Tag Archives: American security state

Video | Snowden to Iowa City Audience: What are we going to do about it?

Snowden: “It was no longer narrowly targeting people suspected of criminal activity,” Snowden said. “Instead, they began watching all of us all the time because any of us could be bad or we could go bad.”

William Blum on Edward Snowden

…I must make it clear that I have great admiration for the young Mr. Snowden, for what he did and for how he expresses himself. He may not be a radical, but he is a hero. His moral courage, nerve, composure, and technical genius are magnificent. The Anti-Empire Report #129 By William Blum   WilliamBlum.org […]

Noam Chomsky: A Surveillance State Beyond Imagination

A White House lawyer seems determined to demolish our civil liberties.  . . . in order to carry out violence and subversion abroad, or repression and violation of fundamental rights at home, state power has regularly sought to create the misimpression that it is terrorists that we are fighting, though there are other options: drug […]

Marc Ash: The Betrayal of Cecily McMillan

American juries simply do not question authority. As a result they do not exist. Instead they all too often function as a public relations instrument of the police state. Particularly in politically motivated trials. New York Police arrest a demonstrator on day 7 of the Occupy Wall Street Demonstrations, 09/23/11. (Photo: Giles Clarke) By Marc Ash Reader […]