Category Surveillance

Trump and the Deep State

As we know now, the real power is exercised by the deep states that have the upper hand on the press, the judiciary, the army and the intelligence services. The French deep state is also closely connected with its US counterpart.    This cartoon came to Rise Up Times via Linked In from France.   Arnaud […]

Chris Hedges | The Feuding Kleptocrats

When we are not being amused by these debates among corporate lackeys we listen to retired generals, all making six-figure incomes from the weapons industry, selling the public on the imperative of endless war and endless arms purchases.

Dennis J. Bernstein | Coleen Rowley interview: Surveillance State Goes After Trump

Democrats are so eager to take down President Trump that they are joining forces with the Surveillance State…ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley tells Dennis J Bernstein.

WikiLeaks Julian Assange Press Conference On CIA Hacking “Dark matter”(3/23/2017) (Video)

Political analysis comes after first 10 minutes or so of technical information.

Jeremy Scahill’s Intercepted: Snowden vs. Trump

Democracy is not an inheritance but our challenge.

RiseUpTimes Portfolios: Resist!, Environment/Climate Change, International, Trump Presidency, Media, Middle East, Nonviolent Organizing, Military Mania, Ukraine

Recommended: more articles are posted under the links listed below that appear at the top of the RiseUpTimes.org website. These topics are updated regularly and allow Rise Up Times to post links to timely articles about justice, peace, the media, militarism, and related topics than possible on the main page on the RiseUpTimes.org website.   Resist! Actions, […]

WikiLeaks Publishes Thousands of Documents on Alleged CIA Hacking Techniques

Snowden: any hacker can use CIA hole to break into any phone in the world.

Chris Hedges | The Return of American Race Laws

The central tenet of fascism is always that war cleanses society and that the “virtues” that war inculcates in its combatants and survivors provide a new moral vigor.

Real News Network | Did the Deep State Facilitate Flynn’s Resignation? with Coleen Rowley (Video)

A two-part video interview with Coleen Rowley on the deep state.

Greenwald and Reed | Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI with Vast Hidden Powers

The revealing, once-secret FBI documents The Intercept is today reporting on, and publishing, demonstrate why protecting press freedom is more critical than ever.

Pratap Chatterjee | Publish, Punish, and Pardon, Obama’s Last Chance

So, at this late date, what might a president frightened by his successor actually do…

Mapping Reveals Rising Use of Social Media Monitoring Tools by Cities Nationwide

The technology can be used to monitor political and social justice movements, posing risks to First Amendment-protected activity.

Glenn Greenwald | Three New Scandals Show How Pervasive and Dangerous Mass Surveillance Is in the West, Vindicating Snowden

…three major events prove how widespread, and dangerous, mass surveillance has become in the West.

Edward Snowden: We Are Never Farther Than a Single Election Away From a Change in Government

Snowden expressed concern about the global erosion of privacy.

Jenna McLaughlin | Spies for Hire

How the UAE is recruiting hackers to create the perfect surveillance state.

U.S. Military Operations Are Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds

Sageman says that the shortcomings of CVE models reflect a misapprehension of what drives political violence.

Surveillance, freedom of speech, civil liberties

With the advent of the National Security State many articles related to surveillance, freedom of speech, and civil liberties appear routinely. Links provided.

Evergreene Digest | Tom Engelhardt | Washington’s 15-Year Air War

Bombs Away! 
Their Precision Weaponry and Ours Perhaps this September 11th, it’s finally time for Americans to begin to focus on our endless air war in the Greater Middle East, our very own disastrous Fifteen Years’ War. Otherwise, the first explosions from the Thirty Years’ version of the same will be on the horizon before we […]

Coleen Rowley | FBI Stings: Down the Slippery Slope

It cannot be known with any degree of certainty what percentage of FBI “stings” consist of targeted individuals who were induced or “entrapped” to agree to commit crimes and who would not have otherwise committed such crimes, but in my opinion it’s a large majority.

The FBI Plot to Entrap Somali Youth

To bring serious charges against the youth, the government had to show that the youth were “predisposed” to do something. The FBI set up a sting operation to ensnare them. To assist with it, they engaged [a] 20-year-old [informant].