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Source: Josh Begley and Jeremy Scahill for The Intercept This is a labyrinth with 12 entrances and no exit. It is built on a cache of documents provided to The Intercept by a source within the intelligence community. Operators can watch their targets for hours, often from air-conditioned rooms, until they receive the order […]

Drones: A Visual Glossary









By Suzanna Andrews Source: MORE At 44, Radack is among the leading whistle-blower lawyers in the country. She is also possibly the most outspoken and passionate. With expertise in national security, she has a client list that includes some of the most controversial people on the planet. She is part […]

Whistleblowers’ Lawyer Jesselyn Radack


Source: TIME   By focusing on just the racial aspect, the discussion becomes about whether Michael Brown’s death—or that of the other three unarmed black men who were killed by police in the U.S. within that month—is about discrimination or about police justification. Then we’ll argue about whether there isn’t […]

Kareem Abdul Jabbar on Ferguson





Source: AP/Breitbart NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend has launched a campaign to end mass incarceration. The Grammy-winning singer announced the multiyear initiative, FREE AMERICA, on Monday. He will visit and perform at a correctional facility on Thursday in Austin, Texas, where he also will be part of a press […]

John Legend Adds Voice




Source: The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/04/06/john-oliver-interview-political-disengagement-american-public/ Oliver’s overall discussion is good (and, naturally, quite funny), but the specific point he wants to make here is misguided. Contrary to what Oliver says, it’s actually not surprising at all that a large number of Americans are unaware of who Snowden is, nor […]

John Oliver Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden


As it turns out, the nature of the physical world favors the free movement of people to self-organize and self-govern without the interference of external command-and-control structures … … politicians routinely chisel into stone thousands of new laws each year on countless promises that they can improve societal conditions. And […]

Chaos Gets A Bad Rap