NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake Discusses Meeting Snowden & Most Critical Revelations from Him (So Far)

By: Monday October 21, 2013 5:13 pm

Over the weekend, a conference on surveillance was held by the Chicago chapter of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC).  The conference examined surveillance, traditional and high-tech, how it intersected amongst federal, state and local levels of government and what had been exposed by former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Restore the [...]

National Security Whistleblowers Testify Before European Parliamentary Committee on US, UK Surveillance

By: Monday September 30, 2013 5:13 pm

A civil liberties committee in the European Parliament heard testimony from national security whistleblowers from both the United States and United Kingdom. The testimony was part of a committee inquiry into alleged spying by the US and European Union countries that was exposed by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The committee, chaired by Sophie [...]

Thomas Drake at ‘Restore the Fourth’ Rally: ‘We the People Do Not Consent to the Surveillance State’

By: Thursday July 4, 2013 8:43 pm

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Demonstrations to restore the Fourth Amendment were held all over the country this Fourth of July. The demonstrations were spurred by what National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed in the past months on United States government surveillance programs. At the rally in [...]

Going Through the ‘Proper Channels’ to Blow the Whistle on Secret Surveillance Programs

By: Sunday June 16, 2013 11:53 pm

A main criticism of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, who disclosed information on secret surveillance programs, is that he did not go through the proper channels before going to the press with classified information. Jeffrey Toobin for The New Yorker argued that America’s system “offers legal options to disgruntled government employees and contractors. They [...]

Video: Kevin Gosztola, Thomas Drake & Jesselyn Radack at the Left Forum

By: Monday June 10, 2013 3:45 pm

On Sunday June 9th, Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola appeared on the Left Forum panel discussion concerning the National Security State. In this clip, Kevin talks about the historical importance of the Bradley Manning trial he is covering, the military’s attempts to muzzle the press in the case, and takes contention with the Army’s claim that Manning [...]

NSA’s ‘Hoarding Complex’ on Full Display with Details on Top Secret PRISM Surveillance Program

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 9:20 pm

(update 1 & 2 below) National Security Agency whistleblower Thomas Drake on “Democracy Now!” this morning said, “You’ve got to remember, none of this is probable cause. This is simply the ability to collect. And as I was told shortly after 9/11, ‘You don’t understand, Mr. Drake. We just want the data.’ And so, the [...]

Feinstein’s Call for Leak Investigation Into Publishing of Top Secret Order for Verizon Call Data

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 4:35 pm

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is passionately defending National Security Agency surveillance and calling for a leak investigation into the source, who provided a copy of a top secret order issued by a United States secret surveillance court, even as whistleblowers repeat warnings about surveillance they have been making for years. On “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on [...]

NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake on the US Secrecy State as Predator of the First Amendment

By: Sunday March 17, 2013 11:53 am

National Security Agency whistleblower Thomas Drake delivered a speech at the National Press Club luncheon on March 15. He addressed the “long shadow of government secrecy” that increasingly “obscures the view of democracy in our constitutional republic or what’s left of it.” Video of the entire speech given during the luncheon appears at the top [...]

Navy Linguist Faces Additional Charge of Violating Espionage Act

By: Monday March 11, 2013 8:26 pm

A Navy contract linguist charged with two counts of violating the Espionage Act by unlawfully retaining “national defense information” has been hit with a third charge of violating the law. James F. Hitselberger was working in Bahrain as a translator. A document collector, as Secrecy News’ Steven Aftergood describes, Hitselberger is a “peripatetic collector of rare [...]

Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker’s New Ambitious Feature Documentary on War on Whistleblowers

By: Sunday February 17, 2013 7:02 pm

The trailer for the documentary in production opens with a quote from writer George Orwell: If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. It is an appropriate setup for a film that Oscar-nominated filmmaker James Spione has set out to produce to show [...]

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