Tag Archive for surveillance

Presidential candidate would pardon Snowden, Assange

Presidential candidate and veteran Tulsi Gabbard told Joe Rogan this week that she would pardon National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. The interview was a rare and refreshing example of thoughtful discussion of issues…

Intelligence officials leak surprise decision in whistleblower case

The Project on Government Oversight reports that a three-person panel authorized by Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive 19 concluded last May that the National Security Agency’s inspector general retaliated against a whistleblower. Based on that information, Director Michael Rogers sent IG…

This Halloween’s creepiest film is a documentary

If you’re looking for a scary film to see this Halloween, forget warmed-over classics involving vampires, chainsaws and extra-terrestrials and get yourself to a screening of Citizenfour-–a film that out-creeps the rest with real-world villains. The story plot is high-tech…

Snowden’s asylum set to expire July 31

Edward Snowden’s current grant of asylum from the Russian government expires on July 31, but his request for a one-year extension has not yet been granted.  Snowden’s attorney, Anatoly Kucherena told the Interfax news agency, “We have filed documents to extend…

NBC broadcasts first television interview with Edward Snowden

In a taped NBC interview broadcast Wednesday night, Edward Snowden explained to interviewer Brian Williams why and how he revealed NSA surveillance programs.  New details emerged about Snowden’s government work and his efforts to blow the whistle internally before going…

Snowden, Poitras honored as truth-tellers at National Press Club

Telling truth to power can be a lonely, even dangerous activity. Isolation and shunning are common, making it seem like solitary confinement with invisible bars. So, it’s important that the Fertel Foundation & the Nation Institute honor truthtellers each year with…