Tag Archives: dissent
“Censorship, like most repression, is reserved for those who dissent from majoritarian orthodoxies, not for those who express views comfortably within the mainstream.”
Under this definition, the Boston Tea Party itself was a terrorist act: “Property damage, with the intent to influence a government policy.”
“…our country moving closer to its own truth and dread…”
But when people do go into the street and are arrested, what then? When they put their bodies on the line and the state creates a new law to criminalize that resistance, what then?
People who broke no windows and set no fires face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
Western news outlets and governments even take pride in blocking such dissenting views and contrary information from reaching the American and European publics.
Greenwald and Reed | Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI with Vast Hidden Powers
The revealing, once-secret FBI documents The Intercept is today reporting on, and publishing, demonstrate why protecting press freedom is more critical than ever.
The purposes of the declassified report…offers no evidence of hacking…
Trump already is mapping out several of his most dangerous campaign promises…
Roots of our current situation are austerity, deindustrialization, and the impoverishment of half the nation
“Here’s somebody that’s spent a lot of years of her life in the military and the diplomatic corps and is now willing to speak about peace and challenge the rationale that America needs to have war in order to be the dominant power in the world.” By Ann Wright (about the author) opednews.com June 5, 2014 In late […]
It’s Never to Protect Us From Bad Guys Above: James Otis arguing in court in Boston in 1761 against the Writs of Assistance, general search warrants that allowed British authorities to search colonists at will. Otis lost before the King’s courts but many see the seeds of the American Revolution in this case. By Washington’s Blog January […]
US detention of Imran Khan part of trend to harass anti-drone advocates The vindictive humiliation of Pakistan’s most popular politician shows the US government’s intolerance for dissent Glenn Greenwald guardian.co.uk Sunday 28 October 2012 10.06 EDT Imran Khan, centre, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, with party’s supporters. He has led a high-profile campaign against US drone strikes. Photograph: […]