Glenn Greenwald

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Glenn Greenwald is a journalist, constitutional lawyer, and author of four New York Times best-selling books on politics and law. His most recent book, No Place to Hide, is about the U.S. surveillance state and his experiences reporting on the Snowden documents around the world. Prior to his collaboration with Pierre Omidyar, Glenn’s column was featured at The Guardian and Salon. He was the debut winner, along with Amy Goodman, of the Park Center I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2008, and also received the 2010 Online Journalism Award for his investigative work on the abusive detention conditions of Chelsea Manning. For his 2013 NSA reporting, he received the George Polk award for National Security Reporting; the Gannett Foundation award for investigative journalism and the Gannett Foundation watchdog journalism award; the Esso Premio for Excellence in Investigative Reporting in Brazil (he was the first non-Brazilian to win), and the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award. Along with Laura Poitras, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013. The NSA reporting he led for The Guardian was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service.

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The “Snowden is Ready to Come Home!” Story: a Case Study in Typical Media Deceit

The “Snowden is Ready to Come Home!” Story: a Case Study in Typical Media Deceit

The U.S. media yesterday completely invented a false narrative out of whole cloth and then used it to tout self-serving and propagandistic lessons.

UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for “Bias”: This Time, Airing “Anti-Western Views”

UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for “Bias”: This Time, Airing “Anti-Western Views”

This move is the classic hallmark of how a government propagandizes its citizens: ensuring that they hear only those views of which the government approves.

Clapper Calls for Arming Ukrainian Forces: Who Would That Actually Empower?

Clapper Calls for Arming Ukrainian Forces: Who Would That Actually Empower?

Demonized as pro-Putin propaganda, claims about the fascist and even neo-Nazi thugs leading the fight for the Kiev government are actually true.

Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?

Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?

This tactic is akin to having the DEA constantly warn of the severe threat posed by drug addiction while it simultaneously uses pushers on its payroll to deliberately get people hooked on drugs so that they can arrest the addicts they’ve created and thus justify their own warnings and budgets.

Canadian Spies Collect Domestic Emails in Secret Security Sweep

Canadian Spies Collect Domestic Emails in Secret Security Sweep

Canada’s electronic surveillance agency is covertly monitoring vast amounts of Canadians’ emails as part of a sweeping domestic cybersecurity operation, according to top-secret documents. The surveillance initiative, revealed Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept, is sifting through millions of emails sent to Canadian government agencies and departments, archiving details about them on>>

Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite

Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite

Libya shows how the West’s wars are empowering its enemies and thus fueling endless conflict.

U.S. Drops to 49th in World Press Freedom Rankings, Worst Since Obama Became President

The rankings drop follows the Committee to Project Journalists’ 2013 warning that “the administration’s war on leaks and other efforts to control information are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration.”

The U.S. Media and the 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Burned to Death Last Month by a U.S. Drone

The U.S. Media and the 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Burned to Death Last Month by a U.S. Drone

On January 26, The New York Times claimed that “a CIA drone strike in Yemen. . . . killed three suspected Qaeda fighters on Monday.” How did they know the identity of the dead? As usual, it was in part because “American officials said.” There was not a whiff of skepticism about this claim despite the fact that>>

NSA Claims Iran Learned from Western Cyberattacks

NSA Claims Iran Learned from Western Cyberattacks

The U.S. Government warns of cyberattacks from adversaries, but it may have contributed to those capabilities in the case of Iran, according to a top secret document.

Exclusive Interview: Sami Al-Arian, Professor Who Defeated Controversial Terrorism Charges, is Deported from U.S.

Exclusive Interview: Sami Al-Arian, Professor Who Defeated Controversial Terrorism Charges, is Deported from U.S.

In 2003, Sami Al-Arian was a professor at the University of South Florida, a legal resident of the U.S. since 1975, and one of the most prominent Palestinian civil rights activists in the U.S. That year, the course of his life was altered irrevocably when he was indicted on highly controversial terrorism charges by then Attorney General>>