secrecy

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What ‘Free Trade’ Actually Means

“The coming corporate tyranny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership can only be defeated through a democratic movement of Transnational People Power.” To discuss “free trade agreements” or the “free market,” we must first identify the theoretical versus the functional definitions of these terms – because theoretical definitions look at what those terms should mean, whereas functional [...]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like

A Transnational Corporate Coup over the Democratic Process & Public Accountability In 2008, the United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced the U.S. entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks as “a pathway to broader Asia-Pacific regional economic integration.” Originating in 2005 as a “Strategic Economic Partnership” between a few select Pacific countries, the TPP has, [...]

The EyeOpener- The TPP Cometh: Tyranny by Trade Deal

When SOPA and PIPA, the House and Senate bills to impose draconian regulations on the internet in the name of “protecting intellectual property rights” broke through into public awareness late last year, it caused an immediate, widespread, grassroots protest movement to rise up. With some of the biggest websites on the internet staging a one-day [...]

Podcast Show #94: Murders by Drones & the Horrendous Creation of Judiciary-State Secrets Privilege

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Gareth Porter & Kevin Gosztola Peter B. Collins presents Journalist Gareth Porter and analyst Kevin Gosztola of FireDogLake. Porter offers two credible sources that contradict the White House assertions that civilian deaths from drone strikes are few to zero. Like Stephen Colbert’s “truthiness”, this claim is based on the arbitrary [...]

FDL’s Gosztola on the Institutional & Political Suppression of the Free Flow of Information

As always Fire Dog Lake’s Kevin Gosztola is on top of the latest news, developments and implications involving government whistleblowers and transparency. Here are a few excerpts from Mr. Gosztola’s latest article: For over a month now, members of Congress have been engaged in a bipartisan offensive against “leaks.” The offensive was launched after details [...]

Leaking War

How Obama’s Targeted Killings, Leaks, and the Everything-is-Classified State Have Fused By Peter Van Buren White is black and down is up. Leaks that favor the president are shoveled out regardless of national security, while national security is twisted to pummel leaks that do not favor him. Watching their boss, bureaucrats act on their own, [...]

Podcast Show #86- The Passion of Bradley Manning

The Boiling Frogs Presents Chase Madar Chase Madar joins us to discuss his new book The Passion of Bradley Manning, and talk about Manning’s motives, his treatment by the U.S. government and mainstream media, and the political issues brought up by his case. Chase Madar is the author of a new book The Passion of [...]

The King’s Propaganda

The Astounding Hypocrisy of King Obama “We must tell our children about how this evil was allowed to happen — because so many people succumbed to their darkest instincts, and because so many others stood silent.”  – Barack Obama When President Obama spoke those words at the Holocaust Memorial Museum last Monday, he was referring [...]

Press Release: FBI Attempts to Hold Sibel Edmonds’ Book Hostage- Illegally & Unconstitutionally

Investigation Shows Agency Used Contract to Censor Whistleblowers The following press release was issued today by my attorneys and the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC). For the full release visit their website at http://www.whistleblowers.org Washington, D.C. April 10, 2012. Today, the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) revealed that the FBI required employees to sign employment contracts that [...]

FBI Enlists Internet Café Owners to Spy on Customers

The Government’s Pretexts for Arresting Virtually Anyone The US government has developed massive surveillance capabilities to monitor communications, travel and financial transactions in this country and abroad. But, even the government cannot monitor everything Americans do—not directly, anyway.  Thus, it created the Communities Against Terrorism (CAT) program to enlist your friendly local businesses as spies [...]

The EyeOpener- CIA Front Companies

How Much Of The Economy Is Owned By “The Company”? The office of the Director of National Intelligence announced last month that America’s civilian intelligence agencies appropriated a combined 54.6 billion dollars for classified operations this year, but he explicitly refused to provide any details of how the figure was divided up between America’s 16 [...]

Notorious “Star Chamber” Courts Protect Government Wrongdoing

U.S. Embraces Tool of Despots Recently, Mark Hosenball dropped the bombshell that a secret panel of White House Security Council members meets to draw up a “kill list” of American militants. Salon columnist Glenn Greenwald wrote a scathing critique of the panel, comparing it to a notorious English court known as the “Star Chamber.” “[A] [...]

BFP Exclusive Report: Coalition Stands against American Psychological Association’s Endorsement of Torture & Abusive Interrogation

Group Calls for Annulment of the APA’s Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics & National Security (PENS) Report Leading scholars and human rights groups from a range of fields – including psychology, medicine, law, military, and intelligence – have joined together in spearheading a broad-based effort to annul and delegitimize the American Psychological Association’s deeply [...]

The Oath to Defend the Constitution vs. the Forced Pledge to Protect Government Secrecy

“Which of the applicable laws has priority?” By Linda Lewis  In the debate on reducing the national debt, members of Congress have focused on two options–tax increases and entitlement cuts—both considered unhelpful to restarting a stalled economy.  Congress seemingly has forgotten that it has another option for reducing the debt: eliminating waste, fraud and corruption [...]

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials

Wall Street-ers Top Obama Re-election Supporters… more than 2008, ‘Israeli Style’ Airports in Ex America, The Development of ‘Privacy Killing Technologies’, Libya Transitional Council Rebels in Total Disarray, Mongolia Military Trains with US- Buys Fighters from Russia, US Grows a Tree of Tension with Iran, Video: War by Other Means & More!  BFP Nightly Quote [...]