Donnerstag, 18. Juli 2013

Indefinite Military Detention of American Citizens

A 'Black Day' for Liberty: Chris Hedges

By Peter Z. Scheer

Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 would allow the military to detain indefinitely persons who are deemed to consort with terrorists or those who commit ''belligerent acts'' against the United.

Why the U.S. Executive Branch Is a Clear and Present Danger to Our Democracy

By Fred Branfman

How an authoritarian U.S. Executive Branch which has focused on war abroad for the last 50 years now devotes increasing resources to surveillance, information management, and population control at home, posing a far greater threat to Americans' liberties than any conceivable foreign foe.

Jimmy Carter Says U.S. ''Has No Functioning Democracy''

By Alberto Riva

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter is so concerned about the NSA spying scandal that he thinks it has essentially resulted in a suspension of American democracy.

10 Ways That Big Brother Is Tightening On All Of Our Lives

By Michael Snyder

Do you ever feel like virtually everything that you do is being watched, tracked, monitored and recorded? If so, unfortunately it is not just your imagination.

Why U.S. Wants to Silence Edward Snowden


The NSA admitted their analysis of phone records and online behavior far exceeded what it had previously disclosed.


Growing Backlash Against NSA Spying Shows Why US Wants to Silence Edward Snowden

Democracy Now!: ''If you think about whistle-blowing in terms of people who expose things the government is hiding that they shouldn t be, in order to bring about reform, I think what you are seeing is the fruits of classic whistle-blowing,'' says Glenn Greenwald.


American Citizenship is Rapidly Becoming Devalued to Zero

Obama administration drowning in lawsuits filed over NSA surveillance

Day by day, new lawsuits waged against the United States government are being filed in federal court, and with the same regularity President Barack Obama and the preceding administration are being charged with vast constitutional violations alleged to have occurred through the NSA spy programs exposed by Mr. Snowden.

Unitarian Church, Gun Groups Join EFF to Sue NSA Over Illegal Surveillance

Nineteen organizations filed suit against the National Security Agency (NSA) today for violating their First Amendment right of association by illegally collecting their call records.

Yahoo wins battle over Prism court papers

Yahoo has won a legal fight that will see papers from a key 2008 court case declassified and published. The 2008 case is widely seen as pivotal in letting the NSA establish Prism and start gathering data on web use.

Driving somewhere? There s a government record of that

Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong.

NSA Warned to Rein in Surveillance as Agency Reveals Even Greater Scope

By Spencer Ackerman

The National Security Agency revealed to an angry congressional panel on Wednesday that its analysis of phone records and online behavior goes exponentially beyond what it had previously disclosed.

Obama Surveillance Scandal


NSA reportedly planning to set up listening post in Germany.

The NSA Admits It Analyzes More People s Data Than Previously Revealed

As an aside during testimony on Capitol Hill today, a National Security Agency representative rather casually indicated that the government looks at data from a universe of far, far more people than previously indicated.

White House stays silent on renewal of NSA data collection order

Officials decline to comment on whether they will seek to renew order that permits bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

Bipartisan Backlash Grows Against Domestic Surveillance

The Obama administration faced a growing Congressional backlash against the National Security Agency s domestic surveillance operations on Wednesday, as lawmakers from both parties called for the vast collection of private data on millions of Americans to be scaled back.

Obama s Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment

By Norman Solomon

It s now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment.

NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies

Top-secret files show first evidence of financial relationship, Prism companies include Google and Yahoo, says NSA.

From Information Clearing House


Edward Snowden and the corruption of morals and values

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger


The vilification of Edward Snowden by U.S. officials and their spokesmen in the mainstream press reflects perfectly the extent to which the national-security state apparatus, which was foisted on America s governmental system after World War II and without even the semblance of a constitutional amendment, has warped and perverted fundamental morals and values...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


NSA is More Than Just a Spy Network, it s Global Fascism


Spying on Americans is a big business

Private contractors control US intelligence


Snowden Truth Teller Portrait

Obama s Escalating War on Freedom of the Press

Obama s defense budget larger than any other president s since World War II

The vast majority of people in the USA, including Congressmen and analysts, have little idea just how large the Pentagon s defense budget increases have been under President Obama.

From Information Clearing House

US Special Forces accused of ordering torture and murder of civilians

An Afghan interpreter arrested on suspicion of torturing and murdering civilians has accused US Special Forces of ordering the atrocities, but denied personal responsibility.

From Information Clearing House

The War on Terror is a War on Freedom

By Anthony Gregory

Our Democratic law professor president, a self-described progressive, has created a perfect storm.

The US' Futile Search for 'World Domination'

By Ramzy Baroud

Global surveillance is merely an indication that President Barack Obama, as a representation of the US ruling class, was never sincere as he attempted to woo the world with an image of a more gentle and peaceful American government.

Mission Creep: When Everything Is Terrorism

By Bruce Schneier

''It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state." Today we are installing technologies of ubiquitous surveillance, and the temptation to use them will be overwhelming.

The Destruction of Barack Obama

By Robert J. Burrowes

It takes someone with a particular psychological profile to kill and exploit people. What happened to Barack Obama that makes him so violent? Let us analyse what he told us now.

UK police accused of supplying target information for military 'kill list'

British police have been accused of illegally supplying information on potential targets for a highly controversial military ''kill list'' in a legal challenge being launched at the high court on Wednesday.

From Information Clearing House


Government of the People, by the People, for the People. NOT.


1914-2014: Lessons Learned for Peace

David Krieger, Truthout: The wars of the last century have offered important lessons for peace. Learning those lessons and changing our modes of thinking to put them into practice are necessary to assure that there is a future.

Political Dreaming in the 21st Century: Where Has It Gone?

Ira Chernus, TomDispatch: Chernus reminds us that the ability to dream is the ability to imagine ''what it might be like to escape the limits imposed by corporations, the state, the media, the advertisers, powerful forces of every kind.''

Climate Disasters are Symptoms of Oily Addiction

The War Against Whistleblowers

Candidate Obama s Tribute to Whistleblowers Disappears Two Days after First Snowden Revelations

Nichttödliche Taser-Elektroschockwaffen können tödlich sein

Brustschüsse können gefährlich sein, wie auch Taser selbst warnt, britische Polizisten schießen dennoch weiter auf die Brust.

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