Obama Administration Endorses Continued Spying on Americans by Tom Burghardt

Dandelion Salad by Tom Burghardt Global Research, April 13, 2009 Antifascist Calling… Justice Department Moves to Squash NSA Spying Suits Since fatuously declaring his to be a “change” administration, President Barack Obama has quickly donned the blood-spattered mantle of state secrecy and executive privilege worn by the Bush regime. On Friday April 3, the Department […]

NSA Spying and the Shredding of the Constitution by Tom Burghardt

Dandelion Salad by Tom Burghardt Global Research, October 18, 2008 Antifascist Calling… ACLU Files New FOIA Requests for NSA Spying Documents. EFF Charges Telecom Amnesty Unconstitutional The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests demanding that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the National Security Agency (NSA) disclose […]

Democracy or Police State? by Tom Burghardt

Dandelion Salad by Tom Burghardt Global Research, September 21, 2008 Antifascist Calling… New Lawsuit Targets Bush, Cheney, NSA over Illegal Spying On Wednesday, Antifascist Calling reported on moves by the Department of Justice to seek blanket immunity for AT&T under provisions of the disgraceful FISA Amendments Act (FAA). If approved by Judge Vaughn Walker, the […]

America’s Spying Telecoms – ACLU Challenges FISA Law in Federal Court

Dandelion Salad by Tom Burghardt Global Research, September 18, 2008 Antifascist Calling… Last Friday the American Civil Liberties Union challenged the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) in Federal District Court in New York. But on the same day, Wired reported that Justice Department special counsel Anthony Coppolino informed U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco […]

Multibillion “Homeland Security” Market: Telecoms Assist in NSA Spy Operations

Dandelion Salad by Tom Burghardt Global Research, September 11, 2008 Antifascist Calling… What do the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program and enterprising capitalist grifters have in common? Workarounds…and lots of them. The kind that aren’t covered by any law. Two highly-disturbing reports by CNET and the London Review of Books describe how government intelligence agencies and niche […]

Police State USA: Spying as Law of the Land

Dandelion Salad by Larry Chin Global Research July 11, 2008 FISA “Compromise” Completes Transformation of US into Full Police State On July 9, 2008, the US Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation permitting government spying, including immunity to telecommunications companies involved in secret domestic surveillance programs. With the stroke of George W. Bush’s pen, the US is […]

AT&T Whistleblower: Spy Bill Creates ‘Infrastructure for a Police State’

Dandelion Salad By Ryan Singel Wired June 27, 2008 Mark Klein, the retired AT&T engineer who stepped forward with the technical documents at the heart of the anti-wiretapping case against AT&T, is furious at the Senate’s vote on Wednesday night to hold a vote on a bill intended to put an end to that lawsuit […]

Big Brother: Illegally Spy on Americans … Win Fabulous Prizes!

Dandelion Salad by Tom Burghardt Global Research, May 17, 2008 Antifascist Calling… Fingered by whistleblower’s Mark Klein and Babak Pasdar for their role in illegally spying on Americans, AT&T and Verizon were awarded a major contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Washington Technology reports. According to David Hubler and Alice Lipowicz, Verizon Business […]

Democrats Prepare Sell-Out on Telecom Immunity

Dandelion Salad by Tom Burghardt Global Research, May 6, 2008 Antifascist Calling… House Leaders to Give White House a Blank Check to Spy on Americans As revelations of the Bush administration’s illegal surveillance programs continue to expose the criminal nature of the regime in Washington, new reports suggest that House Democrats are preparing to capitulate […]

Spying on Americans: The FBI’s “Quantico Circuit” – Still Spying, Still Lying

Dandelion Salad by Tom Burghardt Global Research, April 9, 2008 Antifascist Calling… Tuesday’s Washington Post reports that FBI investigators “with the click of a mouse, [can] instantly transfer key data along a computer circuit to an FBI technology office in Quantico.” Last month I wrote that evidence of the Bureau’s massive spying operations on Americans […]

Another Milestone on the Road to Serfdom By Scott Horton

Dandelion Salad By Scott Horton ICH 08/03/08 “Harpers” This weekend, the darkness continues to descend in Washington, the powers of the state continue to grow and the mechanisms of accountability rot away unused. Americans are focused on the selection of a new president. Many of them share the naïve assumption that on January 20, 2009, […]

US drafting plan to allow government access to any email or Web search

Dandelion Salad RAW STORY Monday January 14, 2008 National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell is drawing up plans for cyberspace spying that would make the current debate on warrantless wiretaps look like a “walk in the park,” according to an interview published in the New Yorker‘s print edition today. Debate on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act […]

2007 in Review: Power, Politics and Resistance Part 2 (videos)

Dandelion Salad Democracy Now! Jan 2, 2008 transcript Real Video Stream Real Audio Stream MP3 Download More… 2007 in Review: Power, Politics and Resistance Pt. 2 Today, part two of our special look back at 2007, including the Jena Six, the Petraeus report, the trial of Jose Padilla, Alberto Gonzales’s resignation, Alan Greenspan v. Naomi […]

AT&T Whistleblower Speaks Out Against Retroactive Immunity (video)

Dandelion Salad [replaced video Dec. 29, 2009] videoselectiontv November 08, 2007 AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein speaks out against retroactive immunity for telecom companies.