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Whistleblowers: Congress Has Entrenched the Surveillance State

January 18, 2018

Two former whistleblowers — Thomas Drake of the NSA and Colleen Rowley of the FBI — say the new bi-partisan FISA spying law opens the way to widespread privacy violations and government abuses

#TheAssistance: Democrats Hand Trump Warrantless Spying

January 17, 2018

Fifty-five House Democrats, including #Resistance stalwarts, have joined Republicans to give Trump’s NSA broad warrantless surveillance powers. The Senate is likely to follow. We speak to Trevor Timm of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Is Trump Right to Claim he was Spied on?

April 4, 2017

Glen Ford says it’s likely that Trump’s communications were spied on as part of the national security state’s bulk data collection

Empire in Decay: Federal Government Falling Apart as Spying Allegations Fly

March 7, 2017

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says there is a theory circulating in the intelligence community that the CIA asked the British to spy on Trump on behalf of the Democratic Party; the politicization of the intelligence agencies is a reflection of a dying empire

Spies, News Agencies, Wiretaps and Whistleblowers

October 6, 2016
Former NSA whistleblower William Binney says the August release of NSA source code might be tied to the arrest of Harold Thomas Martin

NSA Sweep of Yahoo Emails Reflects Vulnerability of Consumers’ 4th Amendment Rights

October 5, 2016

The revelation underscores that the threats to private communications come not only from malicious foreign attackers but also from the US government, says the ACLU’s Ashley Gorski

CIA Admits to Spying on Senate but No Prosecutions to Follow

August 4, 2014

McClatchy senior reporter Jonathan Landay and co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program Elizabeth Goitein discuss the criminality of the CIA’s actions and the growing trend of government surveillance on public employees

50 Years After Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Why it Matters Today

July 30, 2014
Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and historian Gareth Porter discuss how the Gulf of Tonkin incident was used to further entangle the US in Vietnam and how shoddy intelligence reports continue to lead America into war

FCC, Media Consolidation and Internet Regulations

July 18, 2014
Jeff Cohen discusses several Freedom of Information issues, including a new campaign encouraging whistleblowing, the case of journalist James Risen, and net neutrality