Heidi Boghosian’s “Spying on Democracy” is the answer to the question, ‘if you’re not doing anything wrong, why should you care if someone’s watching you?’ It’s chock full of stories about how innocent people’s lives were turned upside-down by public and private sector surveillance programs. But more importantly, it shows how this unrestrained spying is inevitably used to suppress the most essential tools of democracy: the press, political activists, civil rights advocates and conscientious insiders who blow the whistle on corporate malfeasance and government abuse.
|By: Mike German Saturday November 9, 2013 2:59 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday February 21, 2013 3:00 pm|
The federal judge presiding over the case of Jeremy Hammond, who faces charges for allegedly hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denied a defense motion to recuse herself. Hammond’s defense argued that it appeared there was a conflict of interest since her husband had his email and major corporate clients of the law firm where he is employed disclosed in the Stratfor hack.