The Rahm Emanuel administration has continued the city's long, troubled history of snooping on groups exercising their First Amendment rights—and now state legislators want to let it use drones.
Documents obtained by the Grayzone Project show how the SCL company conducted a surveillance operation using psychological profiling, “strategic communications campaigns” and infiltration of foreign operatives into local communities.
The American Civil Liberties Union is among those seeking release of an unredacted version of the paper, which they fear suggests that black political speech "be considered an indicator of criminal conduct or a national security threat."
Though new CIA Director Gina Haspel just made it through the vetting process on Capitol Hill, Hedges and "On Contact" guest Kiriakou are not about to drop the subject of the agency's recent history of torture, in which Haspel allegedly played a role.
The Intercept journalist says that while Donald Trump's personality, rhetoric and style are "something unlike what we've seen before in the Oval Office," the president's policies are in line with mainstream American politics.
The move has provoked a swift backlash across social media.
The confirmation hearing for the CIA director nominee offers a chance to show how the U.S. government manufactures consent through insidious means.
The famous whistleblower has an eye-catching platform, but some critics believe she is seeking to make a statement of protest, not become a member of the U.S. Senate.
The special counsel can already get all the answers to his questions from the NSA.