Retired Congressman Ron Paul discusses the unsurprising revelations of massive government spying on Americans; why “truth is treason in an empire of lies;” the Republican leadership’s support for Obama’s spying programs; Rand Paul’s 4th Amendment Restoration Act and class action lawsuit; and the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses his article “The Role of Foreign Policy in Security-State Surveillance;” the NSA’s dominance of the telecom industry; living in a country where it’s assumed the government watches and listens to everything you do; Glenn Greenwald’s bold and adversarial journalism in an age of [...]
Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation discusses the recent leaks revealing wholesale NSA surveillance of Americans through Verizon phone logs and nine major internet companies; the NSA’s “51%” rule for determining whether a call is foreign and thus suitable for monitoring; and how the government twists the definition of words to avoid constitutional violations.
Globetrotting Asia Times journalist Pepe Escobar discusses the very small percentage of Syrians (and large number of Western governments) who support the rebellion; the atrocities committed by moderate and radical jihadist rebels; how keeping the rebels armed will extend the civil war indefinitely; and the huge influx of foreign fighters in Syria.
Blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses how White House narratives go largely unchallenged by journalists starved of information from government leakers; the favorable testimony of prosecution witnesses in Bradley Manning’s court martial; Glenn Greenwald’s scoop on the NSA’s collection of all Verizon customer call data; how Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and other tech giants help the government [...]
Blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses the start of Bradley Manning’s “speedy” trial after three years in detention; the government’s case against Manning and Julian Assange as co-conspirators engaged in espionage; why Bob Woodward and top government officials are never prosecuted for leaking and publishing classified information; and how Manning’s careful selection of documents to leak (to [...]