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Glenn Greenwald is a journalist, constitutional lawyer, commentator, and author of three New York Times best-selling books on politics and law. His fifth book, No Place to Hide, about the U.S. surveillance state and his experiences reporting on the Snowden documents around the world, will be released in April 2014. Prior to his collaboration with Pierre Omidyar, Glenn’s column was featured at Guardian US and Salon. He was the debut winner, along with Amy Goodman, of the Park Center I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2008, and also received the 2010 Online Journalism Award for his investigative work on the abusive detention conditions of Chelsea Manning. For his 2013 NSA reporting, he received the George Polk award for national security reporting; the Gannett Foundation award for investigative journalism and the Gannett Foundation watchdog journalism award; the Esso Premio for Excellence in Investigative Reporting in Brazil (the first non-Brazilian to win), and the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award. Along with Laura Poitras, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013.

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(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 7:51 PM


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Como conheci Edward Snowden

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 5:33 PM

"Estive nos cantos mais escuros do governo, e o que eles temem é a luz"

[Este artigo é uma versão resumida e adaptada do Capítulo 1 do novo livro de Glenn Greenwald, "No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Security State" [Não...

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How I Met Edward Snowden

(129) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 7:57 AM

"I Have Been to the Darkest Corners of Government, and What They Fear Is Light"

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[This essay is a shortened and adapted version of Chapter 1 of Glenn Greenwald's new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S....

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The 'Cuban Twitter' Scam A Drop in the Net Propaganda Bucket

(5) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 3:43 PM

From The Intercept

This week, the Associated Press exposed a secret program run by the U.S. Agency for International Development to create "a Twitter-like Cuban communications network" run through "secret shell companies" in order to create the false appearance of being a privately owned operation. Unbeknownst...

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DOCUMENT EXCLUSIF: La NSA espionnait les habitudes de plusieurs islamistes en matière de pornographie

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2013 | 8:26 AM

PORNO - Selon un document top-secret que Huffington Post américain s'est procuré, la NSA (National Security Agency) a compilé des preuves de visites de sites pornographiques de certains individus, ainsi que des informations sur leurs activités sexuelles. Les cibles visées: ceux qui cherchent par leurs propos incendiaires à radicaliser leurs...

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Documento secreto: La NSA espió visitas a webs porno para desacreditar a sospechosos

(25) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 8:43 AM

WASHINGTON. La Agencia de Seguridad Nacional (NSA) ha recopilado datos sobre visitas a webs pornográficas y grabaciones sobre actividades sexuales online como parte de un plan para desprestigiar a sospechosos de estar radicalizando a otros a través de discursos incendiarios, según señala un documento secreto de la agencia.

El documento,...

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La NSA espionnait les habitudes de plusieurs islamistes en matière de pornographie - DOCUMENT EXCLUSIF

(9) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 6:31 AM

Selon un document top-secret obtenu par nos collègues du Huffington Post aux États-Unis, la NSA (National Security Agency) a compilé des preuves de visites de sites pornographiques de certains individus, ainsi que des informations sur leurs activités sexuelles. Les cibles visées: ceux qui cherchent par leurs propos incendiaires à radicaliser...

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Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers'

(5540) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 10:20 PM

WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches, according to a top-secret NSA document. The...

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Immunity and Impunity in Elite America

(181) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 2:39 PM

How the Legal System Was Deep-Sixed and Occupy Wall Street Swept the Land

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As intense protests spawned by Occupy Wall Street continue to grow, it is worth asking: Why now? The answer is not obvious. After all, severe...

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Too Big to Jail (Book Excerpt)

(164) Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | 10:48 AM

In July 2010, Martin Joel Erzinger, a hedge fund manager for extremely wealthy investors at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, was driving his car near Vail, Colorado, when he hit a bicyclist from behind and then sped away. The Vail Daily reported that the victim, Steven Milo, suffered "spinal cord injuries,...

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Tom Friedman's Latest Declaration of War

(92) Comments | Posted May 15, 2008 | 2:56 PM

Yesterday was a very exciting day in America. Our nation's most serious foreign policy expert, the "brilliant" Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, declared our latest new war:

The next American president will inherit many foreign policy challenges, but surely one of the biggest will be the cold war....

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Great American Hypocrites: McCain's Old Packaging

(123) Comments | Posted April 6, 2008 | 10:41 PM

The following is an excerpt from my new book, Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Myths of Republican Politics. The book is available for online ordering now and will be in bookstores on April 15.

It examines the deceitful, personality-based election tactics the Right uses to build absurd cults...

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Iran: The Next War?

(249) Comments | Posted June 24, 2007 | 10:29 PM

The following is an excerpt from Glenn Greenwald's new book, A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency, to be released by Crown Publishing this Tuesday. The book is available now at Amazon.

Reuters, February 23, 2007:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday...

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Myth-Making and Excuse-Making on the Feingold Resolution

(68) Comments | Posted March 22, 2006 | 8:57 AM

In order to generate further support for the Feingold Censure Resolution, numerous bloggers are encouraging everyone to pay an actual physical visit to their Senators' local offices in order to urge support for censure. Anyone doing so is likely to encounter the two primary myths/excuses which have been concocted by...

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The Feingold Resolution - A Case Study of a Broken Government

(53) Comments | Posted March 17, 2006 | 6:17 PM

The Feingold Censure Resolution is unmasking the hideous underbelly of almost every Washington institution as vividly as anything that can be recalled. Each of the rotted Beltway branches is playing so true to form that the distinct forms of corruption and dishonesty which characterize each of them are standing nakedly...

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Silencing Bush Critics with Prison

(48) Comments | Posted February 11, 2006 | 5:36 PM

The significance of this article from today's New York Times cannot be overstated. In essence, while the President sits in the White House undisturbed after proudly announcing that he has been breaking the law and will continue to do so, his slavish political appointees at the Justice Department are...

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The NSA Fight Begins - Strategies for Moving Forward

(47) Comments | Posted February 8, 2006 | 11:16 AM

For those expecting the first day of the NSA hearings to be the culmination of this scandal or to produce made-for-TV smoking guns, Tuesday was anti-climactic. Alberto Gonzales diligently displayed his principal, defining attribute - a willingness to advocate each and every pro-Bush defense with a degree of blind loyalty...

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