espionage

Ecuador has said that Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has sought out asylum at the South American country’s embassy in London, according to Reuters. A week ago, Assange lost a bid in Britain’s highest court to avoid being Read more...
The next time you hear some lofty conservative twaddle about our freedoms, please point them to this Think Progress post and ask for an explanation. Ask them why they think they're threatened by government when we have large corporations funding Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - The Harry Dexter White Affair
(Harry Dexter White - Assassination by innuendo, death by Digitalis) [media id=17783] [gordon-donate] (thanks to those of you helping out) The Read more...
If you're a fan of British espionage and spy thrillers then MI-5 is for you. I came across it over the holiday and it's just a dynamite series. It f Read more...
To Wiretap Or Not To Wiretap - That Was The Question . . . In 1956
(Not too terribly far off the mark) At the height of Cold War paranoia and subversives seemingly everywhere, the question over whether or not to ma Read more...

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 . . And Then There Was That Let's-Outlaw-The Communist-Party-In-America Thing In 1947
(The Communist Party USA in 1947 - Come Brother, let us go underground together!) Most people have no idea there was a legitimate Communist Party o Read more...
Theodore Sorensen CIA Confirmation Hearings - January 17, 1977
(Ted Sorensen - before boats became swift and innuendos became large) One of the first appointments to the Carter White House was Theodore Sorensen Read more...
Richard Helms Testifies At The Church Committee Hearings - 1975
(Richard Helms - What Didn't He Know and When Didn't He Know It) Ever since the latest fiasco regarding the CIA surfaced, I kept thinking how adept Read more...
Congress Matters: Bush Attorneys General Ashcroft and Gonzalez: Torture "may be necessary in the future" The Brad Blog: Former FBI translator and whi Read more...
[media id=7928] [YouTube] This is one of those stories where an individual's predicament has a direct effect on international relations, and at a ti Read more...