Hillary Clinton’s Announcement Paves Way for Progressives to Abandon Principles Very Early in 2016 Election

By: Monday April 13, 2015 12:21 pm

Hillary Clinton’s long-anticipated announcement that she will run for president in the 2016 election paves the way for progressives to abandon their principles and values much earlier than previous elections. A number of progressives are not likely to wait this time for the Democratic Party’s primary to unfold because they contend it is inevitable Clinton [...]

Anthony Ray Hinton & His Attorney Discuss Hinton’s Exoneration After 30 Years on Alabama Death Row

By: Monday April 6, 2015 3:57 pm

Anthony Ray Hinton, a 59-year-old black man, was wrongfully convicted in Alabama of murdering two fast food restaurant managers in 1985. The US Supreme Court vacated his conviction last year and, after 30 years on death row, Hinton was freed from jail. His exoneration made Hinton the 152nd person to be exonerated from death row [...]

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Prosecute CIA Case Officers Who Flouted the Law & Tortured Detainees

By: Monday February 9, 2015 3:08 pm

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, who was released from a federal prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania, last week, after serving about 23 months in jail, called for CIA case officers to be prosecuted for “flouting” the law when they tortured detainees. In an interview for “Democracy Now!”, Kiriakou addressed the shocking details in the executive summary of [...]

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 [...]

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