There are plenty of conspiracy theories floating around about the assassination of President Kennedy, and some are just as plausible as the Warren Commission’s report of a crazed gunman acting alone. We’ll be exploring these theories on November 25, when television pioneer John Barbour, who interviewed New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison about the Kennedy assassination, will be my guest on Firedoglake.com’s Movie Night with special co-host JP Sottile.
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday November 6, 2013 6:43 pm|
|By: DSWright Thursday August 29, 2013 10:20 am|
I just finished speaking to an official at the Secret Service’s FOIA office who told me that all of the Aaron Swartz files that are to be released will be posted to the Secret Services’ FOIA Library. The entire FOIA process has been frustrating and annoying, but thanks to a lawsuit by Kevin Poulsen over at Wired, not fruitless. Without that lawsuit it’s likely the Secret Service would have denied all requests, or as they did to me, kept people in limbo for the foreseeable future.
|By: DSWright Monday July 22, 2013 12:30 pm|
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who played an active role in trying to incriminate Aaron Swartz, has intervened in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case regarding Swartz’s secret service file. MIT is claiming it is afraid if the public knew the actions it took there could be a backlash against the personnel at the institution who helped destroy Swartz.
|By: DSWright Friday June 21, 2013 12:25 pm|
I write you to express my dismay in how the Secret Service’s FOIA office has conducted itself in regards to my request for the Secret Service files on Aaron Swartz. A formal request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) conforming with your guidelines was sent by certified mail and received in February 2013. After making repeated phone calls over a space of weeks to the FOIA communications center I was finally given an acknowledgement letter on April 5th, 2013 that the office had formally received the request on March 5th, 2013.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday March 15, 2013 1:01 pm|
The administration of President Barack Obama, when boasting about Obama’s record on openness and transparency, regularly cites how it is now releasing White House visitor logs. It has been an “achievement” the administration explicitly mentions during Sunshine Week, a week where journalists and open government advocates celebrate transparency in government.
|By: DSWright Friday March 1, 2013 9:38 am|
As the pieces of the Aaron Swartz case slowly come together it seems one government agency may be unwilling to comply with the law. Jason Leopold, the Lead Investigative Reporter at Truthout, was denied a Freedom Of Information Act request by the Secret Service. The reason given for the denial? The Aaron Swartz case is still open.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday June 5, 2012 6:45 am|
A man who confronted then-Vice President Dick Cheney over the Iraq War and was arrested by Secret Service agents for “assaulting” Cheney had his appeal to the Supreme Court unanimously rejected.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday April 21, 2012 7:50 am|
As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Chicago nears, the Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and activists are urging the United States Secret Service make public their security plan for McCormick Place, where the summit is to be held, by Monday, April 23. The ACLU maintains specific details on the security perimeter must be released so that the community can decide if the Secret Service will be violating the First Amendment rights of people, who intend to demonstrate at the summit.
|By: Scarecrow Wednesday April 18, 2012 8:00 pm|
It now appears that the global scope of America’s security mission, given this morally repugnant and clinically insane definition of who we are and what we’re entitled to do, has egregiously overreached our ability to select the most disciplined and worthy defenders. We’re out of control, and the so-called rogues are now defining who we are.
|By: David Dayen Monday April 16, 2012 6:15 am|
Dayen’s news roundup from April 15, 2012, when instead of doing his taxes, he was reading stories about Iran’s nuclear program, World Bank, UN advisers, Summit of the America’s, Secret Service, Sheila Bair, Elliot Spitzer, Judge Lippman, JP Morgan, North Korea, SOPA, NLRB, Sarkozy, and more.