BP’s Oil Spill: Criminal Negligence, Thousands Still Sick & A Gulf Graveyard Left Behind

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After BP agreed to pay $4.5 billion to the government, and another $9.2 billion in penalties since its catastrophic oil spill, a new ruling has put the corporation under fire again. A US District Judge has found BP grossly negligent and it’s subcontractors, Halliburton and TransOcean, negligent for their roles in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent dumping of … Read More

Terms and Conditions May Apply: Dangers of Corporate Surveillance

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Robbie Martin talks to Cullen Hoback, privacy advocate and creator of Terms and Conditions May Apply, a must-watch documentary about digital privacy rights, corporate/government spying collusion and the data mining economy of corporate surveillance. Terms and Conditions May Apply premiered a few months before the world learned Edward Snowden’s name. Following the leaks, Cullen’s thesis was emboldened, so he added … Read More

What If Edward Snowden Leaked All the Documents?

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In the few public interviews given by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, he’s hinted at having access to documents that include CIA outpost locations and secret agents’ names. Yet Snowden has also outlined the agreement he made with journalists to vet the documents carefully, and consult with the government before every release to ensure no harm to national security. Russ Tice, the … Read More

PBS Frontline Documentary: United States of Secrets

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PBS’ United States of Secrets is a stunning, must watch documentary covering the detailed history of the post 9/11 NSA mass surveillance program. The two part series lets state officials prop up the narrative that such spying is needed amidst a ‘War on Terror’, but juxtaposes their rhetoric with stories from NSA whistleblowers’ who were targeted for speaking out. Incidentally, … Read More

The Next Four Months Will Determine the Future of the Internet

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Two weeks ago, an internal Federal Communications Commission (FCC) memo was leaked, calling to remake today’s neutral Internet into a ‘pay to play’ system like cable TV. If set in motion, these rules would abolish the Internet’s longstanding the concept of Net Neutrality, or nondiscriminatory access online. After the document was leaked, hundreds of thousands of Internet advocates flooded the … Read More

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    • RT : Confirmed Arab states involved in bombing (not extent of involvement): Saudi Arabia, UAE & Jordan. Apparently Qatar & Bahrain in the wings.,