A lawsuit challenging domestic military spying against citizens engaged in antiwar activism and acts of civil disobedience obtained a public record that further confirms the United States Army was involved in targeting “leftists” or “anarchists” as domestic terrorists in 2007. Also, according to a “Democracy Now!” interview, one of the activists was pressured by the [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday February 26, 2014 6:54 am|
|By: CTuttle Sunday February 23, 2014 12:00 pm|
Pepe Escobar has also been screaming about the House of Saud’s recent perfidy… Warning: Saudi mayhem ahead
|By: Kit OConnell Friday December 27, 2013 7:00 pm|
The Bread & Puppet Theater turned 50 years old in 2013.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday September 27, 2013 5:00 pm|
The owner of the encrypted email service provider that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was reportedly using, Lavabit, which shut down early in August, apparently made the decision to stop operating after receiving a “pen register” order and an order under the Stored Communications Act, according to a legal filing posted by POLITICO‘s Josh Gerstein.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday July 10, 2013 3:52 pm|
In a web-only video, I discussed the lack of media coverage during the trial, how WikiLeaks had been characterized by the government during the trial, the significance of Professor Yochai Benkler’s testimony today. I also was asked about Firedoglake’s publishing of CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou\’s letters from prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania.
|By: Jeff Creamer Monday June 3, 2013 9:25 am|
Here’s a clip of Amy Goodman talking with Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola this morning from .Fort Meade as Day 1 of Bradley Manning’s court martial begins.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday May 18, 2013 10:15 am|
In continuing coverage and discussion of the Justice Department’s seizure of AP records and the implications this has on freedom of the press, I went on “The Marc Steiner Show” on WEAA on Friday.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday May 4, 2013 10:40 am|
The FBI has added former Black Panther and former member of the Black Liberation Army, Assata Shakur, to its “most wanted terrorist” list. The decision is political and clearly aimed at the Cuban government, which granted political asylum to her after she escaped from prison in 1979. It also is an escalation of the government’s demonization of her for continuing to openly espouse radical political views, while in exile outside of the United States.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:15 am|
In June 15, 2010, The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill reported that “sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince” had claimed that the embattled head of the world’s most infamous mercenary firm” was “planning to move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).”
Scahill noted, “The Nation learned of Prince’s alleged plans to move to the UAE from three separate sources. One Blackwater source told The Nation that Prince intends to sell his company quickly, saying the ‘sale is going to be a fast move within a couple of months.’”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:15 am|
Journalist and national security correspondent for The Nation, Jeremy Scahill, appeared on “Democracy Now!” this morning for the entire program to discuss his project, Dirty Wars, which explores the United States’ global assassination program.
The project consists of a book and film. The book was released today. The film has been screening at film festivals and events around the country and the trailer for the film premiered on “Democracy Now!”.
Scahill spends the hour outlining in detail the life of US-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was targeted and assassinated by a US drone strike in September 2011. He also discusses Anwar’s father, Nasser al-Awlaki, who mounted an effort to have evidence for why Anwar was placed on a “kill list” disclosed. Later in the program, he recounts the killng of Anwar’s 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman, who was born in Denver, Colorado, and the justifications and excuses the US government have uttered in relation to their deaths.