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Lifting of US Propaganda Ban Gives New Meaning to Old Song

Planting Stories in the Press: With the propaganda ban now a relic, the once-covert propaganda machine long used to justify war after war is now operating out in the open and out of control.

The Empire’s Hustle: Why Anti-Trumpism Doesn’t Include Anti-War

Nothing rehabilitates an unpopular president in capitalist “America” like war.

Video: Dr. Noam Chomsky Breaks the Set on War, Imperialism, and Propaganda

Noam Chomsky on media control in the free world, drones as a weapon of terror, citizen rights, U.S. foreign policy, and more in an interview by Abby Martin.

Chris Hedges: The Post-Constitutional Era

Corporations, no matter which politicians are in office, loot the Treasury, escape taxation, push down wages, break unions, dismantle civil society, gut regulation and legal oversight, control information, prosecute endless war and dismantle public institutions and programs that include schools, welfare and Social Security.  By Chris Hedges  May 4, 2014  truthdig.com Activist Lauren DiGioia is arrested […]

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 […]

[Video Panel] Glenn Greenwald: The war on whistleblowers and journalism – Julian Assange, David Coombs, Alexa O’Brien and others

Discussing press freedoms with Julian Assange, David Coombs, Alexa O’Brien and others.   Glenn Greenwald  Thursday 19 September 2013 06.49 EDT  theguardian.com I’m working on several stories, so posting this week will be difficult. Until then, below is the video of the 90-minute event I did this week at the Sydney Opera House on the […]

Chris Hedges> Cornel West and the Fight to Save the Black Prophetic Tradition

 “Obama used [Martin Luther] King’s Bible during his inauguration, but under the National Defense Authorization Act King would be detained without due process. By Chris Hedges  Posted on Sep 9, 2013   truthdig.com There is an insidious and largely unseen effort by the White House to silence the handful of voices that remain true to the black prophetic tradition. This […]

Chris Hedges> The Last Chance to Stop the NDAA

Chris Hedges. (photo: Truthdig) By Chris Hedges, TruthDig  02 September 13  ReaderSupportedNews.org  and my fellow plaintiffs have begun the third and final round of our battle to get the courts to strike down a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that permits the military to seize U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and hold […]

Chris Hedges Responds to NDAA Defeat, Says It’s a ‘Black Day’ for Liberty

It means there is no recourse now either within the Executive, Legislative or Judicial branches of government to halt the steady assault on our civil liberties and most basic Constitutional rights.  —Posted by Peter Z. Scheer  Jul 17, 2013  truthdig.com. Holding a single flower each, two protesters wearing black hoods and orange jumpsuits take part in a demonstration in […]

Noam Chomsky> Presumption of Innocence

Published on Mar 6, 2013 The amazing evolutionary path of Presumption Of Innocence from year 1215 to 2013… and its even more amazing time warp back to Pre-13th century standards, explained by Mr. Chomsky in 12 minutes. This extract is from an interview shot on January 22, 2013, as part of a documentary project Tipping Point […]

Exclusive Interview: Chris Hedges: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

 The Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show Podcast Exclusive Interview: Chris Hedges: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt  Another extraordinary interview with Chris, again showing what a visionary, revolutionary We discuss his new book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt written with illustrator Joe Sacco. Podcast submitted by Rob Kall (about Rob Kall)    Recorded October […]

Fazaga v. FBI: Eroding democracy, in two dimensions at once

Fazaga v. FBI: Eroding democracy, in two dimensions at once “Over the past decade, federal judges have turned a blind eye to corporate complicity in human rights abuses, the National Security Agency’s dragnet warrantless wiretapping scheme that captures and records essentially all email exchanges and phone calls even absent any individual suspicion, and now the FBI’s resurrection of COINTELPRO tactics […]

Chris Hedges> Criminalizing Dissent

Criminalizing Dissent Photo by CTJ71081 (CC-BY) By Chris Hedges   Posted on Aug 13, 2012    truthdig.com I was on the 15th floor of the Southern U.S. District Court in New York in the courtroom of Judge Katherine Forrest last Tuesday. It was the final hearing in the lawsuit I brought in January against President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense […]

NDAA on trial: White House refuses to abide with ban against indefinite detention of Americans

NDAA on trial: White House refuses to abide with ban against indefinite detention of Americans Published: 10 August, 2012, 20:44    RT  Barack Obama (AFP Photo / Jim Watson) Not only is the White House fighting in court for the power to jail Americans indefinitely without trial, but the Obama administration is refusing to tell a […]

Morris Berman> Slouching Towards Nuremberg

Slouching Towards Nuremberg by Morris Berman    May 9, 2012    Dark Ages America Strange things are happening in the United States these days, and every day seems to bring additional scary news.  The similarity to the erosion of civil liberties in Germany during the 1930s is a bit too close for comfort. Many will regard […]

Glenn Greenwald> Obama the Warrior

 Obama the Warrior A new NYT article sheds considerable light on the character of the Democratic Commander-in-Chief BY GLENN GREENWALD     TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012 06:59 AM CDT Salon.com President Obama (Credit: AP) “I am not going to play in this dirty game. This is not democracy. These elections are a joke” — Abdel Fattah, Egyptian subway worker, […]

Democracy Now!> Journalist, Plaintiff Chris Hedges Hails “Monumental” Ruling on NDAA Indefinite Detention

Published on May 17, 2012 by democracynow DemocracyNow.org – In a rare move, a federal judge has struck down part of a controversial law signed by President Obama that gave the government the power to indefinitely detain anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial — including U.S. citizens. Judge Katherine Forrest […]

Chris Hedges> Someone You Love: Coming to a Gulag Near You

Someone You Love: Coming to a Gulag Near You  By Chris Hedges     Posted on Apr 2, 2012      Truthdig The security and surveillance state does not deal in nuance or ambiguity. Its millions of agents, intelligence gatherers, spies, clandestine operatives, analysts and armed paramilitary units live in a binary world of opposites, of good and evil, […]

Chris Hedges> The Polite Conference Rooms Where Liberties Are Saved and Lost

The Polite Conference Rooms Where Liberties Are Saved and Lost by Chris Hedges    Monday, March 26, 2012     Truthdig via Common Dreams I spent four hours in a third-floor conference room at 86 Chambers St. in Manhattan on Friday as I underwent a government deposition. Benjamin H. Torrance, an assistant U.S. attorney, carried out the questioning as part […]

Feinstein to Challenge Indefinite Detention Law

Obama abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil, who could then be shipped to Guantanamo Bay. (photo: Brennan Linsley/Reuters) Feinstein to Challenge Indefinite Detention Law By Carolyn Lochhead     29 February 12      Reader Supported […]