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The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration of the rule of law. TD ORIGINALSCHRIS HEDGES April/May 2019 Creeping Toward Tyranny by CHRIS HEDGES MAY 06, 2019 The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration […]
These blanket charges are nothing more than—and nothing short of—an attack on the rights to free speech and protest, rights that are crucial to a successful democracy.
After Trump and Pussy Hats: the final stages of capitalism
“We are trying to hang on to what we know about how to care for people, what we know about working democratically, about nonviolence, yet not be subsumed by the state. Yet we have to insist on a woman’s right not to face every man alone. We have to demand the rule of law.” By […]
From the article: According to documents whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked to the Washington Post, the U.S. spent $500 billion on its intelligence agencies in the dozen years after the 9/11 attacks, including annual appropriations in 2012 of $11 billion for the National Security Agency (NSA) and $15 billion for the CIA. If we add the $790 billion expended on the Department of Homeland Security to that $500 billion for overseas intelligence, then Washington had spent nearly $1.3 trillion to build a secret state-within-the-state of absolutely unprecedented size and power.
Corporations have captured every major institution, including the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government, and deformed them to exclusively serve the demands of the market. By Chris Hedges truthdig.com December 7, 2014 Protesters conduct a “die-in” Dec. 6 at Grand Central Station in New York City as police watch. The demonstration opposed a […]
Fear the Reaper> ‘Humane’ Drones Are the Most Brutal Weapons of All An Essay by Dirk Kurbjuweit 08/09/2012 Der Spiegel The article you are reading originally appeared in German in issue 32/2012 (August 6, 2012) of DER SPIEGEL. USAF The German military is considering the purchase of combat drones. But we should not allow ourselves […]
U.S. touts ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ — except when it comes to Bush and torture By Chuck Turchick | Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 MinnPost “Equal Justice Under Law.” Along with a seal of the United States, those four words appear on a huge marble slab covering almost the entire back wall opposite the entrance […]