Media: Jessica Gonzalez on FCC Chair Ajit Pai

18 February 2017 — FAIR

Ajit Pai being sworn in as an FCC commissioner (photo: FCC)
Ajit Pai (photo: FCC)

This week on CounterSpin: “T-Mobile Very Pleased with Direction of Change under Trump Administration, CEO Says.” That headline tells you pretty much what  you need to know about Ajit Pai, Trump’s choice of chair for the FCC—the entity charged with representing the public interest in the communications industry. The phone company exec is pleased, he says, because Pai’s appointment signals “an air of less regulation.”

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No to the Snoopers Charter!

11 July 2016 — Liberty


ICRs (Internet Connection Records) are an expensive and unwarranted invasion on all of our privacy. They’re just one part of the controversial Snoopers’ Charter, which will be debated in the House of Lords, starting today. We want to show Peers just how intrusive these ICRs would be – so we’ve sent a mock ICR on a postcard to every member of the House of Lords. 

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Russia & China: ‘No to sanctions rhetoric, regime change in other countries’

20 May 2014 — RT

Moscow and Beijing have rejected the imposition of sanctions as political tools and condemned attempts at “encouraging and financing” regime changes in other countries in a joint statement released during President Putin’s official visit to China. 

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GCHQ taught NSA how to monitor Facebook, Twitter in real time – Snowden leak

27 January 2014 — RT

British intelligence officials can infiltrate the very cables that transfer information across the internet, as well as monitor users in real time on sites like Facebook without the company’s consent, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Continue reading this...

Write wrongs! Over 500 world-famous authors sign anti-surveillance petition

10 December 2013 — RT 

More than 500 renowned authors – including five Nobel laureates – from across the globe have signed a petition demanding an end to ‘mass surveillance’. It follows the revelations over the last few months of the US and other countries spying. Continue reading this...

TPP Uncovered: WikiLeaks releases draft of highly-secretive multi-national trade deal

13 November 2013 — RT 

Details of a highly secretive, multi-national trade agreement in the works have been published by WikiLeaks, and the whistleblower group’s founder warns there will be vast implications for much of the modern world if the contract is approved.

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“The struggle to tell the truth through stories”: An interview with British film and television producer Tony Garnett—Part 2

24 October 2013 — WSWS

Part 1 Here

In a retrospective this summer, “Seeing Red,” the British Film Institute celebrated the work of veteran film and television producer Tony Garnett. The BFI described Garnett as one of television’s “most influential figures,” who “produced and fostered a succession of provocative, radical and sometimes incendiary dramas.”

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How to Protect Ourselves on Social Networks and from Data Collection Systems of Governments and Corporations

19 October 2013 —

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Your address book belongs to the NSA

18 October 2013 — 21st Century Wire

Well, it should come as no surprise, but that doesn’t make it right.

Despite what the suits and pension-pottering, insider traders in Washington DC say, it’s illegal, and it’s unconstitutional. Continue reading this...

Top Websites Secretly Track Your Device Fingerprint

12 October 2013 — IEEE

Websites that really want to track you without permission have a way. A new report shows a surprising number of top Internet websites using so-called “device fingerprints” to secretly track visitors—a method that avoids legal limits on the use of cookies and also ignores the Do Not Track HTTP header.

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The Government Is Spying On Us Through Our Computers, Phones, Cars, Buses, Streetlights, At Airports And On The Street, Via Mobile Scanners And Drones, Through Our Smart Meters, And In Many Other Ways

23 September 2013 — WashingtonsBlog

Take a Peek at How Widespread Spying Has Become

Even now – after all of the revelations by Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers – spying apologists say that the reports are “exaggerated” or “overblown”, and that the government only spies on potential bad guys.

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Materials implicating Syrian govt in chemical attack prepared in advance – Russia

23 August 2013 — RT

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Manning, Snowden and Assange By NOZOMI HAYASE

15 August 2013 — Greanville Post

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s volcanic revelations of ubiquitous US surveillance are in their third month. The aftershocks felt around the world continue. As Russia granted Snowden temporary asylum, the White House fell into anger and dismay.

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The Obama Regime’s Fabricated “Terror Conspiracy” in Defense of the Police State By Prof. James Petras

13 August 2013 — Prof. James Petras

Representative democracies and autocratic dictatorships respond to profound internal crises in very distinctive ways: the former attempts to reason with citizens, explaining the causes, consequences and alternatives; dictatorships attempt to terrorize, intimidate and distract the public by evoking bogus external threats, to perpetuate and justify rule by police state methods and avoid facing up to the self-inflicted crises.

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