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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     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 the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Patrick Smith: Our Orwellian reality. Drone wars, surveillance, a lapdog media — and you

Our government lies to itself — and to us.  Like Edward Snowden, it is time for us all to stand up for our values. PATRICK L. SMITH  January 2, 2013   Salon.com George Orwell, Edward Snowden (Credit: AP) This column is not another look back, another of those tedious end-of-year rituals the very best hacks, the hacks truly […]

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 […]

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 […]

▶ Peace Activist Kathy Kelly at CIA Drone Protest

There is a war going on. Published on Dec 14, 2013 Kathy 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 […]

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 […]

[Video] Bruce Gagnon: Manipulating the Media Still Continues

Operation Mockingbird, CIA Media Control Program Posted by Bruce K. Gagnon  August 28th, 2013  Organizing Notes  Hajduk28 Video on the CIA funding and manipulation of the U.S. news media.  Operation Mockingbird was a secret Central Intelligence Agency campaign to influence domestic and foreign media beginning in the 1950s. According to the Congress report published in […]

Coleen Rowley on Drones> NYT Letter to the Editor, with additional comments

Coleen Rowley on Drones> NYT Letter to the Editor, with additional comments From Coleen: [November 30, 2012] the NY Times published my letter criticizing Obama’s reliance on lethal drones!  As luck would have it, my letter was published just under one on the same topic by Suzanne Nossel, the director of Amnesty International.  Nossel’s focused […]

Jeremy Scahill> The CIA’s Secret Sites in Somalia

The CIA’s Secret Sites in Somalia Jeremy Scahill     13 February 2012 July 12, 2011   |    This article appeared in the August 1-8, 2011 edition of The Nation. Nestled in a back corner of Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport is a sprawling walled compound run by the Central Intelligence Agency. Set on the coast of the Indian […]

Andrew Rosenthal> Justice Department Charges Kiriakou With Dislcosing Classified Information

Justice Department Charges Kiriakou With Dislcosing Classified Information Get the Whistleblowers By ANDREW ROSENTHAL    January 26, 2012    The Loyal Opposition, NYTimes.com There was an article on the front page of the Times on Wednesday that stopped me cold. It reported that the Justice Department has charged a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, John […]