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Paul Jay Interview: CIA vs. Senate: Who Is Obama Protecting?

By Paul Jay, The Real News Network | Video Interview  14 March 2014     [youtube=http://youtu.be/MOp9sVndn4Q] TRANSCRIPT: PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: went to see Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Paul Jay in Baltimore. In January, according to Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, that More

Dan Froomkin, The Intercept. The Inverse of Oversight: CIA Spies On Congress

"The consistent theme is that members of Congress are finding themselves at an ever-increasing disadvantage when it comes to even finding out what intelligence agencies are doing — not to mention reining them in." By Dan Froomkin  The Intercept  5 Mar 2014 Top intelligence officials testifying before the Senate intelligence committee in Jan. 2014. (AP File More

Paul R. Pillar, Consortium News: Hectoring Obama Over Syria

The U.S. punditocracy is pushing President Obama to intervene in the Syrian civil war and judging his diplomatic efforts a “failure” because little progress has been made. But the underlying assumption that U.S. military action can fix everything is dangerous, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar  ConsortiumNews.com  February 13, 2014 It is easy More

Former CIA director: In order to spy on domestic dissidents, just call them Terrorists

In recent years, undercover informants have infiltrated antiwar movements targeted as "domestic terrorists". Posted by sosadmin PrivacySOS.org  Fri, 01/31/2014 Back in 2012, the ACLU of Massachusetts published a report called ‘Policing Dissent’, exposing the Boston Police Department’s ‘red squad’ surveillance operations, directed at antiwar and economic justice organizers. Among the documents we obtained through a public records lawsuit were so-called ‘intelligence More

Dana Priest: Covert action in Colombia

U.S. intelligence, GPS bomb kits help Latin American nation cripple rebel forces    Above: A Colombian Air Force member cleans an A-29 Super Tucano, a turboprop aircraft typically involved in strikes on FARC targets. (Raul Arboleda/AFP via Getty Images)    By Dana Priest  Published on December 21, 2013  Washington Post Graphics by Alberto Cuadra, Cristina Rivero, Gene Thorp The 50-year-old More

Coleen Rowley: Torture Doesn't Work. Law Does Work. Why Keep That Secret?!

The Senate Intelligence investigation reportedly demolishes the CIA claims about the value of the brutal interrogation tactics the Bush administration approved. Coleen Rowley  12/20/2013  Huffington Post Most Americans do not know that their government engaged in practices that the civilized world considers war crimes. This lack of awareness is due, in part, to the fact that More

Coleen Rowley: Torture Doesn’t Work. Law Does Work. Why Keep That Secret?!

The Senate Intelligence investigation reportedly demolishes the CIA claims about the value of the brutal interrogation tactics the Bush administration approved. Coleen Rowley  12/20/2013  Huffington Post Most Americans do not know that their government engaged in practices that the civilized world considers war crimes. This lack of awareness is due, in part, to the fact that More

▶ Peace Activist Kathy Kelly at CIA Drone Protest

There is a war going on.[youtube=http://youtu.be/qQ2-ZrtPkJo]Published on Dec 14, 2013Kathy Kelly speaks about the drone attacks in Yemen and Afghanistan and the effects they're having on the people, villages and communities. She says that people are afraid of the drone attacks and that they're willing to speak when she visits them. Their only request of her More

Snowden reveals US intelligence’s black budget: $52.6 billion on secret programs

$52.6 billion was set aside for [spy] operations in fiscal year 2013 RT  Home / USA / Published August 29, 2013 20:41 Edited August 30, 2013 18:14 The headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (AFP Photo / Brendan Smialowski) Trends NSA leaks Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has leaked a new top-secret document that for the first time More

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