Monthly Archives: November 2014

Speak Out for Immediate Release of the Senate CIA Torture Report

Please join Just Foreign Policy and all these other groups today on this joint petition to ask Senator Mark Udall to release the Senate CIA Torture Report as he leaves the Senate:

Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Blue America
Code Pink
CREDO
Daily Kos
Demand Progress
Digby’s Hullabaloo
Fight for the Future
Just Foreign Policy
The Nation
RH Reality Check
RootsAction.org
USaction
Win Without War

In Truthout today, Robert Naiman from Just Foreign Policy writes: “Of course the track record suggests that the causation actually runs the other way; it’s not classified because it’s a CIA operation; it’s a CIA operation in order for it to be classified. The Obama administration has chosen to make it a CIA operation so the US government won’t have to answer questions about it on the public record. The executive branch has perceived – largely correctly, unfortunately, until now – stamping a CIA label on an operation as a get-out-of-jail-free card to escape transparency and accountability.” Please read the full op-ed on Truthout. Please sign the petition.

Domestic War on Americans Hidden by Secrecy in Homeland Security “Counter-terrorism” & Intel agency activities

Secrecy permits abuse, and today, the massive secrecy in intel operations in the US, accelerated by Homeland Security/Fusion Centers, permits massive abuse on a massive scale, including COINTELPRO operations, slander and defamation operations, directed-energy weapons (DEWs) testing/training operations, community harassment and persecution operations–under covers such as Community Policing, Neighborhood Watch, and Crime Prevention, employment sabotage operations, and human subject experimentation operations, on activists and ethical, active community members, with the collusion of various branches of the Dept. of Defense and the unethical involvement of many, many Universities and medical research institutions, all under the cover and front of state secrets privileges, secrecy laws, and “national security”–this is how a domestic war is being waged on American activists, in communities all over the United States, by the Intel agencies working on behalf of the central bankers and corporations running the country–while Congress and State and local governments sit back and let it happen. 

The tragedy is that everyday Americans are being roped into community harassment activities by Intel agencies setting up illegitimate “criminal” and “intelligence” investigations on non-violent activists and lying about the culpability of activists in any number of made-up “terrorism” and crime scenarios.  The uninformed citizen is coerced into becoming a “citizen activist” or “intelligence partner” or “community activist”–permitting herself or himself to be used openly as a minion-spy for Intel; why do people fall for this? Because the FBI, the NSA, and Homeland Security convinces them they are acting in the interests of “national security,” and, as the Nazis and the KGB accomplished, they believe this is their lawful government they are serving, and that they have no choice. In this way, the mercenary Intel agency arms of the banking cartel strive for community legitimacy.

The articles below throw some light on what is going on. This site hopes to continue to list more articles and sites on these subjects, under Human Rights, in due time.

“The Homeland Security Industrial Complex operates differently than the traditional Military Industrial Complex. Instead of spending on ships, airplanes and other big weapons systems, much of the money goes to secretive intelligence contractors who perform secret counterterrorism work for the CIA, the FBI, the Pentagon and other agencies. Because it is all classified, there is no public debate about the massive amounts of money being poured into these contractors.”– James Risen, The Post-9/11 Homeland Security Industrial Complex Profiteers and Endless War, article today on Truthout.

“The National Intelligence Program received a total appropriation of $50.5 billion in fiscal year 2014, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence disclosed yesterday, as required by law. The Military Intelligence Program was funded at $17.4 billion in FY 2014, the Department of Defense said. Current and past intelligence budget disclosures can be found here.”–Steven Aftergood, 2014 Intelligence Budget Figures Released, article on Secrecy News.

More information on where the Black Ops money goes: Nov 2013: DHS gets $19 million to hire top-secret domestic security force in Midwest.

Some interesting information on the domestic activities of the CIA, and an article on how the CIA has infilitrated local police departments: 1986 Central Intelligence Agency: Domestic Operations. (Please download the pdf there at ICOMW.org to read the New York Times article. This link has been tampered with and removed once online. If it’s removed again, here is the URL: http://www.icomw.org/archives/cia.asp)

A list of agencies engaged in domestic spying, surveillance, intelligence, and “counter-terrorism” activities: Source Watch, Domestic Spying.

Frontline’s article on Top Secret America.

 

 

 

(Marching) Toward a New Freedom: A Call to Writers

Linking here to my op-ed posted online this fall at Delphi Quarterly:

(Marching) Toward a New Freedom

And linking also to an event of deep import mentioned in the op-ed:

Mendocino County Declares its Independence from Fedgov 

Call on Backpage to Stop Promoting Online Child Trafficking & Prostitution

Petition from Covenant House to Backpage to stop posting ads selling children for sex–please sign & support:

https://www.covenanthouse.org/help-the-homeless/pledge/backpage?interest_id%5B0%5D=2322&interest_id%5B1%5D=2401&origin=DHQEI1505CDNJN

California County Passes Historical Law Declaring Right to Self-Governance

California County Passes Historical Law Declaring Right to Self-Governance.

via California County Passes Historical Law Declaring Right to Self-Governance.

Million Mask March rallies sweeping the globe LIVE UPDATES

Million Mask March rallies sweeping the globe LIVE UPDATES.

via Million Mask March rallies sweeping the globe LIVE UPDATES.

Where is the tech president.

The President has failed to do anything for the Internet or net neutrality. It’s time for the tech president to prove himself.

via Where is the tech president..