Tag Archives: The Intercept

Dissent Is Being Criminalized Right Under Our Noses, by Michael Siegal

Under this definition, the Boston Tea Party itself was a terrorist act: “Property damage, with the intent to influence a government policy.”

Don’t Forget Michelle Wolf’s Important Message About Journalism and Truth

It is up to us, the consumers, to stop drinking from the poisoned chalice of corporate news and seek truth somewhere else.

Democracy Now’s “Alt Media” Platform for Humanitarian Imperialism in Syria

The “war and peace report,” as progressive as it may often sound, has long ceased to be a purely listener-supported project, and this lack of economic independence has spilled into its politics.

The Violence We Watch: The Film the NFL Doesn’t Want You to See and A Sanctuary City Story

Editor’s Picks, The Intercept,
The Violence We Watch

Seymour Hersh | SYRIA: Trump‘s Red Line

“What doesn’t occur to most Americans” the adviser said, “is if there had been a Syrian nerve gas attack authorized by Bashar, the Russians would be 10 times as upset as anyone in the West.

The Intercept: Trial and Terror and the Threat of White Supremacist Terrorism

Today, the terror threat from far-right white supremacists is the terror threat that dare not speak its name. Leading conservatives, and even some liberals, are keen to downplay the danger that they pose and to divert and deflect attention away from homegrown white extremists and toward what President Trump likes to call “radical Islamic terrorism.”

Jeremy Scahill | Seymour Hersh Blasts Media for Uncritically Promoting Russian Hacking Story

Hersh denounced news organizations as “crazy town” for their uncritical promotion…

A Crackdown On Our Right To Stand Up

Jordan Kushner: “These are reactionary voices who are out to quash dissent, all directed at Black Lives Matter–-right-wing legislators who are catering to the prejudices of their base.”

Greenwald and Reed | Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI with Vast Hidden Powers

The revealing, once-secret FBI documents The Intercept is today reporting on, and publishing, demonstrate why protecting press freedom is more critical than ever.

Corbett Report | Douglas Valentine on the Resurrection of the Phoenix Program

A longish video that is well worth listening to/watching.

Glenn Greenwald | Watch How Casually False Claims are Published: New York Times and Nicholas Lemann Edition

…it was the press, not Snowden, which decided what stayed secret and what was reported.

Cracking Down On Dissent: The U.S. Government Has Essentially Created A Ministry of Truth

Obama’s Recently-Signed National Defense Authorization Act Includes A ‘Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act’. The Intercept’s Alex Emmons Explains…

HERE’S THE PUBLIC EVIDENCE RUSSIA HACKED THE DNC – IT’S NOT ENOUGH

The refrain of Russian attribution has been repeated so regularly and so emphatically that it’s become easy to forget that no one has ever truly proven the claim.

Glenn Greenwald | Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit

The institutions and elite factions that have spent years mocking, maligning, and pillaging large portions of the population …are now shocked that their dictates and decrees go unheeded.

Glenn Greenwald Calls Out Facebook for Working With Israeli Government on Censorship Plan

Facebook officials, Greenwald revealed, have laid out plans with the Israeli government on how to block material that they feel “incites violence.” This news comes at a time when the Israeli government is pushing legislation that would censor social media content from platforms its members consider disagreeable.

Evergreene Digest | How America’s Wars Came Home With the Troops

Since 2002, veterans have been committing murder individually and in groups, killing family, friends, strangers and—in appalling numbers—themselves. Related: Disabled Veterans Shatter the Myths of American Warfare Ann Jones, the Nation <https://www.thenation.com&gt; April 17, 2014 | After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and […]

NSA Closely Involved in Guantanamo Interrogations, Documents Show

The NSA documents made explicit reference to the CIA working on interrogations at Guantánamo.

Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here’s Why

We have collectively shared documents with more than two dozen media outlets, and teams of journalists in numerous countries have thus worked with and reported on Snowden documents … This partnership approach has greatly expedited the reporting, and also ensured that stories that most affect specific countries are reported by the journalists who best understand those countries.

Jeremy Scahill Outlines How Obama Made Assassination Formal US Policy

I’m a white guy, and I am a journalist. I would often see Arabs and other Muslims in the detention center at JFK airport, Area B of JFK airport. I would often come in and see a room packed with people, none of whom were white. I would be called up to the desk before them, and I would be released after them.

The Drone Papers | Part 7: The Life and Death of Objective Peckham

A classified U.S. document obtained by The Intercept shines new light on the circumstances surrounding Berjawi’s death. It reveals that the U.S. government was monitoring him for at least five years as he traveled between London and Somalia; that he was targeted by a covert special operations unit …