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The Surveillance State Behind Russiagate


In the frenzy over the Trump team’s talks with Russians, a darker story may be being missed: how “deep state” surveillance powers control American leaders.

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Matt Taibbi Sees Possible Validation of Trump’s Accusations About Media as Outcome of Russia Hearing

The Rolling Stone journalist disagrees with colleague David Corn of Mother Jones in an interview on KCRW about Monday’s congressional hearing on Russian interference in the U.S. election.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Director James Comey Confirms FBI Is Investigating Possible Links Between Trump Campaign and Russia


The FBI leader’s testimony contradicts statements by the president, but any collusion between Trump allies and Russian government officials remains unproved.

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Trump’s Wiretapping Charge Could Contain Some Explosive Truth


The mere existence of a transcript of a phone conversation involving Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser (pictured), carries the potential for a Watergate-size scandal that would land on the Democrats. 

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House Intelligence Committee Gives Trump a Monday Deadline for Providing Evidence of Wiretapping


“The only question is why the president would make up such a thing,” says panel member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

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The Debate Over WikiLeaks and Privacy Rights


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange offers to use the latest leaks to help companies improve their cybersecurity, but critics argue that privacy is dead.

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All of Putin and Trump’s Men


Mike Flynn’s phone call to the Russian ambassador looks like the result of a joint effort by the “Moscow Gang of Trump” and its associates.

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Before Projecting Power Around the World, America Should Look in the Mirror


The collateral damage of the Iraq War continues—for Iraqis and Americans alike.

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Another Demand for Proof That Alleged Russian Hacking Aided Trump Campaign


More than 20 U.S. intelligence, military and diplomatic veterans call on President Obama to release the evidence or admit that validation is lacking.

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Obama Expands Ability of National Security Agency to Share Data


The new rules open private information to 16 other agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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We Need the Truth About Donald Trump and Russia—Now


For the sake of democracy, an independent commission or special prosecutor must be appointed to investigate Russian influence.

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‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: What the Intelligence Report About Russian Influence Really Reveals

On this week’s episode, journalists Abby Martin and Ben Norton join Hedges for a wide-ranging discussion about troubling shifts they’ve noticed away from fact-based reporting and governance.

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Intelligence Report Leak Damages Trump, Just as FBI ‘Hit Job’ Hurt Hillary Clinton


The news media have been reduced to bystanders while the intelligence agencies run the show.

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Exposing the Man Behind the Curtain


Americans have a right to know the full truth about claims of Russian hacking.

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The Real Purpose of the U.S. Government’s Report on Alleged Hacking by Russia


The declassified document is intended primarily to be a weapon for use in internal politics. If the establishment can discredit Trump, it can get rid of him.

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Many of the IP Addresses the U.S. Put on Its Russian Cyber-Attacker List Can Be Used by Anyone


Nearly half the addresses are actually for servers that can let anyone “bypass internet censorship ... and access websites anonymously,” an Intercept reporter has found.

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How George W. Bush Dissed the U.S. Intelligence Community


Although the former commander in chief and his vice president had a rule that they did not trash talk people in public, they displayed the utmost disrespect for intelligence professionals who would not tell them (and the public) what they wanted to hear.

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Experts Aren’t Convinced by FBI and Homeland Security Report on Alleged Russian Hacking


Among the skeptics are veteran intelligence analyst and NSA whistleblower William Binney and a former vice president of security at Amazon.

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Blaming Russia Is Irresistible to the Democrats


The “Putin did it” narrative is not about keeping Donald Trump out of office (an impossibility). It’s about shaping the political and policy environment in coming months and years.

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Did Bill Clinton’s Meeting With the Attorney General Force FBI to Issue Letter on Hillary’s Emails?


Had the former president not met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a Phoenix airport, bureau Director James Comey “would never have felt obliged” to tell Congress just days before the election that the FBI was again looking into emails related to Hillary Clinton, Michael Daly writes at The Daily Beast.

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‘Fake News’ in America: Homegrown, and Far From New


For decades, the media have been dominated by manufactured reports. This skillful manipulation of information erased the lines between fact and opinion and gave rise to the demagogue who will sit in the Oval Office.

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President Obama: ‘Not Much Happens in Russia Without Vladimir Putin’


On the same day Obama asserted that Russians were “responsible for hacking the DNC” before the election, the FBI agreed with the CIA’s conclusion that Russian hackers interfered to help Donald Trump win.

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Obama and the Supreme Court Just Made it Easier for the FBI to Hack Your Computer


Government agents can now use warrants obtained from a single judge to hack computers in multiple jurisdictions rather than having to get a warrant for each jurisdiction.

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Publish, Punish and Pardon: How Obama Could Reveal the Nature of the National Security State


At this late date, what might a president alarmed by his successor do, if not to hamper Trump’s ability to create global mayhem, then at least to set the record straight before he leaves the White House?

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Arnold Mesches’ Death Closes a Chapter on Socially Conscious Art in American History


Throughout his long and distinguished career, the artist used his talent to provide incisive visual commentary about the major social and political issues of his time.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 READ MORE

With Obama’s Help, Commander in Chief Trump Will Wield Abundant Military and Surveillance Power


An unaccountable drone program, an FBI with a record of spying on mosques and activists, and a surveillance empire are among the powers currently held in check with restraints as durable as tissue paper.

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Glenn Greenwald on Who’s to Blame for Trump’s Election


The Intercept journalist lays out why the Democratic Party needs to take responsibility.

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Resistance Movements Can Be More Powerful Than President Trump


Millions of people around the world are committed to opposing the Republican’s dangerous and divisive agenda. Their work, like the work of the incoming administration, has just begun.  

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Posted on Nov 8, 2016 ENLARGE

The Top Five Times the FBI Intervened to Help the U.S. Right Wing


What is unusual about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s intervention in the 2016 election is not the intervention. After all, the FBI tries to shape United States politics every day.

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How Much Damage Did James Comey Do?


The FBI director’s actions likely will not be enough to elect Donald Trump as president. But it may have hurt Democrats’ chances of taking control of the Senate.

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James Comey: FBI Stands by July Conclusions About Hillary Clinton’s Email, Won’t Recommend Charges


After nine days of turmoil and reports of strife within the bureau’s ranks, Director Comey made yet another announcement Sunday that could impact Tuesday’s presidential election.

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James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner and Our Descent Into Pulp Fiction Democracy


Forget WikiLeaks, speeches to Goldman Sachs and the behind-the-scenes machinations of John Podesta. The FBI director’s letter to Congress was the ultimate October surprise.

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Cast Your Vote: What Was Most Significant News Story That Affected the 2016 Election?


With just four days left until one of the most anticipated votes in American history, tell us what you see as the most important news story of the campaign.

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Posted on Nov 1, 2016 ENLARGE

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Posted on Nov 1, 2016 ENLARGE

FBI Reviews Hillary Clinton Email Case After New Information Surfaces


The heat is back on the Democratic presidential nominee. On Friday, FBI Director James Comey informed Congress that his team is assessing “emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”

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Patty Hearst, Double Agents and the Symbionese Liberation Army


Jeffrey Toobin’s new book about the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst by the SLA in 1974 fails to treat the revolutionary group in sufficient detail.

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Were Kansas Terrorism Suspects Self-Radicalized—or Were Their Actions Inspired by Donald Trump?


The three men, who allegedly stockpiled arms and explosives and had considered attacking churches, public officials and Muslim refugees, were arrested after an FBI investigation of their militia group, the Crusaders.

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Former Sen. Bob Graham: FBI Covered Up Saudi Leaders’ Role in 9/11 Attacks

What a difference 28 pages can make—especially when they are a recently declassified portion of the 2002 congressional inquiry, chaired by Graham, into the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. (Pictured, then-President George W. Bush with a Saudi diplomat.)

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Mass Aerial Surveillance Is a Growing Orwellian Concern in the United States


The federal government has been equipping planes with monitoring devices for some time. But how far will law enforcement agencies go in order to watch citizens?

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE

Are Media Exaggerating ‘Reformed Terrorist’ Story to Advance FBI’s Disturbing Agenda?


There are serious questions about the story extremist-turned-FBI-informant Jesse Morton told reporters.

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE

Read the Documents the FBI Has Released on the Hillary Clinton Email Investigation


In the “interest of transparency,” the agency released a 58-page summary of its investigation into “allegations that classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on a personal e-mail server [Hillary Clinton] used during her tenure” as secretary of state. Now you can make up your own mind on the matter.

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Can We Protect ‘Points of Vulnerability’ in the Wake of Hack Into State Election Databases?

Michael Isikoff (pictured), an investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, explains what it would take for foreign or domestic hackers to disrupt the general election.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Hillary Clinton Must Learn From Her Mistakes


Is criticism of the Democratic presidential nominee over her emails and her family’s foundation too harsh? Perhaps. But the Clintons invite such scrutiny and suspicion.

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Jill Stein: ‘There Should Have Been a Full Investigation’ of Clinton’s Email Server (Video)

In a recent interview, the Green Party presidential nominee discusses the FBI’s scrutiny and calls for a new congressional investigation of the former secretary of state.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Oliver Stone Warns Against Surveillance Capitalism and ‘Pokémon Go’


The “Snowden” filmmaker believes technology will lead to totalitarianism, and his points about domestic spying and data mining should not be dismissed.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE

Force Reform in Saudi Arabia With a Thousand Cuts


Despite new evidence of Saudi complicity revealed in the 9/11 report’s “28 pages,” the Saudis keep getting a free ride from the lemmings in Congress. Here’s how to ratchet up pressure on the regime.

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