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[Subscribe to Glenn Greenwald] Glenn Greenwald is a journalist,former constitutional lawyer, and author of four New York Times bestselling books on politics and law. His most recent book, "No Place to Hide," is about the U.S. surveillance state and his experiences reporting on the Snowden documents around the world. His forthcoming book, to be published in April, 2021, is about Brazilian history and current politics, with a focus on his experience in reporting a series of expose's in 2019 and 2020 which exposed high-level corruption by powerful officials in the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, which subsequently attempted to prosecute him for that reporting.

Foreign Policy magazine named Greenwald one of the top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013. He was the debut winner, along with "Democracy Now's" Amy Goodman, of the Park Center I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2008, and also received the 2010 Online Journalism Award for his investigative work breaking the story of the abusive detention conditions of Chelsea Manning.

For his 2013 NSA reporting, working with his source Edward Snowden, he received the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting; the Gannett Foundation Award for investigative journalism and the Gannett Foundation Watchdog Journalism Award; the Esso Premio for Excellence in Investigative Reporting in Brazil (he was the first non-Brazilian to win); and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award. The NSA reporting he led for The Guardian was also awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. A film about the work Greenwald and filmmaker Laura Poitras did with Snowden to report the NSA archive, "CitizenFour," directed by Poitras, was awarded the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary.

In 2019, he received the Special Prize from the Vladimir Herzog Institute for his reporting on the Bolsonaro government and pervasive corruption inside the prosecutorial task force that led to the imprisonment of former Brazilian President Lula da Silva. The award is named after the Jewish immigrant journalist who was murdered during an interrogation by the Brazilian military dictatorship in 1977. Several months after the reporting began, Lula was ordered released by the Brazilian Supreme Court, and the former President credited the expose's for his liberty. In early 2020, Brazilian prosecutors sought to prosecute Greenwald in connection with the reporting, but the charges were dismissed due to a Supreme Court ruling, based on the Constitutional right of a free press, that barred the Bolsonaro government from making good on its threats to retaliate against Greenwald.

After working as a journalist at Salon and The Guardian, Greenwald co-founded The Intercept in 2013 along with Poitras and journalist Jeremy Scahill, and co-founded The Intercept Brasil in 2016. He resigned fromThe Intercept in October, 2020, to return to independent journalism.

Greenwald lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with his husband, Congressman David Miranda, their two children, and 26 rescue dogs. In 2017, Greenwald and Miranda created an animal shelter in Brazil supported in part through public donations designed to employ and help exit the streets homeless people who live on the streets with their pets.

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afghanistan, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Journalists, Learning They Spread a CIA Fraud About Russia, Instantly Embrace a New One That Russia placed "bounties" on the heads of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan was one of the most-discussed and consequential news stories of 2020. It was also one of the most baseless as the intelligence agencies who spread it through their media.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Due Process, Adult Sexual Morality and the Case of Rep. Matt Gaetz The Florida Congressman has not been charged with any crimes. But the reaction to this case raises important questions of political, legal and cultural judgments.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 1, 2021
Journalists Attack the Powerless, Then Self-Victimize to Bar Criticisms of Themselves Powerful media figures now invoke sexist and racist tropes to cast themselves as so fragile and marginalized that critiques of their work constitute bullying and assault.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 19, 2021
VIDEO: With Katie Herzog on the Expansion of LGBTQ Identity and How it is Wielded in Political Discourse This discussion with famed lesbian writer and popular podcast host Katie Herzog may seem relevant only to a limited audience. Our focus is on the increasingly expansive and amorphous definition of "LGBT identity" and how it is wielded, and weaponized, in political discourse.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 14, 2021
Congressional Testimony: The Leading Activists for Online Censorship Are Corporate Journalists There are not many Congressional committees regularly engaged in substantive and serious work; most are performative but the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law is an exception.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 12, 2021
Journalists Start Demanding Substack Censor its Writers: to Bar Critiques of Journalists Corporate journalists, realizing that the public's increasing contempt for what they do is causing people to turn away in droves, are desperately inventing new tactics to maintain their stranglehold over the dissemination of information and generate captive audiences.
Mohammedou Ould Salahi., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 8, 2021
VIDEO: With a Second War on Terror Looming, a New Film Explores the Grave Abuses of the First Imprisoned without charges for 14 years in Guanta'namo, Mohamedou Slahi is a symbol of humans' impulse to abuse power and their capacity for redemption. With a new War on Terror likely to be launched in the U.S., his story is particularly timely now.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 26, 2021
VIDEO: Trending as a Transphobe and Bi-Phobe I had the privilege of having my name trend on Twitter for a good part of Wednesday and into Thursday morning because journalists in the liberal sector of media along with left/liberal activists accused me of transphobia and bi-phobia.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 26, 2021
House Democrats, Targeting Right-Wing Cable Outlets, Are Assaulting Core Press Freedoms Democrats' justification for silencing their adversaries online and in media -- "they are spreading fake news and inciting extremism" -- is what despots everywhere say.
2021 storming of the United States Capitol, From WikimediaPhotos
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 19, 2021
The False and Exaggerated Claims Still Being Spread About the Capitol Riot What took place at the Capitol on January 6 was undoubtedly a politically motivated riot. As such, it should not be controversial to regard it as a dangerous episode.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 13, 2021
The Lincoln Project, Facing Multiple Scandals, is Accused by its Own Co-Founder of Likely Criminality The group of life-long Republican Party consultants who, under the name "The Lincoln Project," got very rich in 2020 with anti-Trump online messaging has spent weeks responding to numerous scandals on multiple fronts.
Taylor Lorenz, From WikimediaPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 7, 2021
The Journalistic Tattletale and Censorship Industry Suffers Several Well-Deserved Blows A new and rapidly growing journalistic "beat" has arisen over the last several years that can best be described as an unholy mix of junior high hall-monitor tattling and Stasi-like citizen surveillance. It is the very antithesis of journalism.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Reflecting the Authoritarian Climate, Washington Will Remain Militarized Until At Least March Washington, DC has been continuously militarized beginning the week leading up to Joe Biden's inauguration, when 20,000 National Guard troops were deployed onto the streets of the nation's capital.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 23, 2021
The Moronic Firing of Will Wilkinson Illustrates Why Fear and Bad Faith Mob Demands Reign Supreme This tawdry episode has unjustly destroyed countless reputations and careers with no sign of slowing down. Unleash this monster and one day it will come for you.
How to use anti-terror laws to protect corporate grandeur, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming The last two weeks have ushered in a wave of new domestic police powers and rhetoric in the name of fighting "terrorism" that are carbon copies of many of the worst excesses of the first War on Terror that began nearly 20 years ago.
2021 storming of the United States Capitol, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 8, 2021
Violence in the Capitol, Dangers in the Aftermath From the Cold War to the War on Terror: the harms from authoritarian "solutions" are often greater than the threats they are ostensibly designed to combat.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 31, 2020
The Kafkaesque Imprisonment of Julian Assange Exposes U.S. Myths About Freedom and Tyranny Look at the plight of those who publish secrets designed not to propagandize the population to venerate elites but, instead, those whose publications result in generating mass discontent against them. That is what makes the ongoing imprisonment of Julian Assange a grotesque injustice.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple, From YouTubeVideos
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 28, 2020
The Threat of Authoritarianism in the U.S. is Very Real, and Has Nothing To Do With Trump Trump had two perfectly crafted opportunities to seize authoritarian power -- a global health pandemic and sprawling protests and sustained riots throughout American cities and yet did virtually nothing to exploit those opportunities
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 23, 2020
With Biden's New Threats, the Russia Discourse is More Reckless and Dangerous Than Ever This escalating rhetoric from Washington about Russia, and the resulting climate of heightened tensions, are dangerous in the extreme. They are also based in numerous myths, deceits and falsehoods
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 15, 2020
The Case For a Pardon of Edward Snowden by President Trump A U.S. appellate court in September unanimously ruled that the NSA's program of mass domestic surveillance was illegal, as well as likely a violation of the Fourth Amendment's guarantee against "unreasonable searches and seizures."

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