Tag Archives: FOIA
The public’s right to information about the drone campaign, and about counterterrorism policy more generally, should not depend on the grace of executive branch officials. Transparency should be required by law.
The report shows the extent to which ICE grants financial benefits to private and public entities such as the GEO Group along with the public entity Berks Family Residential Center, through government contracts requiring ICE to pay for a set number of beds at detention facilities.
Before he leaked the documents, Snowden said, he had repeatedly attempted to raise his concerns inside the NSA about its surveillance of US citizens — and the agency had done nothing.
Leopold: A bipartisan group of Washington lawmakers solicited details from Pentagon officials that they could use to “damage” former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s “credibility in the press and the court of public opinion.”
Ehling: Among Twin Cities peace activists, Marv Davidov was a long-time fixture. A proponent of nonviolent direct action, Davidov was heavily involved in the civil-rights movement and later actively opposed the Vietnam War through protests and pickets. Starting in the late 1960s, his anti-war activism focused on the Honeywell Corp. — then a Minneapolis-based armaments manufacturer.
Bruce White: Coldwater gatekeepers — a ten-year record of bias and predetermined decision-making about a Dakota place
Now that the news of John Anfinson’s appointment to the position of superintendent of the Mississippi National River and Recreation area has been confirmed, it is worth reviewing Anfinson’s career and this determined opposition to any claim by Dakota people about the traditional cultural importance of Coldwater Spring, a location now under Anfinson’s management. By […]
Motion Filed Cites Public’s First Amendment Right to Know the Law, Need for Public Debate June 10, 2013 ACLU.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, email@example.com WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Clinic filed a motion today with the secret court that […]
Secrecy creep Executive branch agencies have learned well from the Obama administration’s fixation on punishing whistleblowers BY GLENN GREENWALD August 14, 2012 Salon.com That the Obama administration has waged an unprecedented war on whistleblowers is by now well-known and well-documented, as is its general fixation on not just maintaining but increasing even the most extreme and absurd levels of secrecy. Unsurprisingly, this ethos — that the […]
Extremism normalized How Americans are efficiently trained to acquiesce to ideas once deemed so radical as to be unthinkable BY GLENN GREENWALD JUL 31, 2012 salon.com Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, shakes hands with Vice President Dick Cheney after McCain introduced Cheney during a campaign stop, Friday, July 16, 2004, at the Lansing Center in […]
A long way from the Magna Carta to legalizing torture and “kill lists”! Posted on June 19, 2012 by coleenrowley comehomeamerica.org Friday June 15, 2012, happened to be the 797th anniversary of the day certain feudal barons in England confronted King John and asked him to guarantee a “charter of liberties” which eventually became the Magna Carta. So it […]
FBI Says Activists Who Investigate Factory Farms Can Be Prosecuted as Terrorists WILL POTTER on DECEMBER 20, 2011 Green is the New Red in TERRORISM LEGISLATION This recent investigation of a McDonald’s egg supplier is an example of the type of activism the FBI calls terrorism. The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has […]