Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook for Labeling You a Terrorist

“Concrete facts are not necessary” Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux First Look 23 Jul 2014

The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government […]

Ex-Wikileaks man ‘deleted files’

BBC News 22 August 2011

A former Wikileaks spokesman claims to have deleted thousands of unpublished files that had been passed to the whistleblowing site.

Daniel Domscheit-Berg told the German newspaper Der Spiegel that the documents included a copy of the complete US no-fly list.

He said he had “shredded” them to avoid their […]

Liberal Democrats in uproar over Libya action

John Bresnahan and Jonathan Allen Politico 3/19/2011

A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday.

Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Donna Edwards (Md.), Mike Capuano (Mass.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Maxine Waters […]

Lessons from Libya for Dictators in Distress

Rick Richman Commentary Magazine 3/16/2011

1. If you want to remain in power, you need to do more than send a man on a camel into crowds. Declare war on your people; hire other people to help out.

2. Do not worry if the U.S. president says you must “step down” and “leave.” It is […]

UK: sudden increase in “no-fly” passengers trying to board planes to …

by Ed Morrissey 1/25/2010

Over the last few days, the UK raised its terror threat level to “severe,” prompting a number of changes in their approach to air-traffic security. The Mirror reports on one potential explanation for this concern — a sudden increase in attempts by people on the “no-fly” list to board planes […]