Tag Archives: Dianne Feinstein

▶ Truthdiggers of the Week: Pardiss Kebriaei and the Center for Constitutional Rights

On Thursday, national security reporters Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill appeared at the IFC Center in New York City’s Greenwich Village after a screening of Scahill’s Oscar-nominated documentary, “Dirty Wars.” With them was Pardiss Kebriaei, a senior lawyer at the legal advocacy group the Center for Constitutional Rights

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, […]

Jon Stewart: Doc of Rages (Comedy Central)

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 from this […]

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:  […]

▶ 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 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 is […]

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 […]

▶ Mark Fiore: Bestest Friends, Featuring Knuckles and Snuggly

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 Fiore weighs […]

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 […]

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 […]

Norman Solomon: Cut Off the NSA’s Juice

“This is a struggle for power over what kind of future can be created for humanity.” By Norman Solomon  Norman Solomon’s Blog  January 27, 2014 The National Security Agency depends on huge computers that guzzle electricity in the service of the surveillance state. For the NSA’s top executives, maintaining a vast flow of juice to […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Beyond Orwellian’: Outrage Follows Revelations of Vast Domestic Spying Program & Petition

FISA court order ‘broadest surveillance order ever issued’ against private citizens – Jon Queally, staff writer Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013 by Common Dreams  Update: (3:59 PM) As government officials and Verizon itself responded to the Guardian’s NSA domestic spying story throughout the day, concern over the program’s scope and implications only deepened among its army of critics. Responding to the […]

Feinstein to Challenge Indefinite Detention Law

Obama abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil, who could then be shipped to Guantanamo Bay. (photo: Brennan Linsley/Reuters) Feinstein to Challenge Indefinite Detention Law By Carolyn Lochhead     29 February 12      Reader Supported […]

Doyle McManus> Who Reviews the US ‘Kill List’?

Who Reviews the US ‘Kill List’? By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times via RSN 05 February 12 There has been remarkably little public debate in the U.S. about drone strikes, which have killed at least 1,300 people in Pakistan alone since President Obama came to office. hen it comes to national security, Michael V. Hayden […]