Tag Archives: government accountability

Michael Brenner | When Free Speech Signifies Nothing

One telling piece of evidence is the indifference to the outcome of those debates on the part of the powers that be in our multiple Establishments: financial, corporate, military, Intelligence, entertainment. They couldn’t care less whether transgenders (still undefined) get designated bathrooms at Ivy League universities. They’re more interested in controlling what’s going on in business schools, engineering colleges, law schools, economic departments, and alumni offices.

Chris Hedges, Ralph Nader | Days of Revolt: The Death of Electoral Politics

Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader analyze Bernie Sanders’ campaign and the role of the two-party system in shutting out third parties in this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt.

How to Read a Government Commission Report: An Inquiry Into the 9/11 Commission’s 10th Anniversary Report

As an inquiry into the complex subject of international terrorism, the 9/11 Commission’s 10th anniversary reprise is a slipshod farrago of circular argumentation, faulty reasoning and naïve gullibility about the claims of senior officials – but it does serve official Washington’s purpose. By Mike Lofgren, Truthout | Op-Ed  truthout.org   29 July 2014 The cover of […]

In the One-sided Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, It’s Hard to Get The Whole Story

In the FISC … this balanced system breaks down. This one-sided system allows for no accountability except in the rare circumstance where the affected parties can raise the issue with the court. Indeed, in most cases, the arguments and the decision are kept secret, and no one can second-guess the government.  BY NADIA KAYYALI AND KURT OPSAHL  April […]