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Snowden calls Russian Spy Story “Absurd” in Exclusive Interview

POSTED BY JANE MAYER  JANUARY 21, 2014  TheNewYorker.com Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor turned whistle-blower, strongly denies allegations made by members of Congress that he was acting as a spy, perhaps for a foreign power, when he took hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents. Speaking from Moscow, where he is a […]

▶ Orwellian or a Blunt Tool?: Conflicting Rulings on NSA Spying Set Up Likely Supreme Court Showdown

GUESTS Jameel Jaffer, American Civil Liberties Union deputy legal director and director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy. Glenn Greenwald, is the journalist who first broke the story about Edward Snowden. He was previously a columnist at The Guardian newspaper and is creating a new media venture with Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. […]

ACLU Asks Spy Court to Release Secret Opinions on Patriot Act Surveillance Powers

Motion Filed Cites Public’s First Amendment Right to Know the Law, Need for Public Debate June 10, 2013  ACLU.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Clinic filed a motion today with the secret court that […]

ACLU Appeals Decision Allowing Censorship of Torture Testimony at Guantánamo Military Commission

ACLU Appeals Decision Allowing Censorship of Torture Testimony at Guantánamo Military Commission “The judge’s decision to keep testimony about torture secret did not even mention the American public’s First Amendment right of access to the Guantánamo commissions, let alone apply the high standard that must be met before testimony is suppressed . . .“ February 22, […]

Ken Butigan> Challenging the ‘disposition matrix’ and its ever-expanding kill list

Challenging the ‘disposition matrix’ and its ever-expanding kill list “After September 11, 2001, though, this kind of thinking was trumped by the promise of safety manufactured by war abroad and increased surveillance at home. The choice was freedom or security, as if these are opposites. Now we are reaping the consequences . . .” by Ken […]

Alexander Reed Kelly> Privacy by Design

Privacy by Design By Alexander Reed Kelly   July 24, 2012    truthdig.com Furryscaly (CC BY-SA 2.0) NEW YORK—Nicholas Merrill wants to change the world. So he tells me over rice and beans at Lupe’s East LA Kitchen in Soho, roughly a dozen blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood. He is perfectly serious. At 39 […]

Action Alert> Lawsuit Challenges Targeted Killings of Three US Citizens

    Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court, Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta. The suit sues senior CIA and military officials, and argues that the killings of three American citizens by their own government in drone strikes in Yemen last year violate the U.S. Constitution and […]