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No CIA, Captain America is the good guy

Last week, I blogged about The Intercept’s exposé of the extent of the surveillance state. One of the surveillance programs exposed in the story is a CIA program to “…secretly access databases maintained by foreign countries and extract data to add to the watch lists.” The name of this program? Hydra. If that name sounds familiar, it […]


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Stretch before jogging? You might be a terrorist

As part of its National Security Initiative (NIS) the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, the Department of Justice, and other federal agencies are working with state and local governments as well as private security firms to collect “Suspicious Activity Reports” to be included in the federal government’s counter-terrorism database. “Suspicious Activity” is defined as “behavior […]


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End Torture, Shut Down the CIA!

Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, “we don’t torture people”? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, “this government does not torture people”? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos […]


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US government tried to overthrow Castro with Twitter-like social media site

The United States government attempted to overthrow the Cuban government  by creating a social media app to cause unrest in the communist country. From CNN: The AP says U.S. government officials developed an app called ZunZuneo — named after the chirping sound of a hummingbird — to cause social unrest. U.S. efforts to undermine the […]


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Return of the Church Committee?

By: Matt McBride In 1974, it was revealed that the CIA was involved in illegal intelligence operations against thousands of American citizens. The following year, a special committee, chaired by Idaho Senator Frank Church, was tasked with conducting an investigation into the agency. While there was no dramatic overhaul of the federal programs, the Church […]


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