60 minutes compares whistleblowers Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden to spies and mass murderers. (Screenshot from 60 minutes)
09 Nov 2015

’60 Minutes’ Pushes National Security Propaganda To Cast Snowden, Manning As Traitors

60 Minutes airs a segment assassinating the character of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, going so far as to question their loyalty to America.

Edward Snowden in a scene from the documentary "Citizen Four." (Citizen Four)
07 Nov 2015

Edward Snowden Just Slammed UK Mass Surveillance

Edward Snowden has a problem with the UK’s push for mass surveillance, and he’s taken to Twitter to air his grievances.

European flag inside the building of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (European Parliament on Flickr)
29 Oct 2015

Despite US Pressure, European Parliament Clears Path for Snowden Asylum

In the face of pressure from the US, the EU Parliament passed a resolution which could allow an EU country to grant asylum to NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden.

2016 Democratic Candidates - Caricatures (donkeyhotey on Flickr)
14 Oct 2015

Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate Snowden, Ignore Whistleblower Protection Issues

Only one Democratic candidate, Lincoln Chafee, opposed jailing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden if he were to return to the United states.

What you see when you try to load Barton Gellman's wiped presentation
09 Oct 2015

‘Classified Speech’: Purdue Destroys Video of Presentation on Snowden Documents

There are numerous examples of American colleges or universities invoking “civility” to stifle free speech, especially speech around the issue of Palestinian human rights. Multiple instances exist where students have demanded particular speech or acts of expression, which make them uncomfortable, be controlled or suppressed. On a lesser scale, there

File: A close-up of a bee landing on a "butterflyweed" flower, Asclepias tuberosa. (Flickr / Martin LaBar)
08 Oct 2015

Top Censored Stories Of 2015 (VIDEO)

Project Censored on bee die-offs, the dizzying wealth of the world’s 1%, U.S. military expansion and other stories the corporate media aren’t talking about.

A protest sign, designed to look like a laptop, reads "Stop Mass Incarceration" at a rally in Washington, D.C. on October 26, 2013. (Flickr / Susan Mekisethian)
24 Sep 2015

‘Snowden Treaty’ Under Review By Multiple Countries

A draft of the “Snowden Treaty,” which would expand international legal obligations to protect privacy and whistleblowers, is under review by multiple countries. The “International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers” — is spearheaded by activist David Miranda and Avaaz campaign director Dalia Hasad.

Screen capture from the Snowden Treaty website.
24 Sep 2015

‘Snowden Treaty’: Global Campaign to Promote Privacy, Protect Whistleblowers

Journalists and activists will present an international treaty they want countries to sign to promote privacy and protect whistleblowers.

11 May 2015

DNI Clapper’s Lawyer Claiming Clapper Lied To Congress Because He ‘Forgot’ About NSA Program

From the Department of you can’t be serious. The top lawyer for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is making a novel argument as to why Clapper did not technically commit perjury despite saying something he knew to be untrue while testifying under oath before Congress – Clapper somehow “forgot”