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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Denny Hastert is Contemptible, But His Indictment Exemplifies America’s Over-Criminalization Pathology

Denny Hastert is Contemptible, But His Indictment Exemplifies America’s Over-Criminalization Pathology

One can revile the former House speaker while still recognizing the disturbing aspects of the U.S. justice system revealed by his indictment.

Anonymous Fearmongering About the Patriot Act from the White House and NYT

Anonymous Fearmongering About the Patriot Act from the White House and NYT

Two paragraphs, courtesy of the Obama White House and the Paper of Record, illustrate the principal weapons that have poisoned post-9/11 political discourse in the U.S.

On Patriot Act Renewal and USA Freedom Act: Glenn Greenwald Talks With ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer

On Patriot Act Renewal and USA Freedom Act: Glenn Greenwald Talks With ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer

What’s likely to happen as the June 1 deadline for key Patriot Act provisions approaches? And is the USA Freedom Act a net positive or negative for privacy and the NSA?

NYT Trumpets U.S. Restraint against ISIS, Ignores Hundreds of Civilian Deaths

NYT Trumpets U.S. Restraint against ISIS, Ignores Hundreds of Civilian Deaths

It is outright bizarre for a paper purporting to report on excessive U.S. restraint to completely omit data on civilian deaths.

In the Same Week, the U.S. and U.K. Hide Their War Crimes by Invoking “National Security”

In the Same Week, the U.S. and U.K. Hide Their War Crimes by Invoking “National Security”

Colonel Ian Henderson was a British official dubbed “the Butcher of Bahrain” because of atrocities he repeatedly committed during the 30 years he served as chief security official of that Middle Eastern country. His reign of terror began in 1966 when Bahrain was a British “protectorate” and continued when the post-“independence” Bahraini King retained him in the>>

GCHQ’s Rainbow Lights: Exploiting Social Issues for Militarism and Imperialism

GCHQ’s Rainbow Lights: Exploiting Social Issues for Militarism and Imperialism

Support for Western aggression and policies of imperialism is now manufactured by parading them under the emotionally manipulative banners of progressive social causes.

Greatest Threat to Free Speech Comes Not From Terrorism, But From Those Claiming to Fight It

Greatest Threat to Free Speech Comes Not From Terrorism, But From Those Claiming to Fight It

The U.K. government seeks powers to ensure that working for any political outcomes regarded by British politicians as “extremist” will not only be a crime, but can be physically banned in advance.

Email Exchange Between CBC and Public Safety Department Spokesperson on BDS Prosecutions

Email Exchange Between CBC and Public Safety Department Spokesperson on BDS Prosecutions

(updated below) As I wrote about this morning, the CBC reported today that “the Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel.” Various devotees of Israel, such as David Frum, spent the morning insisting that the CBC story is false. Now, the Harper government is following>>

Canadian Government Says Free Speech is for Offending Muslims — Not Opposing Israel

Canadian Government Says Free Speech is for Offending Muslims — Not Opposing Israel

After backing Charlie Hebdo because of the importance of “openness and tolerance,” Canada plans “zero tolerance” prosecution of Israel boycott movement.

U.S. Government Designated Prominent Al Jazeera Journalist as “Member of Al Qaeda”

U.S. Government Designated Prominent Al Jazeera Journalist as “Member of Al Qaeda”

The U.S. labeled a prominent journalist a member of the terror group, according to a top-secret document.