Tag Archives: Civil Liberties

Bill Moyer: The 8 Stages Of Successful Social-Political Movements

The Movement Action Plan by Bill Moyer PopularResistance.org  Originally posted December 26, 2013   The Movement Action Plan by Bill Moyer Long-time political activist and social change agent Bill Moyer, who developed the Movement Action Plan Model of how successful progressive movements evolve makes his last public presentation in this video six weeks before he […]

Chris Hedges: The Rhetoric of Violence

America’s vigilante violence, rather than a protection from tyranny, is an expression of the fear by white people, especially white men, of the black underclass. This underclass has been enslaved, lynched, imprisoned and impoverished for centuries. The white vigilantes do not acknowledge the reality of this oppression, but at the same time they are deeply […]

Cartoon: The mysterious disappearance

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Evergreene Digest: Continuing MLK’s Work on the 46th Anniversary of His Assassination

The best way to honor his memory is to continue the struggle for human dignity, workers’ rights, living wages, and social justice. Part 1: Why He Was In Memphis Part 2: Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence ~ Rev. Martin Luther King  Photo added by Rise Up Times Part 1: Why He Was In […]

Chris Hedges: Fighting the Militarized State

 “We have already seen journalists such as [you] and Laura Poitras detained and denied access to a lawyer and due process. This law will make legal any such detentions. It will permit the military, on American soil, to throw journalists and activists in a military prison without trial or due process.”  — Carl Mayer Alexa O’Brien speaks […]

Vice: How the FBI goes after activists

The FBI affidavit paints a far more sinister picture, with testimony from “Karen” alleging that members of the FRSO—teachers and trade unionists with long-standing ties to their communities; people whose homes she visited and whose newborn children she cradled in her arms—were actively plotting to take over government buildings in an armed revolution, all while […]

Werner de Gruijter, Truthout: The Zombification of the West

On the need for inner tranquility in order to avoid authoritarianism  By Werner de Gruijter, Truthout | Opinion  15 March 2014 (Photo: Anne Roberts / Flickr) The preamble of the US Constitution contains this prodigious message: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for […]

Juan Cole: 4 Darknesses, Internet Trolls

The mantra of these dirty tricks units is the “4 D’s”:  deny, disrupt, degrade, deceive. By Juan Cole  Informed Comment   ZCommunications  February 26, 2014 thewrap.com Researchers on online behavior have shown that internet trolls (people who use insincere techniques to disrupt conversations) really are psychopaths, marked by narcisssism, sadism, Machiavellianism. Professors Eric Buckels, Paul Trapnell, and Delroy Paulhus administered surveys […]

‘It’s Information Warfare Against Journalism, Against the Public’

The state now wants to make sharing unapproved information a crime,” DSWright writes at FireDogLake. “Which is to say the stakes in the Barrett Brown case could not be higher.” truthdig.com  March 3, 2014 The author explains: The government is pressing charges that carry up to 100 years in prison against Brown mostly for the […]

Evergreene Digest: Maduro! Please Remind Obama! MLK Condemned US Atrocities Covert Violence on Three Continents

Tell Americans and the world that the corporate media that works to destroy the beautiful Chavista peaceful revolution for a government of all Venezuelans and not just mostly for the rich, is the same media Martin Luther King condemned for lying and promoting US “atrocity wars and covert violence on three continents, since 1945, meant […]

▶ David Swanson: The Campaign to End All War

Video: The Campaign To End All War By Dennis Trainor, Jr.  January 14th, 2014  www.acronymtv.wordpress.com  PopularResistance.org   In this interview with David Swanson, we discuss a campaign, still in its planning stages, to eliminate “the institution of war as an acceptable enterprise for the human species.” Visiting the website WorldBeyondWar.org, one is prompted to sign a simple two sentence  pledge […]

Don’t Trust the Corporate Media

New York Times Editorial: Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower

Seven months ago, the world began to learn the vast scope of the National Security Agency’s reach into the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe, as it collects information about their phone calls, their email messages, their friends and contacts, how they spend their days and where they […]

▶ Noam Chomsky: The Race War of Drug Prohibition

Noam Chomsky speaks with Stefan Molyneux about the race war of drug prohibition, the prison-industrial complex, the erosion of civil liberties under Barack Obama, moral inconsistencies within government, the removal of media gatekeepers and the reinforcement of societal norms through social ostracism. By Noam Chomsky and Stefan Molyneux  Wednesday, December 25, 2013   zcommunications.org Source: Freedomain Radio  Noam Chomsky’s ZSpace Page […]

Evergreene Digest: 5 Reasons You Need To Care About The Texas Abortion Law (And 1 Reason You Don’t)

Because doctors shouldn’t have to pay to play. Because even conservatives feel marginalized.  Because the leadership that made this happen won’t stop at here—they’re coming for your birth control, too. Because this is a real problem, for real women, right now. Because the ultimate cost will be paid in women’s health. And the one reason […]

Chris Hedges: The Revolutionaries in Our Midst

Jeremy Hammond in a March 2012 booking photo from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Chicago. AP/Cook County Sheriff\’s Office By Chris Hedges   Posted on Nov 10, 2013   truthdig.com NEW YORK—Jeremy Hammond sat in New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center last week in a small room reserved for visits from attorneys. He was wearing an oversized prison […]

[Video] Democracy Now! Corporations Enlist Ex-U.S. Spies to Surveil Nonprofits

A new report reveals how corporations use ex-U.S. intelligence agents to spy on environmental, anti-war, consumer safety and other kinds of nonprofit groups they regard as potential threats. Democracy Now! Posted on Nov 25, 2013 by Truthdig.com According to the report by Essential Information, a project of the Center for Corporate Policy, the enterprises ordering the spying […]

[Video] Bill Moyers interviews Henry Giroux: book “Zombie Politics”

Published on Nov 22, 2013 In his book, Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, author and scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots to prove his theory that our current system is informed by a “machinery of social and civil death” that chills “any vestige of a robust democracy.” Subscribe or “Follow” us […]

Spencer Ackerman: Fisa court documents reveal extent of NSA disregard for privacy restrictions

Incensed Fisa court judges questioned NSA’s truthfulness after repeated breaches of rules meant to protect Americans’ privacy Spencer Ackerman in New York  Tuesday 19 November 2013 13.42 EST  theguardian.com   Fisa court judge John Bates found that the NSA engaged in ‘systemic overcollection’. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP Newly declassified court documents indicate that the National Security Agency shared its […]

Minnesota anti-war activists ask judge to unseal FBI documents that led to 2010 searches

Anti-war activists fight government secrecy in push to unseal documents on FBI raids    (See also article below from Fight Back! News) Article by: AMY FORLITI , Associated Press  Updated: November 1, 2013 – 5:40 PM   StarTribune.com ST. PAUL, Minn. — An attorney for two anti-war activists whose Minneapolis homes were raided by the FBI three years […]