Glenn Greenwald: The Assault on Civil Liberties & the Growing Climate of Fear in America (VIDEO)

By: Saturday July 16, 2011 11:56 am

Much thanks to all of you who visited The Dissenter yesterday and made the first day that this space was up and running a successful one. Now, I would like to share with you a transcript and full video of Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald’s speech at Socialism 2011 a couple weeks ago. I’ve already posted [...]

What’s Past is Prologue: the Case of COINTELPRO

By: Friday July 15, 2011 4:11 pm

BORDC has produced a powerful short video to explain the history of political repression by the FBI.

Court: TSA Violated Federal Law by Not Taking Public Comments on Airport Scanners

By: Friday July 15, 2011 1:46 pm

A court has ruled, in a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the Transporation Security Administration (TSA) violated federal law when it went ahead and installed airport body scanners without seeking comments from the public. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals concluded TSA “has not justified its failure to initiate notice-and-comment rulemaking [...]

Welcome to FDL’s The Dissenter

By: Friday July 15, 2011 9:11 am

(photo: Shrieking Tree) It is with great excitement that I welcome you to The Dissenter, a Firedoglake blog that will cover civil liberties and digital freedom issues. It will feature regular coverage of the torture scandal that continues to wear on and the ongoing US government war on WikiLeaks, along with coverage of the Orwellian [...]

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