A Non-Statist Critique of Edward Snowden

March 14, 2014 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | Technology as the solution to surveillance, along with the faith in the inherent “goodness” of the national security apparatus — an opinion Snowden explicitly makes clear by expressing “spying must continue” — is not only contradictory, but also profoundly disturbing.

Welcome to the Memory Hole: Disappearing Edward Snowden

December 4, 2013 in News

Peter Van Buren | What if Edward Snowden was made to disappear? No, I’m not suggesting some future CIA rendition effort or a who-killed-Snowden conspiracy theory of a disappearance, but a more ominous kind. What if everything a whistleblower had ever exposed could simply be made to go away?

Pepe Escobar: Our Man in Moscow

August 6, 2013 in News

Pepe Escobar | So what is the “extremely disappointed” Obama administration, the Orwellian/Panopticon complex and the discredited US Congress to do? Send a Navy Seal Team 6 to snatch him or to target assassinate him – turning Moscow into Abbottabad 2.0? Drone him? Poison his borscht?

The Bradley Manning Trial Began on 9/11

August 5, 2013 in News

TomDispatch | Close your eyes for a moment, think about recent events, and you could easily believe yourself in a Seinfeldian Bizarro World. Now, open them and, for a second, everything looks almost familiar… and then you notice that a dissident is fleeing a harsh and draconian power…

Truth as Treason

August 2, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger | If I were to use the phrase “When Truth Was Treason,” you might think that I was referring to the cases of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden. Your assumption, of course, would be entirely reasonable given that that’s what they did — they disclosed the truth about…

US Violates Int’l Law, Grounding Bolivian President’s Plane in Pursuit of Snowden

July 3, 2013 in News

John Glaser | The appalling hubris of the imperial mindset in Washington was on full display yesterday when the U.S. government apparently pressured the governments of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy to deny a plane carrying Bolivia’s Evo Morales permission to pass through their air space.

Has Edward Snowden Been Added to Obama’s Kill List?

July 3, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger | It seems to me only fair that President Obama and his national-security state cohorts publicly announce whether NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been added to the presidential kill list, like two other American citizens who were assassinated, Anwar al-Awlaki and his teenage son Abdulrahman.

Ron Paul ‘Worried’ U.S. Might Kill Snowden With Drone (VIDEO)

June 12, 2013 in News

YouTube | Towards the end of an outspoken 24 hours of media appearances, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared via phone on Fox Business Network with Melissa Francis and made a bold prediction about NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s future.

What the State Fears Most—Revelations of the Truth about the State

June 12, 2013 in News

Robert Higgs | Why does the U.S. government go to such extraordinary lengths to discredit, punish, and ruin persons such as Daniel Ellsberg, Julian Assange, and—next in line, no doubt—Edward Snowden? The government alleges that these persons give aid and comfort to the nation’s enemies and endanger national security.

America’s New Normal: Mass Surveillance, Secret Courts and Death to Whistleblowers

June 11, 2013 in News

John W. Whitehead | There is a deep and abiding sense of unease permeating American society. From the IRS targeting politically conservative groups to the Department of Justice targeting journalists for surveillance, from the revelation that the National Security Agency (NSA) is tracking the telephone calls…