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Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt

    Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt

Early Thursday morning, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Daniel Everette Hale — a former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force and National Security Agency (NSA) and later a defense contractor working for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) — for providing a reporter with classified government information. The reporter in question, although…

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Silencing the Whistle: The Intercept Shutters Snowden Archive, Citing Cost

    Silencing the Whistle: The Intercept Shutters Snowden Archive, Citing Cost

NEW YORK — On March 13, a report in the Daily Beast revealed that the New York-based outlet The Intercept would be shutting down its archive of the trove of government documents entrusted to a handful of journalists, including Intercept co-founders Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, by whistleblower Edward Snowden. However, that account did not…

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Pierre Omidyar: A Billionaire Prone to Reclusiveness and his Trove of State Surveillance Secrets

    Pierre Omidyar: A Billionaire Prone to Reclusiveness and his Trove of State Surveillance Secrets

This is the concluding part of our series exploring billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s broad sweep of influence over global media and surveillance enterprises. Part 1 examined Omidyar’s use of investment to build a vast and tangled web of influence in NGOs and media outlets around the world; Part 2 illuminated his involvement with regime-change…

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Pierre Omidyar’s Funding of Pro-Regime-Change Networks and Partnerships with CIA Cutouts

    Pierre Omidyar’s Funding of Pro-Regime-Change Networks and Partnerships with CIA Cutouts

As we have seen in part one of this investigation, billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar has partnered closely with many of the U.S.-funded outfits that fulfill the role the CIA used to play during the Cold War in backing opposition media and civil society in countries targeted for regime change. However, Omidyar has also sought…

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How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape

  How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape

A select group of national news “stakeholders” gathered at an undisclosed location for what was described as a “semi-secret” workshop somewhere in Canada on January 26. The meeting had been convened to determine how and to whom a “news industry bailout” of $645 million in Canadian government subsidies to private and supposedly independent media outlets…

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Omidyar’s Intercept Teams Up with War-Propaganda Firm Bellingcat

  Omidyar’s Intercept Teams Up with War-Propaganda Firm Bellingcat

NEW YORK — The Intercept, along with its parent company First Look Media, recently hosted a workshop for pro-war, Google-funded organization Bellingcat in New York. The workshop, which cost $2,500 per person to attend and lasted five days, aimed to instruct participants in how to perform investigations using “open source” tools — with Bellingcat’s past,…

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Reality Winner to Sign Plea Deal on Espionage Charge

  Reality Winner to Sign Plea Deal on Espionage Charge

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA — Reality Leigh Winner — a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor and linguist, and the first person to be charged with violating the Espionage Act on President Donald Trump’s watch — has signed a plea agreement, according to the Courage Foundation. Her plea hearing has been scheduled for the morning of Tuesday,…

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The “Cruise Missile Left” Now Cheerleading NATO’s Next Wars

  The “Cruise Missile Left” Now Cheerleading NATO’s Next Wars

The US-led alliance of imperial nations has waged war on Syria for eight years with the hopes of overthrowing the independent Arab nationalist state led by President Bashar Al-Assad. Syria was believed to be another domino destined to fall in imperialism’s great power game to contain any international threat to its rule. Former NATO general Wesley…

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Dear Salafist Wahhabi Apologists

  Dear Salafist Wahhabi Apologists

Mehdi Hasan (MH) can hardly be blamed for the ignorance that he displays in his Intercept article, “Dear Bashar al-Assad Apologists: Your Hero Is a War Criminal Even If He Didn’t Gas Syrians.”  He has apparently never been to Syria, doesn’t often do research on Syria, and gets his information from proponents of a single…

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Bad Track Record Gets Worse as New Whistleblower Outed by The Intercept

  Bad Track Record Gets Worse as New Whistleblower Outed by The Intercept

MINNEAPOLIS – On Wednesday, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) reported that former Minneapolis-based FBI agent Terry James Albury had been charged with leaking classified government information to the online publication The Intercept. Albury’s legal defense, led by Jane Anne Murray and Joshua Dratel, identified him as a whistleblower, stating that his decision to leak the documents…

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