Tag Archives: NSA surveillance

Snowden: iPhones Have Secret Spyware That Lets Govt’s Monitor Unsuspecting Users

The NSA whistleblower’s lawyer says the secret software can be remotely activated to watch the user. By Andrew Griffin / The Independent   Alternet.org   January 21, 2015 The iPhone has secret spyware that lets governments watch users without their knowledge, according to Edward Snowden. The NSA whistleblower doesn’t use a phone because of the secret software, […]

Kevin Gosztola: Deepa Kumar on Anti-Muslim Racism Behind NSA Surveillance, Media’s Coverage of Gaza

Over a week ago, The Intercept reported on five Muslim Americans who were targets of NSA and FBI surveillance. Why has this, in comparison to previous major stories on NSA surveillance, received so little mainstream coverage?    By: Kevin Gosztola  FireDogLake.com  July 20, 2014  [partial transcript included below] Deepa Kumar Media coverage of Israel’s assault on Gaza has […]

The Intercept, Ryan Gallagher: How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet

Top-secret documents reveal how the NSA has established secret partnerships to spy on huge flows of private data. By Ryan Gallagher  The Intercept  18 Jun 2014 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. Find us on TWITTER […]

“This Award Is for Snowden”: Greenwald, Poitras Accept Polk Honor for Exposing NSA Surveillance

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | Video Report  April 14, 2014 In their first return to the United States since exposing the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance operations, journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras were honored in New York City on Friday with the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting. Over the past 10 months, Poitras and […]

Today’s the day! Re: The Day We Fight Back A message from 6000 organizations/websites around the country

This is the single most impactful thing we can do right now to make sure that our communications are no longer subject to unconstitutional government spying. Be part of the biggest day of action for NSA surveillance reform in HISTORY. Dear Friend, In case you haven’t seen it yet all over the Internet— today’s the […]

Tikkun: Q & A with Coleen Rowley, F.B.I. Whistleblower: Part One

By Timothy Villareal  January 3, 2014  Tikkun.org In 2002, then-F.B.I. agent Coleen Rowley appeared on the cover of Time magazine, along with two corporate whistleblowers, as Time’s Persons of the Year. Earlier in 2002, Rowley, then chief legal counsel in the F.B.I.’s Minneapolis bureau, gained headlines for writing a memo to F.B.I. Director Robert Mueller documenting […]

▶ Coleen Rowley: FBI whistleblower, Moscow trip and freedom endangered by surveillance state

Coleen Rowley, former FBI agent and 2011 whistleblower recently returned from Moscow where she traveled with three other Americans to present Edward Snowden the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence. She accompanied by, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former NSA executive Thomas Andrews Drake, Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project, and Sarah Harrison […]

WAMM: A Visit with Edward Snowden

Lighting Candles in the Dark By WAMM  WAMM Newsletter  November/December 2013 Portrait of Coleen Rowley by realist painter Robert Shetterly in the series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth:  Models of Courageous Citzenship.” Within Robert Shetterly’s portrait of her in his series “Americans Who Tell the Truth,” a quote from Coleen Rowley reads: “What if you […]

Popular Resistance Newsletter — Revolution Of The Mind Is Underway

NEWSLETTER November 1st, 2013  PopularResistance.org Powered by Translate Chris Hedges has an important essay in Truthdig this week, Our Invisible Revolution. [Posted separately on WAMMToday]  Essentially he describes a revolution of the mind in which people’s consciousness are raised as they become aware of the inability of the current governmental and economic systems to respond to the […]

Noam Chomsky: U.S. Openly Brags About Boom Times for Its Drone Wars, While Casually Abandoning Our 800 Year-old System of Due Process

Slowly the foundations of liberty are ripped to shreds, torn apart Satellite Magazine / By Steven Garbas, Noam Chomsky  September 25, 2013  alternet.org This article first appeared at Satellite Magazine, whose author Steven Garbas met with Chomsky in Cambridge, Massachusetts earlier this year to discuss the development of the drone era under president Obama. Noam Chomsky: Just driving in this morning I was […]

Juan Cole: Top 10 Things That Don’t Make Sense About NSA Surveillance, Drones and Al-Qaida – Truthdig

 If the NSA and ATF have the telephone, credit card and internet records of all Americans, why don’t they stop mass shootings?  NSA  By Juan Cole  Posted on Aug 6, 2013  truthdig.com This piece first appeared on Juan Cole’s website, Informed Comment. In a Reuters Exclusive, John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke reveal that the National Security Agency shares information it gleans […]

Secret Court Renews Controversial NSA Surveillance Program

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) extends the NSA’s authority to gather telephone data from millions of Americans Editor’s Note:  This star chamber court operates with impunity. It has no Congressional oversight. To see the members of the court, click the Read More at the end of the article. Posted on Jul 21, 2013   Truthdig.com   A top […]

(Video) Jeremy Scahill> The War Against Whistleblowers & Inside America’s Covert Wars

At this year’s Socialism Conference in Chicago, Jeremy Scahill spoke about the war against whistleblowers, what a country’s treatment of its own citizens says about how it will treat non-citizens and the difference between having principles and playing a partisan game. Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Nation via Common Dreams videonation  Published on Jul 11, 2013 […]

(Video) Democracy Now!> Senate Set to Confirm New FBI Head Who OK’d Waterboarding, Defends Mass Spying, Indefinite Detention

WAMM’s own Coleen Rowley on Democracy Now! speaking about the Senate hearing on the appointment of James Comey as head of the FBI.  Coleen is a member of the board of directors of Women Against Military Madness. Coleen’s article on questions to ask at the Senate hearing was published in the New York Times OpEd […]