David Remes: Why the Senate Torture Report Doesn’t Matter + Redacted: What does the CIA #torturereport leave out?

The Torture Team: Yoo, Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld

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Why the Senate Torture Report Doesn’t Matter | Interview with David Remes

breakingtheset on Dec 9, 2014

Abby Martin speaks with human rights lawyer, David Remes, about the contents of the newly released Senate torture report summary and how it will impact the future of the “war on terror”.

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Government Should Not Define What a Reporter Is—or Isn’t by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 19, 2013

The First Amendment

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Sen. Diane Feinstein and a horde of members of Congress of both parties want to decide who is and who isn’t a reporter. Sen. Feinstein says a “real” reporter is a “salaried agent of a media company.”

She mentions the usual suspects—New York Times, ABC News. She dismisses part-time staff. She dismisses freelancers. She dismisses those who write, often without pay, for the hundreds of alternative publications, and often break news and investigative stories well ahead of the mainstream media. She dismisses anyone who, she says, “have no professional qualifications.”

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Why Are We Talking About Having Any Kind of Police State? by William Boardman

by William Boardman
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on readersupportednews.org, August 3, 2013
August 7, 2013

Restore the Fourth march on Market St on Fourth of July

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With much of the country aware of the extent of government spying on and lying to American citizens, there is now a limited public discussion of what kind of country we want ours to be. The limits of that discussion are illustrated by recent public utterances of two Democratic Senators, Diane Feinstein of California and Ron Wyden of Oregon.

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Whistleblower Russ Tice: NSA Blackmailing Obama? + Does Dianne Feinstein Know She Was Wiretapped? by Peter B. Collins

Big Brother

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Updated: July 17, 2013

breakingtheset on Jul 9, 2013

Abby Martin talks to Russell Tice, former intelligence analyst and original NSA whistleblower, about how the recent NSA scandal only scratches the surface of a massive surveillance apparatus, citing specific targets that he saw spying orders for including former senators Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama.

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Feinstein introduces Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011 by Nikki Alexander

By Nikki Alexander
Guest Writer
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Dec. 20, 2011

No Justice Forever

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Scroll down to the end for the final language that would become law if this bill passes (by amending the 1971 NDA / USC Section 4001 of title 18). As you probably know, the AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force) that congress passed as a result of 9/11 is the “authority” that is being used to legitimize these gulags. What Feinstein is doing with this bill is counteracting the misuse of the AUMF that has been used incrementally to broaden executive power to detain and imprison anyone, anywhere in the world without due process – OUTSIDE the judicial system.

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Feinstein: Public Option Alone Will Not Solve America’s Health Care & Repeal Anti-Trust Exemption

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November 02, 2009

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Feinstein: In CA Kaiser & Wellpoint Control 58% Market Presence up 14% Last Year

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Feinstein comment on U.S. drones likely to embarrass Pakistan + video + Death toll has reached 26

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By Greg Miller
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2009

The Predator planes that launch missile strikes against militants are based in Pakistan, the senator says. That suggests a much deeper relationship with the U.S. than Islamabad would like to admit.

Reporting from Washington — A senior U.S. lawmaker said Thursday that unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an air base in that country, a revelation likely to embarrass the Pakistani government and complicate its counter-terrorism collaboration with the United States.

The disclosure by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, marked the first time a U.S. official had publicly commented on where the Predator aircraft patrolling Pakistan take off and land.

via Feinstein comment on U.S. drones likely to embarrass Pakistan – Los Angeles Times.

h/t: CLG


U.S. Predator Air Strikes In Pakistan Launched From Base In Pakistan!



February 12, 2009 C-SPAN

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The death toll of a suspected U.S. drone attack in Pakistan on Saturday has reached 26

Peoples Daily Online
People’s Weekly World Newspaper, 02/14/09 10:57

The death toll of a suspected U.S. drone attack in Pakistan’s tribal area on Saturday has reached 26, the private TV channel DAWN NEWS reported.

A suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles at a house in Jangry area of Lada tehsil of South Waziristan tribal area, said the report.


via People’s Weekly World – The death toll of a suspected U.S. drone attack in Pakistan on Saturday has reached 26.

h/t: ICH


Don’t Forget! They HATE Us For Our “Freedom”

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