Category Archives: John Birch ilk

Unmasking the NSA

Glenn Greenwald Town Hall Seattle, WA 17 June 2014 Imagine a gigantic vacuum cleaner scooping up all electronic communications. That’s what the National Security Agency does. Think you are safe from NSA snooping? That you can hide behind clever passwords? … Continue reading

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Democracy at work

Richard Wolff Brecht Forum, New York, NY 9 October 2012 Cascading economic problems and crises, coupled with dysfunctional political responses, have plunged many societies into deepening turmoil. Capitalism, the dominant economic system of our time, has once again become the … Continue reading

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Magna Carta: Then and now

Noam Chomsky Denver, Colorado 7 May 2013 The Magna Carta is the foundational document of the legal system. It crucially asserted that law is sovereign, not the king. Today, the term rule of law is invoked by whoever is in … Continue reading

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Kicking people when they’re down

Barbara Ehrenreich Lecture, then interview by David Barsamian (This event was presented by the Lannan Foundation.) Santa Fe, New Mexico 13 March 2013 The rise in New York’s poverty rate as a result of the ongoing recession has pushed nearly … Continue reading

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The surveillance state

Glenn Greenwald Socialism 2012 Rosemont, IL June 28, 2012 available from Alternative Radio You can listen to Glenn Greenwald speak for himself here. Glenn Greenwald is an attorney and the author of How Would a Patriot Act?, Great American Hypocrites, … Continue reading

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John Cusack interviews law professor Jonathan Turley about Obama Administration’s war on the Constitution

by John Cusack From Truthout Tuesday, September 4, 2012 I wrote this a while back after Romney got the nom. In light of the blizzard of bullshit coming at us in the next few months I thought I would put … Continue reading

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Unending violence comes home to roost

by Jay Wenk, World War II veteran, member Veterans for Peace A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. What part … Continue reading

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The Elections won’t bring progressive change, so what can?

By Jack A. Smith, Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter editor Less than six months before the November presidential elections in an exceptionally distressed United States the narrow, unpleasant parameters of political possibility are emerging. Two alternatives confront the American people, both … Continue reading

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A brief and crucial history of the United States

Check out this brief and crucial history of the United States… In less than 23 minutes, you’ll get the big picture. Let your life be a friction to stop the machine.

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Rule of law

by Fred Nagel Most US citizens don’t know whether to cheer the assassination of US citizen and cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, or not. Apart from the fact that he was a Muslim and wore religious garb, we just don’t know too … Continue reading

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