A self-request falls under the Privacy Act and not the Freedom of Information Act. It requires a special Department of Justice form stating, under penalty of perjury, that you are who you say you are.The request should state clearly that you are requesting all documents with your name and any aliases in them. It...
Inside the Discord Leak: U.S. Air Force Loves War Gamers Like Teixeira
British Intelligence Privately Says Israel Has Nuclear Weapons But Won’t Admit it Publicly
Mexican President Accuses Pentagon of Spying, Vows to Restrict Military Information
Daniel Ellsberg Week Honors Pentagon Whistleblower
How Twitter Became a Propaganda Tool of U.S. Central Command
Interview With the Father of a Palestinian Fighter Assassinated by Israeli Special Forces
Chinese Police Station in New York Is Part of a Vast Influence Operation
Catch-22 at Guantanamo, or How Due Process Got Undone
Wagner Group Leader Calls for End to Russia’s ‘Special Military Operation’
Once Ridiculed, the ‘October Surprise’ Deal Between Reagan and Iran Is Now Confirmed
Two Senators Allege ‘Secret’ CIA spying on Unwitting Americans
UK Spy Agency Says AI Chatbots Pose a Security Threat
How Aerial Surveillance Has Evolved Over the Past 200 Years
Wagner Mercenary Chief Says He Ran Russian Information War
Iranians Outraged After Shah-Era Secret-Police Official Attends U.S. Rally
Israeli-led Disinformation Team Meddled in Dozens of Elections
Director of National Intelligence Barred From Reporting on Domestic Extremists in U.S. Armed Forces
Iranian Intelligence Official Says China in Line to Buy Tehran’s Drones
Former Mossad Chief Urges Compromise on Judicial Shakeup
MuckRock’s Guide to Getting Your Own FBI File
The 9/11 Cover-Up, According to FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley
From accuracy.org, former FBI agent Colleen Rowley on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks: “Already on the day of September 11, 2001, some of us insiders knew some agonizing truth, that the horrible terrorist attacks of that day could have been easily prevented if FBIHQ had just read, shared and acted on the memos...
RIP Fred Hampton, Black Panther Assassinated by the FBI
[This piece was first published in Counterpunch, Dec. 4, 2019. I’m republishing it for Black History Month 2021] Fifty one years ago, a squad of Chicago police officers killed Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in a pre-dawn raid on the apartment where they were sleeping. In the decades since, a revealing body...
In the Face of the Right-Wing Threat, an Epic US Intelligence Failure
The failed coup of January 6, writes journalist Joe Conason, “illuminated the national landscape like a flash of lightning. It is now clear even to those who have pretended otherwise that Trump himself represents a grave danger to national security.” And yet as this danger gathered, U.S. domestic intelligence agencies–namely the Department of Homeland Security...
The FBI, the Law, and the Growing Threat of Trump Terrorism
Jeff Stein at SpyTalk on the release of two Trumpster terror suspects in Washington DC. Had their names been Ahmed and Fatima, with family connections in, say, Lebanon, they almost certainly would have been held for further investigation. But their case, like so many others involving armed white pro-Trump extremists over the past four years,...