- The beast of the national security state can be controlled, but it will take millions of Americans demanding that our nation become a functioning democracy to end this tyranny.
- Watch the new documentary “No Justice, No Peace”
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, PopularResistance.org
Friday, October 18, 2013 | This week may be seen as a turning point in the fight back against NSA spying by creating new systems to overcome the surveillance state.
There have been protests against the NSA’s spying program but they focus only on legislative solutions. While legislation is needed, many of the technological solutions lie within our own power and often merely require the government to get out of the way.
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President Obama’s independent commission is anything but independent. We are not going to get a “Church Committee” in the current Congress. The leadership of both parties and President Obama are too tied to the surveillance state – or, perhaps too afraid of it – to challenge it. The director of National Intelligence, James Clapper was not even reprimanded or forced to resign when he committed perjury before Congress about surveillance on Americans.
Kevin Zeese, co-director of Its Our Economy, is an attorney who has been a political activist since graduating from George Washington Law School in 1980.
Margaret Flowers is a congressional fellow with Physicians for a National Health Program and a pediatrician based in Baltimore.
- ‘No Justice, No Peace – California’s Battle Against Police Brutality and Racist Violence’ is an original Liberation News documentary about the growth of a new, dynamic people’s movement against police brutality.
- Catalyst | Police Accountability & Preventing Gun Violence