Senators of both parties challenge NSA on lies about phone records collection, as Greenwald reveals "X-Keyscore", massive data dragnet... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Key Senators Turn Against NSA Surveillance
While the judge found Manning guilty of most charges, "not guilty" ruling on "aiding the enemy" is big defense victory... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Manning “Not Guilty” of Most Serious Charge!
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Col. Morris Davis, former Guantanamo chief prosecutor and expert on military justice system, comments on verdicts in Bradley Manning trial; Lori Wallach, director of TradeWatch, updates us on the secret process of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, and efforts to defeat it. Continue reading Col. Morris Davis, ex-Gitmo Prosecutor, Calls Bradley Manning Verdicts “a Pleasant Surprise”; Lori Wallach of TradeWatch Exposes the Secrets of TPP Trade Pact
After brief deliberation with herself, Col. Denise Lind will announce the verdicts in Bradley Manning's court martial on Tuesday..... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Manning Verdict Expected Tomorrow
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Bruce Afran, co-counsel for Hedges, etal in challenge to NDAA detention law, reports on appeals court ruling that reinstated it; Kevin Gozstola of FireDogLake recaps the end of the Manning trial; Gary Chew reviews the new film Fruitvale Station. Continue reading Attorney Bruce Afran Updates Appeal Setback on NDAA Detention Law; Reporter Kevin Gozstola Recaps End of Bradley Manning Trial; Gary Chew Reviews “Fruitvale Station”
White House announces that two Algerian men will be released from Guantanamo, as Pentagon's invisible detainee point man resigns... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Breaking–2 Algerians to be Freed From Guantanamo
ObamaCo colluded with GOP and pulled out all stops to defeat Amash amendment to defund NSA phone record dragnet--progress! Continue reading PBC News & Comment: House Vote on NSA Phone Records Ban Fails
Since most Democrats won't oppose Obama on surveillance, progressives need limited alliance with (gulp!) Tea Party Republicans in House..... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Tea Party Republican Fights NSA Phone Records Dragnet
Tech note: Problems at Yahoo Pipes blocked feeds of both PBC podcasts to iTunes from July 12 to 19. We had to re-align our feeds, so you may get two feeds of the same episode. If you still have trouble with iTunes, we suggest you set up new feeds using the iTunes links on our home page--one for subscribers and one for the free News & Comment podcast. Report problems to email@example.com and include a screen shot if you can.
After weeklong outage, our Itunes feeds are back, see below; we open with strong comments from Chas Freeman, diplomat & China expert... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Our iTunes Feeds are Restored!