Unlearning the myth of American innocence

The long read: When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does My mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled […]

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CIA director: Russia loves to meddle and ‘stick it to America’

Mike Pompeo describes the US-Russia relationship as complicated but hopes there will be areas where they can cooperate The CIA director, Mike Pompeo, said on Thursday that Russia had no plans to leave Syria and would continue to try to meddle in US affairs to stick it to America. He reiterated his belief that Russia […]

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Guantnamo prisoner to testify about CIA torture ahead of 9/11 trial

Abu Zubaydah expected to testify about conditions at Guantnamos highest-security camp, ahead of the delayed start of trial of alleged 9/11 masterminds The Guantnamo detainee known as Abu Zubaydah, who was subjected to prolonged torture at CIA black sites, is expected to give testimony for the first time on Wednesday at a pre-trial hearing convened […]

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CIA director brands WikiLeaks a ‘hostile intelligence service’

Mike Pompeo said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange portrays himself as a crusader but in fact helps enemies of the United States, including Russia Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, has branded WikiLeaks a hostile intelligence service, saying it threatens democratic nations and joins hands with dictators. In his first public remarks since becoming chief […]

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WikiLeaks says the CIA can use your TV to spy on you. But there’s good news | Trevor Timm

If these documents are genuine, then they prove that encryption still offers broad protection. Thats one reason to download Signal and similar apps now The latest release from WikiLeaks ake control of internet connected televisions and covertly listen in on conversations in peoples living rooms. This type of attack has been the worry of made […]

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Senate torture report to be kept from public for 12 years after Obama decision

Obamas agreement to preserve investigation into CIAs use of torture after 9/11 means classified document will remain restricted under Presidential Records Act Barack Obama has agreed to preserve the Senates landmark investigation into the CIAs use of torture after 9/11, but his decision ensures that the document remains out of public view for at least […]

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As Poland quaked under Catherine the Great, so the GOP delivers us to Putin

Russia has preyed on other nations before, but never one so strong as the United States of America. Trump and his party are helping the process along At the beginning of the 18th century, Poland was one of the largest states in Europe, a sovereign, multi-ethnic republic. By the end of the century it had […]

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