Tag Archives: U.S. Consitutional rights

Evergreene Digest: Jim Hightower | The Absurdly Dangerous Militarization of America’s Police

Police departments across the U.S. have a growing collection of toys used by the army. Are the good people of Bastrop facing some imminent terrorist threat that warrants military equipment? Swat-Team Nation Jim Hightower, Other Words <http://otherwords.org&gt; Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from […]

[Video] Edward Snowden Speaks Out Against NSA “Dragnet Mass Surveillance”

For the first time in months, the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has appeared on video speaking in Moscow. He warned about “dragnet mass surveillance that puts entire populations under sort of an eye that sees everything even when it’s not needed.” Snowden’s remarks were made after four American whistleblowers traveled to Russia to give […]

Glenn Greenwald> NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel

Top-secret document shows how intelligence being shared with Israel would not be filtered in advance by NSA analysts to remove US communications  • Secret deal places no legal limits on use of data by Israelis • Only official US government communications protected • Agency insists it complies with rules governing privacy • Read the NSA and […]

Chris Hedges> The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning & Is Edward Snowden a Hero? A Debate With Journalist Chris Hedges & Law Scholar Geoffrey Stone [Video]

The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning by Chris Hedges  June 9, 2013  truthdig.com Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse at Fort Meade, Md., on Wednesday after the third day of his court-martial. AP/Patrick Semansky FORT MEADE, Md.—The military trial of Bradley Manning is a judicial lynching. The government has effectively muzzled the defense team. […]