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Editor’s comment: I find myself remembering and thinking more and more often of the words of poet Carolyn Forche as I watch the news: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Yeman, Pakistan, Afghanistan: half a world away and almost unreal as I watch and hear of the suffering of others in war-torn parts of the world as the […]
Patrick Cockburn on U.S. Plans to Arm Syrian Rebels: Where is the Skepticism About Chemical Weapons?
democracynow Published on Jun 14, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org - Veteran foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn of the Independent joins us to discuss the Obama administration’s decision to begin directly arming Syrian rebels after concluding the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons. “There must be some doubts about this,” Cockburn says, adding that it “reminds me of […]
[Video] Our Vanishing Civil Liberties panel with Daniel Ellsberg, Birgitta Jonsdottir, Nadia Kayyali, Norman Solomon
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“Al-Qaeda remains a simmering menace, but as an organization hardly the greatest threat to the United States. In fact, if you measure national security in blood and money, as many of us still do, by far the greatest threat to the United States over the past dozen years has been our own clueless foreign policy.” […]
The NSA whistleblower’s only concern was that his disclosures would be met with apathy. Instead, they’re leading to real reform. Glenn Greenwald The Guardian, Friday 14 June 2013 14.00 EDT This column was written by Glenn Greenwald for the Guardian’s newspaper edition In my first substantive discussion with Edward Snowden, which took place via encrypted online chat, he […]
An aerial view of the NSA’s Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah. The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers and gathering data from tech companies including Apple, Microsoft and Google. The Obama Administration defends the National Security Agency’s need to collect such records, but critics call it a huge […]
Chris Hedges> The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning & Is Edward Snowden a Hero? A Debate With Journalist Chris Hedges & Law Scholar Geoffrey Stone [Video]
The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning by Chris Hedges June 9, 2013 truthdig.com Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse at Fort Meade, Md., on Wednesday after the third day of his court-martial. AP/Patrick Semansky FORT MEADE, Md.—The military trial of Bradley Manning is a judicial lynching. The government has effectively muzzled the defense team. […]
Fmr. FBI Special Agent Coleen Rowley was a whistleblower after 9/11 attacks. She talks about recent NSA leak.
Click here for Coleen Rowley video on Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Coleen Rowley: Surveillance programs create huge profit for private contractors Rowley: More importantly, stopping terrorists through mass data collection doesn’t work She says just look at how the Bush administration failed on 9/11 despite early warnings Rowley: Secretive spying programs harm national security […]