Declassified Memo Shows ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Filmmakers Played Role of Willing Propagandists for CIA

By: Tuesday May 7, 2013 9:55 am

Filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated film, Zero Dark Thirty, which dramatized the hunt for Osama bin Laden that ended in his execution, were known to have communicated with the CIA multiple times during production. Now, according to a declassified memo obtained by Gawker, it appears the CIA successfully convinced screenwriter Mark Boal to censor and rewrite certain scenes in [...]

Bradley Manning’s Defense Opposes Government Presenting Evidence Bin Laden Had WikiLeaks Documents

By: Wednesday February 27, 2013 9:06 am

The soldier the United States military is prosecuting for releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manning, faces twenty-two charges. The most significant charge, which carries the potential of life in prison without parole if he is convicted, is the “aiding the enemy” charge. Military prosecutors would like to present evidence that Al Qaeda leader [...]

The Vigilantism of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

By: Sunday January 13, 2013 11:15 am

The Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty depicting the hunt for Osama bin Laden opened everywhere in the United States this weekend. Coincidentally, the date it opened was also the eleventh year anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison. Much has been written about the film throughout the past month, particularly how it shows [...]

The Bin Laden the Obama Administration Wants You to See

By: Saturday May 5, 2012 12:52 pm

Coverage of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s killing has been a prime example of American establishment journalism, a public relations operation designed to validate all the activities of the national security state and the military industrial-complex in the past year. This operation has been bolstered by the official release of documents found in bin [...]

Live Blog: WikiLeaks Releases the Stratfor Emails (Day 4)

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 9:11 am

10:48 PM EST And, here are a bunch of emails with Stratfor employees going back and forth about what they think of Anonymous and the war Anonymous supposedly declared on the Mexican drug cartels after a hacker was kidnapped. 10:36 PM EST McClatchy reports on the emails that look at the discontent in the Venezuelan [...]

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