29 Jul 2011

Julian Assange: ‘We Are Becoming Agents of Perspective’

Editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks waxes poetic in video message to annual Australian music festival. …We are becoming the agents of perspective. This generation is burning the mass media to the ground. We’re reclaiming our rights to old history. We are ripping open secret archives from Washington to Cairo. We’re reclaiming our

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29 Jul 2011

The Week at The Dissenter—A Major Report on Government Secrecy & Whitewashing Nazis Used in US Military Programs

Correction: Headline has been edited to correctly reflect the content of one of the stories highlighted in this post. This blog has been alive and kicking for two weeks now. At the end of every week, FDL’s The Dissenter will take a brief look back at what was covered during

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29 Jul 2011

Notes on Civil Liberties for July 29

Here’s today’s blog for the latest news and updates on civil liberties and digital freedom issues. If you have any news tips and would like to contact me, email kevin.gosztola@shadowproof.wpengine.com. Lockheed Martin is given a $72 million contract to upgrade airport security equipment for the TSA. This virtually guarantees the

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29 Jul 2011

FBI Director’s Term Extension Ensures Neo-COINTELPRO Operations Will Prevail

FBI Director Robert Mueller (photo: TalkMediaNews ) Just days ago, the Obama Administration and Congress effectively made legitimate all the operations of the FBI since FBI Director Robert Mueller took over the agency one week before the September 11th terror attacks. The extension of Mueller’s term makes it possible for Congress

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28 Jul 2011

Notes on Civil Liberties for July 28

Here’s today’s blog for the latest news and updates on civil liberties and digital freedom issues. If you have any news tips and would like to contact me, email kevin.gosztola@shadowproof.wpengine.com. Student in an Indiana high school slapped with felony charge for a school prank. This is just part of the

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28 Jul 2011

The ‘WikiLeaks Phenomenon’ & the Disease of Secrecy Within US Government

(photo: SetYouFreeNews.com ) More than a thousand government organizations and nearly two thousand private companies currently work counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence programs. Well over two million Defense Department civilian, military and contractor personnel hold confidential, secret and top secret level security clearances. At the same time, the US government

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28 Jul 2011

The ‘WikiLeaks Phenomenon’ & the Disease of Secrecy Within the US Govt

More than a thousand government organizations and nearly two thousand private companies currently work counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence programs. Well over two million Defense Department civilian, military and contractor personnel hold confidential, secret and top secret level security clearances. At the same time, the US government engages in a gross amount of classification of information, significantly limiting what citizens are allowed to know about the operations of government and effectively shielding routine abuses of power from scrutiny and outrage.

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28 Jul 2011

Air Force Teaching Guide Minimizes History of Recruiting Nazis, Part Two

The historical revisionism around the history of U.S. military and intelligence activities continues apace. It flourishes in part because of the secrecy that has long surrounded these activities, and the difficulty of obtaining even open source material. One important secret project involved the importation of Nazi scientists to the United States, Operation Paperclip. Scientists not only participated in Air Force rocket programs, but in military-CIA mind control programs at Edgewood Arsenal, Ft. Detrick, Maryland.

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28 Jul 2011

WikiLeaks Cables: The US Government’s Continued Campaign Against Aristide

(photo: Frontpage of the current edition of Haïti Liberté featuring coverage of what WikiLeaks cables reveal on Aristide ) In Haïti Liberté’s latest coverage of US State Embassy cables released by WikiLeaks, the Haitian newspaper examines the “obsessive” and “far-reaching” campaign to keep former Haiti president Jean Bertrand-Aristide out of

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28 Jul 2011

Air Force Teaching Guide Minimizes History of Recruiting Nazis, Part One

Why does the United States Air Force, in their teaching materials provided to ICBM missile combat crew at Air Force Global Strike Command, present such a sympathetic portrayal of former Nazi scientist and SS officer Werner von Braun, and why does the Air Force limit their discussion about Nazi involvement in the U.S. space program to “only one man,” von Braun? The reason is simple, but shocking to many, as the history has been largely covered-up, or relegated to out-of-print history books: the U.S. missile program, and much of its military science program in the post-World War II period, was imported wholesale from the Nazis, including their leading scientists.

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