Posts Tagged ‘FOIA’

To better manufacture consent, U.S. Army soldiers are embedded as intern and fellows at local TV affiliates, along with previously reported newspapers and national outlets.


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Turkey and Brazil have accepted Iran’s offer to swap uranium and enhance transparency beyond the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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Jeffrey Kaye, Ph.D, a San Fransisco psychologist, on the ‘unreported existence of psychologist’s notes as a standard part of the interrogation protocol’.

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Melting Watergate—Some facts and figures that oppose the prevailing hysteria about global warming/climate change (21:58):

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Think tank discovers after file released from an FOIA suit that an Israeli intelligence agent was a staffer for the Israel Lobby. Prosecutors recently dropped espionage charges from two high-level AIPAC staffers.

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A.C.L.U.: “We are disappointed that the president has signed a law giving the Defense Department the authority to hide evidence of its own misconduct, and we hope the defense secretary will not take advantage of that authority by suppressing photos related to the abuse of prisoners.”

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Bloomberg‘s Freedom of Information Act victory over the Federal [sic] Reserve (FED) is being appealed. Last week’s Congressional hearing to audit the FED—with testimony from Thomas E. Woods, Jr.—can be viewed here.

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In November 2008, Bloomberg filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to force the Federal [sic] Reserve to ‘disclose emergency loan deals’. Monday, a federal judge ruled against the FED.

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A May 2004 Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) Office of the Inspector General (O.I.G.) report [.pdf] details new revelations of the C.I.A. violating federal statutes and international law in torturing detainees — “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” or “E.I.T.’s” is the Newspeak term. The redacted report was released Monday, due to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (A.C.L.U.).

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From today’s Daily Briefing: “‘John Jacob’ spent the last two years spying on anarchist activists of the Students for a Democratic Society in Tacoma and Olympia, WA for the U.S. military. (InfoShop News)… If the InfoShop link has problems, you can read more by Jeremy Pawloski at The Olympian.”

Amy Goodman and Anjali Kamat of Democracy Now! (DN!) interview Washington activists spied on by the military operative. The operative reportedly spied on activists from organizations including Students for a Democratic Society, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Port Militarization Resistance.

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‘Civil libertarian’ constutional rights attorney and Salon.com blogger, Glenn Greenwald, runs through the list of Pres. Obama’s enhancement and preservation of the Bush Administration’s “state secrets privilege” with Scott Horton on AntiWar Radio and Amy Goodman/Juan Gonzalez on Democracy Now! (DN!). (more…)

International human rights lawyer Scott Horton on AntiWar Radio, human rights investigator John Sifton on Democracy Now! (DN!), constitutional scholar Jonathon Turley with Rachel Maddow and ACLU attorney Amrit Singh with Anderson Cooper on Obama’s decision to further hide Bush Administration crimes of toruring and murdering detainees. (more…)