“It is impossible to overstate the dangerous precedent Mr. Assange’s indictment under the Espionage Act and possible extradition sets: Every national security journalist who reports on classified information now faces possible Espionage Act charges” nationally and internationally.
“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.”
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“The White House is trying “to make the conversation not about the allegations,” …“They want to talk about the whistleblower rather than the government’s own wrongdoing.”
The most enormous issue posed by the modern media landscape is the industry’s incredible concentration, which allows a handful of private platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Google – to dominate media distribution.
The U.S. borderlands have become laboratories for new systems of enforcement and control.
An identification — whether accurate or not — could cost people their freedom or even their lives.
Congress voted in 2002 to make ICE a national police force with Gestapolike powers. Corrupt law and corrupt politics have produced corrupt results.
The greatest tyranny yet would be the merging of corporate monopoly and governmental power to create the most invasive surveillance state in history.
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And this gets to the central crux of your question, which is: can any president oppose this? The answer is certainly.
Singer has slipped secret, poisoned dossiers to media outlets to destroy the reputations of elected officials from Argentina to the Congo — all to make another billion.
“It is madly reckless for this president to be doing what he is doing. Whether he is, in some clinical sense, crazy or not, what he is doing is crazy,” says Ellsberg.