State Dept Says I Shouldn’t Write This!

By: Monday October 20, 2014 9:50 am

The State Department says I shouldn’t write this article. They have regulations that tell former employees like me what we should and should not say, and that’s wrong in America. As some readers may know, I am former employee of the Department of State, and after publishing a book critical of State’s efforts in the [...]

US Military Censors Images of Soldiers Recorded by Miami Herald, Which They Let Army Journalists Publish

By: Monday April 28, 2014 4:25 pm

A video posted to YouTube by the Miami Herald shows how the United States military is now imposing a greater regime of censorship on the press, who are credentialed to cover the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Since 2002, reporters from the media organization had been reporting on the facility. Rarely has it been easy [...]

Guantanamo Prisoner Shaker Aamer Addresses Why Certain Books Are Banned at the Facility

By: Wednesday December 18, 2013 12:32 pm

It has been almost twelve years since British citizen Shaker Aamer was brought to Guantanamo Bay and imprisoned. He has been held without charge or trial, cleared for release twice, suffered torture during his confinement and been subjected to isolation for leading prisoners in challenging conditions at the detention camps. He has been a prominent [...]

Former NSC Spokesman: ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover ‘Could Make Kids Feel Like Terrorism Is Cool’

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 9:35 am

(update below) Most news organizations spent yesterday giving significant attention to the latest cover of an issue of the Rolling Stone featuring a photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the young man on trial for his involvement in the Boston bombing. The controversy did not merit the kind of attention it received, although the decision by CVS, Walgreens, [...]

Defense Acquisition University Blocks Access to Washington Post to Prevent Exposure to Snowden’s Leaks

By: Friday July 12, 2013 4:38 pm

(update below) A military defense university established by Congress has instituted a block on its computer or information systems of the Washington Post to prevent those training and working at the university from being exposed to “classified material being released.” The “classified material” is the information disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that continues to be [...]

Military Claims to Have Released Portion of Gitmo Tribunal Proceedings That Was Censored

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:36 am

The military commissions has posted the two to three minutes from the afternoon proceedings on January 28 that an individual outside of the Guantanamo war court chose to censor. When the censorship occurred, the judge was frustrated as he said he did not know there was anyone outside of the court that could censor the [...]

Judge Rules Torture Testimony at Guantanamo Military Commission Can Be Censored

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:44 pm

A military judge has ruled that statements made by defendants on trial for their involvement in the September 11th attacks could be censored if they make statements about how they were tortured or abused. Judge Col. James Pohl ruled the government had “submitted declarations…from representatives of the CIA, [Department of Defense], and FBI invoking the [...]

Google: Government Surveillance Spikes Worldwide—Especially in United States

By: Tuesday November 13, 2012 1:39 pm

The increasingly omniscient and omnipresent corporation that is Google has released its latest transparency report on requests from government authorities around the world to take down content and hand the data of users over to agencies. The report indicates “authorities worldwide made 20,939 requests for access to personal data from Google users, including search results, [...]

The FBI’s Effort to Keep a Whistleblower’s Book from Being Published

By: Wednesday April 11, 2012 1:03 pm

Screen shot from “Kill the Messenger” documentary on FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds (photo: Kill the Messenger) (update below) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been trying to prevent former FBI employee and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds from publishing a book she submitted for prepublication review nearly one year ago, the National Whistleblower Center reports. Edmonds [...]

Blogging the #OpBART Protest—Anonymous, Civil Rights Activists Respond to BART Censorship

By: Monday August 15, 2011 6:33 pm

January 2011 drone strikes protest (photo: through h4x0r3d’s eyes) On Friday, August 12, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in the San Francisco Bay area shut down cell phone services in four of its stations. The preemptive decision to cut service was done to prevent a planned protest against the recent shooting of homeless man Charles [...]

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