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Whistleblower leaked Cohen financial documents because he noticed that they were beginning to disappear from a government financial crimes database

I have no time to post right now, but I wanted to pass along a link to Ronan Farrow’s new article in the New Yorker, which is all about the circumstances surrounding the release of Michael Cohen’s banking records last week. It’s really incredible stuff… Not only does it look as though there were several […]

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden comes clean on why he turned over classified government documents to the press, just how much the intelligence community knows about us, and what his actions will likely cost him

Earlier today, the identity of last week’s much-talked-about National Security Agency whistleblower was made public. His name is Edward Snowden, and he’s a former technical assistant for the CIA, who, most recently, worked for the NSA through the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’d highly recommend that you watch […]

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Guilty until proven innocent in the age of ubiquitous electronic surveillance

Upon taking office, President Obama issued a memorandum on the subject of transparency: “My Administration,” he said, “is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency […]

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Daniel Ellsberg calls on other whistleblowers to come forward, before we’re at war with Iran

Chris Hedges, who I often quote here, just interviewed Daniel Ellsberg, the man responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971, hastening the end of the Vietnam war, and contributing toward the downfall of Richard Nixon. And, as it’s been a while since we’ve discussed the increasing severity with which our nation has been cracking […]

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Thank God… American kids can now know the joy that comes with shooting people in the face

In a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the entertainment industry today, ruling that minors had the right to purchase violent video games. The following comes from the LA Times. …”Like books, plays and movies, video games communicate ideas,” said Justice Antonin Scalia in his majority opinion Monday. And he said there was […]

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