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

[youtube=http://youtu.be/FlTrM5lUGGM] 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 More

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

[youtube=http://youtu.be/FlTrM5lUGGM] 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 More

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 and More

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 OfficeBy 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 jumpsuit. More

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 More

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 More

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 More

'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 More

‘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 More

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