Tag Archives: Coleen Rowley

Mint Press: Whistleblowers — Snowden’s A Hero, Intelligence Community’s Out Of Line

Bold statements go a long way for whistleblowers calling Edward Snowden a hero and bringing attention to the fact that the U.S. intelligence community has simply gone too far. By Katie Rucke  @katierucke | March 27, 2014  MintPressNews.com A photo of former NSA security contractor Edward Snowden. (Photo/zennie62 via Flickr) Edward Snowden is not a traitor, the intelligence community […]

Coleen Rowley: Calls for U.S. Military Intervention in Syria Re-surfacing

Once again, R2P — responsibility to protect — is being used as a pretext for attacking Syria.    By Coleen Rowley  Foreign Policy in Focus  February 24, 2014 Homs. Image Wikimedia Commons On February 15 at FPIF Focal Points, Rob Prince wrote, “At a moment when the only viable path open to resolving the Syrian conflict lies in […]

▶ Coleen Rowley exclusive interview on President Obama’s NSA speech

Published on Jan 17, 2014 Coleen Rowley is a former FBI agent and whistle blower  RTQuestionMore Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on TWITTER at Rise Up Times(@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ […]

Tikkun: Q & A with Coleen Rowley, F.B.I. Whistleblower: Part Two

In Part Two of this Q & A with Coleen Rowley, the former FBI agent discusses bureaucratic arrogance, psychopathic leadership, and why strict adherence to just war doctrine, not “humanitarian” intervention, will lead to a safer world. In addition, Rowley offers her thoughts on the U.S. response to the use of chemical weapons in the […]

Tikkun: Q & A with Coleen Rowley, F.B.I. Whistleblower: Part One

By Timothy Villareal  January 3, 2014  Tikkun.org In 2002, then-F.B.I. agent Coleen Rowley appeared on the cover of Time magazine, along with two corporate whistleblowers, as Time’s Persons of the Year. Earlier in 2002, Rowley, then chief legal counsel in the F.B.I.’s Minneapolis bureau, gained headlines for writing a memo to F.B.I. Director Robert Mueller documenting […]

▶ The NSA Is Coming to Town! WAMM Singers

NSA Carols Sung by the WAMM Singers (Women Against Military Madness) THE NSA IS COMING TO TOWN TUNE: Santa Claus is Coming to Town You better watch out, You better not Skype, You better log out, Yeah you better not type, The NSA is coming to town. They’re making a list, They’re checking it twice; […]

Noted Whistleblowers Speak Up for Edward Snowden

Blowing the whistle on powerful factions is not a fun thing to do, but it is the last avenue for truth, balanced debate and democracy By Thomas Drake, Daniel Ellsberg, Katharine Gun, Peter Kofod, Ray McGovern, Jesselyn Radack and Coleen Rowley, Guardian UK  14 December 13  ReaderSupportedNews.org    t least since the aftermath of September […]

▶ As Judge Rules NSA Surveillance “Almost Orwellian,” Obama Prepares to Leave Spying Program Intact

Published on Dec 17, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – A federal judge ruled Monday the National Security Agency”s bulk collection of American’s phone records “almost certainly” violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon described the NSA’s activities as “almost Orwellian.” He wrote, “I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this […]

▶ Coleen Rowley: FBI whistleblower, Moscow trip and freedom endangered by surveillance state

Coleen Rowley, former FBI agent and 2011 whistleblower recently returned from Moscow where she traveled with three other Americans to present Edward Snowden the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence. She accompanied by, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former NSA executive Thomas Andrews Drake, Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project, and Sarah Harrison […]

WAMM: A Visit with Edward Snowden

Lighting Candles in the Dark By WAMM  WAMM Newsletter  November/December 2013 Portrait of Coleen Rowley by realist painter Robert Shetterly in the series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth:  Models of Courageous Citzenship.” Within Robert Shetterly’s portrait of her in his series “Americans Who Tell the Truth,” a quote from Coleen Rowley reads: “What if you […]

[Video] Edward Snowden Is A Patriot: Ex-NSA CIA, FBI and Justice Whistleblowers Meet Leaker in Moscow

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 In a Democracy Now! special, we spend the hour with four former U.S. intelligence officials — all whistleblowers themselves — who have just returned from visiting National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden in Russia. They are former CIAanalyst Ray McGovern, former FBI agent Coleen Rowley, former National Security Agency senior executive Thomas […]

Three Years Is Too Many! End the Investigation of Anti-War and International Solidarity Activists Now!

Solidarity is Not A Crime!  September 24, 2013  (Photo Brad Sigal) Coleen Rowley protests FBI Repression of Civil Liberties  (Photo Brad Sigal) Anti war activists who were raided by the FBI, or called to Grand Jury at Sept. 24 protest in Minneapolis (Photo Kim DeFranco) Minneapolis pushes back against FBI repression of anti-war activists By […]

(Video) Democracy Now!> Senate Set to Confirm New FBI Head Who OK’d Waterboarding, Defends Mass Spying, Indefinite Detention

WAMM’s own Coleen Rowley on Democracy Now! speaking about the Senate hearing on the appointment of James Comey as head of the FBI.  Coleen is a member of the board of directors of Women Against Military Madness. Coleen’s article on questions to ask at the Senate hearing was published in the New York Times OpEd […]

Coleen Rowley> Questions for the F.B.I. Nominee

“Why, in April 2005, did you approve 13 harsh interrogation tactics, including waterboarding and up to 180 hours of sleep deprivation, for use on suspects by officers of the C.I.A.?” Eric Hanson By COLEEN ROWLEY  OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Published: July 8, 2013  NY Times APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — WHEN President Obama nominated James B. Comey to lead the F.B.I., he lauded Mr. […]

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 […]

[Video] Protests at Bush Library Dedication

Editor’s Note:  A brief video of protestors chanting Bush is a War Criminal clash with police is posted on the WAMMToday Facebook page.  Click on the direct link here. Dallas police remind expected Bush Library dedication protesters of restrictions By Scott Goldstein sgoldstein@dallasnews.com 11:23 am on April 24, 2013 | Permalink Vietnam veteran Bruce Berry [from Minnesota] headed to […]

Coleen Rowley> Chechen Terrorists and the Neocons

Chechen Terrorists and the Neocons By Coleen Rowley  April 19, 2013  ConsortiumNews.com The revelation that the family of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings was from Chechnya prompted new speculation about the attack as Islamic terrorism. Less discussed was the history of U.S. neocons supporting Chechen terrorists as a strategy to weaken Russia, as ex-FBI […]

Coleen Rowley> Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”?

Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”? Revisiting Coleen Rowley’s article on the use of human rights and the myth of humanitarian intervention. Editor’s Note:  “Liberals still stand and salute good old liberal words like Opposition, Rebellion, Humanitarianism, and Democracy – without recognition that these labels have been controverted by neocons and […]

Coleen Rowley: Ten years after Iraq

Coleen Rowley: Ten years after Iraq Preemption, from wars to detention to drone strikes, lacks justification, draws retaliation. COLEEN ROWLEY  Updated: March 2, 2013 – 4:42 PM  StarTribune.com . FBI agent Coleen Rowley in 2003. Photo: Janet Hostetter, Associated Press Ten years ago, I made the ultimately futile effort of writing to FBI Director Robert Mueller […]

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 […]