Saturday, June 15, 2013
Guilty Until Proven Innocent: How to Pre-Convict and Pre-Punish an American Muslim: "A four-month hunger strike, mass force-feedings, and widespread media coverage have at last brought Guantanamo, the notorious offshore prison set up by the Bush administration early in 2002, back into American consciousness. Prominent voices are finally calling on President Obama to close it down and send home scores of prisoners who, years ago, were cleared of wrongdoing."
The Joke is on Bill Maher » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names: "That’s because, quite ironically, he’s fallen into the War on Terror trap—the comfortable and comforting stereotype of angry Muslims as irrational ideologues armed with religious hair-triggers and little else".
By arming al-Qaeda in Syria, Obama's transformation into Bush is now complete: It's all blatantly ridiculous at this point, and Obama's transformation into Bush is now complete. Obama, after all, agrees with all of Bush's key policies: expanding the police state, destroying the Bill of Rights, waging American imperialism across the world, running secret prisons, accelerating the national debt, bailing out the corrupt banksters and gutting America's working middle class.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Apathy: The Ultimate Enemy | PopularResistance.Org: "I severed all my contacts with anything or anyone known as the US media, and I reduced my exposure to them to pretty much ‘zero’- a must do in resisting and preventing the worst kind of toxicity to mankind (a concoction of propaganda, lies and misinformation )."
Tarak Kauff: Why I am on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Guantanamo Prisoners"The resolute determination of more than 100 hunger strikers at the prison in Guantánamo Bay has inspired a movement. In solidarity with their struggle for freedom, on the evening of June 7, I began a 300 calorie-per-day, liquid only, indefinite (open-ended) hunger strike."
Guest column: Snooping on citizens | FLORIDA TODAY | floridatoday.com: "Returning from a 1969 Vietnam tour, I was assigned to participate in illegal, ongoing domestic spying on-law abiding U.S. citizens."
Thursday, June 13, 2013
OpEdNews - Article: America is a terrorist Nation Part2: "America on June 7th,2013 committed another Act of Terror in Pakistan". See video
Utah Cops Assassinated 21-year-old Woman Sitting in Her Car, Parents Claim | Alternet: Widespread corruption and violence alleged in now-disbanded narcotics unit
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Historic Challenge to Support the Moral Actions of Edward Snowden: "In the highest places, there is more than a wisp of panic in rarefied air. It’s not just the National Security Agency that stands exposed; it’s the repressive arrogance perched on the pyramid of power."
Monday, June 10, 2013
Russia ready to consider asylum for NSA whistleblower Snowden — RT News: "Russia is willing to consider granting political asylum for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who blew the lid on the US PRISM program, Russian media reported. Snowden dropped out of sight Monday after he was last seen checking out of a Hong Kong hotel."
Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Another potential problem with the government's harvest of personal data is one I call exclusion. Exclusion occurs when people are prevented from having knowledge about how information about them is being used, and when they are barred from accessing and correcting errors in that data. Many government national-security measures involve maintaining a huge database of information that individuals cannot access. Indeed, because they involve national security, the very existence of these programs is often kept secret. This kind of information processing, which blocks subjects' knowledge and involvement, is a kind of due-process problem. It is a structural problem, involving the way people are treated by government institutions and creating a power imbalance between people and the government. To what extent should government officials have such a significant power over citizens? This issue isn't about what information people want to hide but about the power and the structure of government."
The NSA’s Greatest Hits: “We’re the Only Ones Not Spying on the American people” | Global Research: The title of this piece comes from a statement by the NSA director on spying right before the recent stories on mass surveillance broke.
Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America | Daniel Ellsberg | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America | Daniel Ellsberg | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "The fact that congressional leaders were "briefed" on this and went along with it, without any open debate, hearings, staff analysis, or any real chance for effective dissent, only shows how broken the system of checks and balances is in this country."
Sunday, June 9, 2013
"China and Hong Kong Hold Edward Snowden's Fate - Connor Simpson - The Atlantic Wire: What happens next with the man responsible for leaking a trove of National Security Agency documents to the Guardian rests in the hands of two countries who could decide to send him back to the U.S. with express shipping, or to keep him as a global bargaining chip."
$100 Billion Gift to Israel — $83 Billion Cut To American Families | Veterans Today: U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) second highest ranking member in the House of Representatives, Minority Whip, while visiting Israel along with 26 other Democratic Representatives as part of AIPAC’s “educational” tour to Israel program went out of his way to comfort the Jewish State that despite America’s current economic crisis, aid to Israel will continue as usual.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I do not expect to see home again' | World news | guardian.co.uk: Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.