PRISM Whistleblower — Edward Snowden in his own words

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FREEDOM OF THE PRESS FOUNDATION The source behind the NSA leak talks about his motives in exposing global surveillance and data-mining programs. ** For further perspective, be sure to check out these videos from USA Today of an interview with three other NSA whistleblowers—Thomas Drake, William Binney, and J Kirk Wiebe—as well as their lawyer …

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Police as Drug Recognition Experts. What could go wrong?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Some serious errors can be fatal while others just result in life-changing havoc. For Gavin Douglas, AKA Gadget to five grandkids, life as a master metal worker, sculptor, and driver is over. These days he can’t be counted on to even recall his grandchildren’s names. “I think they just stereotyped him,” Mary …

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Congressman Ron Barber Sends Mixed Signals

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OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN This is an unpublished letter to the editor sent to the Arizona Daily Star. Note that President Obama did not make good on his threat to veto the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, and that the Social Security Trust Fund has lent out upwards of $2.5 trillion for other government programs (particularly …

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