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Tom Hayden : Secrecy Protests Split American Elites

Image from ElectronicFrontierFoundation / Flickr. Protests against secrecy drive elites into debate A virtual empire composed of distant and interconnected private and public elites contradicts representative democracy as virtually all Americans understand it. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog … finish reading Tom Hayden : Secrecy Protests Split American Elites

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Tom Hayden : Is Obama Really in Control?

This plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to land in Vienna despite Obama’s earlier comment that he “wouldn’t scramble jets against a 29 year old hacker.” Photo by Andres Gutierrez / AP. Refs being ‘worked’? Does Obama control … finish reading Tom Hayden : Is Obama Really in Control?

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Obama’s ‘Black Widow’ : The Super Spy Computer

‘The NSA’s colossal Cray supercomputer, code-named the ‘Black Widow,’ scans millions of domestic and international phone calls and e-mails every hour. . . . The Black Widow, performing hundreds of trillions of calculations per second, searches through and reassembles key … finish reading Obama’s ‘Black Widow’ : The Super Spy Computer

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FISA Foils ACLU Yet Again

Secret Spying Court Stays Secret, Rejects ACLU Plea AgainBy Ryan Singel / August 29, 2008 For the the third time in a year, a secret spying court rejected an ACLU request to let some sunshine pierce its dark curtains of … finish reading FISA Foils ACLU Yet Again

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BOOKS : The Dark Side by Jane Meyer

They described not just standing, but being kept up on their tiptoes with their arms extended out and up over their heads, attached by shackles on their wrists and ankles, for what they described as eight hours at a stretch. … finish reading BOOKS : The Dark Side by Jane Meyer

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FISA Bill Challenged in Court

President Bush, in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, called the wiretapping bill “long overdue” and crucial to national security. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / NYT. Bush Signs Spy Bill, ACLU Sues By Ryan Singel / July 10, 2008 The American … finish reading FISA Bill Challenged in Court

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Barack Obama on FISA, Telecoms

Today, in response to those of us who have strongly disagreed with his position on the FISA legislation, Barack Obama posted the following message on mybarackobama.com. My position on FISABy Barack Obama / July 4, 2008 I want to take … finish reading Barack Obama on FISA, Telecoms

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AT&T Whistleblower on Congress and FISA

Mark Klein in the offices of his lawyers in San Francisco. Photo by Ryan Singel / Wired.com.Says Spy Bill Creates ‘Infrastructurefor a Police State’By Ryan Singel / June 27, 2008 Mark Klein, the retired AT&T engineer who stepped forward with … finish reading AT&T Whistleblower on Congress and FISA

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