From IntelliHub Staff Writer | November 3, 2013 | 11:51pm EST
“We are alarmed at the way in which the UK government has reacted, using national security legislation against those who have helped bring this public interest information to global attention. “
LONDON (INTELLIHUB) — Dear Prime Minister,
We have joined together as an international coalition of free speech, media freedom and human rights organisations because we believe that the United Kingdom government’s response to the revelations of mass surveillance of digital communications is eroding fundamental human rights in the country. The government’s response has been to condemn, rather than celebrate, investigative journalism, which plays a crucial role in a healthy democratic society. . . . Read Complete Report
Ring of Fire hosts Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder discuss more NSA revelations that have recently emerged.
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The following interview originally aired on the June 12th, 2013 airing of the Ed Schultz Show. If you think that the NSA’s spying activities aren’t that bad because you have nothing to hide, just remember that it isn’t the intrusion of privacy that’s the only problem. One of the main problems with the NSA’s domestic spying is that it is completely unreliable, and it actually helped push us into Iraq years ago. Ring of Fire host Mike Papantonio discusses this with Nation magazine contributor George Zornick.
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‘They make George Orwell’s ‘Big Brother’ look tame’
Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, has launched a lawsuit against Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, NSA chief Keith Alexander, Verizon Communications chief Lowell McAdam and their agencies over the government’s massive data-mining project utilizing the private phone records of Verizon customers.
“There is no doubt that this massive illegal seizure had to be authorized and approved at the highest levels of the executive branch, which necessarily leads to the president, attorney general and the director of the NSA,” Klayman said.
“These violations of free speech, prohibitions against unreasonable search and seizure, and due process rights are unprecedented in American history. . . . Read Complete Report
OBAMA: AMERICANS SHOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE ABOUT SNOOPING
Says ‘if people can’t trust’ government, ‘then we’re going to have some problems here’
President Obama, in a strong defense of his efforts to monitor Americans’ telephone calls and other communications, argued that additional security certainly is worth the loss of some constitutional privacy rights, and further, he assured the nation that “nobody’s listening to the content of people’s phone calls.”
But he also confirmed that it is the content of telephone calls that is being targeted, and there’s a process available for investigators who want to listen in: just get permission from a court. . . . Read Complete Report
Infowars officially kicks off coverage of Bilderberg’s 2013 meeting which starts today in Watford, England, as hundreds of protestors descend upon designated free speech zones cordoned off by a massive ring of steel and patrolled by tax payer funded police. We’ll also be getting live up to the minute updates from Alex and crew on the overt Bilderberg police state, and report any sightings of so-called elite touring the grounds of the Grove hotel. Infowars Nightly News anchor David Knight holds down the Austin, Texas command base, discussing Obama’s latest scandal — the NSA’s collection of Verizon customers’ call data, and a drone operator’s account of being haunted by the deaths of thousands he’s remotely killed. http://www.maxkeiser.com/ http://www.infowars.com/bilderberg
Monsanto hires infamous mercenary firm Blackwater to track activists around the world
(NaturalNews) Remember the private mercenary army Blackwater that caused such a stir in Iraq during an unprovoked attack in 2007? Apparently, Monsanto and the controversial security firm are in bed together, described by blogger Randy Ananda as “a death-tech firm weds a hit squad.” At this point, you might be wondering what in the world the GM seed giant needs with the services of a ‘shadow army’? It appears as though the corporation found it necessary to contract with Blackwater in order to collect intelligence on anti-Monsanto activists as well infiltrate their ranks. . . . Read Complete Report
A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation (Blackwater’s Black Ops, 9/15/2010) revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (now called Xe Services) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it. . . . Read Complete Report
Facebook Censors Pictures of Children Rallying Against GMOs During G global March Against Monsanto
Here’s the photo of the children that caused Facebook to suspend her account. SOURCE: Andrea Lalama.
In one of the most devastating acts of destruction of its own credibility, Facebook engaged in yet more censorship of Free Speech with the suspending of an account that posted a photo of children rallying against Monsanto during today’s global March Against Monsanto. . . . Read Complete Report
NOTE: THEI does not use FACEBOOK, the FEDS information gathering service. I realize they still get the info from other sources, but FACEBOOK is known for spying on it’s members and passing it on to the governments 3-letter rogue policing agencies. In protest we are out of that loop. . . EDITOR
One thing that’s easily noticed when working in the cannabis reform movement is that there’s an embedded fear in many individuals when it comes to standing up for supporting legalization, and working publicly to get it done. On one hand, it’s hard to blame these people: Cannabis prohibition is a very real, very dangerous beast. The government has spent a lot of time, and resources, to put this fear into the public.
On the other hand, free speech is a constitutional right, and standing up for what we believe in should be a core principle of being an active citizen of our great, yet ever-progressing country. It’s easy to forget that in relative terms, we’re a young nation, and we have a lot to improve upon — we can’t let complacency be an enemy. . . . Read Complete Report
DC’s First Marijuana Dispensaries 3 Miles From FBI Headquarters
The District of Columbia’s long-awaited medical marijuana program took a big step forward this week when officials issued occupancy permits for DC’s first marijuana cultivation center and dispensary. Both locations are less than three miles from the J. Edgar Hoover Building, headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The step was widely viewed as one of the last hurdles to a working medical marijuana program that almost 70 percent of DC voters approved in a referendum 14 years ago, reports In The Capital. Congress spent years blocking funding for the program before finally getting out of the way after President Obama was elected. Then a tortuous three-year regulatory process began, which has only recently been completed. . . . Read Complete Report
One of the nation’s top pornographers is offering a $1 million bounty for the publishing rights to a different kind of booty.
Larry Flynt and his publication, Hustler Magazine, have taken out a full-page advertisement in today’s Washington Post offering the reward for anyone who can bring them information on Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s “unreleased tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts, and business partnerships.”
“What is he hiding?” the ad asks in bold font, and tells readers the cash reward will be paid to anyone they publish with verifiable documentation of the former governor’s financial records. . . . Read Complete Report
Americans better wake up. This is not a case of members of the alternative press being arrested at some protest. This is the case of a MSM crew being harassed while trying to do their assigned job. And this is not an isolated incident. This type of stomping on our 1st amendment rights is becoming more and more common. Scary tactics. . . EDITOR
There is one thing that Barack Obama has been successful at since taking the helm of the nation and that is trampling on the US Constitution and the constitutional rights of American citizens. The Constitution requires the President to obey and protect the laws of the land. Nowhere does it say that he can ignore or pick and choose which laws he wants to keep and which ones he can disregard. That’s one of the reasons our Founding Fathers established three branches of government and not one.
Obama has often expressed his desire to do away with the Second Amendment right to carry and bear arms. More recently, he seems to be also trying to do away with the First Amendment rights to free speech, freedom of religion and the freedom to redress grievances against the government. . . . Red Complete Report