May 2014

Juan Cole Truthdig

Secretary of State John Kerry said that Edward Snowden should “return home and come back here and stand in our system of justice and make his case.”  Kerry seems to have a high opinion of the Department of Justice and the U.S. courts when it comes to national security issues.  I can’t imagine for the life of me why.  (more…)

The “Colbert Report” host finally gets his hands on the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who brought us the Edward Snowden leaks on the National Security Agency.  (more…)


In the pages that follow, Bea Edwards shows the post-9/11 merger of corporate wealth and government power in the United States – beneath a thinning veneer of democracy. (more…)

Democracy Now!

Nearly a year after he first met Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald continues to unveil new secrets about the National Security Agency and the surveillance state (more…)

Chris Hedges Truthdig

he greatest crimes of human history are made possible by the most colorless human beings. They are the careerists. (more…)


Supporters of the National Security Agency inevitably defend its sweeping collection of phone and Internet records on the ground that it is only collecting so-called “metadata”—who you call, when you call, how long you talk. Since this does not include the actual content of the communications, the threat to privacy is said to be negligible. That argument is profoundly misleading.(more…)

Guardian U.K.

New book by Glenn Greenwald, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State (more…)


Guardian U.K.

People’s privacy is violated without any suspicion of wrongdoing, former National Security Agency contractor claims (more…)

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