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Coleen Rowley on How Top Secret America Misfires

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Coleen Rowley, one of three whistleblowers chosen as persons of the year for 2002 by Time Magazine, will speak about her experiences in the FBI and broader issues of official surveillance and massive data collection. When Coleen Rowley was an FBI agent in Minneapolis, her office got a lead just three weeks before 9/11 that a known extremist had paid $8.000 for lessons to fly a Boeing 747. Her office arrested him, but, her superiors would not allow a full investigation.

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Obama Administration Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss ACLU Challenge to Warrantless Wiretapping Law

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American Civil Liberties Union
February 17, 2012

ACLU Argues Dragnet Surveillance of Americans Is Unconstitutional

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CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org

NEW YORK – The government today asked the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to challenge the constitutionality of a law that gives the government unprecedented authority to monitor international emails and phone calls by Americans.

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Google Teams Up with CIA to Fund “Recorded Future” Startup Monitoring Websites, Blogs & Twitter Accounts

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July 30, 2010

Spying on Myspace users?

Google Teams Up with CIA to Fund “Recorded Future” Startup Monitoring Websites, Blogs & Twitter Accounts

Investors at the CIA and Google are backing a company called “Recorded Future” that monitors tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts in real time in order to find patterns, events and relationships that may predict the future. The news comes amidst Google’s so-called “Wi-Spy” scandal, that refers to revelations that Google’s Street View cars operating in some thirty countries snooped on private WiFi networks over the last three years.

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Jon Eisenberg: Bush wiretapping ruled illegal! + H. P. Albarelli, Jr: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments

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by Peter B Collins
The Peter B Collins Show
Info on Podcast #118
01 April 2010

Bush wiretapping ruled illegal! More on CIA use of LSD and assassinations. Attorney Jon Eisenberg returns to our program to discuss his legal victory against the NSA wiretapping under Bush. Judge Vaughn Walker ruled against the government and the Obama team’s legal ploys. Eisenberg explains the ruling, possibility of an appeal and his view of our prospects for regaining our 4th Amendment rights.

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The Makings of a Police State-Part VI: A Nation of Suspects by Sibel Edmonds

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by Sibel Edmonds
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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
2 February 2010

A Nation of Suspects

Indeed, the interests of the oppressors lie in ‘changing the consciousness of the oppressed, not the situation which oppresses them‘- – Paulo Freire

The illegal domestic wiretapping of all Americans, the invasive search practices at every airport directed at every single US passenger, the compilation of all data on all citizens in not only one but multiple government databases, the unreasonable and warrantless search and seizure practiced on US masses facilitated arbitrarily by the FBI, are among many known and unknown government practices directed at the entire population of the United States of America.

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A Real American Hero, Mark Klein: Wiring Up The Big Brother Machine… and Fighting It

Spying on Myspace users?

with Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
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The Peter B Collins Show
Info on Podcast #80
29 December 2009

Or: http://www.peterbcollins.com/podcast/PBC_20091229.mp3

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Let’s Talk about VUI: Voting Under the Influence by Sibel Edmonds

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by Sibel Edmonds
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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
7 December 2009

Revisiting ‘The Lesser of Two Evils’ Mentality

The real face of our two-party but one-establishment system of politics seems to have made a rare appearance again with Obama’s speech last Tuesday. That is, to those among the wannabe gullible majority, since a small fraction have known this true face for a while. The good news is that finally we are seeing a significant number of apologists who are coming to the realization of being taken for a ride during this last election. The not so good news has to do with the depth of this new realization, thus the extreme vulnerability of being misdirected and exploited again, over and over, as has been done for decades.

Last May I put forth a discussion topic on the issue of casting votes based on the ‘lesser of two evils’ decision-making process. Here are the questions I posed back then, which I am posing again now that we have more people waking up to smell their new Whitehouse Roses:
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