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Coleen Rowley

Nationalism is not the only threat to peace

Experience has raised valid concerns about unity and global democracy as the formula to prevent war and strife. (By Diana Johnstone and Coleen Rowley, published October , 2015, in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Organizers and participants in the upcoming “Creating a Workable World” conference (Friday and Saturday at the University of Minnesota) are undoubtedly sincere. […]

WikiLeaks and 9/11: What if?

Frustrated investigators might have chosen to leak information that their superiors bottled up, perhaps averting the terrorism attacks. October 15, 2010|By Coleen Rowley and Bogdan Dzakovic If WikiLeaks had been around in 2001, could the events of 9/11 have been prevented? The idea is worth considering. The organization has drawn both high praise and searing […]

Ray McGovern and Coleen Rowley Featured on the Steele Report

FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley and Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern sit down with news analyst, Ron Steele to present specific questions individuals should ask presidential candidates. VFP Iowa Chapters sponsored the Rowley/McGovern speaking tour in September.  The tour sought to raise the level of Iowans understanding of current national security issues. The tour also focused […]

Snowden warns of dangers of surveillance

Edward Snowden warned an Iowa City audience Monday of the dangers of the public becoming more accountable to the government at a time when the government is becoming less accountable to the public. “The real danger here is that mass surveillance doesn’t actually keep us safe, it puts us at greater risk of harm, ” Snowden told an […]

The War on Terror: A False Promise for National Security

by Coleen Rowley (published in International Journal of Intelligence Ethics, Fall/Winter 2013, Vol 4, Number 2, link here) “Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.” –Sir Peter Ustinov “War is a lie.” –David Swanson As you might guess—and to put it mildly—I’ve long been a non-believer in […]

Whistleblowers vs. ‘Fear-Mongering’ by John Hanrahan

Seven prominent national security whistleblowers Monday called for a number of wide-ranging reforms – including passage of the “Surveillance State Repeal Act,” which would repeal the USA Patriot Act – in an effort to restore the Constitutionally guaranteed 4th Amendment right to be free from government spying. (Photo of (left to right) Kirk Wiebe, Coleen […]

The Nasty Blowback from America’s Wars

Exclusive: There are historical warnings to countries that inflict violence abroad, that the imperial impulse will blow back on the domestic society with suppression of public debate and repression of common citizens, that the war will come home — as is happening in the United States, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Brutality […]

Examining the Stasi, Seeing the NSA

Exclusive: For many years, the East German Stasi was viewed as the most totalitarian of intelligence services, relentlessly spying on its citizens during the Cold War. But the Stasi’s capabilities pale in comparison to what the NSA can now do, notes former U.S. intelligence analyst Elizabeth Murray. By Elizabeth Murray On a chilly morning in […]