Category Official-Corruption

Metavirus on 12 July 2009: Cheney Ordered CIA to Break the Law by Withholding Information from Congress

[librarygrape.com] The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency’s director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.The report that Mr. Cheney was […]

Files on UK role in CIA rendition accidentally destroyed, says minister | World news | The Guardian

In a statement that human rights groups said smacked of a cover-up, the department maintained that records of post-9/11 flights in and out of Diego Garcia, the British territory in the Indian Ocean, were “incomplete due to water damage”. The claim comes amid media reports in the US that a Senate report will identify Diego […]

PressTV – Civil liberties groups fear more surveillance in UK

Civil rights groups fear that the report by Intelligence and Security Committee of parliament ISC, which is expected to be issued on Tuesday, may be used by the government to push for proposed anti-terror legislation without considering other reforms.Experts say the report is likely to highlight apparent weaknesses in Britain’s surveillance powers, particularly regarding the […]

woman wandering by freeway gets pounded by officer – fifteen punches to the head – Democratic Underground

A passing motorist recorded the unidentified California Highway Patrol officer as he punched the woman at least 11 times in the head along the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles on Tuesday.On the video uploaded to YouTube, the woman can be seen trying to protect herself by putting up her hands but she does not appear […]

Tikkun Daily Blog » Blog Archive » I am being tracked by the NSA

by: David Harris-Gershon on July 3rd, 2014 | 1 Comment »Today, I learned that my IP address is being tracked by the NSA, and that – as a law-abiding citizen – it’s likely both the metadata and the actual content of my internet traffic is being analyzed and stored as well.I know this because of […]

Haley Barbour PAC Connected To Racially Charged Ads In Mississippi Senate Race As Vote Buying Allegations Surface | FDL News Desk

It is illegal under several provisions of Mississippi law and federal law for campaign officials to bribe voters with cash and punishable up to five years in jail. MS Code 97-13-1; MS Code 97-13-3 2013 Federal Code 18 U.S.C. 597, U.S.C. 1973ic Voter fraud schemes are not unusual for Mississippi. In 1999 Mississippi’s attorney general […]

Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?

The third largest federal agency behind the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the DHS—with its 240,000 full-time workers, $61 billion budget and sub-agencies that include the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration TSA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA—has been aptly dubbed a “runaway train.”In the 12 years […]

NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts | World news | The Guardian

The confidential memo reveals that the NSA encourages senior officials in its “customer” departments, such as the White House, State and the Pentagon, to share their “Rolodexes” so the agency can add the phone numbers of leading foreign politicians to their surveillance systems.The document notes that one unnamed US official handed over 200 numbers, including […]

NSA’s internet surveillance program is constitutional, Obama’s panel of experts insists — RT USA

Nevertheless, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s findings — published late Tuesday in a 196-page pre-release report that was approved by the panel early Wednesday — did acknowledge that substantial flaws exist in the way the NSA uses Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act to conduct surveillance against not US-persons believed to be […]

Sen. Wyden releases details of backdoor searches of Americans’ communications

“The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has now responded to my longstanding question regarding warrantless searches for Americans’ emails and other communications, and I appreciate the candid and straightforward nature of their reply.When the FBI says it conducts a substantial number of searches and it has no idea of what the number is, […]

TheAngryindian & John John: “Welcome to Colonial Courtrooms…” | APNS Novaĵagentejo

APNS /North America [07.01.2014] — Opinion — Question: Who is (legally) the ‘real’ squatter in North America? No one. Because according to the Canadian system of White Man’s justice, pre-Columbian, First Nations autochthonous societies and the Europeans who violently usurped their lands and has attempted, on several occasions, to wipe them out completely, legally speaking, […]

Merkel reportedly gets NSA-proof phone with chip costing 2.5k euros — RT News

While the German federal prosecutor is investigating the alleged tapping of the chancellor’s phone, exposed by former US National Security Agency NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Merkel has been looking for ways to get her privacy back. About a year after Snowden’s leaks published by SPIEGEL, which stated the NSA was spying on some 500 million […]

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