Open Government vs. Authoritarianism
Prosecution of Anonymous activists highlights war for Internet control | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is freeFrom a video posted by the Anonymous hacking collective urging the US public to stop the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection act (Cispa) in the Senate Photograph: YouTube/TheAnonMessage Whatever one thinks of WikiLeaks , it is an indisputable fact that the group has never been charged by any government with any crime, let alone convicted of one.
New press freedom group is launched to block US government attacks | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is freeExcessive secrecy is the linchpin of government abuse of power.
Published time: October 22, 2012 17:34 Edited time: October 23, 2012 00:22 AFP Photo/Valery Hache
Mission Statement The Collaboration on Government Secrecy ("CGS") is a non-partisan educational project devoted to openness in government, freedom of information, government transparency, and the study of "government secrecy" in the United States and internationally. Its mission is to, among other things:
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Are we less safe? President Obama's excessive secrecy doesn't just threaten his legacy.
Drafted in secret without public hearings, the provisions are part of the intelligence authorization bill for fiscal 2013. If enacted, the bill would undermine democracy by denying Americans access to information essential to national debate on critical issues like the extent of government spying powers and the use of torture.
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Next year will be a half-century since the death of JFK. And the Obama Administration thinks we need to keep secret the records on the matter … a little longer yet.
Bipartisan Congressional Bill Would Authorize the Use of Propaganda On Americans Living Inside AmericaBecause Banning Propaganda “Ties the Hands of America’s Diplomatic Officials, Military, and Others by Inhibiting Our Ability to Effectively Communicate In a Credible Way”
Cass Sunstein has long been one of Barack Obama’s closest confidants.
Sen. Patrick Leahy previously said his bill boosts Americans' e-mail privacy protections by "requiring that the government obtain a search warrant." That's no longer the case.
The current debate on the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act is filled with misinformation about the history of Smith-Mundt, some of it verging on blatant propaganda, making the overall discussion rich in irony.
Throughout the country, many of us have rightly been long concerned about the danger of the government using taxpayer funds to covertly influence public opinion.
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