Tag Archives: national counterterrorism center

The Intercept: Who’s on the [government surveillance] Watchlist?

The government adds names to its databases, or adds information on existing subjects, at a rate of 900 records each day. 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 also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find […]

Scahill and Devereaux: Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers

By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux  The Intercept  5 Aug 2014 Nearly half of the people on the U.S. government’s widely shared database of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept. Of the 680,000 people caught up in the government’s Terrorist Screening Database—a […]

▶ Scahill/Devereaux: New Details In U.S. Terrorism Watchlist Expansion

The Obama Administration tried to keep secret the expansion of their terrorism watchlist system where “concrete facts” or “irrefutable evidence” isn’t needed to deem someone a terrorist. We’ll talk with the Intercept reporters who have the document. Huffington Post  Originally aired on July 23, 2014 Watch the video here. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up […]

The Intercept: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux  The Intercept  23 Jul 2014 The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The […]

Chris Hedges: The Menace of the Military Mind

“The nation sees human and social problems as military problems. To fight terrorists Americans have become terrorists. Peace is for the weak. War is for the strong. Hypermasculinity has triumphed over empathy. We Americans speak to the world exclusively in the language of force. And those who oversee our massive security and surveillance state seek […]

Ken Butigan> Challenging the ‘disposition matrix’ and its ever-expanding kill list

Challenging the ‘disposition matrix’ and its ever-expanding kill list “After September 11, 2001, though, this kind of thinking was trumped by the promise of safety manufactured by war abroad and increased surveillance at home. The choice was freedom or security, as if these are opposites. Now we are reaping the consequences . . .” by Ken […]