Richard Clarke: The Chamber Broke the Law

By: Thursday March 24, 2011 10:30 am

I’m really deep in the weeds on the Jack Goldsmith memo right now (I should have a weedy post up later). But in case you’re bored w/bmaz’s rant about the assault on Miranda rights, I thought I’d point to this TP post describing Richard Clarke suggesting that the Chamber of Commerce (funded by foreign sources, [...]

Themis Applies JSOC Techniques to Citizens “Extorting” from Corporate Clients

By: Wednesday February 16, 2011 8:10 pm

It was Berico Technologies’ Deputy Director who sent out these documents adopting a military targeting approach for responding to citizens engaging in free speech.

The HBGary Scandal: Using Counterterrorism Tactics on Citizen Activism

By: Monday February 14, 2011 11:09 am

As I described on the Mike Malloy show on Friday and as Brad Friedman discusses in his post on being targeted by the Chamber of Commerce, the essence of the Chamber of Commerce/Bank of America/HBGary scandal is the use of intelligence techniques developed for use on terrorists deployed for use on citizens exercising their First [...]

From the ChamberPot: A Carefully Worded Nondenial Denial

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 5:29 pm

The Chamber of Commerce has responded to ThinkProgress’ reporting of the Chamber’s discussions with Hunton & Williams about an intelligence campaign against USChamberWatch and other anti-Chamber efforts. It purports to deny any connection with Hunton & Williams and HBGary. More Baseless Attacks on the Chamber by Tom Collamore We’re incredulous that anyone would attempt to [...]

Hacked Documents Show Chamber Engaged HBGary to Spy on Unions

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 1:37 pm

[Ed: Read the documents about the US Chamber's plan to spy on unions.] I noted yesterday how mind-numbingly ignorant analysis of Glenn Greenwald’s motivation as a careerist hack that was provided by HBGary. And if the allegations in the excerpts of former WikiLeaks volunteer Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s book are accurate, HBGary’s analysis about WikiLeaks itself is [...]

Obama Sidles Up to the People Not Creating Jobs

By: Friday November 5, 2010 8:31 am

From the Department of reading the wrong message in an election is this news, of Timmeh Geithner meeting with the Chamber of Commerce’s odious Thomas Donohue to talk about international issues (read: “let’s talk about other countries we can ship American jobs to”). But this week, the Treasury secretary, Timothy F. Geithner, met with the [...]

Are Iran’s Bags of Euros for Daudzai Bigger than CIA’s Bags of Dollars for Karzai’s Brother?

By: Monday October 25, 2010 10:02 am

The outage of the day is the report that Hamid Karzai’s chief of staff, Umar Daudzai, receives a steady stream of bags of Euros from Iran. One evening last August, as President Hamid Karzai wrapped up an official visit to Iran, his personal plane sat on the airport tarmac, waiting for a late-running passenger: Iran’s [...]

Chamber of Commerce Flip-Flops on Retroactive Legislation

By: Thursday June 10, 2010 10:17 am

As you’ve likely heard, the Chamber of Commerce has officially endorsed government welfare to limit corporate risk. (Again.) The head of the United States Chamber of Commerce said Friday that his group is not yet lobbying against legislative efforts to raise BP’s liability cap, viewing the issue as not yet “ripe.” He signaled, however, that [...]

Chamber of Commerce Bids “Campaign for Free Enterprise” to Attack the Bailouts It Doesn’t Like

By: Wednesday June 10, 2009 1:12 pm

The Chamber of Commerce wants you to forget it has been sucking at the federal teat for the last nine months.

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