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What’s Scarier: Terrorism, or Governments Blocking Websites in its Name? – Glenn Greenwald

Posted by on March 18, 2015 in Censorship, Government with 0 Comments
What’s Scarier: Terrorism, or Governments Blocking Websites in its Name? – Glenn Greenwald

The French Interior Ministry on Monday ordered that five websites be blocked on the grounds that they promote or advocate terrorism. “I do not want to see sites that could lead people to take up arms on the Internet,” proclaimed Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. No judge reviews the Interior Ministry’s decisions. When the block functions properly, visitors to those banned sites, rather than accessing the content of the sites they chose to visit, will be automatically redirected to the Interior Ministry website. There, they will be greeted by a graphic of a large red hand, and text informing them that they were attempting to access a site that causes or promotes terrorism: “you are being redirected to this official website since your computer was about to connect with a page that provokes terrorist acts or condones terrorism publicly.”

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Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorism: The Word That Fuels Endless War

Posted by on October 29, 2014 in Government, Military with 3 Comments
Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorism: The Word That Fuels Endless War

Journalist Glenn Greenwald explains the importance of challenging how this powerful word is used by those who always say only describes the violence of others and never their own.

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Glenn Greenwald: Why Privacy Matters (TED)

Posted by on October 11, 2014 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Glenn Greenwald: Why Privacy Matters (TED)

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States’ extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide.”

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HOW THE NSA HELPED TURKEY KILL KURDISH REBELS

Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
HOW THE NSA HELPED TURKEY KILL KURDISH REBELS

In true “Spy v. Spy” fashion, Turkey is itself is the target of intense surveillance even as it cooperates closely with the U.S.— one NSA document describes the country bluntly as both a “partner and target.”

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Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria (Glenn Greenwald)

Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria (Glenn Greenwald)

The Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad – the very same side the U.S. has been arming over the last two years.

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Greenwald: NSA Docs Show ‘Israeli Action in Gaza has US Fingerprints All Over It’

Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Greenwald: NSA Docs Show ‘Israeli Action in Gaza has US Fingerprints All Over It’

New documents leaked by Edward Snowden show how intelligence cooperation enables repeated Israeli aggression against Palestinians

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Glenn Greenwald: NBC Pulls Top Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children

Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 1 Comment
Glenn Greenwald: NBC Pulls Top Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children

Egyptian-American reporter Ayman Mohyeldin witnessed and reported the brutal Israeli killing of four young boys as they played soccer on a beach in Gaza City. He has now been removed completely from reporting on Gaza by a top NBC executive, who ordered Mohyeldin to leave Gaza immediately.

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Julian Assange on Aiding Snowden, Tiff w/ The Intercept and “Big Power” First Look Media

Posted by on July 9, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Julian Assange on Aiding Snowden, Tiff w/ The Intercept and “Big Power” First Look Media

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sits down with Democracy Now! inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has been living in political asylum for over two years. Assange explains his critique of “big power” First Look Media and The Intercept for agreeing not to name a country targeted by bulk National Security Agency spying, following U.S. government concerns that doing so could lead to increased violence. Assange and WikiLeaks went on to reveal the targeted country, Afghanistan, which along with the Bahamas had all of its cell phone calls recorded. “That is as great an assault to sovereignty as you can imagine, other than completely militarily occupying a country, to record the intimate phone calls of every single Afghan citizen,” Assange says. “My perspective is, [this is] up to the Afghan people.” Assange also gives an overview of the close to eight million documents WikiLeaks has released since 2007 about nearly every country in the world; details how WikiLeaks helped Edward Snowden evade U.S. arrest and find political asylum in Russia; and addresses his prospects for ever being able to leave the Ecuadorean embassy without fear of arrest.

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Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Corporate Media is “Neutered, Impotent and Obsolete”

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Corporate Media is “Neutered, Impotent and Obsolete”

Glenn Greenwald reflects on the Pulitzer Prize, adversarial journalism and the corporate media’s response to his reporting on Edward Snowden’s leaked National Security Agency documents. “We knew that once we started publishing not one or two stories, but dozens of stories … that not just the government, but even fellow journalists were going to start to look at what we were doing with increasing levels of hostility and to start to say, ‘This doesn’t actually seem like journalism anymore,’ because it’s not the kind of journalism that they do,” Greenwald says. “It doesn’t abide by these unspoken rules that are designed to protect the government.”

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The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program – by Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Military, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program –  by Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald

The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes – an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people.

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Glenn Greenwald’s New Website, The Intercept, Is Now Live

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Media & Arts with 1 Comment
Glenn Greenwald’s New Website, The Intercept, Is Now Live

The first digital venture co-led by Glenn Greenwald is now live. The Intercept, an online magazine edited by Greenwald and fellow journalists Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill and backed by billionaire Pierre Omidyar, made its much-anticipated debut today. Its first article was written by Greenwald and Scahill, and looked at the NSA’s role in the U.S. drone strike program. The piece was, of course, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The magazine is just one of the multiple sites being created by First Look Media, the Omidyar-funded organization providing the cash for Greenwald and his colleagues.

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Questions Surround Snowden-Greenwald NSA Spying Revelations and Omidyar’s $250 Million Dollar Media Venture

Posted by on January 9, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Questions Surround Snowden-Greenwald NSA Spying Revelations and Omidyar’s $250 Million Dollar Media Venture

how many documents Snowden leaked is still unclear, with various sources listing anything from 10,000 to 1.7 million documents.

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Glenn Greenwald: There Are More Snowden Documents On Israel

Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Glenn Greenwald: There Are More Snowden Documents On Israel

Glenn Greenwald said the Snowden documents contain “a huge number of very significant stories” that have not yet been published, and these include stories related to the Middle East in general and Israel in particular. He and the other journalists working on the material will continue releasing stories at about the same pace as hitherto, he added, explaining that they have only had the Snowden documents for seven months, and “given their volume and complexity,” that isn’t a long time.

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‘US, UK media are loyal, devoted servants of the intelligence agencies’ – Glenn Greenwald

Posted by on December 28, 2013 in Corporate Controlled Media with 0 Comments
‘US, UK media are loyal, devoted servants of the intelligence agencies’ – Glenn Greenwald

Journalist Glenn Greenwald condemned the mainstream media during an address at a German computer conference on Friday and accused his colleagues of failing to challenge erroneous remarks routinely made by government officials around the globe. “[W]e knew in particular that one of our most formidable adversaries was not simply going to be the intelligence agencies on which we were reporting and who we were trying to expose, but also their most loyal, devoted servants, which calls itself the United States and British media.”

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Greenwald Responds to ‘Ludicrous’ Accusations Over Snowden

Posted by on December 26, 2013 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Greenwald Responds to ‘Ludicrous’ Accusations Over Snowden

In an interview on MSNBC earlier today, Glenn Greenwald was forced to defend himself once again when anchor Kristen Welker accused him of “crossing the line” with his coverage of the ongoing NSA revelations, which have shocked the world since last June, and asked him to respond to the ‘spokesman’ accusations.

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