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NSA Whistleblower Kirk Wiebe Discusses NSA/FBI Spying, Surveillance, Persecution of Targets and Advises Americans to Stand Up to Return Ethics & Morality to Corrupt Governments

Report & Video | Ramola D | July 19, 2021

In an expansive and revealing conversation last Wednesday, NSA whistleblower and retired Senior Intelligence Analyst Kirk Wiebe spoke at length about the need for everyday Americans to rise up and start speaking out and taking action at a grassroots local-government level to curb the corruption and moral decay evident and endemic at highest levels today in agencies and the Administration of the US Government.

NSA Whistleblower on Mass Surveillance and Retired Senior Intelligence Analyst Kirk Wiebe

Going back in time to June 1975 when he himself joined the National Security Agency, then led by an officer he names as one of the most distinguished NSA officers he had known, Vice-Admiral Bobby Inman, Kirk Wiebe offers an insight into the concerns of that time period when the Church Committee was uncovering evidence of domestic NSA spying–in addition to unravelling the now-known yet still-fully-concealed horrors of the MK ULTRA experiments run by the CIA and 80 complicit Universities (given that thousands of pages of reports were shredded then on order of CIA Director Richard Helms).

“If you look up the Church Committee, you will find that it was in 1975 and a little before that, that NSA was caught spying on Americans. The current spying is not the first time this has happened. People in control of governments often go astray and misuse their power. And we started doing that in the late ’60s, early ’70s with a couple of programs designed to spy on anti-Vietnam-War personnel, members of the Senate, including Senator Frank Church himself and Martin Luther King, many others in society.”

Kirk Wiebe, Report 251/Ramola D Reports

In this regard, Christopher Pyle, a ‘1970s whistleblower, now a professor of Constitutional Law, author of Military Surveillance of Civilian Politics and Getting Away with Torture, who revealed NSA surveillance of anti-war figures and civil rights activists to the Church Committee, asked, in 2013:

“If the NSA was targeting people like Sen. Frank Church, who were in a position to oversee the NSA — is that happening now? That is, are people like intelligence committee chairs Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and other congressional leaders — who are supposed to be providing oversight themselves — compromised in some way by the NSA?”

NSA Spying — Church Committee Whistleblower: “Are Senators Compromised?”/Institute for Public Accuracy, Sep 26, 2013

Senate & House Intelligence Committees were Formed by Congress in the ’70s Primarily to Curb NSA Spying

The issue of current-day oversight of the Intelligence agencies who like to spy on one and all is curious because there appears to be none.

Especially notable is Kirk’s emphasis on the fact that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) were formed directly as a result of those deliberations on oversight and monitoring, primarily to rein in the domestic spying activities of Intelligence under cover of Surveillance.

Now, he says, these powerful military and law enforcement agencies are trying to turn back time and go back to before those committees and oversight mechanisms were formed.

“They have simply turned the clock back to prior to the Intelligence reforms that led to the formation of two Intelligence committees. People do not understand the reason there is a Senate Select Subcommittee on Intelligence and a House Permanent Subcommittee on Intelligence–SSCI and HPSCI–is because of actions ordered by Congress to stop the unauthorized spying on American citizens. That’s why those committees exist. A lot of people assume that they exist just to look at legislation affecting Intelligence and so forth–No, they were established to stop the unlawful surveillance of people.

Kirk Wiebe, Report 251/Ramola D Reports

“We are in danger of losing our Constitutional Republic”

Attention to American rights and freedoms by oath-taking to defend the Constitution was taken seriously back then. The atmosphere, Kirk suggests, was different, at least in some circles.

Kirk relays that Vice-Admiral Bobby Inman who headed the NSA when he joined and helped the Church Committee establish rules for NSA surveillance and set the tone for integrity at the NSA then was a “law-abiding officer who enforced allegiance not to the President, not to the Chief of the Intelligence Community, the CIA then, but to the Constitution of the United States–this is critical.”

Vice-Admiral Bobby Inman, NSA Director, 1977-1981

” When you join the Military or go to work for the Government, used to be we all signed oaths, to defend the Constitution of the United States, not to defend a Democrat or Republican administration, not to defend a sitting President, that has nothing to do with it, it has everything to do with loyalty to the principles stated in that sacred document known as the United States Constitution.”

“Now as we all know these days people just think that document was created by old white Europeans who really were these fuddy duddy white guys who didn’t know anything and they want us to throw it out and start anew with socialism or fascism–and that’s what I see happening before us now.”

“When you see the Government tell phone companies to intercept people’s text messages to look for those who don’t want to take an experimental vaccine, that’s a red flag.”

Awareness of the dangers of government misuse of powers and concern for the rights of individuals and the preservation of American freedoms when NSA and the White House asked them to include billing data in their analyses of surveilled data is what led to the whistleblowing on mass surveillance that he and other NSA officials, Bill Binney, Ed Loomis, and Diane Roark accomplished, he says, even as they failed in-house to get the NSA administration to adopt their selective-surveillance tool Thin Thread.

“We have a government that, not just in 1975, that cheated, not just in 2001 when we (myself and Bill Binney and Ed Loomis and Diane Roark) blew the whistle on illegal unconstitutional surveillance of the people, we have a government that is progressively seizing ever more power, and we are in danger of losing our Constitutional Republic and tipping the scales toward a dictatorship better known as Governmental control, and you can pick your title, you can call it Fascism, you can call it Socialism, you can call it Communism, I don’t care, the result is the same: the power moves from the people to the Government and if we are going to be a free society, it is absolutely critical people understand these things that are happening in Government in terms of their own personal future, liberty, and well-being–and that is at the heart of it.”

Classification to Conceal Crime is Criminal But Has Been Long Practiced by the Agencies and Military

The rise of mass surveillance and spying on all US citizens by agencies now working together has at this point escaped all measure of oversight. Collecting all communications under PRISM and handing over this data to the CIA and FBI is still being kept secret, Kirk suggests. “They’ve kept this under wraps for many years and they don’t want it out, the matter has never been in front of a judge.”

“Something of this magnitude has to involve the White House, members of Congress and of course the agencies themselves.”

Agencies which should be accountable to Congress and the President–the Commander-in-Chief of the military and Chief Classification Officer of the US Govt–are no longer overseen, monitored, audited, or held accountable.

Going by the book, there is indeed legislated provision against classification to conceal crime but in actuality, says Kirk, that is how the covert operation faction has gotten away with it, it’s been done “repeatedly, frequently, and often, to keep the truth from the American people.” “Because they are in power and they can do it.”

Section 1.7 of Executive Order 13526 (which protects classification in the interests of national security) addresses criminal classification:

Sec. 1.7. (Executive Order 13526) Classification Prohibitions and Limitations.
(a) In no case shall information be classified, continue to be maintained as classified, or fail to be declassified in order to:

(1) conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error;

(2) prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency;

(3) restrain competition; or

(4) prevent or delay the release of information that does not require protection in the interest of the national security.

“War on Terror” used as Pretext to Spy on Everyone (NSA) & Name Anyone a Suspect (FBI)

Since 9/11, with the Patriot Act and other means, mass surveillance has increased on the pretext of terrorists sneaking over the border and harboring terror plans in US communities–an excuse to surveill everyone and concoct spurious markers to tag “persons of interest” such as the wrong conception of religion, interest in human rights, animal rights, the environment, the Constitution, anything whatsoever–as indeed the FBI has done (published in their manuals and alerts).

Simultaneously, the Government has shown that it has little interest in actually resolving the matter of possible foreign insertion of terrorists into our midst by not addressing simple Immigration issues such as maintaining solid records of immigrants and visa-holders, Kirk notes, relaying the account of his and Bill Binney’s work at Boeing for the US Govt in analyzing the tracking of visa-holders and reporting on this matter, wherein they offered advice and recommendations which were simply not implemented by the government. “Political interest and businesses wanting to have the benefit of the workers–cheap good smart labor from many countries–there’s always money involved somewhere” kept that from happening.

Mass spying and collection permits selective and arbitrary targeting.

“NSA has strayed from its original purpose, which was to support military operations, to a broad spectrum of subject matter running the gamut, from science to economics to you-name-it, NSA’s got a hand in it,” collecting information in multiple databases, which they have and hold permanently to delve into and use even if they say they “don’t look at it all.”

“Who says? How do you know they are not looking at it?”

Abusive Surveillance, Spying, Persecution of Targets under “Covered Research” by NSA, FBI, DHS, CIA, DOD

Which leads to the targeting of innocents and trafficking them into unethical and inhumane black operations, which FBI Whistleblower Geral Sosbee tells us is indeed being done, by handing over “suspects” to “covered research.”

Oversight of the agencies by Intelligence committees to ensure they are not acting illegally is “virtually nonexistent.”

Persecution in Surveillance

The failure of ethics, morality and oversight at all levels of Intelligence and military has now led to a situation where people in the US, UK, and countries worldwide are reporting extreme persecution, covert harassment, sadism, and life-takedown run by organized factions from fusion centers–an agglomeration of Intelligence agencies, law enforcement, Sheriffs, EMS, military, sharing information, surveilling nonstop, provoking nonstop (using COINTELPRO methods) and creating falsified records and false profiles of people they wish to target and terminate: activists, journalists, whistleblowers, community leaders, as well as everyday people of integrity from various professions or in retirement.

Persecution in Non-Consensual Human Experimentation and Military Weapons-Testing

Lack of oversight coupled with profound moral decay might account as well for the noxious human experimentation ongoing by covert operations of Intelligence and the military where people report being non-consensually implanted, bio-hacked, neuro-hacked, and clandestinely attacked, while weapons-testing projects are advertised, unlawfully using Americans as target practice–as for instance unleashed by the 1994 DOJ-DOD Memorandum of Understanding publishing the joint military/law enforcement development and testing of so-called “non-lethal weapons” of Electronic Warfare and Limited-Effect Weapons in programs run by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the NIJ (National Institute of Justice).

DOD-DOJ MOU, 1994

2015: “Targeted Individuals” are Non-Consensual Subjects in Criminal, Clandestine, Classified “Top Secret” MKULTRA-Extended Mind & Behavior Control/Torture Experimentation by Joint Military/Intel/Justice/Academic Institutions, as well as Targets of COINTELPRO and Electronic Warfare

Ramola D Reports | Report # 106: CIA and FBI Whistleblowers Barbara Hartwell And Geral Sosbee Discuss The Truth About Surveillance Abuses

In the Name of National Security? Secret, Classified Human Subject Experimentation and Research in 2015: Where is the Public Outrage?

Robert Duncan, Regarding 6/10 NYT Article on Gang-Stalking & Targeted Individuals: “When Weapons Are “Field Tested” They Need To Be Very Secretive”| June 11, 2016

“MK ULTRA on Steroids”: Dr. Robert Duncan Reports On Today’s Neurotech Targeting of Humanity, Secrecy, and The Need For Change | Feb 2, 2020

Global TI (Targeted Individual) Survey Launched Under the Peerless Direction of Top NSA Whistleblowers William Binney and J. Kirk Wiebe

Public Disclosure of Anti-Personnel DEWs and Neuroweapons (Non-Lethal/Limited Effect Wpns, EMF Spectrum Wpns) Being Used, Covertly but Definitively, Illegitimately, and Inhumanely, by US, UK, All Govts Worldwide on People

Addressing this question of abusive targeting where thousands of Americans and citizens worldwide are reporting being surveilled, stalked, monitored, and harassed to the point of extreme persecution with electromagnetic weapons and neurotechnology by government-run programs and projects, and the ACLU reports it may be millions now being so targeted and falsely labeled “Known and Suspected Terrorists,” “violent extremists,” and “domestic extremists,” as reported in their 2016 report “Trapped in a Black Box: Growing Terrorism Watchlisting in Everyday Policing,” Kirk points to the rise and spread of corruption in all agencies of US Government.

Self-serving interest arising from public-private partnerships and utilizing the infamous “revolving-door” principle between Government and private-sector in the Defense industry as well as every other industry including pharmaceutical and biomedical research has also led to the wide commercialization of Mass Surveillance and select targeting.

“There is No Real Oversight–If Congress Wanted Real Oversight, They Would Establish a Tech Team”

The Intelligence sub-committees in Congress are clearly not doing their jobs, and Kirk outlines a simple method whereby they could easily set up a technical team with access to the NSA TCP/IP networks, with ability to roam on the networks, examine data retrieval actions and check for possible publication/report creation (or not), linkages to client sites, money trails et al based on that data, to pinpoint any source of questionable and non-transparent actions and thereby track down only those particular nodes, sites, or sources requiring surveillance.

However, what the NSA, Pentagon, and other departments are now doing (and have been doing for 20 years since 9/11 if not before) he notes, is full-spectrum surveillance and full-communications collection, all of which poses immense danger to our constitutional Republic, he says, in its complete trampling of citizen rights and privacy.

Politically speaking, “these agencies, the FBI don’t want real oversight.” In this context, it is valuable to note what FBI Whistleblower has stated of the FBI versus the DOJ, which latter is supposed to have oversight of the FBI. In reality, Geral Sosbee says, it is more likely the other way around–powerful agencies like the FBI, CIA, and NSA seem to be running the show.

People Need to Be Speaking Out at School Boards, City Council Meetings

Kirk Wiebe says it is possibly past time for marches and rallies but indeed these are still needed, as also are needed other means of public and private speaking and activism to persuade government officials back onto the straight and narrow, such as speaking out at School Board meetings, city council meetings and reaching out to Senate Intelligence Committees.

The threat to American freedoms has arrived at every door, he says, and everyone needs to be standing up to change this situation around. It is not important to be perfect in one’s presentations, he notes, but to be authentic to purpose and true of heart. “Pureness of heart is recognized by all.” In such ways, change can begin.

This is the case also for schools wishing to teach racist ideology via Critical Race Theory (CRT) or thrust sex education on kindergartners at a time when the National Education Association has vowed it will force CRT onto curricula in all 50 states: parents need to wake up and take a stance and start getting active at School Board meetings and to principals. Stopping racism, chaos, and subjugation of rights begins with each one of us. “CRT is racism.”

Scientists, RF Engineers, Physicians Need to Come Forward to Assist Targets with Scanning and Establishing Evidence

And what of those targets, the truly victimized and extremely persecuted, who report their lives have been utterly destroyed by surveillance and secret experimentation programs?

Scientists, radiologists, medical professionals do need to come forward to assist here, he agrees, people need to be scanned professionally and instruments such as frequency spectrum analyzers and Faraday detection need to be wielded by engineers and scientists who can accurately identify the nature and direction of frequencies people are reporting. Perhaps targets can group to fund the lease of such analyzers and hire professionals, he suggests.

Something people need to do also is self-advocate more powerfully by using scientific method and language to report the kinds of radiation assaults they are reporting, he says, since there are enough forces out there (in media, psychology, psychiatry, law enforcement) arrayed to discredit reporting targets as mentally unstable when they report being hit by pulses from satellites or planes, for instance.

There are most definitely targets, he says, but not all of them are credible, and recourse to science in reportage can go a long way.

Best Way Forward is Still Approaching Congress and the Intelligence and Oversight Committees

In a later email with this writer, Kirk Wiebe recommends that approaching Congress is still the best way forward to gain public acknowledgment and redressal of all surveillance and targeting crimes, “especially the Intel Committees and the Government Oversight Committees” and recommends that those targeted move their efforts in these directions, going forward.

Report 251 | NSA Whistleblower Kirk Wiebe Encourages Americans to Stand Up to Return Ethics and Morality to Government

Kirk Wiebe’s profoundly important interview with repercussions for Governmental change for the better can be viewed at Ramola D Reports channels at Bitchute, Brighteon, Odysee.

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WATCH AT BRIGHTEON: Report 251/Brighteon

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Community Notice: Notice of Crimes Against Humanity/Patriot Act Crimes

–Ramola D/Posted 4/18/2018

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Posted below is the Community Notice of Crimes Against Humanity/Patriot Act Crimes endorsed and supported by FBI, CIA, and NSA whistleblowers and the US-Europe Joint Investigation Team, a group which investigates crimes involving directed-energy weapons and military neuro/biotechnology, published earlier on this site at Flyers for Public Education. Please download this document for use as a flyer in pdf format here. Given that these Crimes Against Humanity are occurring nationwide and worldwide, please download this document in doc format here and replace place-names in the header with your own place-names as appropriate and relevant. (Note: To use this flyer with the named endorsements, please ONLY change place-names as relevant, and no other text, thanks.) Please feel free to re-post and re-publish this Notice on your own websites with linkback.

This notice is being published to raise public awareness, to educate the American and world public, and to inform local communities and neighborhoods. The information in this flyer is not speculative and is fully backed up by the sourced, cumulative investigative reportage at this site (and elsewhere), and follows on recent informative interviews in print and audio with FBI, CIA, and NSA whistleblowers published here at The Everyday Concerned Citizen as well as at YouTube/Ramola D Reports.

Human rights advocates and organizations, investigative journalists, scientists,  whistleblowers, ethicists, and concerned American and world citizens are encouraged to step forward to openly support this Community Notice as the global human rights and bioethical movement to expose and end these pernicious and extreme 21st-century Crimes Against Humanity daily expands. Please email to endorse.

This notice is also supported by the 28 August 2017 Notice of Crimes Against Humanity Using Energy and Neuro/Bio Weapons citing Article 7 of the Rome Statute of the 1998 International Criminal Court, published here earlier.  Please print and distribute widely. 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

from The Everyday Concerned Citizen/US-Europe Joint Investigation Team

Notice of Crimes Against Humanity/Patriot Act Crimes

Notice to One is Notice to All

Psychological Warfare, Operations, & Deception Along with Electromagnetic Anti-Personnel Assaults Are Being Run in Quincy & Boston, Massachusetts by Govt Agencies–FBI, DHS, CIA, NSA, DOD, DOJ;

All Participating are Accomplices to Potential Murder

Source: FBI, CIA, NSA Whistleblowers/The Everyday Concerned Citizen/US-Europe Joint Investigation Team

THE FBI IS SPREADING LIES, SLANDER, LIBEL, AND DEFAMATION ABOUT OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND OBTAINING WRONGFUL & ILLEGITIMATE “COURT-AUTHORIZATIONS” FROM CORRUPT JUDGES TO CONVINCE BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, OTHERS, THAT THESE AMERICANS ARE “UNDER FEDERAL INVESTIGATION” AS SUSPECTED TERRORISTS, EXTREMISTS, MENTALLY UNSTABLE, PROSTITUTES, PEDOPHILES, & OTHER UNSAVORY LABELS

IN ORDER TO COERCE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS INTO JOINING REPRESSIVE COMMUNITY POLICING PROGRAMS AND HELPING CONDUCT CARCINOGENIC ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE WITH RADIO FREQUENCY WEAPONRY ON THE BODIES OF AMERICANS AS WELL AS HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVEILLEES INTO DEADLY NON-CONSENSUAL MILITARY/INTEL NEURO-EXPERIMENTATION & WEAPON-TEST PROGRAMS

These programs are extrajudicial COINTELPRO Character-Assassination, Mutilation, Destruction, Blacklisting, Life-Sabotage, Torture, and Murder campaigns, intending to fully destroy the lives of outstanding community activists, journalists, writers, teachers, professors, whistleblowers, and civic-minded citizens.

Thousands of Americans are being destroyed like this by the FBI/CIA/DHS.

FBI WHISTLEBLOWER GERAL SOSBEE:

Remember please that only FBI/CIA have powers with Fusion Centers globally to run horrendous campaigns for torture and murder. Also, FBI has a duty to investigate the crimes we describe. The FBI and FMJ (Federal Magistrate Judges) authorize these offenses and could stop them. (April 11, 2018/Leaked Gangstalker Recruitment Video, The Everyday Concerned Citizen)

The FBI is spearheading the most colossal and evil attacks on people ever conceived on the face of the Earth, and they are using Deep Space-based technology, they are using Bio-Chemical Viral Warfare Elements and Agents, and they’re using Psychological Warfare to destroy people. (April 1, 2018/Ramola D Reports/Report #56-Geral Sosbee, FBI Whistleblower Reports Massive Crime By FBI)

NSA WHISTLEBLOWER KAREN MELTON-STEWART:

The scam goes like this, random people, or people who are dissidents or whistleblowers are purposely mislabeled as “terrorists” and put on an Enemies List, which is then turned over to Defense Contractors to target under perverted interpretations of NDAA and PAA (Patriot Act)...Police are even used as liaisons to citizen vigilante groups like Infragard, or other “civic minded” organizations who are lied to about the target (being a terrorist/ traitor/ criminal) and enticed/paid to stalk and harass them 24/7. (May 26, 2016/NSA Whistleblower, Karen Stewart: Synopsis of the Silent Holocaust Taking Place in the United States)

CIA WHISTLEBLOWER BARBARA HARTWELL:

I can’t hone it down to just CIA, but I can tell you, all these people, they’re all connected. For instance, in a Town Hall, every little town in the United States, every city, you’ll get people–there’s a Town Hall and there’s a City Government or a Town Government, they’ve got people in there…they have them in the Post Office…What they’re doing is they’re recruiting an army of Citizen Spies and Busybodies—and the People, who don’t even know what’s going on, some of them, they gladly become a part of it, thinking “Oh, I’m doing a service to my country!” But they’re NOT. (April 10, 2018/Barbara Hartwell, CIA Whistleblower Discusses CIA History, Propaganda, Targeting)

PATRIOT ACT CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY ARE BEING CONCEALED BY COLLUDING DOCTORS LABELING & DISCREDITING REPORTING VICTIMS AS PARANOID, SCHIZOID, AND DELUSIONAL.

Two Posts Revealing Massive Abuse of Powers by CIA, NSA in Wrongfully Targeting, Assaulting Citizens with DEWs, COINTELPRO, & More

Many of us know today that there is an active Military/Intel movement underfoot to label and “disappear” all free-speakers, free-thinkers, critical-thinkers, and anyone critical of Government, Corporations, or Banks as so-called “enemies of the state,” “domestic terrorists,” “domestic extremists,” “potential terrorists,” “homegrown radicals” and other made-up categories and, using the Patriot Act, now re-named the Freedom Act, to run a Black/ Covert Ops program of intensive electronic surveillance, community policing, COINTELPRO, defamation campaigns, character assassination, clandestine directed-energy weapon attacks, in short, working overtime to Fully ruin the person’s life. People are also being enrolled into clandestine directed-energy neuroweapon testing and training this way–being run by the military and the CIA as “classified research” as documented insider accounts reveal, and as covered earlier at this site.

How are they getting away with this? How can they possibly be engaging in such massive abuse of powers? Think gag orders, “classified” labels, and “sovereign immunity.” Think fusion centers, complicity of local police, roping-in of communities under Watch programs, rampant lie/defamation campaigns by local DHS operatives, and joint Intel action in variously supporting each other’s corruption or turning a blind eye. Nazi and Stasi operations are rolling out all around us–and have been, for decades; it is no coincidence that these are Nazi tactics; many of our Intel agencies have shady Nazi connections. As a consequence, communities and individuals are being terrorized.

We should be aware of one thing: Until our Intelligence and Security agencies are fully exposed and questioned publicly about these rampant abuses of their powers–and these powers divested from them–these horrific abuses will continue, as they are continuing currently.  I think it’s important to name these Agencies, and to name those at their head, who are permitting these abuses to occur. We are not going to change this situation by sitting back and letting these organizations wallow in anonymity. Gone are the days when they could put fear in people’s hearts by mere mention of their name; they have so thoroughly abused their powers of secrecy that they have merely cheapened their name today. “Intelligence” and “Security” agencies can no longer be taken seriously, when their primary purpose on the ground appears to be neither Intelligence nor Security, but Stalking, Harassment, Malicious Abuse, Retaliation for Exposure of Corruption, Attack with Electronic Neuroweapons, Snooping, Breaking In and Entering, Destroying Private Property, Bizarre COINTELPRO Mimicking Activities, and Human Trafficking for Profit–Selling People into Classified Research bolstered by Black Ops budgets.

Luckily for us, more and more people are beginning to speak out: people in particular who have avid connections with these agencies and can clearly point to who is responsible.

Take a look at these two recent posts online pointing to the complicity of the CIA and the NSA in these corrupt and criminal activities of abusive “surveillance”:

User Comment on Random CIA Usage of Patriot Act to Blacklist Citizens

CiaThis first post is a comment from a user “Freedom54”, on The Guardian’s recent article: Chelsea Manning: government anti-leak program a ‘blank check for surveillance’ (This is a highly enlightening article in itself, and points to how the government has more than 100,000 security and intelligence personnel under “continuous evaluation” and reveals how Chelsea Manning was characterized internally under the Insider Threat program.)

I will share my personal story with you in hopes of enlightening America’s Vast Slave Classes – the 99% Non Billionaire Class. My former wife’s son who I raised and loved as my own from the age of 8 secured a position with the CIA prior to my finding out that his Mother who was a nurse was having a lengthy affair at the hospital where she was employed.

After we separated my former son entered my Social Security Number into the Patriot Act Data Base which enabled him to monitor my personal phone, my cell phone and my E-Mails. I accidentally became aware of his improper and what I thought was illegal surveillance when E-Mail’s from my Divorce Lawyer that had been forwarded to my Ex-Wife/His Mother’s E-Mail Account was found in my Deleted E-Mail folder. I immediately re-saved the E-Mails and printed them out. I immediately suspected it my former son unknown who tried unsuccessfully to by breaking my “Internet Connection” to permanently delete them to hide their trail.

I brought the E-Mails to my local police Department who worked with my Internet Provider to determine who was “Illegally Hacking” into my home computer. The Police Department received written confirmation from my “Internet & Phone” provider that whoever hacked into my Computer was an un-identified employee of the “CIA” who was using one of their numerous CIA “Internet IP addresses”.

To correct this injustice I immediately wrote and sent letters and E-Mails to then President Bush the Director of the CIA, my NYS Federal Representatives Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Charles Schumer, and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy and then President Obama when he took office several months later.

Although, I did not receive any responses from President Bush, President Obama, Senator Hillary Clinton or Senator Charles Schumer, I did receive a written response from the CIA and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy.

The CIA Inspector General at the time politely informed me that he would not be able to assist me with my request to have written confirmation from the CIA confirming that my Social Security Number had been officially removed from the “Patriot Act Data base” and that my former son had been reprimanded for his illegal surveillance of an “Honest Law Abiding American Citizen”.

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy’s letter simply stated that her hands were tied by the “Patriot Act” to assist me in any way to insure that my Social Security Number was purged from the “Patriot Act Data Base”.

The Patriot Act provides both agencies unrestricted free rein and to act with complete, immunity and impunity thereby making the “CIA and NSA” “Totally Unaccountable” to the “United States Judicial Legal System”, and to any “Congressional Oversight”, being imposed upon them – Thus allowing the “CIA and NSA” to function as “Rogue Covert Government Agencies”.

In a nut-shell the “the “CIA and NSA” are acting as a “Hidden Unaccountable Government” existing above the “Federal Government” thereby circumventing all the “Citizen Freedoms Guaranteed by the American Constitution insuring the Constitution is nothing more than a “Powerless Museum Piece”.

NSA Whistleblower Reveals Dirty Harassment, Covert Assaults with DEWS by NSA in Retaliation for Lawsuit Against Wrongful Termination, Exposing Corruption

https://i2.wp.com/www.eff.org/files/nsa-square.jpg?w=500&ssl=1This second post is excerpted from the recent post at Renew America: NSA whistleblower comes out of the shadows into the light. This is a hugely important article, please visit there to read the whole interview. Karen Stewart, a new NSA whistleblower, speaks candidly about how her attempts to expose corruption at the NSA met with discrimination and retaliation; she sued the NSA for wrongful termination, and was harassed as described above, with DEWs, constant stalking and surveillance, defamation campaigns–the same platter of harassments being experienced today by thousands, no, hundred of thousands of Americans, Europeans, Australians, Asians–all thanks to the NSA and to NSA-agreements with countries. 

Sher: Since we last talked, a lot has happened with you. You have refused to drop your discrimination lawsuit against the NSA and have shared with me that the agency has stepped up its efforts against you…personally.

You’re now being stalked by what appear to be NSA operatives. Is that correct? As you reported to me they, also, seem to be using electronic emanation technology to both stop and damage you. I believe former NSA employee and Whistleblower Russel Tice reported on this, also. This is really deep “dark side” information. Would you tell the readers what they’re doing to you, [possibly] others and why?

Karen: First of all, the case STEWART V. NSA is a “righteous” lawsuit, (brought in 2010) meaning it is a clear case of employer abuse of power and position to an egregious and even premeditated criminal level meant to circumvent whistleblower protection laws like the No Fear Act. Simply put, I asked the NSA Inspector General (IG) to investigate why my award-winning intelligence report series supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003) was used to promote an entirely different woman twice (2004 & 2005) one who had nothing to do with my reports whatsoever, and was a known incompetent, but had methodically sexually compromised many of the male managers within the Weapons & Space (W&S) Directorate. Instead of following correct procedure, the IG and NSA Security decided to cover up the infraction by attacking me. Threats were made to paint my complaint as “paranoid “and to fire me for a non-existent mental illness if I did not drop my effort to get credit for and the promotion for my own work, given to the wrong woman. These threats quickly took shape as false accusations against me by the guilty personnel obviously coached by Security, manifested with stalking harassment masquerading as an “investigation” by NSA Security goons from 2006-2009. In late 2010, despite all evidence showing my innocence from ridiculous and impossible charges, I was fired by an NSA Kangaroo court with a predetermined agenda. My EEOC appeal (lawsuit) had been accepted for adjudication and the judge had ordered no adverse action until its adjudication but NSA ignored his orders.

I moved from Columbia, Maryland back to my family’s hometown of Tallahassee, Florida in 2011. All was quiet until February 2015 when I instructed the law firm I had hired to subpoena evidence from the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles identifying a burglar (a now retired NSA Executive) who had broken into my home very shortly after I had tried to make my 2006 Inspector General request for an investigation, and stolen extra house, car, and mail keys as well as illegally bugging (burst bug) our home and phone/internet to facilitate further harassment and likely search for blackmail material (no luck for them there).

After the subpoena, I began noticing Security types in Tallahassee following me and photo-stalking me by March/April. Their license plates suggested Naval Security Group from Pensacola and NSA Security personnel from Georgia (Augusta) and Texas (San Antonio). A quick check with the Leon County Sheriff’s Department, specifically Duty Officer deputy Canon, confirmed that NSA also had personnel land at a private airport and deputies had escorted them the the Phipps property north of Lake Jackson (near where I now live) for a “secret exercise,” just before the second round of stalking harassment began. The sequence of events seems to have been for NSA Security to contact the Naval Security Group in Pensacola, Florida (Headquartered at Ft. Meade, Maryland along with NSA) to initially stalk and photograph me under ridiculous false pretenses until NSA could send its own Security personnel to Tallahassee. Once there, under guise of authority, it appears that NSA enlisted the help of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and its civilian group, “InfraGard,” made up of civilians recruited from their Ride-Along programs. As usual, NSA personnel fabricated some big lie as to why the civilians should actively and passively stalk and harass me, and despite quite obvious questions about why laws and due process were to be completely suspended in my case, the group eagerly jumped at the opportunity for hundreds to gang up on one person (for Federal money, I may add).

Thus, under NSA tutelage and FDLE auspices, suddenly I was a “cast-iron target,” meaning multiple people covered me wherever I was, whatever I did. Cars were even stationed near my home overnight on rotating shifts, beeping to each other when changing shifts but also for my benefit. NSA also sought out willing neighbors to augment their snooping and harassment efforts, which could be anything from hosting an NSA Security goon for accessibility to my property, both home (to bug and monitor short-distance transmissions) and car (to install and switch out vehicle GPS trackers to facilitate car stalking and impeding as harassment. ) Those were the active participants, others not assigned to me on a certain shift were ordered to quickly text in to a special site “the big bad threat” to report my location and time I was there. People even snooped in my shopping carts to be able to tattle to someone about what I was doing, what I was buying. (“God help us, she bought bananas!!! Save the children!”).

This was annoying enough but I tried to ignore it because I thought NSA once again was going for the usual “See, she’s paranoid, reporting harassment every day – now just dismiss her lawsuit!” But I did report acts of harassment that caused physical damage such as hit and run, purposely sideswiping my car, and botching the placement/removal of a GPS tracker under my rear spoiler that destroy my spoiler. (They feared my mechanic would find their tracker so they botched its removal the night before my appointment). I even made fun of my stalkers when I could, using my hobby art shop on a popular internet site to create bumper magnets making fun of them. After all, they were mostly naïve, unsophisticated boobs who desperately imagined that they were little James Bonds and that the greatest existential threat to their country was a woman waiting for her lawsuit to be decided, living in Tallahassee, walking her dogs, visiting friends.

In late November 2015, however, NSA apparently decided that I was not sufficiently being intimidated by their civilian confederacy of dunces to back off my lawsuit to recover my stolen salary and stolen retirement at the appropriate pay level. In 2009 I had researched “gang-stalking” and discovered it was a real and growing phenomenon, but when “electrical harassment” was mentioned, I could not really grasp the concept and wondered about its existence. But I was to find out first hand in November 2015 that it does exist and is a horrific crime against humanity.

NSA and its operatives started using small, mobile devices called Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs) against me and my family in the night. These mobile weapons emit multiple types of electrical emanations from ultrasonic, to microwaves modulated to radio frequencies, to other kinds of wave variations I can’t say I understand yet. Now, with the help of certain mercenary and morally depraved neighbors, the effort is almost 24/7 now with the intention being torture and slow-kill. These types of weapons over a lengthy time, cause cancer, autoimmune disease, heart attacks, seizures, strokes, etc. It is the perfect stealth murder weapon for a corrupt government. At this point, when we leave the house, a criminal base of stalkers has been enlisted by NSA to follow us and aim the DEWs at us wherever feasible to increase exposure in order to speed up death, with the help of the InfraGard dimwits still texting in my location like good little sheeple.”

Please visit Renew America to read the whole interview.The harassment Karen Stewart describes, down to the texting by neighbors, is exactly what others are describing. How can an organization named the National Security Agency get away with this? In reality, they are not engaging in actions of National Security, but actions of Domestic Terrorism. Are we going to sit back and let them? Our silence and our inaction become hallmark and tool of our complicity–today, not one of us can remain silent.

Please share this information widely. Americans need to know what the CIA and the NSA are really doing, and Congress needs to be prodded into action to expose and end these horrific abuses. The war on “terror” is a huge scam, and Americans need to stop buying into it.

Many thanks to Sher Zieve for posting this interview.

Thad Beversdorf, First Rebuttal, via ZeroHedge: Remembering 9/11: The Wolf in “Patriot Act” Sheep’s Clothing

Re-posted, with thanks, from Zero Hedge. This is a post by Thad Beversdorf, from the blog First Rebuttal.

Remembering 9/11: The Wolf In ‘Patriot Act’ Sheep’s Clothing

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This is a piece I wrote last year for Ron Paul’s Voices of Liberty.  Now although mainstream media has all but put a gag order on 9/11 memorial coverage, I believe this article’s message has never been more relevant and so I’m posting again at what is obviously poignant time.  I find it odd that we have 10 Hollywood blockbusters made each year about the holocaust 75 years on, but only 14 years after the event American media will no longer discuss 9/11, even upon the anniversary.  It is perhaps the most telling phenomenon about the secretiveness and mystery surrounding the horrific tragedy.

It was the sixth week of my first job fresh out of college. I was still eagerly excited for each new day. Having moved stateside from a small town in Canada to finish up university and then on to the big city of Chicago, I was still in awe of America. I was working in the north building of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on the corner of Madison and Wacker. It was early morning and I was on the phone with Paul Salvio from our New York office when…

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…the phone went dead.

The day was September 11, 2001. Our New York office was on the 92nd floor of the World Trade Center Tower 1. None of the employees who had arrived to work that day survived. It is a moment that elicits strong emotions within me to this day and I know I’m not alone.

In the days and weeks that followed, while the world came together to mourn those lost and to condemn those responsible, our policymakers in Washington were working feverishly to find opportunity in this tragedy. Forty-five days after 9/11, President Bush signed into law the U.S. Patriot Act.

The implication of the ironically titled bill is well described by a report published in March 2009 by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The report, called  “Reclaiming Patriotism,” suggests that the Patriot Act “fundamentally altered the relationship Americans share with their Government.”

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Re-posted, with thanks, from Zero Hedge. This is a post by Thad Beversdorf, from the blog First Rebuttal.

America Should Prevent Jade Helm 2015: Not Likely To Be Benign in Any Way

That’s the message now from various other analysts who feel very strongly that an exercise or drill of this size in civilian terrain does not bode good at all–I post a few videos and articles here which essentially underline the Military question, and that’s what tips me off too, to the actual possibilities here.

PETITION TO STOP JADE HELM Take a moment to sign. (Same Care2 petition, currently past 500.)

The Military Question

Let’s remind ourselves at base that we are Not living in a calm, collected democracy where the thought of “martial law” is pure conspiracy theory. We are living in an unbalanced surveillance state where state-sponsored terrorism is rampant on the streets (this is what Organized Harassment/Gangstalking/COINTELPRO is; this is what militarized and bullying police behavior is; this is what setting up violent looters and rioters at a justifiable but initially mostly peaceful protest, such as at Baltimore, is); where Emergencies and Executive Orders are passed at whim; where political intimidation of activists and whistleblowers has become a norm; where secrecy permits targeting and assault with EMF weapons in secret, as well as continued clandestine MKULTRA experimentation; and where whole communities have been conscripted into compliance, snitching, spying, and surveilling their neighbors, by Joint Agency Fusion Center personnel convincing them they’re engaging in the noble task of collecting helpful Human Intelligence on their fellow community member (including this writer), now unfortunately labelled a dissenter/extremist/subversive/potential terrorist/spy and therefore subject to increased Patriot Act persecution. Anyone reminded of Nazi Germany yet? Anonymous spells out the connections in a video below.

By the Military question I mean that the Military is Already carrying out Urban Warfare and Assymmetrical Warfare and Unconventional Warfare on American civilans today, on those glibly labelled Targeted Individuals: a clandestine operation run with Intel agencies and fulfilling many purposes, for many different agencies and groups: the incineration of dissent, the extermination of outspoken community members, the testing and training for young “Warfighters” (odd military word) on weapons of Electronic Warfare–Directed Energy Weapons using EMF radiation or sonic energy. This is a surreptitious operation, where the Military is already mingling with and around civilians, unnoticed by most–and this is one stated intent of the putative Jade Helm drill.

Watch the longer documentary from Anonymous, Uncovering Jade Helm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arfKwLn4Ro0

The Military Has Been Preparing for Years

The Military has been actually preparing for years for contingencies requiring martial law. See Suzanne Posel’s 2012 op-ed: Rex 84: Government Silently Positions for Martial Law as Financial Collapse Arrives in America

That–Rex 84–is one of the subjects discussed by Chip Tatum, former CIA/Special Ops Pilot, on his Veterans Truth Radio show, introduced here by David Robinson, who also posts links to various relevant Military documents in this post:Explosive:Jade Helm 15 Ex CIA Whistleblower Gene “Chip” Tatum. Note that this podcast carries excerpts of audio from Military statements about Jade Helm in North Carolina to local councils, about the nature of this drill–listen, and judge for yourself what it really means.

The Military has hundreds of documents (I have been reading some of them)–dating back to the ’80s–detailing, discussing, plotting and planning Urban Warfare, Asymmetric Warfare, Unconventional Warfare, Information Warfare, and Special Operations. Much of this has been prompted by a dramatic focus in the last twenty-five years or so on invisibly-radiating Electromagnetoc/Scalar/Sonic Weapons which permit concealment, deception, and trickery, which forms of maneuver in fact are detailed in their many manuals dedicated to the use of the euphemistically labelled Non-Lethal Weapons in Electronic Warfare and Special Warfare. They place great store by something they call a Revolution in Military Affairs which seems to be their way of trying to combat the info-overload we’re all swimming in thanks to the Internet; it also expresses their fear at the transparency and information-spread the Internet permits. Read Mark M. Rich’s New World War online for some clear explanation of this orientation. (My Amazon review of this crucially important book is here.) The Military has set up whole battalions of personnel to engage in PsyOps and MilDec-Psychological Operations and Military Deception (Just Google the Journal of Military Deception)–aimed at civilians; this too is well-documented.

Urban Warfare/Information Warfare to them includes clandestine Computer Network interference, covert and overt Civilian Military Ops–conscripting communities; Special Operations includes undercover/covert Electronic Warfare on “dissidents” and “extremists” and “domestic adversaries” carried out, unbelievably, “under color of law” by joint actions and agreements with the Department of Justice and local law enforcement (See Nick Begich’s book Earth Rising for an excellent, researched description of this connection–more on this subject here shortly.)

Asymmetric Warfare involves Manhunting–essentially, a canned hunt of humans, or authorized murder of unarmed individuals who are in fact not engaged in combat with them–with these lovely lethal but invisible energy weapons. Again, Targeted Individuals are currently being hit. See Gregoire Chamayou’s book, A Theory of the Drone and this TomDispatch.com article on the book, Hunting Humans By Remote Control.

The focus on Electronic Warfare aims at Total Information Awareness and Full Spectrum Dominance of their “domestic adversaries” and others–they are aiming to know everything about you, 24/7, and attack you with radiation, 24/7–this program is underway as Low-Intensity Conflict (uncover/covert, on Targeted Individuals) currently; it is also Torture by any other name, which perhaps explains the Joint Agency inclusion of the CIA/MKULTRA in its administering.

The Military drill being proposed seeks to practice these fancy forms of warfare–Urban, Unconventional, Special--on civilians. These are code words for control and takeover of civilians.

The Military gets 57% of the annual Federal Budget.  It’s had plenty of time, all these years, using massive funds, to develop all sorts of deadly and classified weapons, and to grow an ego that’s threatening to swallow America.

Massive Military drills — and this one is being planned as a recurring, annual drill (listen to the Chip Tatum podcast)– are ways to plant an unmistakeable Military presence right in our face and attempt to establish Military Authority. Permitting such a drill establishes precedent and permits the Military to take over Civilian space. This is not “protecting the Homeland,” this would be “intimidating the Populace.”

The Military does have extraordinary, supremely unsettling documents detailing Resettlement and Internment Operations in the Homeland, which detail the extraction of dissenters and militants. There are videos online (on Youtube) showing the massive movement of Military and UN tanks, trucks, and equipment across country, as detailed in the (also-linked-above) Anonymous documentary.

Another video, from Dahboo77 issues this caution, about what to expect in martial law:

Lessons from Baltimore

While some people–particularly those lulled by the more “intellectual-seeming” Mainstream Media–I count the Washington Post, New York Times, NPR here–may find it hard to believe that we could Possibly be at this point, one only has to look to Baltimore and listen to the Military/National Guard spokesperson talk about “supporting” the City. As reassurance, she offers her audience a little note of cheer at the end:”This is not martial law. We are not at that point.” She repeats it: “We are not at that point.” Not at that point…?

Does that mean that point–in her configuration, and the Military’s–is still ahead of us–maybe just ahead…? How could that point even exist? Why would she even refer to it? She even tells us what martial law is–as if that word has any place in a democracy! (But of course, we are no longer a democracy!) Watch the raw footage from Dahboo77.

On the subject of the Baltimore riots, there’s also this video message, from Anonymous on Baltimore, and an article by Sonali Kolhatkar on the contriving of violence at the protests in Baltimore.

The “Deep State” Hides in Plain Sight: Organized Covert Harassment Points to Overreach and Abuse of Powers by Out-of-Control Intel Agencies

We are living in a time of unprecedented surveillance and social control in the US and in many countries worldwide.

Secrecy in law has brought us to a point where people either live in fear of the surveillance state and are afraid to speak their minds, or are naively co-opted into actively harassing activists/whistleblowers/writers in their midst, by Intel agencies working locally through Fusion Centers (via narratives of fabricated “investigations” of these civically-engaged citizens falsely termed “security risks” now needing to be “monitored electronically” 24/7 by the oh-so-concerned State and enrolled covertly in “neuroscience/behavior modification programs” which warrant friendly but un-turndownable “official” requests for community co-operation).

Businesses and communities are openly repressed by Intel agencies using the overreaching powers of state secrecy laws–like Section 215 of the Patriot Act, and the whole Patriot Act, and the facile issue of National Security Letters via secret machinations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and secret sharing of private information, all tools to oppress civilians and groups, and to force a community’s silence through gag orders and threats of incarceration and fines.

Secrecy, Silencing, Surveillance, Censorship: are we Secure yet?

Where does Covert Harassment come from? Has American society always been secretly run by Intel groups?

Acccording to Mike Lofgren (former GOP congressional staff member with Senate and House Budget Committees) in this Bill Moyers episode, the “Deep State” has been hiding in plain sight for years and includes Intel agencies, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley: he collects his thoughts also here in this essay, Anatomy of the Deep State.

Do Secret Services and Spy Agencies have any right whatsoever to covertly harass citizens–and to co-opt others through lies and deceit into also persecuting these citizens?

Or do these actions indicate a tremendous overreach and abuse of their powers?

Harassment today is malicious in the extreme, and involves the covert use of deadly directed-energy neuroweapons (See Human Rights/Covert Criminal Targeting of Activists; more to come); “electronic monitoring” or “electronic surveillance,” which community members consent to engage in, themselves (because they all have cell phones?!), is nothing less than the GPS tracking, targeting, and discharge of deadly directed-energy neuroweapons on citizens (See Human Rights/Classified Weapons Testing; more to come).

The nature of spying in itself is a deterrent to democracy; to understand why. watch the documentary Counter-Intelligence posted online in five parts. See this Popular Resistance interview with filmmaker Scott Noble: Counter-Intelligence: Spying Deters Democracy.  Excerpt: “In making the film I set out to explore how these agencies function in the real world. How do they keep secrets? What are some common m.o.’s? What is their ultimate purpose? In a broader sense I wanted to ask whether democracy is even possible when organizations like the CIA exist. We are currently living under a hybrid of plutocracy (from plouto, “wealth”) and cryptocracy (from krypton, “hidden”) that benefits about 1 percent of the human population. It’s no secret we’re ruled by the rich, but there is a relative lack of understanding about just how much information is kept hidden from the public. A 2004 study by Peter Galison at Harvard concluded that “the classified universe is certainly not smaller, and very probably much larger than this unclassified one.”

Watch Counter-Intelligence online.

What was COINTELPRO all about? Who did it target, and doesn’t it seem like it’s quite aggressively active today?

This brief video which excerpts part of the Church Committee findings, shows Walter Mondale and other Senators discussing the unprecedented nature of Covert Harassment they were uncovering: Covert Actions Against Citizens Living in America

Who do Americans listen to today? Are American communities and citizens all too easily swayed by the voice of “Authority”?

How easily can an American be persuaded to act against a fellow citizen, merely by the flashing of a badge? Is this how Intel agencies are running entire communities now, and ensuring their “community involvement/participation” in the harassment of activists/whistleblowers/writers–their own neighbors? Watch this ABC News John Quinone: What Would You Do? video for some absolutely riveting footage that answers just this question.

Other videos on this highly educational site explore COINTELPRO further, and reveal the modern face of Covert Harassment.

Speaking Out Against Secrecy & the Stripping of our Basic Rights

People everywhere today are beginning to speak out about the excessive surveillance, repression, and secrecy we face post 9/11 and the Patriot Act: it’s Time for the Pariot Act to expire, and time for us to speak out against secrecy laws which suppress and do not protect, which oppress and do not secure “national security” much as the latter is used glibly as a mantra to justify pretty much any invasion of privacy, personal sovereignty, and right to free speech.

The Electronic Frontier Fund has set up a site with information and action items–learn more about the undemocratic nature of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, take a small moment to sign a petition, post a link, tweet a note to Congress, or write a letter to Congress–we will never be free of surveillance and repression and the stripping of our basic rights, we will never end the horrors of Covert Harassment by overreaching Intel groups, never end the machinations and depredations of the Deep State if we don’t speak out, now, today, while we have an ounce of freedom left.

Also, do scroll down the previous post here for other links to petitions and letters. Please: act today. Sign them all!

Massive Abuses of Domestic Surveillance Occasioned by the Patriot Act: Join Tech Companies & Privacy Rights Advocates to Ensure Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act Expires on June 1

Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, signed into existence in 2001 in the wake of the horrific Trade Center massacre, and renewed in 2005 and 2006, is set to expire in June 2015. However, it won’t just disappear or vanish by itself as we hope, especially if there is no public awareness or debate about it, it may be “set to expire” but, apparently if it’s not an issue Congress is compelled to pay attention to, it will really be “set to be reauthorized automatically.” (See Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Deep Links blog post here.)

So it’s really up to us–you and me, ordinary Americans living through these extraordinary times of Rights violations of every kind in our country–to speak out, compel public debate, and force through the expiration of Section 215 of a wholly invasive Act (the whole of which really needs to expire).

Many rights groups, advocates, and tech companies are beginning to speak out about the need to end Section 215:

Tech Companies Rally for Reform of Section 215 of USA Patriot Act

Chris Burt, Whir.com

“Tech companies sent a letter to Congress this week to urge legal limitations to electronic surveillance and metadata collection. The letter is undersigned by group member companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, as well as a range of privacy and rights advocates.

The group suggests that as Section 215 of the Patriot Act expires on June 1, the time is ripe to draft reforms which will protect both national security and individual privacy. Other supporters include hosting company ServInt, Internet Infrastructure Coalition, and CloudFlare.”

“Google also invites the public to co-sign their letter, which is addressed to President Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, the leaders of both parties in the House and Senate, and several other key lawmakers.”  Read full article: Tech Companies Rally for Reform of Section 215 of USA Patriot Act

Advocacy Groups Tell Congress Scrap Section 215

Sue Udry, Defending Dissent Foundation

“A strong coalition of civil rights and civil liberties groups, frustrated that Congress has not been able to pass surveillance reform legislation, is taking aim at Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act.

Three provisions of the PATRIOT Act will expire on June 1st: Section 215, the “Lone Wolf provision,” and the “roving wiretap” provision unless they are reauthorized by Congress.

All of these sections are concerning, but Section 215 takes the cake. It’s the authority that the NSA, with the FBI’s help, has interpreted to allow the U.S. government to vacuum up the call records of millions of innocent people. It’s also been the focus of most of the NSA reform efforts in Congress over the last year and a half. But if there were ever a time to reform the NSA, it’s now—because a vote for reauthorization, without comprehensive reform of NSA spying, will very clearly be a vote against the Constitution.” Read Full Article: Advocacy Groups Tell Congress Scrap Section 215

To understand why Section 215 is problematic, consider, if you live in the United States in 2015:

1) The FBI can at any time secretly order any business (your school, University, library, hospital, dentist, doctor, bank, credit card company) to turn over any records or “tangible things” relating to you–simply by saying the information is needed “for an authorized investigation…to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities.” Not presenting any evidence whatsoever that you have any of these connections, to “international terrorism” or “clandestine intelligence”.

This can happen arbitrarily, to Anyone. The FBI now does not need to prove anything to anyone; the “authorizing” of the investigation is from the secret FISA court, who is actually told by the FBI to issue the authorizing, after being told the records are being sought for a terrorism or espionage investigation. (“Nor does the FBI still need actual facts to show that you may be a spy or terrorist. Instead, these secret orders can now be used to investigate anyone, even a U.S. citizen not suspected of any crime, so long as the FBI certifies to the FISA court that the records are sought for a terrorism or espionage investigation. The FISA court must issue the order if the FBI so certifies, even when there are no facts to back it up.”–Let the Sun Set on PATRIOT- Section 215, Electronic Frontier Foundation)

2) The FBI will, along with the above, “gag” the recipient: This business–or staffperson– is absolutely forbidden (“gagged”) (by threat of massive fine and many years in prison) from telling You, the focus of this covert, baseless, factless, evidence-less investigation, that your private school, financial, medical records have been divulged, that they are well on their way to being shared with thousands of people in the hundreds of security agencies we now have, that your emails are being read widely, that your library records: books, movies, tapes you’ve borrowed are now common knowledge. This business is served a Section 215 letter, which means: No Divulge.

3) What the above violates is your Fourth Amendment to privacy–now the FBI can search through your most private records/even those not online, without having to prove you are in any way remotely connected to crime of any kind.

4) To add, you can be investigated on the basis of your First Amendment rights as well–by virtue of the websites you visit, or the books that you read. (“Furthermore, under Section 215 the FBI can investigate United States persons (citizens and legal residents) based at least in part on their exercise of First Amendment rights, and can investigate non-U.S. persons based solely on their free speech activities or religious practices. You could be investigated based on the political or religious meetings you attend, the websites you visit or even the books that you read. As a result, Americans may be chilled from exercising these Constitutional rights. –Let the Sun Set on PATRIOT- Section 215, Electronic Frontier Foundation)

5) You’re kept in the dark. No-one will tell you they’ve been served with a Section 215 letter on you — although you may experience negative consequence from this action and suspect what is happening: you may suddenly lose your job, be suspended from school, be denied a loan, experience hostile treatment from employers/community members. The FBI will tell you, if you ask, via FOIA request, that they “cannot confirm or deny” that they’re investigating you–in other words, they will claim a FOIA exemption, in the name of national security–their intent here clearly is to keep you in the dark, so they can keep their fraudulent, baseless investigation secret and ongoing, and maintain, in this way, a distinct hold on your community as well, by forcing them to keep silent about being served with a Section 215 letter on you. What can you do about something no-one will acknowledge? Yes, we are in Kafkaesque terrain here, and no, you can’t escape, nor can you respond. Due process is officially dead, and you are being sealed off from judicial recourse. You are being “investigated”–and everyone “knows,” but you. (What exactly they “know” is questionable, since the FBI is not required to, nor can, furnish any proof of your non-existent espionage or terrorism; this is merely the long arm of the security state flexing its muscle.)

6) So, from the business end: if you are a business (like Google or Facebook or Yahoo or the local medical center) being secretly served with this letter/order demanding you turn over all emails/records of some particular customer/client, you cannot take anyone to court here, you cannot challenge the legality of what’s being done, you cannot demur, protest, deny. You have to pull out all those private records and hand them over. This is being done In Secret. And Secrecy permits Abuse. (“…unlike grand jury subpoenas used in non-FISA investigations, there is no way for someone served with a Section 215 order to go to court and challenge its legality. Combined with the FISA court’s lack of discretion and oversight when it comes to Section 215 orders, this is a recipe for abuse, giving the FBI essentially unchecked power to scrutinize the personal lives of innocent Americans.” —Let the Sun Set on PATRIOT- Section 215, Electronic Frontier Foundation)

To understand further why Section 215 must be ended, see ACLU’s page which has a really clear set of reasons why, as also Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Deep Links blog, and Mozilla’s Open Policy and Advocacy blog. To understand that Section 215 is about more than just bulk collection of phone records, visit the Center for Democracy and Technology’s video post.

To understand why the FISA court processes–which work with the FBI as mentioned above–are problematic (literally, these FISA surveillance orders are being opened arbitrarily by the FBI and NSA on thousands of innocent Americans), see the page here, which collects some news information and statistics on the incredible numbers of FISA warrants being handed out: Wrongful Surveillance and Secret Physical Searches On Thousands of Innocent Americans Permitted by “Rubber-Stamped” FISA Court Warrants and Approvals.

To speak out/add your voice/act to restore democracy, privacy, sanity to the US, please visit the petition pages set up at Electronic Frontier Fund, Defending Dissent, and drop in at Google’s letter to Congress to sign, to begin the process to bring this issue to the fore of public conversation and ensure that Section 215 dies a natural death in June.

Celebrate Chinese New Year, Malcolm X/Speak Out Against War, the Patriot Act, Endless Spying, the TPP

News & Views

It’s Chinese New Year–either today or on Feb 21–according to various sources–which latter is also Malcolm X’s birthday.

Chris Hedges has an article on Malcolm X and his vision for the end of capitalism, his life, his views on truth and freedom at Black Agenda Report (originally at TruthDig): Malcolm X was Right About America

Adam Curtis has a (few minutes long) short film looking back at 2014, worth revisiting now in February, at the cusp of a New Year, on Non-Linear Warfare: A New System of Political Control, all about “contradictory stories” fed to us so no coherent narrative of protest can form.

Electronic Frontier Fund‘s Year in Review, by Nadia Kayyali and Mark Rumold, all about NSA Spying and about EFF’s fight to bring secrets to light:What We Learned About NSA Spying in 2014…

Here’s a peek into the year ahead through the lens of astrology–wasn’t it the Catholic Church which stripped astrology from astronomy sometime in the Middle Ages (and yet the Pope’s hat has symbols from astrology on it) from Simon Vorster at Wake Up World–and it’s reassuring and rejuvenating–Yes, it’s the Year of the Sheep! 2015 in Astrology: The Year of Manifestation

Happy New Year! Let’s hope this is indeed the year the Sheep rise. Change in the world depends on us. Every action we take makes a ripple in the universe. Let’s make those ripples count…

Act Now to End the Patriot Act, Stop Mass Surveillance, End Spying

This from Defending Dissent, drop in at the link below to send a letter: The USA PATRIOT Act granted the government powerful new spying capabilities that have grown out of control—but Section 215, the provision that the FBI and NSA have been using to collect the phone records of millions of innocent people, expires on June 1.

This is an important opportunity for us to demand reform.

Tell Congress: it’s time to end out-of-control spying. Do not reauthorize Section 215!

Rise Up Against War & EverMore War

A whole coalition of anti-war groups are joining together to hold a No-War intervention in DC this spring. The Soapbox People’s Network has the scoop:

““Spring Rising” is four days of creative resistance; theater, teach-ins; rallies and marches marking the anniversary of the United States’ “shock and awe” attack on Iraq and its invasion and occupation in a completely illegitimate, immoral war.  Together we will use this time to oppose the plans and calls for growing military intervention.

As we send this invitation to you the Congress is calling for more war. The President has just told us a new global “war on terror” may be unlimited in space and time.

  • Are you, like us, stunned and enraged by more war on the world?
  • Did you or your organization join in the protests against police violence and murder, because Black Lives Matter?
  • Are you with the Dreamers working for rights for all people to live without fear?
  • Are you one of the many who have dropped everything to protest the global destruction of the environment because of our dependence on fossil fuels which is also a reason for our wars?
  • Are you agonized over the ongoing U.S. military support for Israel, the recent killing of 2,000 Arab men, women, and children last summer in Gaza?
  • Are you furious about the killing and terrorizing of Muslims in the U.S?

Then, join us! Your participation in Spring Rising is urgently needed now to organize protests, participate in teach-ins and to put your art and performance on mass display. Together we can create the vibrant resistance needed to show that terrorizing the world is not in our interest and “not in our name.”” Click Cindy Sheehan’s site link here for more.

Sign World Beyond Wars wonderful Declaration of Peace here.

Join Peace Action to send a letter to Congress telling the President you don’t want to fund a new war against ISIL or anyone else: Stop Endless War

Speak out against the TPP

Currently, the White House is sending around an email & video lauding the TPP as “progressive” and emblematic of “Trade in the Twenty-First Century” & crucial in efforts to boost small businesses in America which export and trade worldwide. However, Public Citizen informs us otherwise:

“The Obama administration also has used this sales pitch, often on the basis that the majority of U.S. exporters are small and medium enterprises (SMEs). But that fuzzy logic ignores the fact that 99.7 percent of all U.S. firms qualify as SMEs — while only 3 percent of those are exporters.*

This means that even if the TPP actually were to succeed in boosting exports — which similar pacts have not done — it is large corporations that would disproportionately benefit, not small businesses.”

Let’s not forget the TPP is being conducted In Secret, In Secrecy. Attempts are being made to pass laws In Secret. Only 500 corporate representatives from corporations worldwide are in on it. Not America’s small businesses. Not everyday Americans. The broad scope of TPP is known, but the exact rules being made are being made in secret. Why on earth would any of us ask our Congress representatives to vote on something we don’t know anything–or enough–about? That alone should stop us in our tracks.

Once more, several groups are calling on us to call our members of Congress to make sure they know US citizens are not interested in a secret deal which promises big corporations carte blanche both here domestically in the US and worldwide, and threatens to destroy the autonomy of local and state governments, in addition to governments worldwide, send More American jobs abroad, stifle citizen expression, and gag journalists, whistleblowers, and activists, while stealing natural resources and foisting monopolies on us. Check in here at Public Citizen or MoveOn or Electronic Frontier Fund or Friends of the Earth or all of them, to send letters online automatically to your Congressperson, call, or sign a petition. If TPP is fast-tracked, we might as well ask Congress to vacate. Or vacation. Indefinitely.

Public Citizen’s information page on TPP

Electronic Frontier Fund‘s information page on TPP

MoveOn‘s 3-minute video on TPP, which went viral : What Happens if TPP is Fast-Tracked & Passed

Staff article on TPP at The Daily Bell: As TPP Sails Forth, it Drags the West into Uncharted Waters