Tag Archives: NSA spying

USA Freedom Act Passes: What We Celebrate, What We Mourn, and Where We Go From Here

It’s no secret that we wanted more. In the wake of the damning evidence of surveillance abuses disclosed by Edward Snowden, Congress had an opportunity to champion comprehensive surveillance reform and undertake a thorough investigation, like it did with the Church Committee. BY CINDY COHN AND MARK JAYCOX  EFF.org  June 2, 2015 The Senate passed […]

VIDEO: The Edward Snowden Interview the U.S. Media Didn’t Want You to Watch

“The public had a right to know about these programs. The public had a right to know that which the government is doing in its name, and that which the government is doing against the public.”  —Edward Snowden Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata  truthdig.com  May 5, 2015 It’s gone largely unnoticed that the first interview […]

▶ William Binney on the NSA: ‘They’re Scrapping Our Constitution’

Also watch Scheer, Binney and Truthdig columnist Bill Blum talk about the NSA’s ability to ignore the provisions of the Patriot Act.

Section 215 of the Patriot Act Expires in June. Is Congress Ready?

You may have heard that the Patriot Act is set to expire soon. That’s not quite the case. The Patriot Act was a large bill, as were the reauthorizations that followed in 2005 and 2006. Not all of it sunsets. But three provisions do expire on June 1st: Section 215, the “Lone Wolf provision,” and the “roving wiretap” provision.

▶ Edward Snowden’s Attorney Speaks at Peacestock: Ben Wizner

from Bill Sorem PRO Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden’s attorney discussed details of the Snowden case in his presentation at Peacestock, 2014. In this excerpt of his total presentation (full talk included below) he reminded the audience that Snowden published nothing, his material was turned over to legitimate journalistic organizations, initially the Guardian and Washington Post, who then decided what to […]

Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power

So for instance, if you read technology journals you learn that in robotics labs for some years there have been efforts to develop small drones, what they call “fly-sized drones,” which can intrude into a person’s home and be almost invisible and carry out constant surveillance.  NATASHA LENNARD  SUNDAY, DEC 29, 2013  Salon.com  Noam Chomsky (Credit: AP/Adel […]

[Video] Glenn Greenwald: Journalism Should Expose The Lying Of The Powerful

By Staff  PopularResistance.org  October 4th, 2013  www.youtube.com Powered by Translate   In this interview on BBC, journalist Glenn Greenwald describes the job of journalist as to “prevent people in power from lying to the people over whom they are ruling.”  He sees the job of journalists as to “shine a light” on what government is really doing […]

[Video] The Empire President: Jeremy Scahill on Obama’s “Neo Con” Doctrine of Military Force in U.N. Speech and Brazillian President Dilma Rousseff on Spying and the Internet

Published on Sep 25, 2013 In an address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama openly embraced an aggressive military doctrine backed by previous administrations on using armed force beyond the international norm of self-defense. Obama told the world that the United States is prepared to use its military to defend what he called “our […]

Popular Resistance Newsletter – Ironies Push Resistance Forward

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers August 22, 2013  www.popularresistance.org The extremely harsh sentencing of Manning brought to mind many ironies and had us looking at other ironies around us this week. Some are maddening, some are sad and some are useful tools for activists, but they all have the effect of pushing our work forward. […]

Popular Resistance Newsletter> MIA: Rule of Law

Democracy movements are growing globally and taking hold within the US. More communities are embracing organization from the ground up that is based on community and human rights. By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese July 12th, 2013  www.popularresistance This week, several rulings on high profile, and not so high profile but also important, cases are expected.  We […]