I went to GritTV’s New York City studios to discuss the HBGary and AnonLeaks developments with respect to the role of the US Chamber of Commerce in spying on American citizens for political activities. Lee Fang, the reporter from ThinkProgress who, along with Marcy Wheeler, first reported on HBGary’s work with the Chamber joined us for the discussion.
|By: Michael Whitney Sunday February 20, 2011 4:00 pm|
|By: Michael Whitney Monday January 31, 2011 6:30 pm|
David House spoke with Dylan Ratigan this afternoon about his visits this weekend with Bradley Manning at Quantico Marine Base.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday December 17, 2010 1:04 pm|
I can feel my greens shooting already.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday November 16, 2010 11:44 am|
The last thing the TSA needs is a pile of crappy technology that isn’t even effective, that people refuse to use, right?
The “groping” technique was developed as a way to punish people into using the scanners — because there are $148 million more on the way. And just so nobody gets the idea to follow Tyner’s lead, the TSA is using threats and intimidation to guarantee the market for the porno scanners. Whether Tyner is prosecuted or not, people will hear about what happened to him and think twice before refusing to become fodder for their new machines.
This is a full-on outrage.
It’s time to investigate the TSA, not Tyner. Sign the petition demanding Congress investigate the TSA’s porno scanners, aggressive groping, and abuses of power.
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday November 16, 2010 9:35 am|
You’ve probably heard of the “Don’t Touch My Junk” guy who chose to miss his flight rather than have TSA touch his genitals in its brand new “aggressive pat-downs” strategy. As if the experience wasn’t humiliating enough – and expensive, for missing his flight – the TSA has decided to make an example of John “Don’t Touch My Junk” Tyner. The TSA announced yesterday it would investigate, and may prosecute, Tyner for declining the porno scanners and groping.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday October 27, 2010 7:15 pm|
More Interweb censorship of Prop 19 and marijuana advocates, this time from YouTube. The preeminent marijuana legalization group NORML released a video last week with musician and comedian Steve Berke that was a brilliant pro-Prop 19 parody of Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” music video titled, “Should Be Legalized.”
NORML says they had more than 100,000 views of the video in just two days – no easy feat. Then, of course, YouTube stepped in and “flagged” the video, requiring users to log in to view it. How can we fight to make something legal, when we’re censored from showing our issue because it’s illegal?
|By: Michael Whitney Friday August 6, 2010 4:40 pm|
This morning Aaron Houston, the executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and a leader of our Just Say Now campaign, appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss DC’s medical marijuana laws and the need to effectively regulate marijuana across the country.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday June 21, 2010 9:45 am|
Right before a midterm election, the the Repubicans want to announce to likely voters (who tend to be older) that they want to default on the treasury bonds issued to the Social Security trust fund, rather than the Chinese? And that after shoveling billions in taxpayer money into record Wall Street bonuses, the GOP supports “balancing the budget” on the backs of old people?
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday June 16, 2010 6:47 am|
At yesterday’s House Energy and Commerce committee hearings with the executives of BP, Exxon, Shell, ConocoPhillips, and Chevron, Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) suggested Lamar McKay should commit ritual suicide instead of resigning.