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Jameel Jaffer | A Less-Secret Drone Campaign

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.

US: Immigrant Mothers, Children Being Detained in Private Jails

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.

Matt Ehling: The Marv Davidov files | A life under surveillance

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.

ACLU Asks Spy Court to Release Secret Opinions on Patriot Act Surveillance Powers

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, media@aclu.org 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 More

Glenn Greenwald> Secrecy creep

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 More

Glenn Greenwald> Secrecy creep

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 More

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