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Christian Stork

Big Money, War & Peace

Meet The Big Wallets Pushing Obama Towards A New Cold War

February 23, 2015 by

As President Obama mulls sending weaponry to the post-coup government in Ukraine, what’s driving America’s hard line against Russia? The bottom line. Christian Stork investigates.

Surveillance State

FBI Sat Back While Snitch Directed Cyber-Attacks and Potentially Entrapped Others

June 17, 2014 by

Recently leaked chat logs reveal that an FBI informant was guiding criminal cyber-attacks and that the FBI may have lied regarding what—and when—it knew about hacking operations.

Boston Bombing Investigation, Police State

Todashev’s Killer: No Wonder His Identity Was Secret

May 17, 2014 by

The FBI agent who fatally shot a friend of one of the accused Boston marathon bombers has a record tarnished by accusations of police brutality and misleading statements. It’s just another bombing-related secret the federal government doesn’t want the public to know.

Rights, Surveillance State

US Firms Target Legal Dissidents Abroad

March 17, 2014 by

When Uncle Sam’s allies want to spy on people—even U.S. citizens—help is only a web page away. A new report has unveiled a shadowy world of online vendors all too willing to share their hacking expertise to any government willing to pay.

Deep Politics, Hold for review, Police State, Rights, Surveillance State

Government Drops Charges Related to Link-Sharing Against Barrett Brown

March 7, 2014 by

The government must’ve gotten the memo—prosecuting journalists for linking in the digital age isn’t the best PR.

War & Peace

BREAKING: Leaked recording—Ukrainian Opposition Shoots Its Own

March 5, 2014 by

Listen to a recorded telephone conversation about evidence that a sniper who shot protestors in Kiev was actually hired by the opposition itself.

Big Money, Politics

Why Obama Can’t Withhold Military Aid from Egypt

August 20, 2013 by

As Cairo burns and the American president tries to say anything but “coup”, the Washington chatterati are agreed that Egypt is just too precious a commodity to give up in the name of human rights. They’re right, but geopolitics has less to do with it than profits.

Deep Politics, Our Investigations, Rights, Surveillance State

What Was Hastings Working On?

August 7, 2013 by

Just hours before his death, Michael Hastings sent off an ominous email saying that the FBI was investigating him “re: NSA.” Why were the Feds probing this noted investigative reporter? And what might his death have to do with Edward Snowden, now in exile, and Barrett Brown, facing a century in jail?

Deep Politics, Police State, Rights, Surveillance State

Barrett Brown Update: New Defense Team, Feds Fish For Activists

May 2, 2013 by

Some sinister—and some intriguing—new developments in the prosecution (persecution?) of Barrett Brown.

AudioVisual, Deep Politics, Media Fail

Outside the Box Video Series: Psywar

March 25, 2013 by

Documentary that intimately details the history of propaganda

AudioVisual, Deep Politics

Outside the Box Video Series: The Men Who Killed Kennedy

March 5, 2013 by

This year is the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death. His life—and the story behind his death—are as relevant as ever. This documentary explores theories about the assassination—and is full of surprises.

Big Money, Media Fail, Politics, Rights, Surveillance State

The Saga of Barrett Brown: Inside Anonymous and the War on Secrecy

February 21, 2013 by

A magazine-length, must-read story of hackers, leakers, democracy advocates, spies, cops, banks, lobbyists, WikiLeaks, the future of the Internet…and quite possibly of our democracy.

AudioVisual, Deep Politics, War & Peace

Outside the Box Video Series: The Power of Nightmares

February 13, 2013 by

Documentary focusing on the dual track evolution of Straussian neoconservatism and radical Islamism.

AudioVisual, Deep Politics, Media Fail

Outside the Box Video Series: Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century

January 21, 2013 by

Documentary detailing the history and science behind the techniques of mass control.

Boston Bombing Investigation, Our Investigations, Rights

Carmen Ortiz’s Sordid Rap Sheet

January 17, 2013 by

Carmen Ortiz has garnered much attention following the suicide of information activist Aaron Swartz, considering her office threw the book at him for a very minor offense. But what other skeletons hang in her closet, and what does it tell us about federal prosecutions these days?