Tag Archives: Police State

Chris Hedges: Chris Hedges on Fascism, Civil Unrest, and the Police State

“I expect serious problems in terms of civil unrest and I expect pretty draconian responses from our internal security systems, and you can look at Ferguson to get a sense of what that looks like: that’s militarized police in armored personnel carriers with 50 caliber machine guns pointed at nonviolent protesters.”

Chris Hedges: Police State, Fracking, Tyranny, Russiagate

The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration of the rule of law. TD ORIGINALSCHRIS HEDGES April/May 2019 Creeping Toward Tyranny by CHRIS HEDGES MAY 06, 2019 The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration […]

Chris Hedges | Our Ever-Deadlier Police State

The grotesque distortions of the judicial system and the aggressive war on the poor by the police will get worse under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Buffy Sainte Marie Sings No No Keshagesh (Video)

“What he can’t buy he’ll get some other way
Send in the troopers if the natives resist…”

America’s Legacy Will Be Its Downfall: Empire Always Comes Home

Amidst the screaming of women and children, the silence of the dead, and the blaring sirens trying to respond to the fires and carry away the injured, viewers can hear the shouts of men, some in anger and some in frenzied attempts to rescue those buried under rubble or critically injured by the bombs.

AUDIO: Robert Sheer Interview | What Does Chris Hedges Really Want From Us?

Because what happens is that when you rise up, the elites can no longer count on the foot soldiers that maintain control both within the civil service, within the police and everywhere else, to protect them.    mac_ivan (CC BY 2.0)  truthdig.com  May 9, 2015 In advance of the May 12 release of Truthdig columnist […]

AP Exclusive: Ferguson no-fly zone was deliberate effort to obstruct media coverage of protests

 “From my own, distant vantage point, it certainly appears that at every turn in the still-unravelling story of the murder of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, the local status quo has outmaneuvered a compliant MSM [mainstream media] that simply refuses to question…everything!” By Bob Swern  bobswern  Daily Kos  November 2, 2014 attribution: New Yorker Magazine […]


 Creating new solutions to human problems… Posted on September 13, 2014 by Amy Eddings  RingofFireRadio.com Nick Hanauer isn’t part of the one percent; he’s part of the 0.01 percent. He’s a self-proclaimed “proud and unapologetic capitalist.” How did this “mediocre student,” who says he’s “not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest working,” rise to […]

▶ Mark Fiore: Post-Racial America Alert

Another great satirical animation from Mark Fiore. To watch the video click on the Watch the Video  with the blue background and white lettering. What better way to defuse racially-charged tension following a police shooting of an unarmed man than with a show of militarized force? Cue the tough talk from the pudgy pink police chief. […]

Nick Bernabe,The Anti-Media: National Guard Troops Deployed in Ferguson as Police Threaten to Shoot Journalists

 National Guard troops have been ordered to Ferguson, MO, after two nights of mandatory curfew were ignored by protesters and rioters following the officer involved shooting death of teenager Mike Brown. Image credit: DVIDSHUB  Nick Bernabe | The Anti-Media  August 18, 2014 What looked like a deescalation only a few days ago following the transfer […]

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Global Police State Calls for Globalization of Dissent and Protest

“The report, which is the result of a collaboration between nine civil rights organizations, exposes disturbing worldwide governmental policies and law enforcement practices where the fundamental democratic right to protest publicly is viewed as a threat that requires a brutal police response.” By Gilbert Mercier   NEWS JUNKIE POST   Oct 11, 2013  A report from The […]

Juan Cole> Top Ten American Steps Toward a Police State

The police state, a term first coined in the mid-19th century in German (Polizeistaat), is characterized by a standing political police, by intense domestic surveillance and by restrictions on the movements of citizens. Police states are on a spectrum, and unfortunately in the past decade the United States has moved toward police-stateness in small but […]

Truthout> When Did Dissent Become a Crime? America’s Police State on Steroids at the Conventions

When Did Dissent Become a Crime? America’s Police State on Steroids at the Conventions Thus, the decision to give protests some breathing room in Tampa and Charlotte is notable because of past convention experiences, as well as the police attacks on Occupy camps in the last year. That may explain the absence of outright police […]

Alexander Reed Kelly> Privacy by Design

Privacy by Design By Alexander Reed Kelly   July 24, 2012    truthdig.com Furryscaly (CC BY-SA 2.0) NEW YORK—Nicholas Merrill wants to change the world. So he tells me over rice and beans at Lupe’s East LA Kitchen in Soho, roughly a dozen blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood. He is perfectly serious. At 39 […]

Glenn Greenwald> Extremism normalized> How Americans are efficiently trained to acquiesce

Extremism normalized How Americans are efficiently trained to acquiesce to ideas once deemed so radical as to be unthinkable BY GLENN GREENWALD    JUL 31, 2012    salon.com Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, shakes hands with Vice President Dick Cheney after McCain introduced Cheney during a campaign stop, Friday, July 16, 2004, at the Lansing Center in […]

Raw Story> Horses used against demonstrators in ninth day of Anaheim protests

Horses used against demonstrators in ninth day of Anaheim protests By Arturo Garcia Monday, July 30, 2012 9:26 EDT  The Raw Story Anaheim police arrested nine demonstrators, at one point using horses against protesters during a march, during the ninth day of protests over police shootings Sunday. The Orange County Register reported that more than […]

Tom Burke> 15,000 march against NATO in Chicago

15,000 march against NATO in Chicago By Tom Burke |  May 21, 2012    FightBackNews Carlos Montes, Los Angeles activist targeted by FBI repression, at Chicago anti-NATO protest. (Fight Back! News/Staff) The contingent against political repression lines up to march against NATO in Chicago. Chicago, IL – In the largest anti-war protest ever held in […]

Video> Occupy Chicago NATO Week of Actions Preview & The faces of the anti-NATO protests

The faces of the anti-NATO protests BY KIM JANSSEN   May 11, 2012    Chicago Sun Times   Jimmy Johnson of Chicago Indymedia spoke at a press conference with speakers from every major NATO action and event. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times View Gallery Updated: May 11, 2012 7:34PM They claim to represent “the 99 percent” of the […]

Tomgram> Noam Chomsky, A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age?

Tomgram> Noam Chomsky, A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age? Posted by Noam Chomsky at 7:39am, May 8, 2012    TomDispatch If you had followed May Day protests in New York City in the mainstream media, you might hardly have noticed that they happened at all.  The stories were generally tucked away, minimalist, focused on a […]

UC Davis Pepper Spray Report Released> Campus Police Force ‘Very Dysfunctional’ | Common Dreams

UC Davis Pepper Spray Report Released: Campus Police Force ‘Very Dysfunctional’ Pepper spraying incident ‘should and could have been prevented’ Common Dreams staff   April 11, 2012   Common Dreams Months after students at UC Davis were filmed being soaked in pepper spray and arrested by police in riot gear after peacefully protesting at their […]