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Reed Richardson: What the Press Should Learn From the “Snowden Effect”

However, the Snowden revelations and their subsequent publication haven’t just had an impact on issues of privacy and national security. They’ve also occasioned a re-awakening of a debate about the role of journalism (and journalists) in a democracy and its relationship to authority.    By Reed Richardson  December 20, 2013  Moyers & Company This essay More

Jim Hightower> Repeal the Patriot Act

 "We the People have now learned that all three branches of government have furtively conspired for seven years to violate our privacy—so, no, we don't trust any of them."  Jim Hightower  Published: Wednesday 19 June 2013  NationofChange.org It's back. The Patriot Act — that grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors More

Jim Hightower> Repeal the Patriot Act

 "We the People have now learned that all three branches of government have furtively conspired for seven years to violate our privacy—so, no, we don't trust any of them."  Jim Hightower  Published: Wednesday 19 June 2013  NationofChange.org It's back. The Patriot Act — that grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors More

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

On radical executive power and US political and media culture [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=edOYR79pL-w#at=167] 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 More

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

On radical executive power and US political and media culture [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=edOYR79pL-w#at=167] 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 More

Lawrence Davidson> War and Institutionalizing Abuse

War and Institutionalizing Abuse By Lawrence Davidson  Sunday, 17 February 2013  MWCNews.net What is War? In the halls of Congress and confines of the Oval Office, the perception is that the U.S. is at war with an enemy called al-Qaeda. Is this actually the case or is the claim an exaggerated piece of propaganda that has conveniently More

Lawrence Davidson> War and Institutionalizing Abuse

War and Institutionalizing Abuse By Lawrence Davidson  Sunday, 17 February 2013  MWCNews.net What is War? In the halls of Congress and confines of the Oval Office, the perception is that the U.S. is at war with an enemy called al-Qaeda. Is this actually the case or is the claim an exaggerated piece of propaganda that has conveniently More

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 More

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 More

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 More

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