Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Noam Chomsky: Obama’s attack on civil liberties

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/noam-chomsky-obamas-attack-civil-liberties-has-gone-way-beyond-imagination?paging=off A description… Chomsky starts off asking the same question I did in the prior post: WHY is the US elite pursuing these policies? He actually doesn’t answer the question, but provides an appalling amount of detail on Obama’s attacks on civil … Continue reading

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Why the militarization of our borders?

Theoretical research project: Why the militarization of our borders? And why the continual attacks on our democratic political rights? Under Bush, one might have thought that these were temporary policies, him pandering to his wacko nut-case political base. But the … Continue reading

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The American character

The American character Fareed Zakaria says current policies make Americans “look like scared, fearful, losers”; is he right? BY GLENN GREENWALD (updated below) Fareed Zakaria, normally a reliable and pleasant purveyor of conventional “centrist” wisdom, has a genuinely good and surprisingly confrontational CNN column … Continue reading

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Le Pen and “the left”

Le Pen and “the left” from Jews sans frontieres by Gabriel As French people go to vote, hopefully to vote out the disgusting racist scumbag Sarkozy, and put in office the affable and dour, polite, but de facto representing only somewhat less racist … Continue reading

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Surveillance State democracy

Surveillance State democracy As the FBI seeks full access to all forms of Interent communication, it is not voters who need to be convinced BY GLENN GREENWALD     more CNET‘s excellent technology reporter, Declan McCullagh, reports on ongoing efforts by the Obama … Continue reading

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Federal judge complicity

In my opinion, US judges should consider the precedent set at Nuremberg of holding Nazi judges guilty of war crimes. If we are lucky, some of us may be alive when the various excesses of the declining US empire are subjected to … Continue reading

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Tomgram: Stephan Salisbury, Weaponizing the Body Politic

Tomgram: Stephan Salisbury, Weaponizing the Body Politic Posted by Stephan Salisbury at 6:04pm, March 4, 2012. [Note for TomDispatch Readers: Scott Horton writes the No Comment column for Harper’s Magazine online. He’s one of the earliest figures whose writing I began following post-9/11 (and … Continue reading

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Repulsive progressive hypocrisy

Repulsive progressive hypocrisy BY GLENN GREENWALD https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/fastbutton?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.salon.com%2F2012%2F02%2F08%2Frepulsive_progressive_hypocrisy%2F&size=medium&count=true&annotation=bubble&hl=en-US&jsh=m%3B%2F_%2Fapps-static%2F_%2Fjs%2Fgapi%2F__features__%2Frt%3Dj%2Fver%3DJply8MRgngQ.en.%2Fsv%3D1%2Fam%3D!n_yunSsn15SIR87Grw%2Fd%3D1%2F#id=I1_1328801519860&parent=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.salon.com&rpctoken=313547518&_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart President Barack Obama speaks at UPS, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)  (Credit: AP) (updated below) During the Bush years, Guantanamo was the core symbol of right-wing radicalism and … Continue reading

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Black Politics Atrophies Under Obama

Black Politics Atrophies Under Obama Wed, 02/08/2012 – 10:55 — Glen Ford War Against Somalia | War Against Libya | Occupy the Dream | Obamarama | foreclosure moratorium Printer-friendly version   by BAR executive editor Glen Ford “Traditional Black progressive and movement politics has … Continue reading

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When Desmond Tutu got the ‘Penn BDS’ treatment

When Desmond Tutu got the ‘Penn BDS’ treatment from Mondoweiss by Phan Nguyen In light of the attacks against the upcoming Penn BDS conference, I offer a reminder of the time Desmond Tutu got the “Penn BDS” treatment at other US universities, even … Continue reading

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