Edward Snowden http://mtpr.net en Author laments “the last gasp of American democracy” http://mtpr.net/post/author-laments-last-gasp-american-democracy <p>Chris Hedges has seen fascism and war up close. For nearly 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans - for both print and broadcast media, including National Public Radio and the New York Times.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:45:19 +0000 Sally Mauk 14480 at http://mtpr.net Author laments “the last gasp of American democracy” Ray McGovern - Whistleblowers http://mtpr.net/post/ray-mcgovern-whistleblowers <p>12/9/13 - Whistleblowers - What is one to do when confronted by blatant criminal actions and illegalities? Look the other way? Punch out at 5 and go home? That’s not what Edward Snowden did. His disclosures have informed and educated the people of the United States and the world about secret surveillance and massive data-gathering that the NSA and other government agencies are engaged in within the U.S. and abroad. And Snowden’s reward? Hounded. Threatened. Defamed. His passport has been revoked. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:43:46 +0000 Sue Ginn 12083 at http://mtpr.net ACLU National Security Attorney says MT leading in digital privacy http://mtpr.net/post/aclu-national-security-attorney-says-mt-leading-digital-privacy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Security Agency has come under public scrutiny the past few months after details of secret surveillance programs were leaked to the media.</span></p><p>These programs involve broad monitoring of cell phone calls, emails, and online chats.</p><p>The NSA claims these programs have kept Americans safe, but they have raised widespread concerns the agency is going too far in invading the privacy of U.S. citizens.</p><p>The American Civil Liberties Union actively opposes the NSA’s spy programs.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:36:28 +0000 Dan Boyce 10936 at http://mtpr.net ACLU National Security Attorney says MT leading in digital privacy