State Dept. Whistleblower Peter Van Buren: Edward Snowden is One Of Us

By: Friday July 12, 2013 3:26 pm

Edward Snowden today made clear both his own bona fides as a whistleblower, and the hypocrisy of the United States in its manhunt for him. Whistleblower? Snowden’s remarks reinforce the basic tenet of whistleblowing, that is an act of conscience. He made clear what he gave up– home, family, perhaps even his liberty and life– [...]

Government Accountability Project Issues Statement on Edward Snowden & NSA Domestic Surveillance

By: Friday June 14, 2013 2:28 pm

Jesselyn Radack is the National Security & Human Rights Director at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and is a contributing editor at Firedoglake. The following is a press release from GAP. Recently, the American public learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) has conducted, and continues to conduct, wholesale surveillance of U.S. citizens through a [...]

The Risks Homeland Security Fusion Centers Pose to Americans’ Civil Liberties

By: Friday October 5, 2012 4:26 pm

A scathing report released days ago by a Senate subcommittee concluded Department of Homeland Security fusion centers at the state and local level had not “produced useful intelligence to support federal counterterrorism efforts.” It also found “DHS-assigned detailees” have “forwarded ‘intelligence’ of uneven quality—oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely, sometimes endangering citizens’ civil liberties and Privacy Act [...]

Glenn Greenwald on Challenging the Surveillance State

By: Sunday July 1, 2012 11:28 am

Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald gave a talk at the Socialism 2012 conference in Chicago where he described how central it was to activism and movements like the Occupy movement to challenge the surveillance state in America. Any attempts to meaningfully challenge state or corporate power, he declared, run up against the surveillance state because it [...]

Yet Another AP Report Is Released on NYPD Spying on Muslims

By: Friday March 9, 2012 11:35 am

The release of “newly obtained documents” that clearly show the New York Police Department engaged in ethnic profiling and explicitly targeted Muslims seems to have become a weekly event. Each week, the Associated Press has some “secret files” that make it even more clear how illicit the acts of the NYPD were in the surveillance [...]

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