Samstag, 28. Dezember 2013

The End of Freedom in America?

By Robert P. Abele

The United States, in its history, has had a rather facile and at times acrimonious relationship to the idea of domestic democracy.

The NSA Paid to Steal Your Private Data

By Alfredo Lopez

It s a conscious, cynical, fraudulent and extremely dangerous attack on the principle of Internet privacy, reflecting our government s complete disdain for our rights.

Is The U.S. A Police State?


From the workplace to our private lives, American society is starting to resemble a police state.

Put the NSA on Trial

By David Sirota

With potential perjury by top officials, and new questions about spying, let s stop assuming everything is legal.

Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

The NSA s TAO hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency s top secret weapon. It maintains its own covert network, infiltrates computers around the world and even intercepts shipping deliveries to plant back doors in electronics ordered by those it is targeting.

The Pseudo-legal Arguments for a Police State

By Tom Carter

The American ruling class knows that its policies (plunder abroad, plunder at home) are unpopular. It is desperately afraid of a popular movement from below, and for this reason it dreams of a future where the Bill of Rights does not apply.

Life in the Emerging American Police State

By John W. Whitehead

It s Time for a Second American Revolution.

NSA building a 'quantum computer' capable of breaking all forms of encryption

The US spy agency is seeking an advanced-speed, *cryptologically useful quantum computer* that can bypass encryption that currently shields global banking, business, medical and government records.

California Legislators Introduce Bill To Banish NSA

Bipartisan duo wants to cut NSA s utilities, ban research at state schools and impose sanctions on contractors.

Fundamentalism: A Psychological Problem

By Robert J. Burrowes

While religious fundamentalism is recognisable to most people, fundamentalism has many non-religious manifestations as well.

Former US defense secretary Robert Gates' memoir is shocking, but not about Obama

Gates' real message is that both sides of the US political aisle want to pull the trigger first and ask the hard questions later.

Why There s No Outcry

By Robert Reich

People ask me all the time why we don t have a revolution in America.

The Internet You Know and Love is in Danger

Earlier this month, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the FCC's net neutrality rules, jeopardizing the openness of the Internet that we have come to take for granted.

From Information Clearing House


Freedom destroyed

U.S.: The next USSR

The NSA dubbed the internet *the worldwide wiretap*


Executive Order 12,333: Permission to Spy on the Whole World

President Obama Claims the NSA Has Never Abused Its Authority. That s False

US Senator Wants to Know: Is NSA Spying on Congress?

Chomsky Describes US Domestic Policy in Two Words: 'Pure Savagery'

FCC Must Act to Preserve Open Internet

The Millionaires' Congress vs. The People


*2013 was a horror show*


NSA has *Backdoor* Access to Numerous Devices

NSA Admits to Spying On Congress

Life in the Electronic Concentration Camp: The Many Ways That You Are Being Tracked, Catalogued and Controlled


William Blum: *Our Leaders Do Not Mean Well*

Daniel Falcone, Truthout: Dan Falcone interviews foreign policy critic William Blum about Barack Obama, the media, the United States allying itself with terrorists, and more.

American Jihad 2014: The New Fundamentalists

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch: Imagine what we call *national security* as, at heart, a proselytizing warrior religion. It has its holy orders. It has its sacred texts (classified). It has its dogma and its warrior priests. It has its sanctified promised land, known as *the homeland.*

Life in the Electronic Concentration Camp: The Many Ways That You Are Being Tracked and Controlled

John W Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute: The electronic concentration camp is perhaps the most insidious of the police state s many tentacles, impacting almost every aspect of our lives and making it that much easier for the government to encroach on our most vital freedoms.

North Carolina Complaint Alleges Excessive Force by Police in Schools

Susan Ferriss, The Center for Public Integrity: Just days after the Obama administration urged schools to back off harsh school discipline, a federal civil rights complaint filed in North Carolina this week alleges that school police have *violently tackled* students, pepper-sprayed teens and handcuffed, interrogated and arrested students.


State kills Mexican national despite diplomatic uproar

Gulf News [United Arab Emirates]


Texas executed a Mexican on Wednesday convicted of killing a policeman, despite a diplomatic outcry and pressure from the US federal government to further review his case. Edgar Tamayo Arias s case had sparked widespread protests as he was not advised of his right to receive consular assistance at the time of his arrest, in violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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