Tag Archives: National Security Agency

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FILM | Oscar-winning ‘Citizenfour’ documents one citizen’s sacrifice for our liberty

Laura Pointras tells Snowden’s story in an engaging account that is both enlightening and unsettling. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 22, 2015 Citizen Four is the name used by 29-year-old Edward Joseph Snowden when he … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
FILM | Oscar-winning ‘Citizenfour’ documents one citizen’s sacrifice for our liberty

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Assassination by technology: The context of America’s drone killings

Brandon Bryant, who spent six years as a drone sensor operator, has stepped forward out of guilt and concern about the killing of American citizens. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 18, 2014 This past week, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Assassination by technology: The context of America’s drone killings

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Jim Hightower Brings the Lowdown on ‘Poopgate’ and ‘Tinkle-Down’ Economics

Texas populist gadfly Jim Hightower at the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, September 13, 2013. Photos by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: Famed Texas populist commentator and political gadfly, Jim Hightower In 30 years, we’ve … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Jim Hightower Brings the Lowdown on ‘Poopgate’ and ‘Tinkle-Down’ Economics

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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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Lamar W. Hankins : Government Lies and Secrecy Destroy Credibility

Whistleblower Edward Snowden. Image from MGN Online. Government lies andsecrecy destroy credibility “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” — Benjamin Franklin. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Government Lies and Secrecy Destroy Credibility

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Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

Another sign of the times. Image from City Limits.Our civil liberties under attack:Big Brother’s getting even bigger Abuses of civil liberties are taking place with increasing frequency, but the public outcry has mainly been muted, an enticement for the authorities … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

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Darth Vader Redux : Cheney and the CIA’s ‘Executive Assassination Ring’

President George W. Bush and George J. Tenet, then director of the CIA, meet at the agency headquarters in 2001, the year the secret program began. Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP / Washington Post.Dick Cheney and the CIA:The … finish reading Darth Vader Redux : Cheney and the CIA’s ‘Executive Assassination Ring’

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Obama Administration Will Continue Massive Secret Budgetary Outlays

“The Black Hole” NSA headquarters, Ft. Meade, Maryland.Big Increases for Intelligence and Pentagon “Black” Programs in 2010By Tom Burghardt / May 13, 2009 Continuing along the dark path marked out by his predecessors in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama’s … finish reading Obama Administration Will Continue Massive Secret Budgetary Outlays

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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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