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500 Years of History: Mass Spying Always Aimed At Crushing Dissent

It’s Never to Protect Us From Bad Guys Above: James Otis arguing in court in Boston in 1761 against the Writs of Assistance, general search warrants that allowed British authorities to search colonists at will.  Otis lost before the King’s courts but many see the seeds of the American Revolution in this case.     By Washington's Blog   January More

Secret Intelligence Court a Precursor to Tyranny

The justification for this secret court—as is usual in the development of 20th century secret police states—is national security. By William Pfaff  Jul 10, 2013  truthdig.com The current of awkward revelations concerning the clandestine or publicly misrepresented practices of the present and recent American administrations goes on. A long exposition in the New York Times and International Herald Tribune More

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