Tag Archives: dissent

Prime Aim of Obama’s Surveillance State Is to Quash Dissent


By Glenn Greenwald
Salon

Last year, Obama unveiled a plan to require all services that enable communications to enable back-door government access. This year, he demanded greater power to obtain Internet records without a court order.  DNC Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has sponsored a truly pernicious bill that would force Internet providers to keep logs of their customers’ activities for one year, writes Glenn Greenwald.

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Obama orders targeted assassination of another U.S. citizen?

By Janet Phelan
Activist Post

Judicial Reform activist, Bill Windsor, has just added his name to the list of political activists reportedly targeted for assassination by the U.S. Government.

William M. Windsor was informed yesterday by a reliable source that he may be targeted for assassination by the U.S. Government.  Windsor is an activist seeking to stop government corruption and judicial corruption.

Windsor was a guest on a radio talk show on Republic Broadcasting on Thursday, May 12.  Following the radio show, Windsor was contacted by a known, reliable source who informed him that the U.S. government may be targeting him for assassination.

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Silent protester Ray McGovern brutalized by cops at Hillary Clinton talk on free speech

By Rady Ananda

Walking like an Egyptian pharaoh more than an Egyptian, during Hillary Clinton’s talk on free speech on Tuesday at George Washington University, she allowed the arrest and brutalization of a silent protester, Ray McGovern, who since his retirement from the CIA has been actively protesting war. The university’s newspaper, GW Hatchet, reported Clinton’s words:

“What happened in Egypt and what happened in Iran, which this week is once again using violence against protesters seeking basic freedoms, was about a great deal more than the Internet,” Clinton said. “In each case people protested because of deep frustrations with the political and economic division of their lives.”

Try looking in the mirror, Clinton.

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Chamber of Commerce thugs use terror tools to target me, my family

By Brad Friedman
The BradBlog

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Thugs Used ‘Terror Tools’ for Disinfo Scheme Targeting Me, My Family, Other Progressive U.S. Citizens, Groups

And why they are likely to get away with it…

“[W]ho better to develop a corporate information reconnaissance capability than companies that have been market leaders within the DoD and Intelligence Community.” – ‘Team Themis’, from their 11/3/10 “Corporate Information Reconnaissance Cell” proposal delivered to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s law firm Hunton & Williams.

As I learned late last Thursday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the most powerful Right wing lobbying group in the country, was revealed to have been working with their law firm and a number of private cyber security and intelligence firms to target progressive organizations, journalists and citizens who they felt were in opposition to their political activism, tactics and points of view.

As I went on the air Thursday night — my fifth in a six-day guest hosting stint on the nationally syndicated Mike Malloy Show — revelations about the planned multi-million dollar political hit job by the security/intelligence firms working to develop a scheme for the U.S. Chamber (and another one, almost identical to it, on behalf of Bank of America) were just beginning to come to light. Both plots were being developed by the Chamber and BofA by the very same law firm, Hunton & Williams and with the cyber intelligence firms HBGary Federal, Berico Technologies & Palantir Technologies.

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Prosecution of Assange is part of government war on free speech, free press

By Nicole Colson
Socialist Worker

Julian Assange speaks to the press outside a central London court building after his release on bail (Adrian Dennis | AFP) Julian Assange speaks to the press outside a central London court building after his release on bail (Adrian Dennis | AFP)

Nicole Colson looks at the latest developments in the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange–and how this attack is part of a spreading government assault on free speech. Included is a list of the media organizations and world-renowned journalists who support what WikiLeaks is doing.

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Liberal media silent on FBI raid of antiwar activists

By Tom Eley
WSWS

The antiwar activists issued grand jury subpoenas after last week’s FBI raids in Minneapolis and Chicago could face jail time for their political support for third world movements the US declares to be “terrorist,” an attorney familiar with the defense case told the World Socialist Web Site.

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Pacifica National Board Members Demand Purge of Dissenting KPFA Staff

By Dissident Voice News

List Includes Staff of the Morning Show, Against the Grain, and the News Department

(BERKELEY, CA – September 29, 2010) Three members of KPFA’s Local Station Board who sit on the Pacifica National Board — Tracy Rosenberg, Joe Wanzala, and Shahram Aghamir — have drawn up a list of their staff enemies who they are demanding be laid off, according to a misdirected email. The three are affiliated with a slate that has a majority on the KPFA board. Their targets appear to be their political opponents on the board and in the station.

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Mass Arrests in DC – of Environmental Advocates

By Jeff Biggers
Alternet

Over one hundred protesters from the Appalachian coalfields were arrested in front of the White House today, defiantly calling on the Obama administration to abolish mountaintop removal mining. As part of the Appalachia Rising events, the coalfield residents took part in a multi-day series of events to bring the escalating human rights, environmental and health care crisis to the nation’s capitol.

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Is OEN Dying?

By Rady Ananda

Since the literary bloodbath on May 24, 2009, when OpEdNews.com banned 30 of its most popular radical writers, readers continue to abandon the site. Last month, OEN saw a nadir of 83,503 unique visitors – a stat on par with its 2005 inception readership. This is down 70% from last year’s zenith of 280,000 visitors. Continue reading

Chicago Police ‘Trophy’ Photo Kneeling Student at G-20 Summit

By Rady Ananda

Thugs with badges. Anarchy reigns. Might is right. Civilian dissent is brutally suppressed in the U.S. A culture of humiliating dominance, backed up by brute force and sonic weapons, pervades the group-think of armed bodies in uniform.

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