Tag Archives: Surveillance
Never popular in the first place, domestic counterextremism programs are now likely to become much more aggressive and bellicose.
Politics in totalitarian societies are entertainment. Reality, because it is complicated, messy and confusing, is banished from the world of mass entertainment. Clichés, stereotypes and uplifting messages that are comforting and self-congratulatory, along with elaborate spectacles, replace fact-based discourse.
Martin Fredriksson, shown in a file photo and a winner of a major investigative reporting prize in 2014 for his work exposing right-wing groups opposed to NATO, has been secretly paid for years by Säpo, the Swedish Security Service, according to news reports based on his own admissions.
A look at the list of people and military manufacturing corporations involved says it all.
Machine Guns, MRAPs, Surveillance, Drones, Permanent War, and a Permanent Election Campaign Walking Back the American Twenty-First Century? Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com February 17, 2015 | I never fail to be amazed — and that’s undoubtedly my failing. I mean, if you retain a capacity for wonder you can still be awed by a sunset, but […]
Secrecy, Surveillance and Censorship The information age is actually a media age. We have war by media; censorship by media; demonology by media; retribution by media; diversion by media – a surreal assembly line of obedient clichés and false assumptions. By JOHN PILGER Counterpunch Weekend Edition, Dec. 5-7, 2014 Why has so much journalism succumbed […]
“But I want to introduce a caveat. I think it is a mistake to simply focus on the militarization of the police and their racist actions in addressing the killing of Michael Brown. What we are witnessing in this brutal killing and mobilization of state violence is symptomatic of the neoliberal, racist, punishing state emerging […]
The new Snowden documents illustrate a crucial fact: Israeli aggression would be impossible without the constant, lavish support and protection of the U.S. government, which is anything but a neutral, peace-brokering party in these attacks. And the relationship between the NSA and its partners on the one hand, and the Israeli spying agency on the […]
At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney – that’s a ‘totalitarian mentality’. Antony Loewenstein theguardian.com Thursday 10 July 2014 William Binney testifies before a German inquiry into surveillance. Photograph: Getty Images William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from […]
By Glenn Greenwald The Intercept 19 Feb 2014 As my colleague Ryan Deveraux reports, a lower UK court this morning, as long expected, upheld the legality of the nine-hour detention of my partner, David Miranda, at Heathrow Airport last August, even as it acknowledged that the detention was “an indirect interference with press freedom”. Click to Read […]
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No one has been charged in the three years since searches of antiwar activists’ homes. The Star Tribune also seeks access to case documents. By RANDY FURST Star Tribune.com Updated: January 31, 2014 Anti-war activists Mick Kelly (left) and Jess Sundin talked in 2011 about what they said were detailed plans regarding the FBI raids. (Photo: Jim Gehrz, Star […]
Published on Jan 21, 2014 President Obama announces sweeping, loophole-filled changes to American intelligence oversight. TheDailyShowWithJS 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 at Rise Up Times(@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on Pinterest, Google+ […]
Incensed Fisa court judges questioned NSA’s truthfulness after repeated breaches of rules meant to protect Americans’ privacy Spencer Ackerman in New York Tuesday 19 November 2013 13.42 EST theguardian.com Fisa court judge John Bates found that the NSA engaged in ‘systemic overcollection’. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP Newly declassified court documents indicate that the National Security Agency shared its […]