By Chris Marsden, 4 December 2013
British officials are threatening the Guardian over its decision to publish exposures of intelligence agencies’ electronic spying against the people.
By Ed Patrick and Keith Jones, 3 December 2013
With the support of the Communications Security Establishment Canada, the NSA spied on the 2010 G8 and G20 summits held in Ontario, Canada.
By Will Morrow, 3 December 2013
Under the banner of the so-called war on terror, the mainstream media has embraced its role as an effective auxiliary arm of the state.
By Mike Head, 3 December 2013
The leaked document shows that the Australian Signals Directorate monitors the domestic population, as well as the people and governments of many Asian countries.
By Patrick O’Connor, 29 November 2013
Evidence of espionage will form part of Timor’s efforts to revise a treaty sanctioning Australia’s unlawful claim to lucrative oil and gas revenues.
By our reporters, 29 November 2013
WSWS supporters in India campaigned over the past month in support of Snowden in Chennai, Neyveli and Bangalore.
By Kevin Reed, 28 November 2013
Based on information supplied by Edward Snowden, it is clear that the US government and its global partners are the primary distributors of malware in the world.
By Mike Head, 27 November 2013
President Yudhoyono’s announcement came amid sharply rising strategic tensions across region triggered by the US “pivot” to Asia.
By John Burton, 26 November 2013
Administration lawyers used the standard “war on terror” pretext to justify the NSA’s collection of telephone data on virtually every person in the United States.
By Tom Carter, 26 November 2013
An NSA strategy document envisions spying on “anyone, anytime, anywhere.”
By Will Morrow, 25 November 2013
The ABC faces the threat of a witch-hunt similar to that waged in Britain against the Guardian.
By Peter Symonds, 22 November 2013
Indonesian president Yudhoyono has suspended military and intelligence sharing with Australia in a bid to contain widespread public anger at home.
By Eric London, 22 November 2013
Competing bipartisan bills introduced in recent weeks seek to codify NSA surveillance programs as the ruling elite prepares for popular opposition to its policies.
By Peter Symonds, 19 November 2013
Indonesia’s government has already recalled its ambassador to Canberra and is threatening to downgrade diplomatic and intelligence-sharing arrangements.
19 November 2013
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality in the UK are holding a series of meetings in defence of Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 14 November 2013
The Indian government’s failure to lodge any official protest against US National Security Agency operations targeting Indian officials and diplomatic missions has drawn critical comment even from sections of India’s right-wing press.
By Julie Hyland, 13 November 2013
The British government is stepping up attacks on the Guardian newspaper for its publishing of revelations of mass surveillance by US and UK spy agencies.
By Johannes Stern, 12 November 2013
The percentage of Germans who consider the United States to be a reliable partner has fallen from 50 percent in July to just 35 percent today.
By Robert Stevens, 9 November 2013
At the High Court, every attempt was made to slur whistle-blower Edward Snowden as a criminal and to tar journalist Glenn Greenwald and his partner David Miranda.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 November 2013
The report of the CIA-AT&T operation exposes a new layer of state-corporate spying that overlaps with massive NSA electronic surveillance of the population.
By Chris Marsden, 8 November 2013
The first-ever parliamentary questioning of the chiefs of all three security and intelligence services was an exercise in slavish adoration.
By Joseph Kishore, 6 November 2013
The US administration has responded to the spying revelations by insisting that the programs will go forward, and intensifying its campaign against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
By Chris Marsden, 6 November 2013
The capitalist oligarchy, terrified of popular opposition to attacks on democratic rights and its policies of obscene self-enrichment, sees press freedom as an unacceptable threat.
By Peter Symonds, 6 November 2013
Indonesia’s foreign minister questioned intelligence sharing arrangements with Canberra following revelations of electronic spying from the Australian and US embassies in Jakarta.
By Peter Schwarz, 5 November 2013
The issue of the basic democratic right to asylum plays an entirely subordinate role in the debate in Germany on the plight of Edward Snowden.
By Patrick Martin, 4 November 2013
The US and British governments have stepped up their campaign of repression and victimization of Edward Snowden and his supporters.
By Alejandro López, 4 November 2013
Reports based on documents provided by Edward Snowden show that European intelligence agencies have also set up the surveillance infrastructure of a police state.
By Joseph Kishore, 2 November 2013
Underlying the crisis over the latest NSA revelations is a deep fear within the ruling elite over the political consequences of exposures of its global spying apparatus.
By Chris Marsden, 2 November 2013
Following UK Prime Minister David Cameron's threats against the Guardian this week, further parliamentary debate has made clear that the three main parties are intent on suppressing evidence of mass surveillance.
By Ulrich Rippert, 2 November 2013
In a statement presented Friday by German Green Party parliamentary deputy Hans-Christian Ströbele, Snowden said he had “witnessed systemic violations of law by my government that created a moral duty to act.”
By Dylan Lubao and Keith Jones, 2 November 2013
In partnership with the US National Security Agency (NSA), the Canadian state’s eavesdropping agency conducts covert spying operations against foreign governments and diplomatic missions using clandestine listening posts housed in Canadian embassies and consulates.
By Christoph Dreier, 2 November 2013
The Left Party has joined official German and international political circles calling for a strengthening of Germany’s counter-intelligence capacities.
By Peter Symonds, 1 November 2013
The latest NSA leaks have exposed US and Australian listening posts in diplomatic missions throughout Asia.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 November 2013
High-ranking German and European politicians are currently flocking to Washington in an attempt to limit the effects of the NSA bugging scandal.
By Alex Lantier, 31 October 2013
The latest report on NSA surveillance shatters claims by the Obama administration and American legislators that US agencies respect privacy rights and operate under strict legal oversight.
By Alex Lantier and Alejandro López, 31 October 2013
EU officials rejected NSA chief General Keith Alexander’s claims that the NSA relied entirely on European intelligence agencies to carry out its espionage operations.
By Patrick O’Connor, 31 October 2013
It appears that the Obama administration intervened to ensure that Beijing cannot cut across its surveillance operations in Australia.
By Barry Grey, 30 October 2013
The hearing was jointly staged by the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and the ranking Democrat to provide a platform for Clapper and Alexander to defend their spy agencies.
By Joseph Kishore, 30 October 2013
Over the course of the past week, the Obama administration has been rocked by an escalating international diplomatic scandal sparked by a new series of revelations from Edward Snowden.
Amid new revelations of NSA spying on Europe
By Ulrich Rippert, 29 October 2013
The NSA reportedly monitored 60 million phone calls in Spain in December alone.
By Patrick Martin, 28 October 2013
Alexander’s statements underscore the prevalence within the highest echelons of the American state of a police state mentality that is utterly hostile to any conception of democratic rights.
By Alex Lantier, 28 October 2013
The surveillance is aimed above all at working populations in North America and Europe, where there is rising anger over the imperialist wars and social cuts demanded by the ruling class.
By Christoph Dreier, 26 October 2013
The EU summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday was dominated by discussion of the NSA bugging of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 October 2013
The German foreign minister officially summoned the US ambassador to answer charges that the NSA bugged the chancellor's cell phone.
By Robert Stevens, 25 October 2013
Tuesday’s parliamentary debate over the Guardian’s publication of Edward Snowden’s revelations of mass state surveillance was used to threaten the newspaper with prosecution.
By Thomas Gaist, 22 October 2013
Documents obtained by Le Monde from Edward Snowden expose massive spying operations run by the NSA against US allies.
By Julie Hyland, 22 October 2013
The concerted campaign by the British government to silence the Guardian newspaper, due to its publication of the Edward Snowden revelations, is indicative of the move toward dictatorial forms of rule by the ruling elite.
By Peter Symonds, 21 October 2013
Australian spy agencies are directly involved in the “harvesting” of millions of email address books and “buddy lists” from instant messaging services.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 October 2013
New documents released by Edward Snowden detail the NSA’s central role in locating targets for CIA drone strikes.
By Richard Phillips, 17 October 2013
Labor’s response to Edward Snowden’s revelations was to stonewall while pushing to give Australian intelligence agencies wider powers.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 October 2013
New documents released by Edward Snowden have exposed yet another aspect of the US government's vast surveillance operations.
Watchdog group issues damning report on Obama administration’s war on journalists and whistleblowers
By Thomas Gaist, 14 October 2013
A report published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) details the administration’s systematic intimidation of critics and reporters.
By Robert Stevens, 14 October 2013
The witch-hunt against Edward Snowden and the Guardian are a blatant attempt to criminalise any media coverage, even slightly critical of the spy agencies, as a part of overall plans to clamp down on press freedoms.
By Keith Jones, 9 October 2013
The government is seeking to contain the fallout from the revelation, arising from documents leaked by whistleblower Ed Snowden.
9 October 2013
Three photojournalists and Australian actor speak out in defence of US whistleblower.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 October 2013
President Maduro ordered the expulsion of three US embassy officials, charging them with financing the “sabotage” of the country’s electrical system and its economy.
By Thomas Gaist, 30 September 2013
Files released by Edward Snowden show that the NSA uses bulk communications metadata to generate maps of Americans’ personal associations and social interactions.
By Ed Patrick, 28 September 2013
The government, opposition and corporate media are determined to keep Canadians in the dark about the activities of CSEC, the Canadian counterpart and partner of the NSA.
By Sven Heymann, 25 September 2013
Germany’s domestic intelligence service cooperates closely with British and American spy agencies.
By Eric London, 24 September 2013
The panel members are for the most part Democratic Party insiders with close ties to the surveillance apparatus.
By Richard Phillips, 24 September 2013
Mehta praises American whistleblowers Snowden and Manning while denouncing the US-led assault on basic democratic rights.
By Robert Stevens, 24 September 2013
Sarah Lynn Mayhew (aka SLM) is the Manchester-based artist responsible for the street art “Truth is Coming and Cannot be Stopped,” in celebration of the US whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 September 2013
An opinion published by the FISA court this week argued that mass collection of telephone data does not violate the Fourth Amendment.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 September 2013
A number of documents that detail the FISA court’s interpretation of Patriot Act provisions for data collection on US citizens are set for release pending government review.
By Tom Carter, 14 September 2013
FISA court records declassified on Tuesday show that government spy agencies systematically violated court orders in order to illegally access Americans’ phone data, while lying in court as to the extent of their activities.
By Sven Heymann, 14 September 2013
For years the German intelligence agencies ran a secret joint operation with the CIA codenamed Project 6.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2013
A secret memo reveals that the NSA is funneling raw intelligence data, including information from intercepted communications of US citizens, to Israeli intelligence.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2013
Top secret documents released by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden have exposed the agency’s spying on Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras, the fourth largest oil company in the world.
By Andre Damon, 9 September 2013
In 2011, a secret surveillance court authorized the NSA to obtain the content of Americans’ emails and phone calls.
By Sven Heymann, 7 September 2013
The Lower Saxony Intelligence Agency spied on journalists and deleted its files when the matter became public.
By Jerry White, 6 September 2013
The files show how the National Security Agency spies on the world’s population, running roughshod over privacy rights.
By Tom Carter, 4 September 2013
Law and technology blog Groklaw announced that it would close down over concerns that its emails were being accessed and monitored by the US government.
By Tom Eley, 3 September 2013
Documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA specifically targeted for surveillance leaders of the two largest Latin American countries.
A letter from film producer Tony Garnett
2 September 2013
The following comment in defence of former National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden was submitted to the World Socialist Web Site by film producer and author Tony Garnett.
By Thomas Gaist, 31 August 2013
The secret intelligence budget summary leaked by Edward Snowden documents $52.6 billion of US government outlays to various agencies.
By Don Knowland, 30 August 2013
Facebook has issued a report showing tens of thousands of requests from governments around the world for information on Facebook users
By David Walsh, 30 August 2013
Matt Damon, one of the most popular film actors currently working, told a television host last week that he supported the whistle-blower who has lifted the lid on the criminal activities of the NSA.
By Robert Stevens, 28 August 2013
A column by Independent columnist Kim Sengupta is a naked defence of the mass spying operations of the British government.
By Keith Jones, 28 August 2013
By refusing to challenge its lies, half-truths and obfuscation, the opposition parties and the media have abetted the Conservative government’s cover-up of state spying on Canadians.
By Julie Hyland, 24 August 2013
Events of the last week provide chilling confirmation of the police state apparatus built up by successive British governments on the pretext of the “war on terror.”
By Thomas Gaist, 24 August 2013
Obama’s panel consists of individuals whose allegiance to the national security state is unquestioned.
By Eric London, 24 August 2013
The American “left” exposes its contempt for democratic rights in its coverage of the Snowden revelations and the response of the Obama administration.
UK public meeting in Oxford:
The socialist answer to the assault on democratic rights
24 August 2013
The Socialist Equality Party in the UK is holding a meeting in Oxford in defence of the US whistleblower Edward Snowden.
By Thomas Gaist, 23 August 2013
In an interview with CNN, FBI director Robert Mueller sought to justify the NSA surveillance programs by warning of new terrorist threats around the world.
By Thomas Gaist, 22 August 2013
Declassified documents from the secret surveillance court show consistent violation of regulations governing surveillance by the NSA.
By Thomas Gaist, 22 August 2013
The Department of Homeland Security's "crowd-scanning project" was tested for the first time last fall
By Thomas Gaist and Joseph Kishore, 21 August 2013
A US security official has acknowledged that a central purpose of the detention of David Miranda was to send a message to all those seeking to expose evidence of government spying programs.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 August 2013
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has warned that the UK wants “to scoop up everything, to store it all, and to master the internet,” as British authorities defended the detention of David Miranda.
By Eric London, 21 August 2013
Closing arguments were made in the sentencing hearings of whistleblower Bradley Manning yesterday.
By Joseph Kishore, 20 August 2013
The detention and interrogation of the partner of Glenn Greenwald makes clear that the build-up of police powers since 9/11 has been directed not against terrorism, but against political opposition to the reactionary policies of the ruling class.
By Robert Stevens, 20 August 2013
Opposition is growing internationally to the detention of David Miranda, the partner of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, under British counter-terrorism laws.
By David North, 20 August 2013
All constitutional issues are seen by Obama not as matters of legal substance but, rather, merely problems of public perception. It is not the actions of the state that need to be changed, but the perceptions of the American people.
By Thomas Gaist, 17 August 2013
New documents published Friday by the Washington Post further expose government lies about the NSA’s mass surveillance programs.
By Eric London, 17 August 2013
Friday’s statement by the chief Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge underscores the fraudulent character of the court’s supposedly “robust” oversight of NSA spying.
By Sven Heymanns and Peter Schwarz, 17 August 2013
New evidence shows that German intelligence services collaborate with the NSA in deadly drone attacks.
By Matthew MacEgan, 16 August 2013
The widow of investigative journalist Michael Hastings confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan was the target of Hastings’ next exposé project.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 August 2013
The New York Times columnist assures the former NSA contractor that the US system “will not allow an authentic whistle-blower to be unfairly punished.”
By Thomas Gaist, 15 August 2013
The fact that Obama has chosen Clapper to hand pick the members of the panel exposes as a fraud his pretense of making the programs more “transparent” and insuring against “abuses.”
By Richard Phillips, 15 August 2013
Independent filmmakers raise their voices against Washington’s witch-hunt of the former NSA contractor.
By Mark Blackwood, 12 August 2013
Malicious software, thought to have originated from the FBI and able to harvest private data, has been found in web sites hosted anonymously by the Freedom Hosting Company.