John Kiriakou, a retired CIA agent, was recently released from prison after blowing the whistle on the George W. Bush administration’s torture program. He talks exclusively to Democracy Now! without regrets.
Does more secrecy breed more impunity? The Jeffrey Sterling case brought to the surface more serious questions about Operation Merlin and indicates that the CIA program was more "shoddy and irresponsible" than Risen’s book reported.
Two police officers in Philadelphia falsely accused and arrested a man with aggravated assault and resisting arrest, but upon viewing recorded footage the suspect has been released. Why all the lies and corruption?
Former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry currently faces two Texas state-level felony charges for abuse of power, which he pleads not guilty. During this time, he has joined the board of directors at a natural gas and propane company and has showed interest in possibly running for president in 2016.
Two former Philadelphia police officers developed a pattern of robbing drug dealers and lying on their reports. While they were both convicted, one of the former officers betrayed his partner and informed on him—“There’s no honor among thieves, your honor.”
During the past two decades, as the Internet flourished and transformed our society, several major corporations have assumed dominant “gatekeeper” positions, threatening net neutrality. We must protect net neutrality.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is being accused of covering up Iran’s involvement in the 1994 terrorist attack in Buenos Aires. While she is among other politicians being accused, no one has been convicted.
President Obama is calling for Congress to raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations as a way to fund education and fix America's infrastructure. Could Obama's budget proposal help poor and middle-class families?
Today we are experiencing issues of police brutality and accountability, which has historically occurred 50 years ago as well. Lets take the peaceful and dedicated movements of the past and use them to make change today.
The United States, originally founded on standards of ethics and morality, is currently on its way to world domination. Unfortunately, American citizens are left feeling helpless and struggling financially and the path U.S. government is taking will make it worse.