In a very powerful exclusive interview, I recently had the privilege of speaking to an American hero, William Binney, NSA whistleblower.
When you ask why are so many people out in the street, I'd say we've reached a tipping point, in the original, pre-Malcolm Gladwell use of the term. The scale that's tipping, simply, is justice. It was already going over when the torture report hit like a ton of bricks.
"The manner in which the FBI is employing U.S. person queries, while subject to genuine efforts at executive branch oversight
The FBI did not track the number of queries it made for information on Americans, but the agency "believes the number of
But the report, produced by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the orders of President Barack Obama as
The amendment also aims to block the NSA and CIA from forcing software and hardware providers to insert back doors into their
President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).
Our state of affairs goes against a pinnacle of American justice, equality before law, facilitating everything from war crimes, to torture, to domestic spying, to a predatory, ravenous Wall Street that feeds on the middle class with impunity.
The Justice Department for the first time has notified a criminal defendant that evidence being used against him came from
President Obama's performance Friday was even less persuasive than his pretense of holding Wall Street accountable for the crimes that led to the economic meltdown.