Tag Archives: security state

Chris Hedges on Deflating the Ruling Elite through Civil Disobedience

Among other topics, Ayana and Chris discuss wealth inequality, deindustrialization and the rise of the gig economy, the birth of fascism and Christian fundamentalism, and the fusion of corporate and government power under the reigning umbrella of the security state. Photo: Chris Gold For the Wild World interviews journalist and author Chris Hedges who guides […]

Henry Giroux | A New American Revolution: Can We Break Out of Our Nation’s Culture of Cruelty?

It is about a culture of cruelty that is buttressed by a moral coma.

[Video] Maddow Explains How The FBI Can Assassinate Anyone They Want

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Amy Goodman> President Obama Uses a Sledgehammer Against Dissent

From Jeremy Hammond to Bradley Manning and the AP, Obama’s ‘assault on journalism’ is a threat to our democracy by Amy Goodman  Published on Friday, May 31, 2013  The Guardian/UK One cyberactivist’s federal case wrapped up this week, and another’s is set to begin. Although these two young men, Jeremy Hammond and Bradley Manning, are the two who […]

The Antiwar Movement is a Victim of the War on Terror | Come Home America

“This illustrates the troubling, continuing efforts of the federal government to monitor protected speech activity without evidence or even allegation of criminal activity.”  Posted on May 30, 2013 by Darryl W. Perry  Come Home America On May 21, Antiwar.com announced that Founder and Managing Editor Eric Garris, along with Editorial Director Justin Raimondo, filed a […]

Glenn Greenwald> How propaganda is disseminated: WikiLeaks Edition

On the eve of a new leak, widely trumpeted Pentagon accusations about the whistleblowing site have proven false Editor’s Note:  This article from 2010 is still relevant today as the propaganda machine is in full operation. Thanks to Coleen Rowley for calling it to WAMMToday’s attention. BY GLENN GREENWALD  SUNDAY, OCT 17, 2010  Salon.com **ADDS THAT AUTHORITIES […]

Dissent or Terror: New Report Details How Counter Terrorism Apparatus Was Used to Monitor Occupy Movement Nationwide | PR Watch

While small glimpses into the governmental monitoring of the Occupy Wall Street movement have emerged in the past, there has not been any reporting — until now — that details the breadth and depth of the degree to which the nation’s post-September 11, 2001 counter terrorism apparatus has been applied to politically engaged citizens exercising […]

How the US Turned Three Pacifists into Violent Terrorists> Anti-Nuclear Protestors

“The truth will heal us and heal our planet, heal our diseases, which result from the disharmony of our planet caused by the worst weapons in the history of mankind, which should not exist.  For this we give our lives — for the truth about the terrible existence of these weapons.”- Sr. Megan Rice by Fran […]

MPR> 2 Minnesota women sentenced in Somali terror case

In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, Hawo Mohamed Hassan, left, and Amina Farah Ali, both of Rochester, Minn., leave the U.S. District Court after appearing at a hearing in St Paul, Minn. A jury on Thursday convicted the two women of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File) by Brandt […]

Glenn Greenwald> The major sea change in media discussions of Obama and civil liberties

The controversies over the IRS and especially the AP phone records appear to have long-lasting effects Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 15 May 2013 10.45 EDT President Barack Obama Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Due to the controversies over the IRS and (especially) the DOJ’s attack on AP’s news gathering process, media outlets have suddenly decided that President Obama […]

Chris Hedges: Monitoring of AP Phones a “Terrifying” Step in State Assault on Press Freedom

 democracynow Published on May 15, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins us to discuss what could mark the most significant government intrusion on freedom of the press in decades. The Justice Department has acknowledged seizing the work, home and cellphone records used by almost 100 reporters and editors at the Associated Press. The […]

America’s Locked-Down Insecurity State

Emerging evidence from the Boston Marathon bombings suggests the brutal attack on innocent civilians was motivated by the fury of two brothers against overseas crimes of the U.S. government. In that, the martial-law lockdown of Boston may be a glimpse at the future to come, says Phil Rockstroh. “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” ― […]

All My Heroes Have FBI Files

Who are the targets of the FBI and Grand Jury Witch Hunt? Here are some of the people who have been targeted with an FBI and Grand Jury investigation allegedly related to providing “material support” to a foreign terrorist organization. Nine of the activists are trade unionists – founding members, officers, staff, member activists, and leaders […]

NATO protests, G8, Austerity, Meet the Press, propaganda against U.S. citizens, nd more> Thom Hartmann on the News – May 21, 2012

Top Secret America> The Rise of the New American Security State

Top Secret America> The Rise of the New American Security State A decade of terrorism warnings about possible attacks in the United States has convinced us that we have much to fear. October 30, 2011 | AlterNet The following is an excerpt from Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State By Dana Priest […]

Occupy Wall Street> NYPD attempt media blackout at Zuccotti Park | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy Wall Street: NYPD attempt media blackout at Zuccotti Park Journalists report aggressive treatment as media blocked from protest camp during surprise police raid Dominic Rushe in New York   guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 15 November 2011 11.25 EST Zuccotti Park after a police raid early Tuesday morning. Photograph: MANTEL/SIPA / Rex Features New York police attempted to […]

The People Versus The Police

Corporate bosses worry that citizens will reclaim their rights during Occupy protests, says an arrested activist. Yes, We Have a Permit to Occupy Police raids and violence against activists Oakland Protesters Shut Down Port, Clash With Police Naomi Wolf, OPEdNews.com Submitted by David Culver Police fired rubber bullets into a crowd of protesters associated with the […]

Me and OFAC and Ahmed the Egyptian One Citizen’s Misadventure in Securityland

Me and OFAC and Ahmed the Egyptian One Citizen’s Misadventure in Securityland  By Ann Jones   November 3, 2011   TomDispatch     Where did I go wrong? Was it playing percussion with an Occupy Wall Street band in Times Square when I was inNew York recently? Or was it when I returned to my peaceful new […]

Video> Veteran Scott Olsen Could Be The First Person To Die At A Wall Street Protest

Veteran Scott Olsen Could Be The First Person To Die At A Wall Street Protest Linette Lopez and Robert Johnson | Oct. 26, 2011, 5:50 PM  Business Insider Scott Olsen survived two tours of Iraq, but his life could be over after being critically injured by a police projectile at Occupy Oakland, The Guardian reports. […]

New York’s Mayor Bloomberg says to expect more OWS arrests | The Raw Story

New York’s Mayor Bloomberg says to expect more OWS arrests By Muriel Kane  Friday, October 21, 2011   The Raw Story New York City Major Mike Bloomberg suggested on Friday that he feels he’s been going too easy on the Occupy Wall Street protesters and that more arrests may lie in their future. During his […]