How Obama Administration-Controlled Media Is Used to Avoid Scrutiny from the Press

Kevin Gosztola The Dissenter http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2013/10/10/how-obama-administration-controlled-media-is-used-to-avoid-scrutiny-from-the-press/ What makes the crackdown on leaks, increased denials of Freedom of Information Act requests and surveillance of journalists even more pernicious is how this conduct by President Barack Obama’s administration has taken place as the administration simultaneously uses its own media to pump out its...

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Govt Training Game Marks ‘Unhappiness with US Foreign Policy’ as ‘High Threat’

Lauren McCauley Common Dreams http://www.alternet.org/culture/govt-training-game-marks-unhappiness-us-foreign-policy-high-threat How does the government hope to spot the next Edward Snowden? And how can federal employees pitch in to spot the ‘threat’? Thanks to a video game dubbed the “CyberAwareness Challenge” created by private contractor Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), federal employees can be trained...

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Welcome to Post-Constitution America

Peter Van Buren TomDispatch.com http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175732/tomgram%3A_peter_van_buren%2C_the_manning_trial_began_on_9_11/ On July 30, 1778, the Continental Congress created the first whistleblower protection law, stating “that it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States to give the earliest information to Congress or other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds, or misdemeanors committed...

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