Posts Tagged: Surveillance

The Sword and the Shield: Surround Russia and China with Mobile “Missile Defense” Systems The Sword and the Shield: Surround Russia and China with Mobile “Missile Defense” Systems By Bruce Gagnon Global Research, February 5, 2010 Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space – 2010-02-04 The latest news is that Romania will be hosting the U.S. Army’s ground-based “missile defense” systems. Russia is not pleased with… Read more »

Obama, Tea Party Populists, and the Progressive Response

Amid War, Increasing Debt, and Cuts in Social Services:   How is the Right organizing to build power in the U.S.? What are the ramifications for the peace and social justice movements?   How do these trends affect us in Hawai‘i? Obama, Tea Party Populists, and the Progressive Response Speaker: Chip Berlet, Political Research Associates Monday, February… Read more »

Researcher warns: Right wing “populist moment” could get worse

Message to the Left: stop whining and organize! Last night in Honolulu, Chip Berlet, senior researcher of Right wing movements for Political Research Associates and veteran organizer, spoke about the Right wing populism in the U.S. and its current resurgence in the so-called “Tea Party movement” and attacks on President Obama.  He described the history… Read more »

Landrieu phone plot: men arrested have links to intelligence community

This is a strange story:  “ACORN Pimp” James O’Keefe and three co-conspirators posed as telephone repairmen and allegedly attempted to tap Louisiana Senator Landrieu’s telephone.    The silly antics of O’Keefe and his cohorts would not merit wasting any bandwidth except that three of these clowns apparently have ties to intelligence entities.  The conspiracy theory… Read more »

NZ spy station eavesdropping on Asian satellites Spies on the ground beat ears in the sky By NICKY HAGER – Sunday Star Times Last updated 05:00 24/01/2010 Photo: Marlborough Express Waihopai spy station. INQUISITIVE MARLBOROUGH locals have outsmarted government attempts to keep the targets of the Waihopai spy station secret – and have discovered that it is eavesdropping on Asian satellites… Read more »

Waihopai Spybase Protest Saturday, January 23rd

Chief Reporter WAIHOPAI SPYBASE PROTEST SATURDAY JANUARY 23rd END NZ INVOLVEMENT IN US WARS People from all around New Zealand will be converging on Blenheim and the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on the weekend of January 22-24. The war in Afghanistan, in which the NZ military is directly involved, has got dramatically… Read more »

“Blackwatergate” “Blackwatergate”–Private Military Firm in Firestorm of Controversy over Involvements in Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany Blackwater is all over the news. In the last seventy-two hours, a series of breaking developments involving the notorious private military firm have come to light, ranging from their involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, and even Germany, as well as… Read more »

Mind-reading a new weapon against terror?

This would be funny if it weren’t so disturbing.  This AP article in the Honolulu Advertiser describes an arsenal of new weapons in the war against terrorism.  They involve some very troubling invasive surveillance and screening technologies and techniques that go far beyond clothes-penetrating x-rays.   Methods such as profiling and mind-reading technologies are seriously being… Read more »

The sinister powers of crowdsourcing

“Crowdsourcing” (solving a task by appealing to a large undefined group of web users to each do a small chunk of it) is a powerful new social technology made possible by computers and the internet.  However, this article from New Scientist describes how the technique could be used to covertly enlist anonymous and unwitting participants… Read more »

Iraqi resistance fighters hack U.S. killer drones

Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan  – $943 billion Predator Drone  – $4.5 million SkyGrabber software  –  $26 Watching the drone video feed live  –  Priceless >><< DECEMBER 17, 2009 Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones $26 Software Is Used to Breach Key Weapons in Iraq; Iranian Backing Suspected By SIOBHAN GORMAN, YOCHI J. DREAZEN and AUGUST… Read more »