Al Jazeera Journalist Recounts Torture He Allegedly Experienced at Hands of CACI Contractors at Abu Ghraib

By: Monday May 5, 2014 6:14 pm

An Al Jazeera journalist, who was once imprisoned at Abu Ghraib and allegedly tortured by private contractors with CACI International, is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit being brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). Salah Hassan appeared on “Democracy Now!” to describe many details about his arrest, detention and torture, which he [...]

Lawsuit: Attempted Entrapment of Activists by Military Officer & Further Evidence of Domestic Spying

By: Wednesday February 26, 2014 9:12 am

A lawsuit challenging domestic military spying against citizens engaged in antiwar activism and acts of civil disobedience obtained a public record that further confirms the United States Army was involved in targeting “leftists” or “anarchists” as domestic terrorists in 2007. Also, according to a “Democracy Now!” interview, one of the activists was pressured by the [...]

What Court Orders Led Email Service, Lavabit, Which Snowden Was Reportedly Using, to Shut Down

By: Friday September 27, 2013 6:19 pm

The owner of the email service provider that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was reportedly using, Lavabit, which shut down early in August, apparently made the decision to stop operating after receiving a “pen register” order and an order under the Stored Communications Act, according to a legal filing posted by POLITICO‘s Josh Gerstein. [...]

Kevin Gosztola’s Interview on Bradley Manning’s Trial for ‘Democracy Now!’

By: Wednesday July 10, 2013 3:16 pm

This morning, I appeared on “Democracy Now!” to discuss Pfc. Bradley Manning\’s trial. Col. Morris Davis, who testified as a defense witness yesterday, was on the program as well. In a web-only video, I discussed the lack of media coverage during the trial, how WikiLeaks had been characterized by the government during the trial, the [...]

Kevin Gosztola Discusses Start of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s Trial on ‘Democracy Now!’

By: Monday June 3, 2013 9:05 am

Here’s a clip of Amy Goodman talking with Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola this morning from Fort Meade as Day 1 of Bradley Manning’s court martial begins:

AP Scandal: The Chilling Effect It Will Have on Journalists Who Were Already Working in Chilly Environment

By: Saturday May 18, 2013 12:26 pm

In continuing coverage and discussion of the Justice Department’s seizure of AP records and the implications this has on freedom of the press, I went on “The Marc Steiner Show” on WEAA on Friday. Gabe Rottman, legislative counsel and policy advisor in the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, and Jordan Bloom, associated editor of The American [...]

The FBI’s Political Decision to Put Assata Shakur on Its List of ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’

By: Friday May 3, 2013 8:23 pm

The FBI has added former Black Panther and former member of the Black Liberation Army, Assata Shakur, to its “most wanted terrorist” list. The decision is political and clearly aimed at the Cuban government, which granted political asylum to her after she escaped from prison in 1979. It also is an escalation of the government’s [...]

Through Bradley Manning, Jeremy Scahill Learned Blackwater’s Erik Prince Was Going to United Arab Emirates

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:45 am

In June 15, 2010, The Nation‘s Jeremy Scahill reported that “sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince” had claimed that the embattled head of the world’s most infamous mercenary firm” was “planning to move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).” Scahill noted, “The Nation learned of Prince’s alleged plans to move to the [...]

Jeremy Scahill: Anwar al-Awlaki & How He Became an American the US Government Targeted & Killed

By: Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:00 am

Journalist and national security correspondent for The Nation, Jeremy Scahill, appeared on “Democracy Now!” this morning for the entire program to discuss his project, Dirty Wars, which explores the United States’ global assassination program. The project consists of a book and film. The book was released today. The film has been screening at film festivals and events [...]

Climate Justice Activist Tim DeChristopher on Going to Prison for Disrupting Land Auction

By: Monday April 22, 2013 4:08 pm

Climate justice activist Tim DeChristopher, who was given a two-year sentence in prison for making fake bids in a Utah public land auction that later was found to be corrupt, is finally free. He appeared on “Democracy Now!” this morning to give his first interview since being released Sunday from the halfway house where he [...]

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