"Snowden warned Americans of 'turnkey tyranny' that opens door to illegal search & seizures"
Edward Snowden has responded to a damning House Intelligence report analyzing his life and possible motives for revealing NSA surveillance. According to the report, Snowden has been in contact with Russian intelligence agencies since his arrival in Moscow. Snowden denied the accusation, saying in a Tweet "they claim without evidence I'm in cahoots with Russian intel. Everyone knows this is false.
"US media ignores Clinton stealing Democratic nomination, engages in Russia-bashing instead"
During a news conference at the 2016 BRICS summit for five major emerging economies, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Washington's latest threat to launch a cyber-attack against Russia based on unsubstantiated claims that Russia had somehow interfered in the 2016 presidential election, which is already being called the most scandal-filled contest in American political history
Tuesday, October 4, 2016(2 comments)
Assange: WikiLeaks will publish all US election docs by Nov. 8
Assange denied that any of WikiLeaks' publications are aimed at damaging the image of US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying that some of his statements in this regard had been misquoted. He said the documents released or to be released by the organization "are revealing, but also the government/state reactions to the releases are revealing also."
Sunday, August 14, 2016(2 comments)
"Ex-CIA Director's 'kill Russians in Syria' comment reveals neocon influence"
Morell has proposed the US change tactics in Syria by targeting President Bashar Assad's allies, adding that killing Russians should be done covertly. Two former CIA officials turned whistleblowers, Ray McGovern and John Kiriakou, appeared on RT's "Watching the Hawks" program to give their analysis on the disturbing comments, as well as other tantalizing bits of information.
Google involved with Clinton campaign, controls information flow -- Assange
American tech giant Google is closely cooperating with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to promote the candidate, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a televised address to an international media forum. Assange believes that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is predictable and will constitute a problem for freedom of speech in the US if elected.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
"Snowden's two goals -- alert people of mass spying, encourage future whistleblowers"
These new revelations coming from John Crane, the former Assistant Inspector General at the Pentagon tell us in quite specific detail how high-up Pentagon officials repeatedly broke the law in their handling of Thomas Drake's whistleblowing case, including by withholding and destroying documents, and lying to a Federal judge and other clear crimes and felonies. So, that is really what has come to light this week.
Thursday, May 26, 2016(2 comments)
"Anti-Trump protests do what US media failed to -- hold him accountable"
Max Blumentyhal: Trump is calling for people's deportation and bringing people from the outside, primarily a white anti-immigrant audience to cheer him on. So, I think Trump should have expected this kind of response and in many ways these protesters are doing what the American media failed to do -- which is to hold Trump accountable.
"I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding" -- Trump at debates
Trump in November said he does not care if torture doesn't work, because "they deserve it anyway." On Saturday, he continued in the same vein. "I'll tell you what, in the Middle East, we have people chopping the heads off Christians. We have people chopping the heads off many other people. We have things that we have never seen before. I'd bring back waterboarding and I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding."
Sunday, October 18, 2015(16 comments)
"I would have stopped 9/11" says Trump. He's "pathetic" and "an actor," retorts Jeb Bush
The spat between two leading GOP candidates has sunk to a new low, as Donald Trump and Jeb Bush spent the entire weekend throwing barbs at each other, with Bush forced to defend his family honor over 9/11. The feud heated up on Friday, when Trump appeared to imply that George W. Bush was at least partly at fault for the 2001 attacks that brought down the World Trade Center, as they happened on his watch.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Ellsberg: Israel's persecution of nuke whistleblower Vanunu a relic of British colonialism
After 18 years in prison, the man who exposed Israel's nuclear weapons program to the world, Mordechai Vanunu, remains restricted under obsolete principles contradicting the UN Charter on Human Rights. Daniel Ellsberg stressed that Israel must recognize, for its own good, what Vanunu did was right and come clean about the existence of its nuclear weapons program.
"I have to work a lot harder" in Russia than at NSA -- Edward Snowden
Snowden addressed the ethics of whistleblowing, reminding his audience that he never published a single document himself, but always worked alongside journalists. The involvement of reporters also allowed the employment of a system of checks and balances while making the revelations, he said.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Chelsea Manning rewrites the Espionage Act
Former intelligence analyst Manning has drafted a 31-page bill to re-establish protections for freedom of speech and the press that have been challenged by the Justice Department. The bill would amend sections of the Freedom of Information Act, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Espionage Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Federal Disclosure Rules for Journalists.
RT premieres "Terminal F" Snowden documentary in Russia
Two award-winning journalists have shed light on the story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's journey to Hong Kong and Moscow, when his revelations on US government surveillance shook the world, in a new documentary presented in Moscow by RT.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Female Palestinian MP snatched by IDF, held without charge for 6 months
Khalida Jarrar, 52, is a senior political leader of the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization. She was seized by a squad of some 50 IDF troops in the middle of the night last week, as they stormed into her house in Ramallah.
Friday, March 13, 2015(3 comments)
"Most significant break between Germany and US since WWII"
The Germans for the first time in 70 years now are sort of coming out of adolescence into adulthood and are willing to stand up to the US and say: "Look, our interests are not the same as yours. We don't want a war in Central Europe, and we're going to prevent it!" That translates into intelligence cooperation, as well.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Venezuela imposes mandatory visas for all US citizens, bans for Bush & Cheney
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a new mandatory visa requirement for all Americans visiting the country. The leader also called to review and downsize the number of US embassy staff in Caracas. Also, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Republican Congress members Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Robert Menendez, and Marco Rubio will be denied visas into the country. He labeled Bush and Cheney as "terrorists."
Western sanctions are aimed at regime change in Russia -- Lavrov
If the US pursues leadership not out of a false perception that it has a God-given burden to take responsibility for everybody, but by developing the skill to form a consensus, Moscow would be the first to back Washington. But now Washington is bullying other nations into toeing their line, and few dare to object publicly out of fear of reprisal, while complaining in private.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014(1 comments)
Putin: "US wants to subdue Russia, but no one did or ever will"
The US has no plans to humiliate Russia, but instead wants to subdue it, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, adding that no one had ever succeeded in doing so -- and never will. The Russian leader said that history was not about to change, and that no one would manage to suppress the country.
Thursday, November 6, 2014(2 comments)
"Anonymous to wake up US citizens"
Are we being snooped on, are we being eavesdropped on? Of course we are. Is it against our constitution? Yes, it is against our constitution. But there are ways to encipher your communications and there are ways used by highly technical people like Anonymous to defeat surveillance or to counter-surveil and cause mischief.
Monday, October 27, 2014
FBI reportedly raids home of "Second Snowden"
In "Citizen Four," a documentary about the Snowden saga currently being screened at select theaters in the US, Greenwald and fellow Intercept journalist Jeremy Scahill acknowledge that a new source has provided the reporters with information in the wake of the NSA leaks.
Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq "to protect US personnel"
President Obama announced on Thursday that he has authorized the use of airstrikes in Iraq if they are necessary to protect American personnel. He also stated that humanitarian air drops have been made to help besieged religious minorities in the country.
Sunday, August 3, 2014(2 comments)
Israel wiretapped Kerry's calls during peace talks
Israeli agents were eavesdropping on US Secretary of State John Kerry as he was mediating last year's futile Middle East peace talks, German magazine Der Spiegel has revealed. The German magazine said the revelations could hurt already tense US-Israeli relations amid the ongoing offensive in the Gaza Strip.
Malaysia MH17 crash: 10 questions Russia wants Ukraine to answer
Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov has criticized Western countries for jumping to conclusions just "24 hours after the crash" while there is no evidence. Antonov said, "It seems to me that this is part of information warfare which has been started against the Russian Federation and armed forces."
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Palestinians subjected to apartheid treatment
The world is watching in horror as Israel is conducting the latest stage in its seemingly endless and relentless campaign of extermination aimed at the population of the Gaza strip. The majority of the mainstream media across the globe, in contrast, appears willfully unaware of the actual circumstances on the ground and publicly supports Israel's "right to defend itself."
Russell Brand "Con-Dems" MSM blackout of 50,000-strong anti-austerity march
Brand, best known for his work as an actor, comedian, television personality and self-effacing Messiah, has become a high-profile poster boy for the disaffected with his anti-system rants and calls for revolution. When asked if he still wanted a revolution to take place, Brand, who has predicted a "peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution," said, "Yes."
Sunday, June 22, 2014(7 comments)
Mass graves filled with remains of immigrants discovered in Texas
Anthropologists uncovered a series of mass graves filled with the human remains of immigrants stuffed into shopping and garbage bags in a county-owned section of a cemetery in South Texas. In those plots, they found the remains of multiple people instead of just one. Now, a local politician is calling for an inquiry.
Flight MH370 families start fund to uncover truth about vanished jet
Not satisfied with the lack of progress being made on locating Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, relatives of passengers are planning to launch a $5 million fundraising campaign aimed at triggering another investigation. The campaign has been dubbed "Reward MH370: The Search for the Truth," and will officially launch on Monday through the crowd-funding website Indiegogo.
Saturday, May 31, 2014(1 comments)
Snowden's latest interview corroborates good intentions, says attorney
Current and former NSA officials have blasted Snowden for supposedly failing to take his complaints to his supervisors and instead leak so much information to the press. The US government published documents one day after Snowden's interview with NBC, though, indicating that the former contractor did, in fact, communicate some of his concerns to NSA bosses.
Thursday, May 22, 2014(12 comments)
"World moving away from American financial hegemony"
With the China-Russia deal conducted outside the dollar system we see the beginning of the de-dollarization and de-Americanization of the world, former assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts told RT.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014(3 comments)
WikiLeaks ignores "deaths" warning, threatens to name NSA-targeted country
When Greenwald defended his decision to publish the names of four countries where telephony metadata is collected by the NSA but withhold a fifth where content is recorded as well, WikiLeaks said it could be interpreted as meaning that the unknown country doesn't deserve to know they're being surveilled. Greenwald said The Intercept was "very convinced" it could lead to deaths. Later, WikiLeaks equated this as racism.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014(2 comments)
Russia should ignore Washington's "new Cold War"
Washington wants a Cold War; they need it. They've been defeated in Afghanistan, they were blocked from attacking Syria and Iran, so they've got to keep the military-security complex funded, because that's where an important part of their campaign contributions comes from.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Putin calls for end to Kiev's military op, postponing referendum in E. Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin also said that Russia has withdrawn its troops from the Ukrainian border.
"We have been told that our troops on the Ukrainian border are a concern -- we have withdrawn them. They are now not on Ukrainian territory, but at locations where they conduct regular drills at ranges," he said.
Friday, May 2, 2014(2 comments)
Supreme Court refuses to stop indefinite detention of Americans under NDAA
The United States Supreme Court this week effectively ended all efforts to overturn a controversial 2012 law that grants the government the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without due process. The high court said it won't weigh in on a challenge filed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and a bevy of co-plaintiffs against US President Barack Obama.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
BP pipeline sprays "oily mist" over 33 acres of Alaskan tundra
Alaska state officials confirmed Wednesday that an oily mist sprung from a compromised oil pipeline and sprayed into the wind without stopping for at least two hours, covering 33 acres of the frozen snow field in the oil well's vicinity. The cause is still under investigation, according to the Associated Press, but officials know that the mist was made up of a mixture of gas, crude oil, and water.
Saturday, April 19, 2014(2 comments)
"Letter to Jews" which Kerry cited, appears to be fake
Following the four-side meeting on the Ukrainian crisis in Geneva on Wednesday, John Kerry lashed out at a letter that was allegedly sent to Jewish citizens in Ukraine's eastern town of Donetsk, asking them to register and report all their property, or be stripped of citizenship and face expulsion. The US appears to be relying on information from Kiev, while ignoring alternative points of view.
Thursday, April 17, 2014(3 comments)
Snowden asks Putin LIVE: Does Russia intercept millions of citizens' data?
President Vladimir Putin, after he was asked a surprise question by whistleblower Edward Snowden at his Q&A session, adding "our surveillance activities are strictly controlled by the law."President Vladimir Putin, after he was asked a surprise question by whistleblower Edward Snowden at his Q&A session, added "our surveillance activities are strictly controlled by the law."
Nuke talks collapsing as US opposes Iran's pick for UN envoy
Washington and Tehran are again at odds after the United States Senate voted this week to ban the Iranian diplomat nominated to serve as his country's ambassador to the United Nations from entering the US. The Republican-controlled House is expected to soon vote in favor of the ban as well, but the effort is being considered largely a symbolic one since only the White House is authorized to approve such sanctions.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Metadata monitoring more intrusive than eavesdropping, Snowden and Greenwald warn
Whistleblower Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald joined forces via video link at an Amnesty International event in the US to speak to a packed hotel ballroom about the dangers of government metadata collection. Both stated that governmental collection of metadata--that is, monitoring timings of calls, to whom calls were made, and how long they lasted--is much more intrusive than listening in on calls directly.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Relax and do some yoga, Moscow tells sanctions-waving US leaders
The public part of the sanctions, which include travel bans and foreign assets freezes, targets Russian politicians and businessmen, who the US considers part of President Putin's inner circle. So far, sanctions have only managed to provoke sarcastic requests from Russian politicians, not included in the US blacklist, to add them as well.
Sunday, March 30, 2014(2 comments)
Obama announces overhaul of NSA metadata collection
The Obama administration is set to release a new proposal that would change the way the National Security Agency accesses consumers' phone data. Changes would include no longer allowing the NSA to store phone call "metadata," and would require the agency to access the data from phone company servers instead.
Snowden at SXSW: "The Constitution was being violated on a massive scale"
Snowden -- speaking in front of a green screen digitally altered to display Article 1 of the US Constitution -- said he would "absolutely" disclose documents all over again, even though his actions thus far have branded him a fugitive and traitor by many. "I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution and I saw that the Constitution was being violated on a massive scale," he said.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Ron Paul on Liz Wahl's claim: What RT reported was exactly what I said
Former US Congressman Ron Paul responds to allegations voiced by the channel's ex-host Liz Wahl that RT censored his interview, in which he criticized foreign intervention in Ukraine. "I thought was very fair. I listened to the replay of the whole thing," Paul said on his official online channel on March 6. "I didn't think it was slanted in any way. I thought what they reported was exactly what I said," he added.