Snowden’s recent interview with Germany’s Public television has slowly trickled out to alt news media. As we’ve grown accustomed Snowden does not mince his words, is direct and passionate about NSA’s massive public/private surveillance. Also note Christopher Bollyn’s site has the entire transcricpt –
December 10, 2013
That Thing They Said They're Not Doing? They're Totally Doing
November 21, 2013
The Donkey has its eyes and ears covered…
“Democrats, protective of the Obama administration, are less critical of the NSA; 37 percent say it “goes too far,” for example vs. 47 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of independents.”
Checkout this latest poll conducted by Langer Research Associates for ABC News/Washington Post (see below).
First, what in the world has happened to Democratic voters? Why would they ever agree to the government’s dragnet of the entirety of their private dealings such as phone calls, emails, text messaging, IM chat logs, Skype calls, LinkedIn associations, web browsing, FB tracking and so much more? Have they always been this ignorant?
Second, thank goodness younger Americans get it. [Read more…]
November 15, 2013
"When we speak truth to power we are ignored at best and brutally suppressed at worst"
Jeremy Hammond was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for hacking into computers of Stratfor, a private intelligence firm whose clients include governments, corporations, military and contractors. After Chris Hedges, Truthdig, met with Hammond earlier this week, he sat down with Paul Jay of The Real News to provide his perspective on Hammond, his work as a hacktivist and the valuable information the Stratfor leaks provided to an uninformed society –
Here’s a snippet from Hammond’s Statement to the Court posted by the sparrow project –
Good morning. Thank you for this opportunity. My name is Jeremy Hammond and I’m here to be sentenced for hacking activities carried out during my involvement with Anonymous. [Read more…]
October 2, 2013
Special Report: Naval War College's involvement in personal cyber-attacks no mere aberration
October 1, 2013
by Wayne Madsen
Wayne Madsen Report dot com
The latest release of National Security Agency slides from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals that the NSA is heavily involved in monitoring social media and the social networking activities of Americans. The NSA will claim that this is part of their obligation to protect national security [Read more…]
August 21, 2013
The NSA: ‘The Abyss from Which There Is No Return’
Sen. Frank Church also said in 1975 – “The National Security Agency’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide. If a dictator ever took over, the N.S.A. could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back.” [Read more…]
August 20, 2013
Guardian's Editor ‘Alan Rusbridger on Why They Opted to Destroy Computers’
Below the fold is today’s World at One audio interview with the Guardian’s editor Alan Rushbridger.
Here’s a snippet –
Kearny: “You also describe how this all ended up with officials coming into the Guardian offices to destroy computers there?” [Read more…]
July 9, 2013
Snowden made the right call when he fled the U.S.
Daniel Ellsberg is the author of “Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.” He was charged in 1971 under the Espionage Act as well as for theft and conspiracy for copying the Pentagon Papers. The trial was dismissed in 1973 after evidence of government misconduct, including illegal wiretapping, was introduced in court. [Read more…]
July 3, 2013
Has Washington's Arrogance Undone Its Empire? by Paul Craig Roberts
by Paul Craig Roberts
paulcraigroberts dot com
No one likes a bully, and Washington’s NATO puppets have been bullied for six decades. British prime ministers, German chancellors and French presidents have to salute and say, “Yes, Sir.”
They all hate it, but [Read more…]