Tag Archives: Freedom of Information Act

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.

VICE Exclusive: Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillance Concerns, Documents Reveal

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.

Citing “Intense Public Interest and Concern” Over Mass Surveillance, Judge Orders DOJ to Turn Over Secret Legal Opinions for Court to Review

A federal judge today ordered the Department of Justice to hand over key opinions by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (also known as the “FISA court”) so the judge can directly review whether information about mass surveillance was improperly withheld from the public. BY DAVE MAASS  EFF.org  June 13, 2014 Courtroom sketch by Susie Cagle. Click to enlarge. The order is […]

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 […]

Glenn Greenwald> Extremism normalized> How Americans are efficiently trained to acquiesce

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 […]

People’s Blog for the Constitution » DOJ goes after Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir for role in WikiLeaks video

DOJ goes after Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir for role in WikiLeaks video Lindsey Needham   January 29, 2012    BORDC Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of Iceland’s parliament since 2009, is being targeted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for her role in producing Collateral Murder with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The controversial video shows footage, reportedly […]

Homeland “Security”> Why is DHS secretly watching your tweets?

Website for more information:  EPIC.org Uploaded by TheBigPictureRT on Jan 17, 2012 Ginger McCall, EPIC’s Open Government Program, joins Thom Hartmann. While Progressives may enjoy reading the Huffington Post – and Conservatives may enjoy reading the Drudge Report – the Department of Homeland Security apparently enjoys reading BOTH websites..as well as social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. […]

FBI Says Activists Who Investigate Factory Farms Can Be Prosecuted as Terrorists

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 […]