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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 More

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 More

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 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

‘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 More

'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 More

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 More

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 More

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