Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, constitutional lawyer, commentator, author of three New York Times best-selling books on politics and law, and a staff writer and editor at First Look media. His fifth and latest book is, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, about the U.S. surveillance state and his experiences reporting on the Snowden documents around the world. Prior to his collaboration with Pierre Omidyar, Glenn’s column was featured at Guardian US and Salon.  His previous books include: With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the PowerfulGreat American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican PoliticsA Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency, and How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok. He is the recipient of the first annual I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism, a George Polk Award, and was on The Guardian team that won the Pulitzer Prize for public interest journalism in 2014.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 3:30pm
New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents
Agents from New Zealand’s national police force ransacked the home of a prominent independent journalist earlier this month who was collaborating with The Intercept on stories from the NSA archive furnished by Edward Snowden. The stated purpose of the 10-hour police raid was to identify the source...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:30am
UN Report Finds Mass Surveillance Violates International Treaties and Privacy Rights
The United Nations’ top official for counter-terrorism and human rights (known as the “ Special Rapporteur”) issued a formal report to the U.N. General Assembly today that condemns mass electronic surveillance as a clear violation of core privacy rights guaranteed by multiple treaties and...
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Friday, October 3, 2014 - 9:15am
After Feigning Love for Egyptian Democracy, US Back To Openly Supporting Tyranny
It is, of course, very difficult to choose the single most extreme episode of misleading American media propaganda, but if forced to do so, coverage of the February, 2011 Tahrir Square demonstrations in Egypt would be an excellent candidate. For weeks, U.S. media outlets openly positioned...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
Inside the Shadowy Manipulation of American Journalists by Former Treasury Officials on the UAE’s Payroll
The tiny and very rich Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar has become a hostile target for two nations with significant influence in the U.S.: Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Israel is furious over Qatar’s support for Palestinians generally and (allegedly) Hamas specifically, while the UAE is upset...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:45pm
The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria
CBS News, August 18, 2011 : President Barack Obama officially demanded that Syrian President Bashar Assad resign for the sake of his own people, saying he was no longer fit to lead after “imprisoning, torturing, and slaughtering his own people” during a crackdown on pro-reform protesters. New York...
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:45am
The Militarization of U.S. Police: Finally Dragged Into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson
The intensive militarization of America’s police forces is a serious menace about which a small number of people have been loudly warning for years, with little attention or traction. In a 2007 paper on “the blurring distinctions between the police and military institutions and between war and law...
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Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 9:00am
U.S. “Humanitarian” Bombing of Iraq: A Redundant Presidential Ritual
Associated Press, December 1, 1990 : New York Times , January 17, 1991 : CNN, December 16, 1998 : New York Times , December 17, 1998 : CNN, March 1, 2003 : Time , John Dickerson, January 28, 2003 : CBS, March 22, 2003 : The Daily Beast , July 24, 2014 : New York Times , this morning : International...
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 3:15pm
Terrorism in the Israeli Attack on Gaza
As I’ve written many times before , “terrorism” is, and from the start was designed to be , almost entirely devoid of discernible meaning. It’s a fear-mongering slogan, lacking any consistent application, intended to end rational debate and justify virtually any conduct by those who apply the term...
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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:45pm
Netanyahu’s “Telegenically Dead” Comment Is Grotesque But Not Original
Benjamin Netanyahu, yesterday, on CNN, addressing worldwide sympathy for the civilian victims of Israeli violence in Gaza : They want to pile up as many civilian dead as they can. They use telegenically dead Palestinians for their cause. They want the more dead, the better. Joseph Goebbels,...
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Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:45pm
NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children
(updated below [Fri]) Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed Wednesday’s killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a Gazan beach and who has received widespread praise for his brave and innovative coverage of the conflict, has been told by NBC executives to leave...
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