Abby Martin interviewed Thomas Drake, a Whistleblower who outed NSA’s covert wiretapping program known as Trailblazer, on this weeks “Breaking the Set.” [Read more…]
We Are Change Sierra Adamson caught up with both Chris Hedges and Daniel Ellsberg outside the Second Circuit Court of Appeals last week after the Justices heard arguments in the Hedges v Obama NDAA appeal. Both Ellsberg and Hedges provide updates, next steps and what potential outcomes may be.
First up, Chris Hedges – [Read more…]
They weren’t murderers or anything; they had merely stolen more money than most people can rationally conceive of, from their own customers, in a few blinks of an eye. But then they went one step further. They came to Washington, took an oath before Congress, and lied about it.
Thanks to an extraordinary investigative effort by a Senate subcommittee that unilaterally decided to take up the burden the criminal justice system has repeatedly refused to shoulder, we now know exactly what Goldman Sachs executives like Lloyd Blankfein and Daniel Sparks lied about. We know exactly how they and other top Goldman executives, including David Viniar and Thomas Montag, defrauded their clients. America has been waiting for a case to bring against Wall Street. Here it is, and the evidence has been gift-wrapped and left at the doorstep of federal prosecutors, evidence that doesn’t leave much doubt: Goldman Sachs should stand trial.
Read the rest of Taibbi’s article at Rolling Stone by clicking HERE