Watching MSNBC last night, I was as surprised as I was delighted to see that in the wake of NBC News’ revelations about Obama’s drone-killing program, the indefensible policy was being directly confronted, and harshly, even by those often afflicted with the Obamabot disease.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 17, 2012 9:50 am|
A foundation dedicated to promoting and funding aggressive journalism and media organizations that push for transparency and accountability in government is launching on Monday.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday July 30, 2012 7:10 pm|
The final edition of RT’s “The Alyona Show” hosted by Alyona Minkovski aired today. Alyona is going to Los Angeles to join HuffPost Live, a video network set to launch August 13. As the show picks up and heads cross-country, I would like to take a moment to share a few memories about a program that I will never forget..
Jane Hamsher and Glenn Greenwald appeared on the final show.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday July 12, 2012 8:00 pm|
As the still-unfolding recession leads to a disturbing preponderance of PhD’s working at Subway, there is one increasingly infuriating bright spot of iron-clad job security: the op/ed page of your local newspaper. Once upon a time, the op/ed page became my favorite part of the newspaper; as the third kid out of four, I seldom [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday July 1, 2012 12:55 pm|
Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald gave a talk at the Socialism 2012 conference in Chicago where he described how central it was to activism and movements like the Occupy movement to challenge the surveillance state in America. Any attempts to meaningfully challenge state or corporate power, he declared, run up against the surveillance state because it is designed to impede, deter and chill action. Understanding how it operates and “how to challenge it and undermine it and subvert it really is an absolute prerequisite to any sort of meaningful activism.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday April 15, 2012 11:50 am|
With the increasing possibility of some kind of intervention in Syria looming, a University of Chicago panel tried to unpack how liberal thought and Western power politics often are used to mask the unsavory aspects of what many usually call “humanitarian intervention.” The speakers mentioned the Arab Spring, the war in Libya and went into detail on how military intervention is employed in the name of human rights.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday March 26, 2012 6:30 pm|
A friend-of-the-court brief supporting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit was filed last week to help the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) force the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to release records on the agency’s drone program. The organizations’ brief argued that much information had been disclosed on the program already so there was no justification for refusing to acknowledge that records on the program exist.
|By: David Dayen Monday March 26, 2012 6:15 am|
Dayen’s new’s reoundup from Sunday night, March 25, 2012, with stories on Trayvon Martin, Miami Heat, Geraldo, hoodies, Sgt Robert Bales, Obama evolving, Paul Ryan’s budget, stock market manipulation, Syria, Keystone, Glenn Greenwald, Dennis Kucinish, Kony2012, Rick Santorum, Jim Kim, and more.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Wednesday March 7, 2012 2:50 pm|
On Monday, US Attorney General Eric Holder gave a speech at Northwestern University outlining the supposed ‘legality’ of the Obama administration’s secret program to target US citizens for execution without notifying them of the accusations against them, officially charging them with a crime or offering them the opportunity to respond. Now it’s time to demand they release the legal memos that purport to justify this.
|By: dakine01 Tuesday February 21, 2012 6:30 pm|
Once upon a time not so very long ago and a place right close by, there was a land conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men were created equal. Now, reality is, this land was never really the shining city upon a hill as some folks liked to claim but even with all of its problems, it still managed to make the phrases “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free” enough substance to be a bit more than a slogan on a statue.
Now? Eh, not so much.