Tag Archives: Civil Liberties

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 […]

Chris Hedges> ‘We Steal Secrets’: State Agitprop

The persecution of Manning and Assange is not an isolated act. It is part of a terrifying assault against our most important civil liberties and a free press. Illustration by Mr. Fish By Chris Hedges  Posted on Jun 2, 2013  Truthdig.com Alex Gibney’s new film, “We Steal Secrets,” is about WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. It dutifully peddles the […]

Aaron Swartz’s Last Gift: Site Launches Whistleblower Safe House & How It Works

In era of “most aggressive government assaults on press freedom,” new open source dropbox provides “secure route” for leaks Lauren McCauley, staff writer  May 19, 2013  CommonDreams.org Kevin Poulsen and Aaron Swartz working out the kinks of their open sourced safe house. (Photo via The New Yorker) One month before his January 11th suicide, web pioneer […]

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> The Death of Truth

Chris Hedges interviews Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. By Chris Hedges  May 6, 2013  This interview is a joint project of Truthdig and The Nation magazine. LONDON—A tiny tip of the vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying WikiLeaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange, appears outside the red-brick building […]

“Sunshine is the best antidote to tyranny”> Independent Journalism on War, Conflict and Human Rights – NCMR 2013

Jeff Cohen, Amy Goodman, Norman Solomon, Marjorie Cohn, & Sonali Kolhatkar on war, journalism, civil rights, drones, human rights, citizen journalism, Bradley Manning and much much more.  videofreepress Published on Apr 11, 2013 Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page […]

Glenn Greenwald> Video> On radical executive power and US political and media culture

On radical executive power and US political and media culture Hampshire College • Critical Social Inquiry Lecture  March 5, 2013 Glenn Greenwald:  Last month, I spoke at Hampshire College on radical executive power and US political and media culture; that was followed by a conversation on those topics with the writer and philosophy professor Falguni […]

Glenn Greenwald> Domestic drones and their unique dangers

Glenn Greenwald: Challenging the US Surveillance State​ Domestic drones and their unique dangers Dismissive claims that drones do nothing more than helicopters and satellites already do are wildly misinformed Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 March 2013 10.48 EDT The use of drones by domestic US law enforcement agencies is growing rapidly, both in terms of numbers and types of […]

Glenn Greenwald: Why the Obama Administration’s Persecution of Bradley Manning Should Terrify Us All

Why the Obama Administration’s Persecution of Bradley Manning Should Terrify Us All The Government’s charges portend a dangerous new world for journalists and whistleblowers. Democracy Now via OpEdNews Op Eds 3/5/2013 at 15:11:44  Bradley Manning is escorted from a hearing, on January 8, 2013 in Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning has told a military tribunal that he leaked incident […]

Video> Professor Noam Chomsky speaking at Boğaziçi University in Turkey in January 2013

Professor Noam Chomsky speaking at Boğaziçi University in Turkey in January 2013 Malcolm Steinberg posted in CounterPunch Friends and Supporters WHY DOES THE U.S. SUPPORT ISRAEL? Noam Chomsky has the best explanation I’ve heard… load this video up, go to the 38min45sec spot and the tale begins —-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEYiGamLZSo This video is the full speech, […]

Glenn Greenwald> Bradley Manning: the face of heroism

Bradley Manning: the face of heroism The 25-year-old Army Private, this generation’s Daniel Ellsberg, pleads guilty today to some charges and explains his actions Glenn Greenwald   Thursday 28 February 2013 15.38 EST  guardian.co.uk Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, Maryland. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images (updated [Friday]) In December, 2011, I wrote an Op-Ed in the Guardian arguing that ifBradley […]

Bradley Manning Says He Leaked Classified Info To ‘Spark A Domestic Debate’

Bradley Manning Says He Leaked Classified Info To ‘Spark A Domestic Debate’ by EYDER PERALTA  February 27, 2013 6:39 PM   NPR.org Enlarge image Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (right) is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., on June 25, 2012. His lawyer announced that Manning, who is accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, had […]

Chris Hedges: NDAA Lawsuit Update

Published on Feb 7, 2013 Follow Sierra @ http://www.twitter.com/sierra_adamson Sierra Adamson interviews Chris Hedges at the hearing for the second court of appeals in the Hedges v Obama NDAA lawsuit. Hedges explains what has happened in the lawsuit to date, the next steps and what he sees in America’s upcoming future. Learn more about the NDAA: http://www.stopndaa.org Support […]

Video> Glenn Greenwald> Pres. Obama’s record on civil liberties, war, detention, drone

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Noam Chomsky: America, Moral Degenerate

Noam Chomsky: America, Moral Degenerate Democrats and Republicans alike embrace torture and assassination policies that are an attack on 800 years of civil rights law. December 13, 2012  |    CIVIL LIBERTIES  AlterNet.org Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives / By Eric Bailey, Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky and Eric Bailey of Torture Magazine discuss America’s human rights record under President Obama, and the military […]

Aran Gupta> Cleveland Anarchist Bomb Plot Aided and Abetted by the FBI

Cleveland Anarchist Bomb Plot Aided and Abetted by the FBI Rather than target real risks of domestic terror, like neo-Nazis, the FBI entrapment machine demonises anarchists and Muslims By Arun Gupta, Guardian UK  29 November 12  via RSN Brandon Baxter, one of five men arrested earlier this year for plotting to blow up a bridge […]

Ken Butigan> Challenging the ‘disposition matrix’ and its ever-expanding kill list

Challenging the ‘disposition matrix’ and its ever-expanding kill list “After September 11, 2001, though, this kind of thinking was trumped by the promise of safety manufactured by war abroad and increased surveillance at home. The choice was freedom or security, as if these are opposites. Now we are reaping the consequences . . .” by Ken […]

Glen Greenwald> Who is the worst civil liberties president in US history?

Who is the worst civil liberties president in US history? Where do the abuses of the last decade from Bush and Obama rank when compared to prior assaults in the name of war? Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 November 2012 09.14 EDT Barack Obama and George Bush at the White House. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images The following […]

Allegations against AZ Guard uncovered

The wrongdoing was concentrated among military recruiters who often visit high schools in search of teenage recruits. National Guard investigators found that non-commissioned officers (NCOs) engaged in sexual misconduct, collected recruiting fees to which they were not entitled, forged Guard documents, and committed other offenses such as hunting the homeless with paintball guns. Vets Confront […]

Saving Our Democracy

We have got to send a constitutional amendment to the states that says simply and straightforwardly what everyone – except five members of the United States Supreme Court – understands: Corporations are not people with equal constitutional rights. Corporations are subject to regulation by the people. Corporations may not make campaign contributions — the law […]