On October 26th, I attended a rally sponsored by the Stop Watching Us coalition to protest against the huge spying apparatus that the United States Government has created since 9/11. It was a great rally, filled with intelligent and well-informed people of many different political persuasions. But did it really do anything? The answer to […]Read More Thoughts on Activism Under Surveillance
While casually browsing the news channels, I noticed a disturbing trend: the coverage of the latest NSA revelations were simultaneously being “analyzed” by Alan Dershowitz on CNN and Peter King on MSNBC. Both of these “analysts” were giving the establishment opinion and seemed to downplay the significance of these revelations, even defending the NSA to […]Read More Is the “Mainstream Media” Out of Touch with the Mainstream?
From the Huffington Post: “I put that program in place to protect the country. One of the certainties was that civil liberties were guaranteed,” Bush told CNN in an interview airing Monday. “I think there needs to be a balance, and as the president explained, there is a proper balance.” Yeah it’s okay everyone. George […]Read More Don’t worry anymore! George W. Bush says Prism is A-OK because he put it in there to protect the country. . .trust him!
As per http://wikileaks.org/Statement-from-Edward-Snowden-in.html?snow Monday July 1, 21:40 UTC One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably […]Read More Statement from Edward Snowden at Moscow
In every article that I read (or try to read) about the NSA leaks from the mainstream press, there is always a distinct focus on Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke the story, or Edward Snowden the whistle blower. Very rarely is there an article where the fact that billions of phone calls and internet […]Read More Why does the mainstream media keep missing the point about the NSA?
According to an article by Alexandera Jaffe: “They should pay a price, either diplomatic, economic, geopolitical, for doing what they did. They’re always putting their finger in our eye,” said Schumer on “Fox News Sunday,” arguing for repercussions against Russia. So what are we going to do? Go to war with Russia over an American […]Read More Schumer and McCain think Russia should “pay the price” for harboring Edward Snowden
Okay as soon I read about this, I knew I had to give my two cents. If you are a regular reader of this blog then chances are you probably know what I’m about to say which is that this is a load of donkey crap. Well, maybe not in those exact words, but still… […]Read More Nothing to see here! Army blocks military access to NSA leaks.
What is the United States government other than a gigantic conglomeration of bitter old men who don’t mind sending intelligent, creative young men to jail on trumped up charges? Bradley Manning is a famous example of this, but there is also Barrett Brown, Jeremy Hammond, and others. There is an obvious disconnect between the older […]Read More The Government’s Appetite for the Young and Fearless
Barrett Brown is an investigative reporter and ex-operative of Anonymous, the world-wide hacking collective. He has been indicted three times and is facing over a hundred years in prison. On the surface, we are supposed to believe that Barrett Brown is a danger to federal agents and society as a whole. In reality, the only […]Read More Support Barrett Brown
I don’t know if I even really have to reference this. Just turn on any major news network and all you will find is hate for Edward Snowden and love of Big Brother. The parallels to the book 1984 by George Orwell are almost comical now. Forget all the stuff about the NSA, just look […]Read More The Anti-Snowden Smear Campaigns