Tag Archives: State Department

Revival Of US Cold War-Era Committee To Echo McCarthy Fear Tactics

Instead of hunting legitimate terror and espionage threats, the group was much more likely to focus its efforts on trying to intimidate, slander and discredit law-abiding organizations that promote cooperation and dialogue between Washington and Moscow…

Clinton Emails Show Zeal for Syrian War by Google, Israel, Team Hillary

ix years later and take a look at Syria. These are the breathtakingly disastrous results you achieve when the U.S. government and Google formulate U.S. foreign policy together behind closed doors.

Tomgram: David Vine, A Permanent Infrastructure for Permanent War

The Bases of War in the Middle East From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 Years of Building Bases and Sowing Disaster By David Vine   TomDispatch.com   November 13, 2014 An anti-war protest in 2010. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/cc/flickr) Common Dreams Introduction by Nick Nurse  In a September address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack […]

American Unexceptionalism: Blackwater

The Blackwater scandal shows the U.S. isn’t immune from behaviors we abhor in others. By William Saletan  Slate.com  June 30, 2014 Blackwater was founded 17 years ago by Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Two years ago, in a speech to the Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalition, Mitt Romney accused President Obama of […]

Karma Of Dissent: An Interview With Ann Wright

“Here’s somebody that’s spent a lot of years of her life in the military and the diplomatic corps and is now willing to speak about peace and challenge the rationale that America needs to have war in order to be the dominant power in the world.” By Ann Wright (about the author)  opednews.com  June 5, 2014 In late […]

▶ Amy Goodman: “The Most Important Journalist You’ve Never Heard Of”: Remembering William Worthy

By Amy Goodman Video Interview  May 20, 2014   truthout.org Originally appeared in Democracy Now! We spend the hour remembering the pioneering journalist William Worthy, who died earlier this month at the age of 92. During the height of the Cold War, Worthy defied the U.S. government by reporting from the Soviet Union, Cuba, China, Iran, North Vietnam and […]

Oil Industry Conjures Illusion of Public Support for KXL Using ALEC Politicians

ALEC Pushes State Resolutions as Oil Industry Ghostwrites Opinion Pieces for Legislators Posted by NICK SURGEY  PRWatch.org  March 12, 2014    Millions of U.S. citizens have voiced their opposition to the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline in recent months, with more than 2 million publiccomments opposing the project hand delivered to the State Department last week. At the same […]

Noam Chomsky | Security and State Power

Joint National Security Council meeting, May 25, 2011. (Photo: The Prime Minister’s Office / Flickr) This article, the first of two parts, is adapted from a lecture by Noam Chomsky on Feb. 28 sponsored by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in Santa Barbara, Calif. By Noam Chomsky, Truthout.org | Op-Ed  03 March 2014 A leading principle of international relations […]

In big win for defense industry, Obama rolls back limits on arms exports

…thousands of parts of military aircraft, such as propeller blades, brake pads and tires will be able to be sent to almost any country in the world, with minimal oversight… By Cora Currier  Published: October 14, 2013  Stars and Stripes As of October 15, 2013, thousands of parts of military aircraft, such as propeller blades, […]

(Video) Live from the Bradley Manning Trial with Alexa O’Brien

 ForbiddenKnowledgeTV· Published on Jul 13, 2013 Alexa O’Brien is a crowd-funded independent journalist who has taken it upon herself to be the unofficial court stenographer of the Bradley Manning trial. Her website has become a valuable resource for those seeking to know more about the proceedings of this trial. Although the Fort Meade hearings are open […]

Peter Van Buren> The Campaign Against Whistleblowers in Washington

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, In Washington, Fear the Silence, Not the Noise Posted by Peter Van Buren    February 09, 2012 One thing is obvious.  No one ever joins the government in order to be a whistleblower or leaker.  Whistleblowers are created, not born.  To offer an example, as Peter Van Buren is happy to […]

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, WikiLeaked at the State Department

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, WikiLeaked at the State Department Posted by Peter Van Buren at 9:37am, September 27, 2011   TomDispatch It’s hardly a secret at this late date that, while the Obama administration arrived in office promoting “a new standard of openness” in government, in practice it’s cast not sunshine, but a penumbra of gloom over the […]