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…

Why Obama Cannot Undo the Surveillance Society—But We Can

June 11, 2013 in News

Russ Baker | President Obama, taking a smart political tack in the uproar following several explosive disclosures on NSA domestic spying practices, said he was all in favor of a vigorous public debate—that it would be a “healthy” thing. But calling for a public debate is one thing; actually doing anything…

Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America

June 11, 2013 in News

Daniel Ellsberg | In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden’s release of NSA material – and that definitely includes the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago. Snowden’s whistleblowing gives us the possibility to roll back a key part of…

America: A Deteriorating Nation of Denial & Apathy

June 10, 2013 in News

Sibel Edmonds | As the unending back-to-back scandals unfold, from the arrest and prosecution of courageous truth-tellers (aka whistleblowers), to the illegal wiretapping of all Americans, torture, indefinite detentions, the groping and handling of travelers, utilizing the IRS as the government’s hit-men and thugs…

Government Spying: Should We Be Shocked?

June 10, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | Last week we saw dramatic new evidence of illegal government surveillance of our telephone calls, and of the National Security Agency’s deep penetration into American companies such as Facebook and Microsoft to spy on us. The media seemed shocked. Many of us are not so surprised.

TOR Radio: June 8, 2013 – Marcy Wheeler on NSA Surveillance, Verizon, PRISM, and Patriot Act: Section 215

June 9, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio | Download TOR Radio: June 8, 2013 | Guest: Marcy Wheeler | We cover the NSA surveillance scandal, the collection of “metadata” from Verizon customers, and revelations of a program code-named PRISM, FISA, Section 215 of the Patriot Act and much more.

Surveillance-State Communism: NSA Surveillance Scandal

June 7, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger | In the name of keeping us safe, it’s now indisputable that the U.S. national-security state has enveloped the American people in an extensive web of surveillance, one that characterizes communist regimes. It’s just the latest episode in the sordid, dark-side history of the national-security state…

Police-State ‘Progressivism’: Glenn Greenwald exposes the dark side of Obamaism

June 7, 2013 in News

Justin Raimondo | The bombshell dropped by Glenn Greenwald and the Guardian has exploded any pretenses to being the linchpin of American liberalism Barack Obama may have retained until this point. In a story that broke yesterday [Wednesday, June 5], Greenwald revealed that the US government has been spying…

The United States of America: A Four-Branch-Police State

June 7, 2013 in News

Sibel Edmonds | Yesterday a long-known but long-covered up report on the extent of NSA’s illegal spying on millions of Americans was made public. Interestingly this outrageous American scandal was revealed and reported not by an American media outlet but by one outside the United States. That alone should tell you a lot.