The U.S. government is insisting that New York Times reporter James Risen reveal a confidential source -- or go to jail. Risen says he won't capitulate.
The U.S. State Department revoked the passport of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, whose "crime" was to educate Americans and the world about the dangerous growth of the U.S. surveillance state.
Meticulous researchers have documented that U.S. drones are killing many innocent civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere. Drones are making the world less stable and creating new enemies. We're going to ban weaponized drones from the world.
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