assassinations by Drones

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 5:01 pm

President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism chief John Brennan delivered a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center on Monday on the “ethics” and “efficacy” of the Obama administration counterterrorism policy. He particularly explained the policy of using remote-controlled aircraft or drones to target and assassinate alleged terror suspects or “militants” extrajudicially. He prefaced the explanation of why the [...]

Former CIA Spy Jose Rodriguez’s Truly Sociopathic ’60 Minutes’ Interview

By: Monday April 30, 2012 12:14 am

Former head of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Counterterrorism Center and its former Deputy Director of Operations Jose Rodriguez appeared on CBS’ “60 Minutes” to flaunt his new book Hard Measures, which details how he came to be in charge of CIA torture against terror suspects at “black site” prisons, why he believes torture was [...]

The Ever-Expanding Surveillance State That Has Grown Under Obama

By: Friday April 20, 2012 4:54 pm

The surveillance state in the United States has only grown in America since the September 11th attacks. It has increasingly been used to spy and intrude on the lives of journalists and activists. And, during a Democracy Now! special, a full hour was spent delving into the National Security Agency’s evolution into an entity that [...]

The CIA’s Push to Expand ‘Killer Drone’ Operations in Yemen

By: Thursday April 19, 2012 10:17 am

The CIA is pushing for the authority to expand drone operations and would like permission to attack “terrorism suspects,” even if they are not certain those people being attacked are, in fact, the “suspects” that are believed to be “enemies” of the United States. The push to expand comes as government agencies continue to withhold [...]

The Problem with Tim Weiner’s Praise for FBI Director Robert Mueller

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 12:22 pm

A book published by Pultizer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner titled Enemies: A History of the FBI and out for a month and a half now continues to attract attention, as it is one of the most definitive accounts of the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ever produced.  The author and his book [...]

Former Reagan Attorney General Shoddily Defends Guantanamo on Tenth Anniversary

By: Wednesday January 11, 2012 11:15 am

(update below) On the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, most news articles are covering the stories of former detainees and highlighting how unlikely it is right now that detainees will ever be released, despite President Barack Obama’s promise to close what is now a symbol of US torture [...]

WikiLeaks Cables: Countries Put on TSA List After Attempted Christmas Day Bombing Were Angry

By: Wednesday September 7, 2011 7:49 pm

In the aftermath of the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009 by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) moved to increase airport security. Passengers flying “non-stop” to the US were subject to enhanced screenings, including in some cases a full-body pat-down. But, immediately, [...]

The Horrors of the US Drone War in Pakistan

By: Monday August 15, 2011 11:36 am

January 2011 drone strikes protest (photo: Moral Low Ground) (update below) A study from the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ), released last week, further documents the United States’ use of drones in Pakistan. The report, according to BIJ editor Iain Overton, “lays bare the reality of the drone war” and shows the extent to [...]

US Lacks Credibility to Help Syrian Protesters

By: Monday August 8, 2011 2:00 pm

(photo: USAID ) What continues to unfold in Syria is a massive crime against humanity. The UN Security Council has unanimously condemned the violations against human rights and use force against civilians by President Bashar al Assad’s regime. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports Syrian security forces recently mounted an assault on Deir ex-Zor. [...]

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