Category Archives: Repression

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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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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This is What Apartheid Looks Like: Trivial Atrocity…

Why/ Who Died? from The Only Democracy? by The Only Democracy? By David Grossman, Translated by Sol Salbe All said and done it is merely a minor story about an illegal alien who stole a car, was injured in an accident, then released … 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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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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Barghouti: Attacks on the Penn BDS conference reveal panic that Israel is losing hearts and minds

Barghouti: Attacks on the Penn BDS conference reveal panic that Israel is losing hearts and minds from Mondoweiss by Adam Horowitz Omar Barghouti, who was smeared in Professor Ruben Gur’s outrageous broadside against the Penn BDS conference, has been given a chance to reply. … Continue reading

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The predictable aftermath of the anti-CAP smear

The predictable aftermath of the anti-CAP smear BY GLENN GREENWALD Sheldon Adelson, Jonah Goldberg, Haim Saban  (Credit: Reuters/aei.org) I’ve written several times about the coordinated smear campaign to brand writers at the Center for American Progress as “anti-Semites” in order to punish them for defying … Continue reading

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