Tag Archives: U.S. Constitutional rights

▶ As Judge Rules NSA Surveillance “Almost Orwellian,” Obama Prepares to Leave Spying Program Intact

Published on Dec 17, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – A federal judge ruled Monday the National Security Agency”s bulk collection of American’s phone records “almost certainly” violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon described the NSA’s activities as “almost Orwellian.” He wrote, “I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this […]

Chase Madar: The Criminalization of Everyday Life

The Over-Policing of America Police Overkill Has Entered the DNA of Social Policy     By Chase Madar  December 8, 2013  tomdispatch.com Read Tom Dispatch editor Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Xurble. Art from truthdig.com posting of this article. If all you’ve got is a hammer, then everything starts to look like a nail. And if police […]

Chris Hedges: The Revolutionaries in Our Midst

Jeremy Hammond in a March 2012 booking photo from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Chicago. AP/Cook County Sheriff\’s Office By Chris Hedges   Posted on Nov 10, 2013   truthdig.com NEW YORK—Jeremy Hammond sat in New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center last week in a small room reserved for visits from attorneys. He was wearing an oversized prison […]

Obama Administration Appeals SOA Watch Court Victory

Obama Administration Continues to Refuse the Release of Names of SOA/WHINSEC Graduates:  Appeals SOA Watch Court Victory. The Pentagon is Fighting Hard to Keep SOA/ WHINSEC Secrecy. █████ ██ █ ████ everything ███ █████ is ████ ██ ████ fine ████ ███ █ █████ love. █████ █████ ███ your ████ ████ government.” Direct from SOA Watch via […]

Juan Cole> Top Ten American Steps Toward a Police State

The police state, a term first coined in the mid-19th century in German (Polizeistaat), is characterized by a standing political police, by intense domestic surveillance and by restrictions on the movements of citizens. Police states are on a spectrum, and unfortunately in the past decade the United States has moved toward police-stateness in small but […]

The Deeper Meaning of Mass Spying in America

Constitutional–legal critiques do not go far enough; they fail to raise even more fundamental issues; they avoid basic political questions. Special Report | NSA Spying: Week of June 16, 2013 James Petras, Axis of Logic <http://axisoflogic.com&gt; Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 | The exposure of the Obama regime’s use of the National Security Agency to secretly […]

[Video] Our Vanishing Civil Liberties panel with Daniel Ellsberg, Birgitta Jonsdottir, Nadia Kayyali, Norman Solomon

David Curtis Published June12, 2013 Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page […]

‘Beyond Orwellian’: Outrage Follows Revelations of Vast Domestic Spying Program & Petition

FISA court order ‘broadest surveillance order ever issued’ against private citizens – Jon Queally, staff writer Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013 by Common Dreams  Update: (3:59 PM) As government officials and Verizon itself responded to the Guardian’s NSA domestic spying story throughout the day, concern over the program’s scope and implications only deepened among its army of critics. Responding to the […]

Amy Goodman> President Obama Uses a Sledgehammer Against Dissent

From Jeremy Hammond to Bradley Manning and the AP, Obama’s ‘assault on journalism’ is a threat to our democracy by Amy Goodman  Published on Friday, May 31, 2013  The Guardian/UK One cyberactivist’s federal case wrapped up this week, and another’s is set to begin. Although these two young men, Jeremy Hammond and Bradley Manning, are the two who […]

Chris Hedges: Monitoring of AP Phones a “Terrifying” Step in State Assault on Press Freedom

 democracynow Published on May 15, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org &#8211; The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins us to discuss what could mark the most significant government intrusion on freedom of the press in decades. The Justice Department has acknowledged seizing the work, home and cellphone records used by almost 100 reporters and editors at the Associated Press. The […]