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FAIR: Refusing to Take Sides, NPR Takes Sides With Torture Deniers

 This notion that the goal of journalism is to avoid "taking sides" is troubling; that's how you get reporting that pretends it's an open question [for example] whether or not humans are raising the temperature of the planet by putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By Jim Naureckas  FAIR.org  December 12, 2014 National Public Radio, More

Jon Stewart: Doc of Rages (Comedy Central)

[youtube=http://youtu.be/VxMH6YX8eB0] [youtube=http://youtu.be/p2GS44pCB2o] Published on Dec 10, 2014 Jon Stewart tonight took on the torture report and used it to go after George W. Bush for misleading about it and President Obama for withholding more evidence of it. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts More

WAMM’s T3 Press Release on Torture Report & NYT Editorial Statement

WAMM’s "Tackling Torture at the Top” Committee is gratified to finally witness today's release of a redacted summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report. Media Release   December 9, 2014  (Direct to Rise Up Times) From:  Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) Committee of WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) Contact:  Coleen Rowley, 952 393-0914 or Tom Dickinson, 612 822-9520 Re:  More

▶ Michael Ratner: Obama’s Record on Defending Civil and Constitutional Rights Abysmal

 Michael Ratner and Paul Jay [Real News Network] discuss Obama administration's policy towards Ferguson, Guantanamo, the NSA and torture [youtube=http://youtu.be/aXkX5TP42tg] Uploaded on Nov 26, 2014 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. Rise Up Times More

Trevor Timm: The Senate is giving more power to the NSA, in secret. Everyone should fight it

 Politicians are still trying to hand over your data behind closed doors, under the guise of 'cybersecurity' reform. Have we learned nothing? Trevor Timm    theguardian.com, Saturday 12 July 2014 Senator Dianne Feinstein says a new cyber security bill helps share information 'through a purely voluntary process and with significant measures to protect private information.' Did you More

▶ Mark Fiore: Bestest Friends, Featuring Knuckles and Snuggly

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/89580768] Click where it says "Watch on Vimeo" to see video.  Senator Dianne Feinstein's condemnation of CIA spying marked both a low and high point for the U.S. government. Finally, someone in office is angry enough at the privacy violations occurring daily in the United States to publicly denounce a spy agency's actions. Mark More

Advice Too Secret to Ignore: Col. Manners Answers Your Questions on CIA Practices, Proper Cyberwar Behavior, and Invasion Etiquette

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Inimitable Colonel Manners By Tom Engelhardt  TomDispatch.com  March 19, 2014 [Editor’s note: Our old friend Colonel Manners (ret.) made his first appearance at TomDispatch last October.  Today, he’s back for the third time.  We have yet to run into anyone more knowledgeable in the mores, manners, and linguistic habits of the national security state.  His CV (unfortunately More

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

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