Previously Withheld UCLA Video Shows Heckling Of Mnuchin

By Amanda Lee Myers, AP.org -

A previously withheld video has been released showing the near-constant heckling of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin during a moderated talk about the economy at UCLA. The university initially [...]

Government Wants Secrecy About US Space Weapons

By Tom Roeder, M.gazette.com -

The Air Force has decided it needs to be much more secretive since a Gazette story last month on the National Space Defense Center in Colorado Springs triggered a public relations "stand down." [...]

Chelsea Manning Defends Her Conduct

By Staff for Associated Press. Manning's second public appearance since being released from a military prison in May. "I believe I did the best I could in my circumstances to make an ethical [...]

Keeping Lid On Trade Deals: “Trasparent” Facade Bolsters Secrecy

By Celia Wexler, www.whowhatwhy.org -

By Celia Wexler for Who What Why - A few decades ago, the details of trade deals might not have mattered to the public at large since what was at stake was mostly tariffs and quotas. But the [...]

Judge Shields TPP From Freedom Of Information Act

By Adam Klasfeld, www.courthousenews.com -

By Adam Klasfeld in Courthouse News. MANHATTAN (CN) – Drafts of the “vast, sweeping” trade agreement that the United States is secretly negotiating with 11 other world powers are not subject to [...]

Obama Admin Sets Record (Again) For Most FOIA Requests Denied

By Ted Bridis, www.ap.org -

The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of [...]

Secretive White House Office For Lobbyists

By Heather Rogers, www.propublica.org -

In early 2011, after years of study, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration moved to reduce the permissible levels of silica dust wafted into the air by industrial processes like [...]

Protesters Cry Foul At Secrecy Around TPP Talks

By Marie-Danielle Smith, www.ottawacitizen.com -

Protesters gathered outside the Delta Hotel in Ottawa Thursday morning where trade talks are underway among Trans-Pacific Partnership members. Protesters held signs that said, “secret deal [...]

Snowden Proved Right: You Can’t Work Inside The System

By Greg Miller, www.washingtonpost.com -

“I submitted a FOIA and it basically destroyed my entire career,” Scudder said. “What was this whole exercise for?" His request set in motion a harrowing sequence. He was confronted by [...]

Government Secrecy Increasing, Classification Is Reckless And Expensive

By John Glaser, www.extremeprejudiceusa -

Here’s a riddle: How do you make it easier to push through legislation in Congress that is overwhelmingly opposed in the public without any political consequences? SecrecyAnswer: Keep the [...]