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#179 Jul 21, 2013
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BREAK-IN AT LAW OFFICE REPRESENTING STATE DEPARTMENT WHISTLE-BLOWER
Last weekend burglars stole computers and broke into file cabinets at a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistle-blower. Other valuable items were left untouched; no other office suites in the high-rise building were burglarized.
“The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and its contractors ranging from illicit drug use, soliciting sexual favors from minors and prostitutes and sexual harassment."
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/...
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LAWYER ON WHISTLEBLOWER CASE SAYS BURGLERS COULD BE OBAMA LOYALIST

Attorneys for a State Department whistleblower maintain that sensitive information was stolen from their Texas law offices by politically motivated burglars.

Aurelia Fedenisn is a former agent at the State Department’s Office of Inspector General. Last month, she leaked a secret internal memo to CBS News detailing how high-ranking State Department officials pressured agents to cover up allegations of sexual assault and drug use by diplomatic security personnel and at least one ambassador.

During three separate break-ins between the afternoon of June 29 and the early morning of June 30, two unidentified individuals burglarized Schulman & Mathias, the Dallas-based law firm representing Fedenisn. They busted through a conference room wall, pried open a filing cabinet and stole three laptop computers.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/09/law-firm-bu...

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#180 Jul 21, 2013
"WHY DID YOU SHOOT ME? I WAS READING A BOOK.":
THE NEW WARRIOR COP IS OUT OF CONTROL

Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his gambling habit.

http://www.salon.com/2013/07/07/%E2%80%9Cwhy_...

"The Rise Of The Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces" by Radley Balko

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1610392116/...

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#181 Jul 22, 2013
THE CYBER-INTELLIGENCE COMPLEX AND ITS USEFUL IDIOTS
---Those who tell us to trust the US's secret, privatized surveillance schemes should recall the criminality of J Edgar Hoover's FBI

By Barrett Brown

Besides, the government to which we're ceding these broad new powers is a democracy, overseen by real, live Americans. And it's hard to imagine American government officials abusing their powers – or at least, it would be, had such officials not already abused similar but more limited powers through repeated campaigns of disinformation, intimidation and airtight crimes directed at the American public over the last five decades. Cointelpro, Operation Mockingbird, Ultra and Chaos are among the now-acknowledged CIA, FBI and NSA programs by which those agencies managed to subvert American democracy with impunity. Supporters of mass surveillance conducted under the very same agencies have yet to address how such abuses can be insured against in the context of powers far greater than anything J Edgar Hoover could command.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/...

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#182 Jul 22, 2013
HOW BARRETT BROWN SHONE LIGHT ON THE MURKY WORLD OF SECURITY CONTRACTORS

____Brown is not a household name like Edward Snowden or Bradley Manning. But after helping expose a dirty tricks plot, he faces jail

Any attempt to rein in the vast US surveillance apparatus exposed by Edward Snowden's whistleblowing will be for naught unless government and corporations alike are subject to greater oversight. The case of journalist and activist Barrett Brown is a case in point.

Brown made a splash in February 2011 by helping to uncover "Team Themis", a project by intelligence contractors retained by Bank of America to demolish the hacker society known as Anonymous and silence sympathetic journalists like Glenn Greenwald (now with the Guardian, though then with Salon). The campaign reportedly involved a menagerie of contractors: Booz Allen Hamilton, a billion-dollar intelligence industry player and Snowden's former employer; Palantir, a PayPal-inspired and -funded outfit that sells "data-mining and analysis software that maps out human social networks for counterintelligence purposes"; and HBGary Federal, an aspirant consultancy in the intelligence sector.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/...

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#183 Jul 22, 2013
THE STRANGE CASE OF BARRETT BROWN
___Amid the outrage over the NSA's spying program, the jailing of journalist Barrett Brown points to a deeper and very troubling problem.

The HBGary hack may have been designed to humiliate the company, but it had the collateral effect of dropping a gold mine of information into Brown’s lap. One of the first things he discovered was a plan to neutralize Glenn Greenwald’s defense of Wikileaks by undermining them both.(“Without the support of people like Glenn, wikileaks would fold,” read one slide.) The plan called for “disinformation,” exploiting strife within the organization and fomenting external rivalries—“creating messages around actions to sabotage or discredit the opposing organization,” as well as a plan to submit fake documents and then call out the error.” Greenwald, it was argued,“if pushed,” would “choose professional preservation over cause.”

Other plans targeted social organizations and advocacy groups. Separate from the plan to target Greenwald and WikiLeaks, HBGary was part of a consortia that submitted a proposal to develop a “persona management” system for the United States Air Force, that would allow one user to control multiple online identities for commenting in social media spaces, thus giving the appearance of grassroots support or opposition to certain policies.

http://www.thenation.com/article/174851/stran...

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#184 Jul 22, 2013
THE MANNING SHOW TRIAL

No, I’m not really shocked that none of this happened. It’s par for the course. Laws, including the “supreme law of the land,” aka the US Constitution, are for us little people. The US government doesn’t need or want them, except for use as camouflage. It does whatever it wants to do (or rather whatever the ruling members of the American political class tell it to do).

The only reasonable takeaway from the Manning trial is that American “rule of law” is a sham. The US government doesn’t operate within the Constitution’s constraints on state power, nor does it honor that Constitution’s list of enshrined individual rights. It never has done so absent extreme compulsion and it never will do so on anything like a regular basis.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/07/19/the-ma...

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#185 Jul 22, 2013
WHY I'M INCORPORATING MYSELF

by Brian J. Foley, Inc.

I’m sick of being shoved around by big corporations. They get to pollute the air I breathe; fire my friends, depriving them of health care and retirement funds; pull out of the community I live in,“downsizing” the workforce and leaving the city it probably never paid taxes to in the first place in a shambles, leading to poverty and further job losses; bribe politicians legally and secretly; and get the best seats and best food and all the skyboxes at professional sports events I can’t even afford to watch on Pay-Per-View.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/30/why-im...

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#186 Jul 22, 2013
A JURISPRUDENTIAL CESSPOOL
___Holder, DOJ: Thieves In The Night

“Despot” is too good for those who deny freedom in the name of freedom, and deny the rule of law in the name of the law. That is presently where we’re at, several baby steps away from peering directly into the abyss—a Police State under the fiction of protecting us, the people, from ourselves. The Fetishism of Leaks, to Holder, DOJ, Obama, the internal subversion gnawing away at liberty (liberty for whom?), complements, and is a necessity in the good fight of counterterrorism against our enemies apparently without limit, and therefore justifying a permanent-war doctrine and state of readiness.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/30/a-juri...

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#187 Jul 22, 2013
WILL THE REAL TRAITORS PLEASE STAND UP?
___Behind The Mask Of Sanctimony

It is not clear to an ordinary person what Snowden has revealed that William Binney and other whistleblowers have not already revealed. Perhaps the difference is that Snowden has provided documents that prove it, thereby negating Washington’s ability to deny the facts with its usual lies.

Whatever the reason for Washington’s blather, it certainly is not doing the US government any good. Far more interesting than Snowden’s revelations is the decision by governments of other countries to protect a truth-teller from the Stasi in Washington.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/06/28/will-t...

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#188 Jul 23, 2013
THE WAR ON JOURNALISTS AND WHISTLEBLOWERS
___Commentary on Michael Hastings last article (who died in a suspicious car accident in June)

Transparency supporters, whistleblowers, and investigative reporters, especially those writers who have aggressively pursued the connections between the corporate defense industry and federal and local authorities involved in domestic surveillance, have been viciously attacked by the Obama administration and its allies in the FBI and DOJ.

Jacob Appplebaum, a transparency activist and computer savant, has been repeatedly harassed at American borders, having his laptop seized. Barrett Brown, another investigative journalist who has written for Vanity Fair, among others publications, exposed the connections between the private contracting firm HB Gary (a government contracting firm that, incidentally, proposed a plan to spy on and ruin the reputation of the Guardian’s Greenwald) and who is currently sitting in a Texas prison on trumped up FBI charges regarding his legitimate reportorial inquiry into the political collective known sometimes as Anonymous.

http://reason.com/blog/2013/06/19/why-democra...

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#189 Jul 23, 2013
WHY DEMOCRATS LOVE TO SPY ON AMERICANS

___by Michael Hastings

For most bigwig Democrats in Washington, D.C., the last 48 hours has delivered news of the worst kind — a flood of new information that has washed away any lingering doubts about where President Obama and his party stand on civil liberties, full stop.

Glenn Greenwald’s exposure of the NSA’s massive domestic spy program has revealed the entire caste of current Democratic leaders as a gang of civil liberty opportunists, whose true passion, it seems, was in trolling George W. Bush for eight years on matters of national security.

“Everyone should just calm down,” Senator Harry Reid said yesterday, inhaling slowly.

That’s right: don’t panic.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mhastings/why-democra...

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#190 Jul 23, 2013
WHY THE HACKS HATE MICHAEL HASTINGS

___by Barrett Brown

The most impact-laden story of the year, the one in which General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and his aides talked trash about President Barack Obama and members of his administration, appeared in Rolling Stone, not National Review.

And it was written by a perfect specimen of the new breed of journalist-commentator that will hopefully come to replace the old breed sooner rather than later, and which has already collectively surpassed the old guard by every measure that counts—for instance, not being forever wrong about matters of life and death.

I should note—not only in the interest of full disclosure, but also necessary context—that I am a friend and admirer of Michael Hastings, the author of the Rolling Stone piece in question. He was kind enough to blurb my upcoming book on the failures of the American punditry (and is planning on writing a novel on the same topic, incidentally); he shares my opinions on the state of journalism and opinion in this country; and he has joined up with Project PM, my perhaps quixotic attempt to do a small part in improving that media whose flawed reporting on matters of war and peace has recently had a hand in leaving hundreds of thousands dead and injured our republic’s ability to rationally operate both at home and abroad.

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2010/0...

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#191 Jul 23, 2013
CONGRESSMAN GRILLS DOJ, NSA OFFICIALS ON DRAGNET SURVEILLANCE AND SECRET FISA COURT

Republican Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold grilled officials from the Department of Justice and the National Security Agency during a Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill on oversight of the FISA court.

“How is having every phone call that I make to my wife, to my daughter relevant to any terror investigation,” Farenthold said to Deputy Attorney General James Cole.

“I don’t know that every call you make,” Cole said before being cut off by Farenthold.

“But you’ve got them,” the Congressman interjected.

“So do I have a reasonable expectation of privacy in any information that I share with a company? My Google searches? The emails I send? Do I have a reasonable expectation of privacy in anything but maybe a letter I hand deliver to my wife,” the Congressman asked.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/congr...

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#193 Jul 24, 2013
PROFESSIONAL LIARS: PENTAGON DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN TARGETS JOURNALIST AND EDITOR

A USA TODAY reporter and editor investigating Pentagon propaganda contractors have themselves been subjected to a propaganda campaign of sorts, waged on the Internet through a series of bogus websites.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washingto...

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#194 Jul 25, 2013
ROUND ONE: STASI 1/FOURTH AMENDMENT 0

REPRESENTATIVE AMASH'S AMENDMENT TO STOP NSA DATA COLLECTION....VOTED DOWN

The House of Representatives on Wednesday evening narrowly defeated an amendment from Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) meant to halt the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone record data.

"We're here today for a very simple reason: to defend the Fourth Amendment, to defend the privacy of each and every American," Amash said as he introduced his measure. Lawmakers' votes, he said, would answer one simple question, "Do we oppose the suspicionless collection of every American's phone records?"

On Wednesday, at least, the answer was no. The House voted 217-205 to defeat the amendment after intense last-minute lobbying from the White House and the NSA.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/just...

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#195 Jul 25, 2013
YEMENI JOURNALIST WHO EXPOSED THE U.S. MISSILE ATTACK ON A YEMENI VILLAGE RELEASED FROM PRISON
(AFTER BEING SENT THERE BY OBAMA)

Prominent Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye has been released from prison after being held for three years on terrorism-related charges at the request of President Obama. Shaye helped expose the U.S. cruise missile attack on the Yemeni village of al-Majalah that killed 41 people, including 14 women and 21 children in December 2009.

In a statement, the White House now says it is "concerned and disappointed" by Shaye’s release. "We should let that statement set in: The White House is saying that they are disappointed and concerned that a Yemeni journalist has been released from a Yemeni prison," says Jeremy Scahill, national security correspondent for The Nation, who covers Shaye’s case in "Dirty Wars," his new book and film by the same name. "This is a man who was put in prison because he had the audacity to expose a U.S. cruise missile attack that killed three dozen women and children."

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/25/yemeni_...

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#196 Jul 25, 2013
THE PENTAGON PAPERS: AS TOLD BY DANIEL ELLSBERG AND OTHERS FROM THE BEACON PRESS

Their publication led the Beacon press into a spiral of two-and-a-half years of harassment, intimidation, near bankruptcy and the possibility of criminal prosecution. This is a story that has rarely been told in its entirety.

DANIEL ELLSBERG: There were 7,000 pages of top-secret documents that demonstrated unconstitutional behavior by a succession of presidents, the violation of their oath and the violation of the oath of every one of their subordinates—I, for one—who had participated in that terrible, indecent fraud over the years in Vietnam, lying us into a hopeless war, which has, of course—and a wrongful war—which has, of course, been reproduced and is being reproduced right now and may occur again in Iran. So the history of that, I thought, might help us get out of that particular war.

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/4/how_the_...
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#197 Jul 25, 2013
Site is a great source of credible information. It should be promoted / linked as often as necessary to any/all (OS/GS) sites as a eye opening dose of reality!(Including to all these youTube video sites defining clear GS/OS behaviors, yet often exhibit misinformation, by all the fraud and bull crap out there whose only intent is on covering up and protecting origins and elements of this organized scheming corruption)!

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#202 Jul 25, 2013
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE PHOTOGRAPHS ALL MAIL

As Washington officials continue to grapple with the fallout from the NSA scandal, it has been revealed that the US Postal Service photographs the outside of every piece of mail it processes each year - around 160 billion pieces annually.

http://rt.com/usa/us-nsa-mail-spying-706/

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#204 Jul 29, 2013
GRANDFATHER HARASSED BY COPS FOR WATCHING GRANDCHILDREN AT PARK

Everyone is a potential criminal in the new Amerika.

A good little citizen reports on a grandfather for watching what turned out to be his own grandchildren at the park, and the King's loyal servants arrive to harass him and force him to prove he's not a criminal.

http://www.informationliberation.com/...

http://fightgangstalking.com/

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