Reading Time: 20 minutes As the fate of Julian Assange appears to be hanging in the balance, Peter B. Collins and State Department veteran Peter van Buren remind us that this case is about much more than just what will happen to the WikiLeaks founder if he is evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Reading Time: 22 minutes Author and intel authority James Bamford tries to give an objective analysis of the Russiagate debate, and to put it in the context of the history and reality of intelligence gathering.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Chelsea Manning is released from prison today after her 35-year sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama. Manning leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents, many of which cast a new and damning light on US actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Images from Ferguson, Missouri, underline disturbing parallels between unrest in the US, the Middle East or elsewhere in a world where attitudes toward “people power” depend on who the people are and who is in power.
Reading Time: 1 minute “Hacktivist journo” Barrett Brown pleaded guilty to reduced charges that drastically lower his potential prison exposure. Here’s what happened in case you missed it.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Video: WhoWhatWhy reporter Douglas Lucas explains about leaked emails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor, and the prison sentence given to hacktivist Jeremy Hammond
Reading Time: 1 minute In this fourth excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses propaganda, how we view our country and the world, the issues that matter, and more. You may also watch his complete talk.
Reading Time: 1 minute In this second excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses the vilification of Edward Snowden. You may also watch his complete talk.
Reading Time: 1 minute In this first excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses who the government considers to be troublemakers. You may also watch his complete talk.
Reading Time: 10 minutes 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?
Reading Time: 1 minute In this fourth excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “Why WhoWhatWhy?”
Reading Time: 1 minute In this third excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “security, terrorism and our rights”
Reading Time: 5 minutes Somehow, the leaks of NSA documents on the fragility of democracy have been turned around into public criticism of the leaker. The conservative press wants us to focus on Edward Snowden’s girlfriend. Ok, fine. Here’s that picture. Happy? Now can we move on to what’s really happening in this country—and why it’s so hard to speak the truth about it?
Reading Time: 1 minute In this second excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “from the Arab Spring to the Miranda Warning”
Reading Time: 17 minutes The “War on Terror” just keeps expanding. Next, it could go south of the border. And target a whole new group of scary folks. Where is all this headed? We take a look in this three-part series.
Reading Time: 1 minute In this first excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “Acknowledging Where the Power Resides”
Reading Time: 1 minute Radio: WhoWhatWhy Editor Russ Baker interviewed on independent radio station KSFR, Santa Fe, NM. Topics: NSA, Snowden, surveillance, what we should be afraid of, what we should do about that fear, and more.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Some sinister—and some intriguing—new developments in the prosecution (persecution?) of Barrett Brown.
Reading Time: 27 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Was the ambitious General David Petraeus targeted for take-down by competing interests in the US military/intelligence hierarchy—years before his abrupt downfall last year in an adultery scandal? Previously unreported documents analyzed by WhoWhatWhy suggest as much. They provide new insight into the scandalous extramarital romance that led to Petraeus’s resignation as CIA director in November Read More