prosecution

CIA and NSA Wrongdoing Requires Independent Investigation, Says Former Church Committee Staff

March 16, 2014

Burt Wides, a former chief investigator for the Church Committee, who helped create the Senate and House intelligence committees, says these oversight bodies are now too entwined with the intelligence agencies; further reason for an independent committee is President Obama will not pursue an investigation into the actions taken during the Bush/Cheney administration’s ‘war on…

CIA vs. Senate: Who Is Obama Protecting?

March 14, 2014

Elizabeth Goitein: President Obama is protecting senior CIA officials and himself

Senate Unanimously Passes Sexual Assault, But What Will it Change?

March 12, 2014
Jennifer Norris: Senate bill will still keep military sexual abuse cases within the military’s chain of command

Karzai Justified in Refusal of Bilateral Security Agreement

February 17, 2014

Larry Wilkerson: Afghan President Hamid Karzai is justified in his refusal to accept the terms of the bilateral security agreement, which would keep ten bases under US control and grant troops immunity

EU Panel Requests Testimony of NSA Whistleblower Snowden

January 13, 2014

John Weeks: European Parliament’s invitation for Snowden to testify highlights the impact he’s made unveiling the national surveillance state

NYT Editorial Backs Snowden but Fails Other Whistleblowers

January 2, 2014

Michael Ratner: New York Times recognizing Snowden should spur backing of other whistleblowers

Assange Marks 3 Years in Custody: Still in Great Jeopardy from US

December 4, 2013

Michael Ratner, lawyer of Wikileaks founder, says his client wants to clear any allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden but the fear of extradition to U.S. keeps him in Ecuadorian embassy in Britain

Justice Department Misrepresents JP Morgan Settlement

October 22, 2013

The DOJ gives up the ability to prosecute JP Morgan The settlement between JPMorgan Chase and the Justice Department has been reported at $13 billion, for charges that Chase sold toxic mortgage-backed securities that fueled the financial crisis of 2008. The reported $13 billion amount is a misrepresentation of the actual figure by the Justice…

Egypt

August 19, 2013
Little has changed since 2011 revolution as police and military continue to massacre nonviolent opposition

Manning Sentencing Defense Plays Up Psychological Stress, Fails To Use Whistleblower Defense

August 15, 2013

David Swanson: Released provocative photo of Manning, emotional testimony by Manning’s sister plays to psychological defense but defense misses opportunity to showcase Manning as a whistleblower