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▶ “When you collect everything, you understand nothing” – Snowden

“Democracy is about participation…we take risks. We dare,” he said. “Sometimes we do right and sometimes we do wrong, even if we intended to do right.” He suggested that expressing disagreement with the government is the right course of action when its behavior is perceived as“morally unjustifiable.”

▶ Reasons US Should Stay Out of New Iraq War

On June 18, 2014 the weekly bridge vigil on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Peace Bridge, Minneapolis/St. Paul, focused on No New War on Iraq. These are the words of some of the peace advocates who stood on the bridge that day for an hour and heard the positive response to their vigil/picket line from people […]

Snowden reveals US intelligence’s black budget: $52.6 billion on secret programs

$52.6 billion was set aside for [spy] operations in fiscal year 2013 RT  Home / USA / Published August 29, 2013 20:41 Edited August 30, 2013 18:14 The headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (AFP Photo / Brendan Smialowski) Trends NSA leaks Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has leaked a new top-secret document that for the first time […]

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 […]

FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical’ | Danger Room | Wired.com

FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical’ By Spencer Ackerman September 14, 2011  |  8:45 pm  |  Wired.com The FBI is teaching its counterterrorism agents that “main stream” [sic] American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers; that the Prophet Mohammed was a “cult leader”; and that the Islamic practice of giving charity is […]